Reading Treasure Map

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Reading Treasure Map

Post by Sky Alton » Fri Feb 01, 2019 8:01 pm

The written word can transport us anywhere and this term, we’re taking that quite literally. Pack your book bags, lace up your finest reading boots and get ready for an adventure!

Below you’ll find 3 maps to choose from. They show wild and untested terrain that you will have to traverse, encountering up to 10 separate genres of all kinds. The idea is to read what you love but also to venture into unfamiliar places and see what riches you discover there.

The Reading Treasure Map is an activity that will run for the entirety of the Spring Term: February 1st to June 30th. You can join in at any time. You will pick a map from the options below and read books that match the locations on your map, then post about them on the Book Club.

You’ll receive 50 beans for each book that you match to a location (genre) on your map. That's one book per location, no doubling up on one so you can skip another. If you manage to read 5 books, you’ll receive the Literary Explorer award. If you read all 10, you’ll be eligible for the Literary Adventurer Award. If you want to, you may do a second map once you've finished with your first choice but you will not receive further awards, only beans.

To have a book count, you need to post about it somewhere on the Book Club. This could be a simple Review or ‘Presenting Author’ in The Bookshelf or you could start or contribute to a discussion over on Between the Pages. These posts should be a minimum of 80 words and please read the Overview threads in each forum for guidelines on how to post. Audio books and graphic novels are fair game, though we can’t accept online Fan Fiction. If you’d like to read a book we previously read for a Monthly Book Discussion, that’s fine too. Your review or discussion should be based on your own thoughts and written in your own words: lifting a review from Goodreads or elsewhere is not permitted.

Please post the number of the map you’ve chosen as a reply to this thread and edit in a link to your posts as you make them, including which location you read the book for.

Maps

Map 1:
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Locations include:
  • Travel Tributary
  • Science Fiction Shore
  • Crime Creek
  • Non-fiction Canyon
  • Short Stories Sea
  • Mythology Mountain
  • Wildcard Woods
  • Horror Heath
  • Poetry Plain
  • Fantasy Forest

Map 2:
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Locations include:
  • Thriller Territory
  • Mystery Marsh
  • Fairy Tale Field
  • Historical Fiction Hill
  • Gastronomy Gardens
  • Biography Beach
  • Wildcard Woods
  • Poetry Plain
  • Mythology Mountain
  • Science Fiction Shore

Map 3:
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Locations include:
  • Fantasy Forest
  • Short Stories Sea
  • Re-reading river
  • Mystery Marsh
  • Historical Fiction Hill
  • Drama Delta
  • Wildcard Woods
  • Non-fiction Canyon
  • Biography Beach
  • Gastronomy Gardens
Note: These should all be full sized, novel length books (or reasonably long plays) - definitely not novellas, picture books or similar. In the case of short stories and poetry, you should be reading an entire collection rather than individual pieces. The same goes for fairytales and mythology, unless you're reading a novel that was inspired by either which is perfectly fine too.

Exploring’s no use if you don’t leave a record of what you find so for some extra fun and beans, we’d love you to customise your maps and tell us more about your travels. Visit this thread for more info!

If you have any further questions, you can ask them right here.

Right, you’re ready to set out. Good luck and have fun!
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Re: Reading Treasure Map

Post by Maxim Trevelyan » Fri Feb 01, 2019 8:39 pm

Map Three for me!

Fantasy Forest: City of Ashes by Cassandra Clare
Short Stories Sea: Sherlock Holmes: The Complete Novels and Stories - Volume II by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
Re-reading River: Allegiant by Veronica Roth
Mystery Marsh: Murder on the Orient Express by Agatha Christie
Historical Fiction Hill: Go Set a Watchman by Harper Lee
Drama Delta: Amy, On Her Own by Marilyn Kaye
Wildcard Woods: Dirk Gently's Holistic Detective Agency by Douglas Adams
Non-fiction Canyon: Slave by Mende Nazer
Biography Beach: The Princess Diarist by Carrie Fisher
Gastronomy Gardens: Mastering the Art of French Cooking by Julia Child, Simone Beck and Louisette Bertholle
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Re: Reading Treasure Map

Post by Adaleine Shuster » Fri Feb 01, 2019 8:50 pm

Map three please!


