Tuesday, December 9, 2014

A Million More Pages - Hogwarts: Pick Your Fate

Pick Your Fate hosted by A Million More Pages on Goodreads.

This is interesting. Need to make a choice before each book to see where it brings us. It also gives points to the Hogwarts challenge.
Update July: Even though Hogwarts challenges have now stopped, I will continue to the end of this one as it is still running.

A Pick Your Fate Adventure

From the goddess Themis and The Great Lord Zeus was born three very lovely daughters. As time passed they were known as the three ugly hags of destiny dressed in white robes and sat by the throne of Zeus.

The names of these daughters were Clotho, who combed and spun the wool yarn life of man. Lachesis was to measure the length that was given to each and every living being which was their life form and last but not least was Atropos who is the oldest and smallest of the three sisters. Atropos was also known as the Goddess of Death and was the one that did the final act and snipped the yarn.

It is time for the Three Fates to retire, and they have invited you on a journey to take their place as one of the three fates. They place before you a series of quest. Whose place will you take?

This Challenge starts April 1, 2014. It has no end date.

It is a choose your own adventure where you will be taken to Three Different Groups on Goodreads, as well as different areas on Goodreads.

To Play you will need to Join all three Groups:

A Million More Pages

Wacky Reading Challenges: https://www.goodreads.com/group/show/...

All Challenges All The Time: https://www.goodreads.com/group/show/...

When you sign up, you only need to sign up in ONE Group.  

Quest OneGo to one of these locations:
A. Mystery/Thrillers
B. Historical Fiction
C. Y.A. Paranormal Fantasy

I chose C and had to chose between 3 books. I took Tiger's Curse by Colleen Houck (Post)

Quest Two: The old woman takes you on a visit to see Atropos....But it is just not any visit. Atropos was sent to give you a new task. She pulls out three scrolls and ask you to "Review" them, you can take only one scroll, which one do you choose:
A. Pick Random
B. Pick Recent
C. Pick Top

I chose B and it gave me a list of books. My pick was Legend by Marie Lu (Post)

Quest Three:
While finishing your scroll, Atropos singles out one of the girls in your group. She ask you to tell her where she is from, you can use only the information you have learned about her so far. Where do you think Lily is from:
A. Hawaii
B. New York
(Read a book that takes place in that state. Tell us if you have ever been there, or if you would ever go. Also, give us a small travel plan of what you would see while you are there. At least three things)

I went to Louisiana and read:  Louisiana Longshot by Jana Deleon 

Quest Four:
Theseus appears before you, and challenges you to a test. You must be careful, Theseus loves a challenge!
The Test
It was by lifting a boulder that Theseus, grandson of the king of Troezen, first proved himself a hero. Theseus was sixteen at the time. He had been raised by his grandfather and his mother, Princess Aethra. One day the princess called Theseus to her side. It was time, she said, that he learned of his father, who was the ruler of a mighty kingdom. This was news to Theseus, who had been under the impression that his father was one of the gods. "Before I divulge his identity," said the princess, "you must meet the challenge your father has set you." Years ago, the king had hefted a mighty stone. Underneath he had placed something for his son to find - if he could lift the weight. Your test is not so heavy! Which challenge do you choose:
A. Ahhh Walkers
B.The Ever Expanding Challenge
C. Wacky Blanks Challenge
(Go to that challenge and do at least one thing listed in the challenge. Tell us what you did, and what book you used)

I chose Ahhh Walkers and read: Tastes Like Chicken by Johnny B. Truant

Quest Five:
Clotho, takes the place of the old Woman, and takes you back into the library. She explains you that this is her favorite room in the temple. She asks you to find one book that contains three sets of words. Out of thousands of books and hundreds of shelves, you must now choose just one
A.Life, Book,Thread,
B. Length, Time, Scroll
C.Death,Cut, Eye
(Tell us the book,and rating. As well as the page and sentence you found the each word.)

