Music Monday: A Little Country

 

I Hope It Rains by Jana Kramer
Merry Go ‘Round by Kacey Musgraves
Love Is War by American Young
Letting Go by Jessica Harp
Just a Show by Rachel Potter
Don’t Think I Don’t Think About It by Darius Rucker
Tin Man by Miranda Lambert
Quarterback by Kira Isabella
XO by Kelsea Ballerini
There’s More to Me than You by Jessica Andrews
Tie It Up by Kelly Clarkson

Nerdy 30 Activity 18

I attended an event at my library and it was amazing! It was Late Night Recess for adults. They had a ton of fun things to do including

  • Giant chess
  • Giant Chinese checkers
  • Giant connect four
  • Bubble wrap dance room
  • Four square
  • Jump rope and double Dutch
  • DDR
  • Hula hoops
  • Face painting
  • Button making
  • Board games
  • Make your own slime
  • Spirographs
  • Parachute and balls
  • Nerf fights
  • Hungry hippos/people
  • People bowling
  • Cookies and milk
  • Smoothie bike

The last one was a bike that generated a blender and resulted in free smoothies for everyone. FHubs and I played with the parachute and did several games. I stomped on a lot of bubble wrap and watched the nerf fighting in the stacks.

There were also free books but the person who wasn't 100% sure what they were for. He thought they were for people who got library cards. I made a case for my devotion (I type the letter L in my phone's browser and it autocompletes for the library) and said please and got a copy of The Royal We.

Below are some photos. The event was amazing and I really hope they do it again ere too long.

#TheReadingQuest Sign Up

The original entry of The Reading Quest

Read at Midnight

The Reading Quest Sign Up PostThe Reading Quest IntroductionHello Adventurers,

Welcome to #TheReadingQuest! I invite you to join me on a reading adventure based entirely on a video-game quest. In this challenge, you’ll be embarking on a journey to conquer your TBR pile through a series of stages. You’ll read new stories, gain experience, and level up a character of your choosing.

The quest will take place betweenSunday 13th August to Sunday 10th September, 2017.All adventurers are encouraged to register their interest in the sign up form below, which will be open from now untilSunday 13th August.

I want to give a huge thank you to CW of Read, Think, Ponder. She is the amazing artist behind all of the character illustration you’ll see within this post. You can find her on Instagram, Twitter, and her stunning blog! Please go give her all your love, because I cannot think of…

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The Reading Quest

I just discovered this readathon courtesy of LittleBookOwl.  It goes from August 13 until September 10. Since I’m trying to clear out by ebook TBR in August, the knight path should work very well for me. I will be reblogging the original entry later today. The fantastic art is by this talented lady.

Looking at the quest paths, I think the knight is my best bet. I can go out of order so long as I stay on the path. Normally I’d go for the magic user but I can’t actually cast spells to help me read a book. Plus, I want to slay my TBR.

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This game board design is fantastic. Did I also mention CW has an Insta?

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Knight Path TBR

First book in a series – Suicide Forest by Jeremy Bates
It’s the first in his World’s Scariest Places series. There was even a page count for the Kindle edition which was handy.
Pages: 440

A Book with a Verb in the Title – All My Friends Are Engaged by Jen Glantz
A Kindle single that came out before Glantz went on to become a professional bridesmaid.
Pages: 57

A Book with a Weapon on the Cover – Brimstone Angels by Erin M. Evans
A ebook of the DnD world, there are multiple armed characters on the cover. My page count is based on the out-of-print mass market paperback.
Pages: 339

A Book with a Red Cover – Red Rain by R. L. Stine OR A Million First Dates by Dan Slater
Both have been collecting edust for quite some time but I’m not sure what I’ll be in the mood for when reading time comes.
Pages: RR – 388, MFD – 268

A Book that Has a TV/Movie Adaptation – The Glass Castle by Jeannette Walls
This is a library hold that came in sooner than I anticipated. It will be my book about mental illness for the month of August and the film will be released soon.
Pages: 288

Potential Side Quests 

Potions – Minimalism: Live a Meaningful Life by Joshua Fields Milburn and Ryan Nicodemus
Pages: 138

Time Warp & Expansion – Two of my many Doctor Who novels collecting edust

Mini-Game – One of my many graphic novels collecting real dust

Open World – Whatever I want. I don’t know if these are harder or easier since there’s no real parameters.

I cross-checked my TBRs with my other reading challenge for August, the Read-a-thin, and they should overlap perfectly.

What’s all the better is that this challenge kicks off on the first day of my much anticipated vacation. With terrible cell reception and limited wi-fi, I hope to a bunch of reading done while I’m there.

August Blocked Spending

My July low to no spend was a great idea. Too bad old habits die hard.

I started off doing well but I went to a convention at the end of the month and bought books, Athleta had a big sale so I bought a sweatshirt (more than 50% off and was green), and I had to order more wicking leggings. I am so over summer humidity.

One thing that will help curb my fiscal irresponsibility is that my credit card got hacked, again. The first time was for camping equipment in Minnesota. The second time was groceries in Texas. This time it was almost $900 in cell phones. So that card has been canceled and I won’t get another one until sometime next week.

In August, I’m going to try doing a week-ish long block on certain items and see how that goes. For example, until August 12, I’m not supposed to buy books or makeup. During August 13-19 I will be on vacation in the mountains so no new jewelry or clothing or mobile spending. I’m not sure how I’m going to block off the final two weeks of the month. Given my track record, I’m not sure how well I’ll do with the first half.