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message 1: by Di (last edited Jun 12, 2018 06:31AM) (new)

Di | 391 comments Mod
Summer treasure map challenge from 12th of June to 12th of September 2018!

In order to qualify for the reward you need to complete 10 challenges, but you can do more if you wish. You should follow the map for your reading challenges. The challenge has 2 parts: orange color marks challenges that are related to summer and blue color marks the challenges that involve topics of mental illness (MI). You can mix and match them or only focus on one topic, just follow the arrows!

Feel free to join in just for fun or if you are feeling competitive then in order to qualify for the reward you need to
a) finish a minimum of 10 challenges, including the starting and finishing challenges. Start with the book that will make you laugh and finish with poetry about mental illness.
b) post the challenges you chose along with the book you are reading for it. You'll be able to go back and edit that comment as you figure out your way across the map and complete tasks. Please do update it with the books that you're reading so you can inspire the rest of us!
c) mark the books you have finished as read and you will have a chance to win!

The rewards are book related and adult achievements stickers by wonderful PinkyStickers. One lucky winner chosen randomly will get sticker 1, sticker 2, sticker 3 and some extra stickers the winner chooses him/herself from the Pinkystickers store. Stickers will be sent by regular mail or by digital file ( depends on winners wishes).

The map was drawn by lovely @artofafaerae. The map in full size available here
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I will participate in the challenge also, but moderators will not be eligible for the reward.


message 2: by Di (last edited Sep 10, 2018 12:26PM) (new)

Di | 391 comments Mod
So here is my post for the challenges I'm doing:
current path
Start-A-E-G-I- END
Detours: B, another E

START: a book that will make you laugh
Gonna go with The Humans by Matt Haig.

A: A feel good book
I wasn't planning on doing this challenge but The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time is so enjoyable I think this will fit perfectly.

Detour - B. Ownvoices Mental Illness
I hope this qualifies (there is definitely trauma and overeating, but the mental illness part is not explicitly stated): Hunger: A Memoir of (My) Body by Roxane Gay

E. Roadtrip.
Not the usual road trip, but it involved horses and carriage so it counts, right? :D
Shadow and Bone by Leigh Bardugo
Sequel Siege and Storm has a long voyage on a ship also.

G. Book that has been made into a movie
I finished a reread of Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince on the 17th of June.

I. Reread a favorite
Going to read Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows.

END: Poetry about mental illness
Our Numbered Days by Neil Hilborn
His recitation of poem called OCD here.

Further challenges TBD


message 3: by Jennifer (new)

Jennifer Woods Hi there. Start: Hyperbole and a Half
Written by Allie Brosh


message 4: by Di (new)

Di | 391 comments Mod
In the bottom right of your comment, there should be options reply, edit, delete.


message 5: by Jessica (new)

Jessica Leah | 2 comments Excited to get into this challenge.

START: a book that will make you laugh
The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy


message 6: by Jennifer (new)

Jennifer Woods I’m changing my start book to I hope they serve beer in Hell (book that will make you laugh)


message 7: by Ean (new)

Ean Help! Anyone have recommendations for a funny book ?


message 8: by Di (new)

Di | 391 comments Mod
How about comics?
Adulthood Is a Myth by Sarah Andersen
Adulthood Is a Myth (Sarah's Scribbles, #1) by Sarah Andersen


message 9: by N (new)

N (mandoca) | 2 comments This is an amazing idea!! what a wonderful challenge! I'll give it a better look tomorrow and upload my choices!


message 10: by Ean (new)

Ean I will give it a whirl Di!


message 11: by Ean (new)

Ean ok that was a super fun "read" 😄


message 12: by N (new)

N (mandoca) | 2 comments ok here I go. I tried to include books that I own and want to read and decide if I'll keep them or not. Three of them are audiobooks (I'm trying to practice to be focused).

:) - LAUGH: One more thing by B.J Novak
A - FEEL GOOD: La casa en mango street by Sandra Cisneros
C - VACATION SPOT: Rayuela (Hopscotch) by Julio Cortázar
E - ROADTRIP: Birdie: A novel by Tracy Lindberg
G - MOVIE: Running with scissors by Agusten Burroughs
I - FAVOURITE: The Little Prince by Antoine de Saint-Exupéry
K - ROMANCE: The bridges of Madison county by Robert J. Waller
M - EVERYONE BUT YOU: The life changing magic of tidying up by Marie Kondo
O - HOME TOWN: Leyendas Quechuas by Jesús Lara (not really my home town but my grandma's)
P - BIG MEANING: Reasons to stay alive by Matt Haig

**back up just in case I don't like one of the books::

J - POC MI: For colored girls who have considered suicide / When the rainbow is enuf by Ntozake Shange

wish me good luck! :)


message 13: by Jennifer (new)