Wildcard Woods(Poetry):
viewtopic.php?f=392&t=31327

Re-reading river:
viewtopic.php?f=392&t=29588&p=285657#p285657

Biography Beach:
viewtopic.php?f=392&t=31349

Gastronomy Gardens:
viewtopic.php?f=391&t=31494

Fantasy Forest:
viewtopic.php?f=391&t=28942
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Re: Reading Treasure Map

Post by Prof. Tarma Amelia Black » Fri Feb 01, 2019 10:14 pm

Map Two. ^_^

Biography Beach - Cary Grant: A Biography
Science Fiction Shore - Divergent
Poetry Plain - Where the Sidewalk Ends
Mystery March - Fer-de-Lance
Gastronomy Gardens - The Nero Wolfe Cookbook
Thriller Territory - Angels & Demons
Mythology Mountain - The Red Pyramid
Historical Fiction Hill - How I Became a Spy
Fairy Tale Field - The Grey Horse
Wildcard Woods - Peonies
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Re: Reading Treasure Map

Post by Vanessa Tilley » Sat Feb 02, 2019 12:48 am

Map Two for me please
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Re: Reading Treasure Map

Post by Iverian Gnash » Sat Feb 02, 2019 3:07 am

Map 2 please :lol:

Wildcard Woods: Everless
Mythology Mountain: The Lightning Thief
Science Fiction Shore: Feed
Poetry Plain: Shel Silverstein
Mystery Marsh: Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children
Historical Fiction Hill: Mara, Daughter of the Nile
Biography Beach: Cleopatra: Egypt's Last and Greatest Queen
Fairy Tale Field: Fairest
Thriller Territory: The Maze Runner
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Re: Reading Treasure Map

Post by Bull J. Johnson » Sat Feb 02, 2019 3:28 pm

I'm doing map three also.
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Re: Reading Treasure Map

Post by Wren Lovegood » Sat Feb 02, 2019 7:17 pm

Map 1 for me!
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Re: Reading Treasure Map

Post by Kendra Givens » Sun Feb 03, 2019 2:45 pm

I'll go with Map 3 (and see if I can make myself read that much finally).
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Re: Reading Treasure Map

Post by Shadow Gaunt » Sat Feb 09, 2019 9:27 pm

Map 1, please!!
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Re: Reading Treasure Map

Post by Pezzie Wolfe » Wed Feb 20, 2019 6:09 am

I'll take on Map 3, please.
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Re: Reading Treasure Map

Post by Prof. Tarma Amelia Black » Tue Jun 18, 2019 10:06 pm

As it says in the post at the top
The Reading Treasure Map is an activity that will run for the entirety of the Spring Term: February 1st to June 30th. You can join in at any time. You will pick a map from the options below and read books that match the locations on your map, then post about them on the Book Club.
You still have time to complete your maps and/or sign up. Join us!
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Re: Reading Treasure Map

Post by Sky Alton » Wed Jul 03, 2019 7:50 pm

Now that I've extricated myself from a spot of bother in the depths of Mystery Marsh, it is my pleasure to hand out some awards to our budding literary adventurers!

For completing half or more of their chosen map, Adaleine Shuster and Iverian Gnash receive the Literary Explorer award. Congratulations!

For completing the entirety of their maps and charting the whole continent, Maxim Trevelyan and Prof. Tarma Black receive The Literary Adventurer Award. An impressive feat of readerly endeavour, both!

I'll leave everyone to try and get the mud out from under their nails and soothe their aching feet but don't think that this is it for Reading Challenges from us. Keep your eyes open for a new bookish challenge in the coming days.
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