Winter Biannual Bibliothon Blog Challenge – Day 3 & Readathon Update!

Good hello, everyone! Here’s to continuing on with day 3 for the Biannual Bibliothon! For these blog/Instagram challenges, I won’t be participating in every single one just based on the fact that I want to be reading for most of it! I provide more updates on Instagram and Goodreads is where you can see me finish books live!

So far,  I’ve finished the book that completes the challenge for Read a book that got you into reading and that is Percy Jackson and the Lightening Thief by Rick Riordan (Percy Jackson and the Olympians #1). Originally for this challenge, I had A Court of Thorns and Roses by Sarah J. Maas but I quickly realized that as much as I adore this series, I really wanted to read Percy Jackson because it’s quicker and I’ve been meaning to reread the series for forever now.

ANYWAY – it’s time for the blog challenge hosted by Becky over at Coffee, Cocktails and Books (challenge post)! She hosted a SUPER fun Mad-Libs edition, and here were the words I chose, based on my current reads for the readathon :

  1. Book character –  Evelyn Hugo
  2. Magical artifact – the Minotaur’s horn
  3. Large number – 5,672
  4. Magical creature – centaur
  5. Book character (same as #1) – Evelyn Hugo
  6. Magical land you DO NOT want to visit – The Underworld
  7. Period of time – 1830s
  8. Relaxing activity or hobby – lounging in a spa
  9. Villain or least favorite character – Tamlin
  10. Competitive activity – underwater basket weaving
  11. Kind gesture – kisses

And here’s what it looks like plugged into the story –

The 2019 Winter Biannual Bibliothon was in full swing, but you were craving just a bit more adventure. As you settle in to pick up your current read, Evelyn Hugo barges into your room, surprising you. You’re told that Evelyn Hugo’s land is in trouble and you’re needed to aid in finding the Minotaur horn, the only item that will restore peace and that you’re the only person that can help.

Ecstatic to finally be the chosen one, you agree to help Evelyn Hugo on this quest! As you begin to travel to their land, you find out that others have tried and failed to retrieve this magical artifact and that you are the last hope. You also find out that because no one has succeeded in this quest, no one knows what you’re up against. There are rumors that you need to defeat 5,672 centaurs.

Excited, yet nervous, you and Evelyn Hugo locate the wise elven protector of the land to learn as much as you can about this artifact and how to retrieve it. The elf informs you the artifact is located in the deepest part of the Underworld, to your dismay. You and Evelyn Hugo venture for the 1830s to make it to this new land.

Along your journey, you spent your free hours training to master lounging in a spa, hoping this new skill will give you an advantage against your unknown foe. Shortly after arriving at this dangerous land, you finally are face to face with your nemesis, Tamlin.

Though you’ve been training, coming face to face with your foe begins to strike you with fear. Your companion encourages you to be strong and reminds you that you’ve been preparing for this. When you go to use your new skill, you learn that Tamlin is a master. Nervous, you use the only maneuver you have left. You challenge them to underwater basket weaving. Taken aback by this tactic, they hesitate before reluctantly accepting your challenge. Filled with new confidence, you quickly defeat them!

Begrudgingly, Tamlin awards you the magical artifact, vowing revenge.

You and Evelyn Hugo return to their home land, where you are greeted with cheers and applause. You’re thanked repeatedly for returning the artifact and saving the land. Evelyn Hugo even shows their gratitude by giving you kisses.

The next thing you know, you are back home with your book in hand. For a moment, you think you made up the whole thing, but then you see the glint of the magical artifact out of the corner of your eye. When you look over, nothing is there, yet you know your adventure was real. With a smile growing, your turn back to your book, already ready for another adventure.

*I’m not entering the giveaway however, because I already own a copy of Girls of Paper and Fire – but thank you so much for hosting such a fun blog challenge!

xo, Mel

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