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#TheReadingQuest: First Adventure

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Today was my turn to clean the common areas of the house. I laid on my bed for about a couple of hours after waking up, reading the Harry Potter fanfiction I was making my way through. Then I remembered...

The quest starts today.

I ran my errands, finished said fanfiction, watched some foundation reviews on YouTube (the redness of my face is getting to that point where I can't pretend to not be bothered by it anymore) and then, armed with my Kindle as my lance, I got on to completing my first challenge.

1. A book with a verb in its title. 

This is the second square in the knight's challenges, but I decided to start here as it was the shortest book in my TBR and with all the stress of all the other work I have to do, I felt like the satisfaction of finishing something on the first day was the necessary push to feel like I can take on this adventure.

If you saw my TBR post, you'll know that for this challenge I chose We Should All be Feminists by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie.

Thi…

The Reading Quest

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New month, new reading! 
I've been in the library for extended periods of time the past couple of days working away on my dissertation, so when I came back home today I decided to just chill, read a little, watch some YouTube...which is when I saw Little Book Owl's latest video where I learned about #TheReadingQuest!
This is a four-week long, video game based reading challenge created by Aentee from Read at Midnight where each participant chooses a character, and tries to complete their character's challenges or quests! 
Here's the link to the challenge, which has a much better explanation than mine plus a link to the sign up page!
This challenge sounded like so much fun, there's so much in it that I love: books, fantasy, adventure...the mere length of it makes it feel like an epic reading voyage, so I couldn't pass this up!
My chosen character class is the Knight as I loved all of the challenges from that row and knights seem to be my life at the moment (my di…

Booktube-A-Thon 2017

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The Booktube-A-Thon is a week-long reading marathon hosted by Ariel Bissett every summer since 2013. I've participated every year and it's definitely something I always look forward to! This is the only readathon I manage to complete successfully, or at least, feel satisfied with my reading progress at the end of the week.

This year, however, I am in the middle of writing my masters dissertation (!!!) and, ever since the announcement was made, I just knew I wasn't going to be able to take part in it...

...except that it took me about a couple of minutes looking at the hashtag on Twitter to decide that I will participate. I'll take it a lot more chill than I've done on previous years, because of research purposes.

I'm not planning on finishing any of the challenges (especially since I don't really know what they are!) but I do want to make a dent on my currently reading pile which, at the moment, has five books that I've been trying to read simultaneous…