#THEREADINGQUEST is being hosted by the amazing Aentee @ Read at Midnight. The STUNNING ART was created by CW @ Read Think Ponder. It’s a bingo-style readathon with a video game twist. Instead of just picking out a line you choose a character’s (Knight, Bard, Mage, Rogue) path to follow. It’s running from Sunday 13th August to Sunday 10th September, 2017. You get points for books, pages and completing quests and have an overall level – THERE’LL BE PRIZES!! IT LOOKS LIKE SO MUCH FUN! Definitely go check out Aentee’s Sign Up post (you can sign up until 13th August) because she goes into a lot more detail about all the rules and information!
(Want your own character card? Aentee has templates in her sign up post!)
As you can see I’m choosing to be a Rogue because I like pretending I’m a rebel. There are optional challenges and you can complete more than one quest, but because I’m participating in like 48292 readathons this much I just have a TBR for the main quest I’ll be doing.
So I’ll be (HOPEFULLY) reading the following books:
Banned book: Some Girls Are by Courtney Summers || 246 Pages
Book cover with a partially covered face: The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas || 438 Pages
A book with under 500 ratings on Goodreads: Vigilante by Kady Cross || 260 Pages
A book published by a small press: The New Human Beings by Beau Taplin || 80 Pages
A book with a one word title: Release by Patrick Ness || 287 Pages
If I complete every book I’ll finish with a total of 130 EXP, 142 HP and be LEVEL 3. It’s nothing massive, but I don’t want to put too much pressure on myself it’s why I chose such short books. I’ll be updating my progress along the way on Twitter so be sure to follow me there if you want to see how I’m going!
The past few days I’ve been working on a ridiculous spreadsheet that automatically calculates all the points you earn for the readathon. It started off as just covering one quest and the optional challenges, but then I eventually got it to covering ALL QUESTS and the optional challenges. Did I need to do this? No. I wanted to try and prove to myself that I could though. It’s been a while since I’ve really challenged myself or used my Digital Media certificate lmao so. It’s still not 100% perfect, but I feel pretty smart for figuring out the majority of the formulas for everything. A couple people expressed interest in Twitter so I thought I’d share the final version here too in case anyone was interested.
HOW IT WORKS
Unless you’re familiar with Excel then please DO NOT do any of the following:
- Change the position of cells
- Modify the Calculations page
- Rename the Sheet tabs
MANUAL INPUT REQUIRED
YOU NEED TO INPUT THE FOLLOWING INFORMATION IN ORDER FOR THE SPREADSHEET TO WORK CORRECTLY:
- Book Title
- Pages Read / Total Pages
- Whether the book is a Book (B), Graphic Novel/Manga ect. (GNM)
- If the book is written by a marginalised author “Y” or “N”
- When you’ve read ALL BOOKS for each individual quest you need to input “Y”
- The number of times you mention #THEREADINGQUEST on social media (MAX 20!!!)
- All the HP and EXP will calculate automatically and your Level will update every 50 EXP.
If there’s any errors lmk and I’ll do my best to fix it.