During my usual weekend social media hoping I stumbled across a post by Aentee at Readatmidnight about her #TheReadingQuest and am somewhat shocked that I have never come across this before! Let me give you an overview of what the #TheReadingQuest is about:
What is it?
This is a reading adventure based around a video game quest. There are certain challenges to complete based on the class of character you choose to be as well as other more general quests to complete. Your complete #TheReadingQuest between Sunday 13th August – Sunday 10th September 2017.
How do I choose my character?
Head on over to the #TheReadingQuest Sign Up page and have a read through but in short there are four classes of character you could be. A Knight, a Bard, a Rogue or a Mage. Each character has set reading challenges to complete so depending on what challenges you want to tackle, or how the challenge prompts help you pick our your TBR pile may well dictate the character you become.
Note: Once you have picked a character you must stay on their path before proceeding to another character.
What are the challenges?
A Quest Board has been created to help guide you through #TheReadingQuest which has the character challenges around the edge as well as the more general challenges in the middle. The can complete the challenges in the middle of the board in any order you choose.
Why am I doing this?
Well, if like me you are a fan of reading and gaming this is an awesome mix of the two! It also falls into my wheel-house of enjoying fantasy themed games so I am already onto a winner. Again; no idea why I haven’t stumbled across this before but I am so glad I did!
As with any game you will earn points (EXP) for each challenge you complete, in short the more you complete the more EXP or points you will earn. Over on the sign up post you will find details of how much EXP you can expect to earn for challenges, social media posts etc as well as more details on health points so head on over there for a run down.
This is clearly set up for fun however if you are the competitive type and up for the challenge there are prizes, or treasures, up for grabs. The overall champion with the highest level and HP (health points) could win a pre-order book for 2017 or 2018 of their choice up to $30AUD in value. If you are in Australia there is also a special prize especially for you up for grabs from Dymocks. More prizes are to be confirmed.
So, there you go, a short run down of what #TheReadingQuest is all about. I am late to the game here so this is a very quick and short post knowing that sign-up closes today, 13th August 2017 so if you are interested head on over to the original post quick, read up and getting signing up!
My TBR for #TheReadingQuest
Given I have chosen the Mage pathway for my first ever attempt I have the following challenges to complete – next to them are the books I have chosen to tackle:
- A book with a one word title: Replica by Lauren Oliver
- A book that contains magic: Windwitch by Susan Dennard
- A book based on mythology: A Court of Thorns and Roses by Sarah J. Maas
- A book set in a different word: Crooked Kingdom by Leigh Bardugo
- The first book of a series: Truthwitch by Susan Dennard
The artwork that goes along with #TheReadingQuest has been created by CW of Read, Think, Ponder. CW is such an amazing artist, we cannot thank her enough for her beautiful work!
Please do not use her art for any purposes outside of this reading challenge, unless you are given her express permission. Please credit her with a link back to your blog in your sign up post.
I will keep you updated as I go but let me know if you are also taking part in the quest! Good luck friends!