I chose the words Death, Cut, Eye and read: The Martian by Andy Weir
rating: ★★★★
Death: pg. 5: An ironic DEATH for someone with a leaky space suit: too much oxygen.
Cut: pg. 21: I CUT each potato into four pieces, making sure each piece had at least two eyes.
Eye: pg. 106: But I am keeping an EYE on it.

Quest Six:
Janus was the porter of heaven. He opens the year, the first month being named after him. He was the guardian deity of gates, on which account he was commonly represented with two heads, because every door looks two ways.
He was the God of Doors and Gates, and he is here to offer you your next quest.
You must pick one of his doors, which do you take?

A.The Red Door
B. The Blue Door
C. The Pink Door

I chose Pink door and read: Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire by J.K. Rowling

Quest Seven:
Once you enter the door you see three women standing by a water fountian , you must choose only one to take you down the Labyrinth. Only one knows the way through.
Who do you choose:
A. Joanne
C. Jingles
(Click on this person,Click on the compare books, and read one that shows up.) 

I chose Joanne and read: Hush, Hush by Becca Fitzpatrick

Quest Eight:
In the middle of the path, you met Pan. Pan is the god of shepherds and flocks, of mountain wilds, hunting and rustic music. He wanders the hills and mountains of Arkadia playing his pan-pipes and chasing Nymph, but today he is to lead you to your next task, to go further into the maze you must pick on of his songs for him to play. Which song to do pick:
A. Popular
B. Goodreads Voice
C. Ebook
(Go the explore tab, click the arrow and pick the one you choose. Now pick a book that appears on the page.) 

I chose Ebook and read Wind, Sand And Stars by Antoine de Saint-Exupery

Quest Nine:
Pan directs you towards a new path, in this path a huge tree overtakes the space. With its roots buried deep in the earth, its trunk above ground, and its branches stretching toward the sky, a tree serves as a symbolic, living link between this world and those of supernatural beings. Hanging from one of its many branch's are three ribbons of different colors. Which color do you choose.
A. Blue
(Read a book whose cover matches the ribbon you picked.)  

I chose purple and read The Princess Diaries by Meg Cabot

Quest Ten:
On the end of the ribbon you find a key. Near the great tree you find three boxes in which the key can open. Be careful, we all know about Pandora. Pandora was gifted with curiosity as much as the other attributes given her by the gods. For her the box was a gift, not something to be kept in trust. What business had Zeus to tell her not to open it? Perhaps she'd listened to her brother-in-law's tales of tricking the king of the gods. Perhaps she saw nothing to fear. Maybe if she just took a quick peak.... Looking around to make sure no one was watching, she opened the box Zeus had given them just a crack. As Pandora did so, ghostly forms gushed forth from the crack. Pandora had unleashed all the evils now known to man. No longer could man loll about all day, but he would have to work and would succumb to illnesses. At the very bottom of the container was the last thing to come out. It was something that wasn't evil. We call the good that Pandora unleashed by the name of hope. Which box do you choose?
A. Chick Lit
B. Historical Fiction
C. Movers and Shakers
(Go to the explore tab, click genre, and pick a Book on the first page)  

I chose Chick Lit and read Summer at Sea by Beth Labonte

Quest Eleven:
You and your guide come upon a table filled with food and wine. You are asked to find the ambrosia , the food of the gods . It is often depicted as conferring ageless immortality upon whoever consumes it. It was brought to the gods in Olympus by doves. You are allowed to give it to one person. Who do you choose?
A. R.L.Stine
B. Sarah Addison Allen
C. Stephen King
Literature Map
(Use the literature map, and read a book that is located near that author. Who Did you choose, and what book?)  

I chose Sarah Addison Allen and got Kate Morton:
The Forgotten Garden by Kate Morton

Quest Twelve:
Athena, the goddess of wisdom and military victory, and also the patron of the city of Athens, was Hercules' half-sister. Her parents were Zeus and Metis, a nymph. Zeus heard a prophecy that the child Metis bore after she gave birth to Athena would become the lord of heaven, so, to prevent this from happening, he swallowed Metis while she was still pregnant with Athena. When the time came for Athena to be born, the smith god, Hephaistos, opened Zeus' head with an axe, and Athena stepped out, in full armor. Athena, goddess of wisdom loves to make list. She wants you to pick one.
B. Modern Gothic
C. Best Young Adult Books
( Pick a book on the first page of the list, and read it.)

