The Reading Quest
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 dissertation is on knights) so I figured why not?
Here's my beautiful character card that I downloaded from the same post as linked above and edited on Photoshop! CW's art is so so beautiful, I can't deny that was part of the incentive to take part! I did change the font though as my laptop didn't have them and I was so eager I didn't realise Aentee had linked to the fonts she used on the same blogpost until after I finished...I hope this isn't much of a problem!
And now, the moment we've all (I can be delusional right?) been waiting for...
THE KNIGHT'S TBR
Completing it is a feat of arms.
1. The first book of a series
The Last Wish by Andrzej Sapkowski, first book in The Witcher series
Now, I actually didn't find out about this series through the video games. I learnt about it through a couple of friends who are such big fans of the books they named their kitten after one of the characters. I've been meaning to read this since just after last Christmas. They gave me an Amazon gift card as a present and I decided to use it on the first book.
2. A book with a verb in its title
We Should All Be Feminists by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
I went on a mini Kindle book shopping spree last night and this was one of them. Coincidentally, it's the only book on my TBR that I have physically with me (ha, physically...but it's an ebook...you get it) that has a verb in the title.
3. A book with a weapon on its cover
Throne of Glass by Sarah J. Mass
I was between this one and Off to be the Wizard by Scott Meyer, both of which I had for ages but haven't read yet. I went for this one because those are very clearly weapons, whereas with Off to be the Wizard I couldn't tell if that was a staff, and if it was...would it be considered a weapon? Better be safe...
4. A book with a red cover
Horns by Joe Hill
Another book that I've had for way too long. The cover it's mostly red and it's also on my Kindle, but again, most of my unread books are back home so this will have to do.
5. A book that has a TV/movie adaptation
I'm between The Name of the Rose by Umberto Eco and Let Me In by John Ajvide Lindqvist. Fun fact: the latter was bought in the same Black Friday spree where I got Horns. The final decision will come down to page count and how I'm feeling by that point.
Alright! So I'm off to try and cram in as much reading as I can so that I can finish the books in my current TBR and be prepared for this quest.
Let's do this!
DISCLAIMER: I'M NOT FORMALLY PARTICIPATING. As in, I'm not really going for the prizes. I want to use this as an opportunity to prompt me into reading more of my own books that I love and bought for a reason rather than the academic ones I've been reading for my dissertation. Having said that, I will try to be on my best behaviour and follow all the rules (so no Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone reread for now me!).