Jennifer Woods Feel good book ~ Me before you


message 14: by Di (new)

Di | 391 comments Mod
If somebody needs a book recommendation for B (Ownvoices MI), then The Kiss Quotient by author Helen Hoang has Autism Spectrum Disorder.


message 15: by Jennifer (new)

Jennifer Woods Finished me before you. Feel good book but cried. Even read the second book in the series. Laughed and cried 🤷🏼‍♀️


message 16: by RM(Alwaysdaddygirl) (last edited Jul 12, 2018 02:32PM) (new)

RM(Alwaysdaddygirl) (alwaydaddygirl) | 543 comments My apologies for missing June till now. June was a hard month for me, and I need time. I am in grieving. Life could be worst.


I will be checking in frequently now.


RM 🇺🇸


RM(Alwaysdaddygirl) (alwaydaddygirl) | 543 comments Jennifer wrote: "Finished me before you. Feel good book but cried. Even read the second book in the series. Laughed and cried 🤷🏼‍♀️"

Kudos!


RM(Alwaysdaddygirl) (alwaydaddygirl) | 543 comments Nat wrote: "ok here I go. I tried to include books that I own and want to read and decide if I'll keep them or not. Three of them are audiobooks (I'm trying to practice to be focused).

:) - LAUGH: One more th..."


Nat wrote: "ok here I go. I tried to include books that I own and want to read and decide if I'll keep them or not. Three of them are audiobooks (I'm trying to practice to be focused).

:) - LAUGH: One more th..."


Good Luck Nat!

🇺🇸RM


RM(Alwaysdaddygirl) (alwaydaddygirl) | 543 comments Jessica wrote: "Excited to get into this challenge.

START: a book that will make you laugh
The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy"


Good Luck!


RM(Alwaysdaddygirl) (alwaydaddygirl) | 543 comments Di wrote: "So here is my post for the challenges I'm doing:

START: a book that will make you laugh
Gonna go with The Humans by Matt Haig.

A: A feel good book
I wasn't planning..."


Good luck!🇺🇸


message 21: by JoJo (last edited Aug 20, 2018 11:13PM) (new)

JoJo (jojo2013) | 2 comments I just joined this group. I would like to sign up for this challenge please, and I've just finished my Start book.
One question, do I have to read the books in alphabetical order?

I'm going to try for 10 books.
4/10

Current path: Start-A-E-G-I

START: A book that will make you laugh:
Hyperbole and a Half: Unfortunate Situations, Flawed Coping Mechanisms, Mayhem, and Other Things That Happened.
It definitely made me laugh!
Finished on 15 July 2018

A: A feel-good book:
A Street Cat Named Bob: How One Man and His Cat Found Hope on the Streets
Finished on 21/7/18

E: Roadtrip:
The Waste Lands (I hope this counts, let me know if it doesn't. It was in a list of roadtrip books.)
Finished on 15/8/18

G: A book that has been made into a movie:
A Dog's Purpose
Finished on 20/8/18

I: Reread a favourite:
Faerie Tale

K: Romance
Love in the Time of Cholera


message 22: by Di (new)

Di | 391 comments Mod
read in whatever order you want, but make sure they connect in the end!


RM(Alwaysdaddygirl) (alwaydaddygirl) | 543 comments JoJo wrote: "I just joined this group. I would like to sign up for this challenge please, and I've just finished my Start book.
One question, do I have to read the books in alphabetical order?

I'm going to try..."


Good Luck!


message 24: by JoJo (new)

JoJo (jojo2013) | 2 comments Di wrote: "read in whatever order you want, but make sure they connect in the end!"

I think I get it. So for example, I've read book A, so I can't read book B but I can read either Books C, D or E? Is that right?


message 25: by Di (new)

Di | 391 comments Mod
You can read B if you wish! Detours are welcome.
but you need to make sure that the points you read from Start to finish are connected. reading B gives you more options to choose from!
But in theory yes, if you read A, then next should be either C, D or E.
If you also read B you get F too.


message 26: by Kim (last edited Dec 31, 2018 10:34AM) (new)

Kim (flychickadee) | 34 comments Mod
edited to my books now that I understand the challenge :)

Path : START -> B -> D -> F -> H
Path 2: (START) -> A -> C -> E -> G

Count : 9/10

*Start: A book that will make you laugh Where'd You Go, Bernadette read 6.28.18

*A: Feel good book Brooklyn read 7.10.18

*B: Ownvoices MI Girl, Interrupted read 7.15.18

*C: A book that takes place in my vacay spot Henry Huggins read 8.7.18

*D: Manga/graphic novel MI Lighter Than My Shadow read 8.8.18

*E: Roadtrip You Are Here read 8.10.18

*F: LGBTQIA+ MI Buffering: Unshared Tales of a Life Fully Loaded read 9.14.18

G: Book that has been made into a movie The Perks of Being a Wallflower

*H: Addiction Go Ask Alice read 9.23.18

I: Reread a favorite

J: POC + MI 72 Hour Hold

K: Romance Valley of the Dolls

L: Physical + mental disability

M: Everyone has read, but you

N: Selfhelp book

O: Author from your home town/state/country

P: Book about MI that means a lot to you Speak

Q: First of a series

*R: Biography of a famous person with possible MI Unfiltered: No Shame, No Regrets, Just Me (12.31.18)

