#TheReadingQuest TBR + A Riddiculous Spreadsheet

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#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!

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The Reading Quest Character Card Creator
(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.

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So I’ll be (HOPEFULLY) reading the following books:

Some Girls Are The Hate U Give Vigilante
The New Human Beings Release

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!

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DOWNLOAD: .xlsx file // Google Sheets

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.

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Are you participating in #TheReadingQuest? What character are you choosing?

Would love to hear your thoughts on any of the books I mentioned.

I hope you’re all having a fantastic day!

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58 thoughts on “#TheReadingQuest TBR + A Riddiculous Spreadsheet

  1. Woah awesome job with the spreadsheet!!! I didn’t do the readathon, because, don’t judge…but I thought it looked too complicated for my brain hahahaha. Good luck with your readathon though, and I hope you love THUG (I haven’t heard anyone who hasn’t loved it yet).

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  2. I’m going to be participating in this too! It’s just too cool of an idea to pass up. I really hope you enjoy Release if you get to it! I read it recently and really liked it 😊
    Honestly I’m so grateful to you for making that spreadsheet!! I was wondering how I was going to track points, and since I spend like my whole working day looking at spreadsheets I was not looking forward to the prospect of making one myself 😂😂

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  3. Your spreadsheet is absolutely amazing! This will save me so much time, and miscalculations!! ❤ And I just love filling in spreadsheets 😀 Thanks so much for publishing it!

    I don't know any of the books you're going to read, but I hear Patrick Ness is a great author. Hope you'll enjoy them all! I'm participating as a Mage 😀

    Here's my TBR.

    have fun!
    xxx Yasmine

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  4. Wow this sounds like it will be a lot of fun. I hope you get through the books on your list for this readathon Lauren, and I hope you have a lot of fun with it too because I guess that’s the whole point of readathons right? 🙂
    I’m definitely in awe of the spreadsheet and the amount of work you’ve put into this. I use spreadsheets to organize everything I do so in my opinion the spreadsheet will only help you succeed when it comes to this readathon! 😀 ❤

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  5. I am participating and I will be a Mage (as you would have seen earlier). I freaking loved The Hate U Give, it was honestly so moving! I hope you enjoy it as much as I did! I hope you smash your TBR and I definitely will keep up with your progress!

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  6. I’ve been thinking about participating in a read-a-thon for a while now, as I’ve never done that before! I always thought they’re not my kind of thing, but this one isn’t a super quick one that just lasts for a day, so I’m kinda curious. I also like the quest theme! 😀 I get home from my vacation on August 11, so the start is perfectly timed as well. I think I might sign up! 😝

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      1. I WILL omg hahahaha. I just left a comment on the sign-up post and I’ll put together a TBR as soon as my laptops gets over itself and stops updating 😂 I’m really excited now??? Like I had no plans for August-September and now there will be challenges and Twitter hashtags and I’m PUMPED. I feel like a real adventurer.

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          1. I think I’ll have to be a mage cause half of my TBR pile that I could use for the rogue quest is in England and I’ll be back in Spain during the read-a-thon, so the only path I can take is the mage one 😂😂 What a mess

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  7. Great TBR and so great that you’re participating in this challenge! I couldn’t resist myself and I’ll be the mage – will probably post my TBR sometime tomorrow… Also, thanks so much for sharing the spreadsheet! I was already so worried about making this and was actually already kind of giving up on keeping score but thanks to you I’ll be in full control over my points 😉

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  8. I’m participating in this challenge too, but I will be the knight. I am so excited! You’re actually the first rogue that I have seen; it seems as though literally everybody is the mage. Good luck with your TBR!

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