I chose C. Best Young Adult Books: City of Bones by Cassandra Clare

Quest Thirteen:
Quest thirteen You are finally at the end of the labyrinth. But standing in your way is the Great Minotar, The creature who resided in the twisting maze of the labyrinth, where he was offfered a regular sacrifice of youths and maids to satisfy his cannibalistic hunger. Lucky for you, a he just finished eating this last human girl, and is no longer hungry. He just wants to take a nap, he wishes you to read him a story to help him sleep. You can pick one of your own, and choose how you get it. What do you do.
A. Read a book from your TBR List
B. Borrow Book from the library
C. Buy a New Book

I chose B. Borrow Book from the library: The Lost Prince by Julie Kagawa

I also need to do a pit stop in each of the three groups:

Clotho is the Spinner of life.
Complete these three task.

Behind the covers
Spin The Bottle
Read a book that has a picture of a type of Bottle on the cover.

Take Three Birds by Jilli Lime-Holt 

It Must Be Fate
Spin The Wheel
Use http://www.violetcottage.com/random/, enter your number of books on your To Be Read List, and randomly pick a number. Read the book that corresponds with that number.

The Angel's Game by Carlos Ruiz Zafon

Just For Fun
Spin a Tale
Go to the introductions, on any of the three group pages, and spin us a yarn...just to see if anyone notices. Post here, which group you left it on, and what you said.
Example: My dog wears sunglasses at night  

My spin a yarn: The sun is shining, it is 30⁰C and it is snowing

Atropos cuts the thread of life.
Complete these tasks

Behind The Covers
Don't Cut That Off
Read a book that has someone with long hair,a beard, or a mustache on the cover.

Returning Pride by Jill Sanders

It Must Be Fate
CUT!!!Take One
Read a book that was made into a movie, or a book that was based off a movie.

The Silver Linings Playbook by Matthew Quick

Just For Fun
Cut It Out
Take a line from a book, copy it into an introduction thread on one of the three groups. Now cut the Characters name out, and add yours.
Example:"They call me Abbie"

So, if necessary, I would just have to go down this whale's throat and pull Jane right out.
from: Whale Rider 

Lachesis Measures the thread of life.
Complete these three task.

Behind The Covers
Measure It Out
Measuring and cooking, go hand in hand. Read a book that either someone is cooking/baking, or has some type of food on the cover.

Chef Charming by Lyn Ellerbe 

Its Fate
Measure Your Time
Read a "short" book. A short book(to me) needs to be 250 pages or less.

Roseanna by Maj Sjöwall, Per Wahlöö (224 pages)

Just For Fun
Measure Your Weight
If you were a book, how many pages would you weight? Take how many books you have read so far this year, and times it by 5. This is your " weight" in pages.
Go to the introductions in any group. And say" If I was a book, I would weight_____Pages." Also post it here, and Tell us which group you did it in.  

If I were a book, I would weight 380 pages. 4/10-15

List of books:
Tiger's Curse by Colleen Houck
The Silver Linings Playbook by Matthew Quick
Chef Charming by Lyn Ellerbe 
Legend by Marie Lu
Roseanna by Maj Sjöwall, Per Wahlöö
Louisiana Longshot by Jana Deleon  
Tastes Like Chicken by Johnny B. Truant
The Martian by Andy Weir
Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire by J.K. Rowling
Hush, Hush by Becca Fitzpatrick
The Angel's Game by Carlos Ruiz Zafon
Take Three Birds by Jilli Lime-Holt
Wind, Sand And Stars by Antoine de Saint-Exupery
The Princess Diaries by Meg Cabot
Summer at Sea by Beth Labonte
The Forgotten Garden by Kate Morton
City of Bones by Cassandra Clare
The Lost Prince by Julie Kagawa

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