End: Poetry about MI You Remind Me of You: A Poetry Memoir


RM(Alwaysdaddygirl) (alwaydaddygirl) | 543 comments Kim wrote: "I'm late to the game... do books count if I started them after June 12?

Just trying to figure out if I'm starting starting today or if I've done the first/second book.

When I know what to do I'..."


Go ahead and start.
Yes, you can do that. Di is the one in charge. Sorry Di for overstepping.

If need it, I can read to catch up any spots.

Happy Reading! Just have fun!


If I may, 🤗🇺🇸


message 28: by Di (new)

Di | 391 comments Mod
do books count if I started them after June 12?
Absolutely. Books that you started earlier, but finished after june 12 count too. We are doing this for fun!

So after the initial can I branch out and read both category A and B at the same time and then go from there as to whatever letter I've finished points to next?
Yes. If you have the time and motivation, you can read all of them!
Just keep in mind, that challenge actually starts at "Start" not A or B, and ends at "end" not R or Q. The requirements are to read both "start" and "end" and everything in between must connect somehow. Let us know what you are reading and keep us inspired!


message 29: by Kim (new)

Kim (flychickadee) | 34 comments Mod
Di wrote: "do books count if I started them after June 12?
Absolutely. Books that you started earlier, but finished after june 12 count too. We are doing this for fun!

So after the initial can I branch out ..."


thank you! And also thanks for the reminder of "start" :) cause I totally missed that!

Thanks RM as well


RM(Alwaysdaddygirl) (alwaydaddygirl) | 543 comments My apologizes. I agree. Please let us know what you read.


message 31: by [deleted user] (new)

I only just started this challenge but I am reading Wind In The Willows for a book that will make me laugh.


RM(Alwaysdaddygirl) (alwaydaddygirl) | 543 comments Arielle wrote: "I only just started this challenge but I am reading Wind In The Willows for a book that will make me laugh."

Awesome! Mahalo and let us know you like it!
Happy Reading!


message 33: by Kim (new)

Kim (flychickadee) | 34 comments Mod
I'm having a hard time finding D (manga/graphic novel about MI). Any suggestions?


message 34: by Di (new)

Di | 391 comments Mod
Some lists can be found
here, here and here.


message 35: by Kim (new)

Kim (flychickadee) | 34 comments Mod
Di wrote: "Some lists can be found
here, here and here."


Thank you! I was searching the lists on GR and the only one that remotely fit was Manga Classics: Les Misérables


RM(Alwaysdaddygirl) (alwaydaddygirl) | 543 comments I hope all of you like it!


Kind Regards,
Alwaysdaddygirl

🤗🤙🇺🇸🐶🐹


message 37: by Di (new)

Di | 391 comments Mod
we have 1 month to go! How is everyone doing? If anyone needs any book recommendations, feel free to ask.

Sending out motivation via the internet. Hope it arrives :D


message 38: by Kim (new)

Kim (flychickadee) | 34 comments Mod
Any one else trying to hurry and finish their reads in the next few days?!

The two books I'm reading right now for this are taking me longer than I planned, but the last two look like quick reads. So fingers crossed I get it done by the 15 :)


RM(Alwaysdaddygirl) (alwaydaddygirl) | 543 comments Kim wrote: "Any one else trying to hurry and finish their reads in the next few days?!

The two books I'm reading right now for this are taking me longer than I planned, but the last two look like quick reads..."


Good Luck!


message 40: by Kim (new)

Kim (flychickadee) | 34 comments Mod
Gah! I thought it ended on the 15th and I was going to get there today! :/

But I'll keep reading (I was soooooooooo wanting to try and win those stickers!!)


message 41: by Di (new)

Di | 391 comments Mod
So officially the challenge is over but for those who are doing this for fun, you can continue as long as you wish!

So now I will choose one lucky winner who get's the stickers..



*drumroll please*


And the winner is ....


KIM!
As far as I could check, nobody finished full 10 challenges, but it seems Kim got the closest with 7 books.




message 42: by Kim (new)

Kim (flychickadee) | 34 comments Mod
Thank you!!


RM(Alwaysdaddygirl) (alwaydaddygirl) | 543 comments Kudos Kim! 💫📚


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