Last month, I posted my TBR for The Breath of the Wild Readathon (Round 1.5) The Great Plateau. You can check that out here. It ran from June 27th – July 3rd. Today I am sharing my wrap-up and how I progressed with the challenges during that week. As I already have the Glider perk, this mini-round was purely an opportunity to refine my skills before the next big quest. Without further ado, let’s get into it!
*Shrine of Resurrection (Camera Trial): Share your readathon TBR list: COMPLETED
I shared it on my TBR blog post here
*Owa Daim Shrine (Stasis Trial): Participate in a reading sprint: COMPLETED
I completed my own sprint during that week
Ja Baij Shrine (Bomb Trial): Read a hyped or highly recommended book: COMPLETED
This horror novella weaves multiple stories throughout. It also includes some poetry. I cannot fully explain the plot without sounding confusing but in a nutshell, it follows a character that wishes to kill his male lover. At the same time, we get to read a story he wrote about a girl and her brother who get caught up in a twisted VR game. This novella was truly magnificent. The dialogue and story had me completely captivated. I loved the time-loop aspect and the way it was broken up made it so easy to fly through. I would definitely read more from this author. It was definitely worth the hype!
I gave it 4.5/5 stars.
Oman Au Shrine (Magnesis Trial): Read a book with a romantic plot/sub-plot: COMPLETED
I read The Worm and His Kings for both this readathon and the one I created based on the book/film: IT. You can read more about that here. I will start off with what I enjoyed. It had excellent trans and sapphic representation. It was also beautifully written. Unfortunately, I don’t think cosmic horror is for me. For a short story, it was extremely confusing and bizarre. I had no idea what was going on for most of it and if you ask me how it ended, I couldn’t really tell you. I don’t like to think too hard when I’m reading.
I gave it 2/5 stars.
Keh Namut Shrine (Cryonis Trial): Read a book that’ll give you chills: COMPLETED
Tender is the Flesh tells the tale of a dystopian universe where eating human meat is considered the norm. When an artificially designed woman is gifted to Marcos, a butcher, he finds he would rather keep her than kilI her. I was told this story would completely unnerve me. It didn’t. It was very bizarre with quite an abrupt ending. I liked some aspects of it but felt it went in unnecessary directions. Marcos as a protagonist ended up becoming really unlikable. I wish the plot had been more linear and less convoluted.
I gave it 2.5/5 stars.
I hope you enjoyed this readathon. How did you go? Let me know your wrap-up down below. Thanks for reading!
Peace & Love xoxo