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 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 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 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 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!