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The Book Junkie Trials Readathon

I’m late-ish arriving at this readathon/challenge which I heard about from Liz @ Travel in Retrospect. All the details can be found at Rachael Marie Book Junkie’s post video or on Twitter or via this comprehensive Google docs folder. The fun part? A little personality quiz to figure out which team I’m on and which book prompts.

I usually don’t do these kinds of readathons, but I’m in the mood for something a little different.

I’m on Team Magi!

A tricky folk, they can bend time. Magi have a 3 day lead on all other teams. (The readathon begins July 1st.)

One of their spells went awry, and now they are forced to read a book outside of their comfort zone.

My Path (Prompts & TBR)

Each of these have to be read in order. No skipping, trading, or DNFing! (But I will be reading a couple other books I have in-progress, for reviews, etc. too.)

1. Orc Grove: Some say there is no talking to Orcs, but a good political relationship is needed. Learn some Orc customs by reading a book that is gruesome, gory, or gritty.

Fevre Dream

Fevre Dream by George R. R. Martin
I have a later prompt that involves dragons, but I’m going to read George R. R. Martin’s vampire book!

2. Ol’ Pirate Cove: Shiver me timbers. You shall be walking the plank if you don’t learn how to sail better. Read a book that takes place, at least in part, on sea.

Mr. Midshipman Hornblower (Hornblower Saga: Chronological Order, #1)

Mr. Midshipman Hornblower by C. S. Forester
I’ve had this on my TBR for quite a while now.

3. Glimmer: This Isle is alight with gems and crystals, one of the most picturesque spots in
The High Queendom. Make sure you fit in with a beautiful or colourful book.

Comic Books Incorporated: How the Business of Comics Became the Business of Hollywood

Comic Books Incorporated by Shawna Kidman
I decided to make it a little easy on myself by including one of my library books.

4. Draconic Isle: Oh My! This island is swarming with wyverns and dragons. Brush up on your draconic knowledge with a book that features dragons.

His Majesty's Dragon (Temeraire, #1)

His Majesty’s Dragon by Naomi Novik
This is also going to be my “weakness” book.
Alternate history…with dragons??? This is going to be rough, my friends.

5. The Bookie Grail: Here you find a lost manuscript, delivered on this forgotten island by a fallen star. Read the group book: Stardust.


Stardust by Neil Gaiman
I know I can get the audio book from hoopla, so I’m set!