Quest Accepted: A Reading Quest!

Hark faire reader! I have received a scroll this morning requesting my help on an adventure! A map to venture through and gain skills and become a true adventurer! Am I brave enough to accept this mission?

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A mission that is going to help me develop different skills and become a true conquer of the land?

I Accept! 

So how shall I venture through out this quest? Shall I start as a bard, a rogue, a mage? A Knight? No I and definitely not a Knight yet. As I ponder what path I shall start with, I have at least put together a list of what books I plan on reading as I venture down each path. Obviously none of these are set in stone, but I am pretty proud of the cross section I’ve put together.

As August 13th approaches, I’ll make a post deciding which path I am starting down and with my ID card, plus a place to organize my XP and HP points!

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Okay, so what the heck is all of this? Well, Aentee over at Read at Midnight is running #TheReadingQuest! It’s a reading challenge running from August 13 to September 10! AND it’s an Australian based reading challenge (which means nothing as I’m American really, but I love love love seeing non-US based reading challenges.) I was able to work in four ARCs I need to read as well as FIVE podcast books!

So check back in with me in a few days who see which path I am picking first and how it’s going!

Infinity Dream Awards

Thank you Mari of Story and Somnomancy for the tag! If you aren’t following her, you should. She’s one of my favorite reading/writing buddies, and frequently posts food that looks ah-mazing!

The Rules

  • Thank and link the blog that nominated you
  • Tell us 11 facts about yourself
  • Answer the questions that were set for you to answer
  • Nominate 11 bloggers and set questions for them

The Facts

  1. One of the biggest deciding factors in my move to NYC was that I wanted to get rid of my car and never own one again.
  2. I refused to read Harry Potter for about a year or two after I heard about it for the first time because my elementary best friend told me she preferred it to Animorphs, my favorite series at the time.
  3. I am a bit of a movie snob, but I will make time for really crappy, really cheesy Christmas movies always. And I always tear up. The Hallmark Channel is currently my best friend.
  4. I actually win contests more frequently than a person probably should. I have won at least 5 that I can remember off the top of my head.
  5. I majored in English because I wasn’t skipping my Literature classes. I never had any intention of doing so, and I don’t find writing/papers to be my strongest skill.
  6. I crochet because I find it relaxing and productive at the same time.
  7. I have a mild addiction to make-up and hair products. I feel my hair is my best quality.
  8. I am so in love with love, but I actually don’t think I’ll ever actively seek it. I’m fine with this.
  9. I love making lists and notebooks. I have never finished an entire notebook, and I keep them for separate things.
  10. I have a very healthy understanding and don’t fear death, which people tend to find weird.
  11. I am pretty sure I am allergic to wine, which has led my to branching out in different alcohol tastings.

The Answers

  1. How would you prefer to arrange your bookshelves? As mine currently has no organization other than a very light “these books are kind of alike,” “these are kind of the same size,” and “do I want people to know that I own this?” I’d love to do by color or by rating, once I’ve read all the books I own (bahahahahaha…)
  2. Are you an outdoor or an indoor reader? Or, do you read by mood?  Hm. Right now I am a subway reader and couch reader. Prior to my move, I read while walking on the treadmill or while walking the mall primarily and still was a couch reader. So I guess this makes me an indoor reader?
  3. What type of book can you never get enough of even though you probably should give it a break and move on to something else for a bit? Dystopias tend to always be in my books to read or currently reading. Used to be mysteries…I kind of miss mysteries. And for awhile it was post-modernism fiction. And one point it was vampire novels. So I go through pretty natural waves. I’ve been in a dystopian one since May though….might be time to move on.
  4. If you could choose the movie/TV cast members for your favorite book, who would you cast for your five favorite characters? Since I’m currently reading the second Grim Reaper book by Christopher Moore, I think I shall cast the first, A Dirty Job, as it is one of my favorite books.
    • Charlie Asher: David Gareth Lloyd
    • Minty Fresh: Rick Fox
    • Jane Asher: Leighton Meester
    • Audrey: Rachel McAdams
    • Detective Rivera: Benjamin Bratt
    • Lily: Hayden Panettiere (especially Scream 4 Hayden!)
    • The widows: Kate Mulgrew and Emily Kuroda
    • The Morrigan: Shay Mitchell, Natalie Dormer and Janel Parrish
  5. If you could merge two of your favorite animals, which two would they be? (Weird question, but in my defense, I was thinking of polar bear dogs from The Legend of Korra…) Ooooh tough one. My favorite animals are moose and penguins, which would make a very, very strange animal. But both live in the cold, so it couldn’t be too bad? Just…quite possible ugly as can be.
  6. Do you prefer hot or cold weather? Cold weather. But everyone says I haven’t really felt the cold weather, so ask me again come April.
  7. What is your favorite fictional world? Harry Potter. This is my comfort, it’s like an old friend.
  8. What do you usually like to do besides reading? I crochet — primarily hats — and I play(ed) lots of tennis. I like hiking, which has currently translated to walking the city. I love listening to podcasts too?
  9. Do you tend to like having accompanying visuals/artwork in your stories or can you go without? I can go without quite easily.
  10. Tea or coffee? Hot tea, primarily of the green variety (or cold with lemonade, yum!)
  11. Angels or demons? I was all demons, hands down, until I just thought of Castiel. But, I think at the end of the day, I would much rather be evil without feeling consequences I guess!

The Nominees 

Their New Questions

  1. What is your favorite hot winter drink?
  2. What are your feelings on fan fiction, and which kinds do you read? (Like what series…not the kind of fanfic…)
  3. Can you read with noise / the tv on, or do you have to have a silent, no distraction zone?
  4. Who is your current fictional character crush?
  5. Cake, cookies, ice cream or candy?
  6. What is your favorite tradition of any holiday?
  7. Weird pizza ingredients?
  8. Why did you decide to start blogging?
  9. What’s your preferred method for relaxing?
  10. Zombies, vampires, or warlocks?
  11. Here’s $50. You can’t spend it on something practical, like paying a bill. What do you spend it on?