Hey everyone, yes I’m still here. I know I’ve been absent from the blogging world for quite some time and worse I barely read anything in the last 1 month or so (*gasp* the horror) so it’s a good thing Aentee from Read at Midnight created this awesome Read-A-Thon based on Pokemon games.
In fact, I was so excited to join this read-a-thon that I made a spreadsheet to automatically calculate my Pokemon CP as evidenced my this tweet:
Bored at work so I made a spreadsheet to keep track of my books&calculate CP for @readatmidnight's #ReadThemAllThon pic.twitter.com/EMEfTmnAKh
— windie (@windie_go) July 26, 2016
What can I say? I’m all for procrastinating but too lazy to do math. Here’s a screenshot of the (nearly-)final version of the spreadsheet, complete with my Pokemon of Choice (Gastly. I LOVE Gengar, I’m so strange) and my TBR pile.
Here’s my TBR list in case some of you are reading this post in a mobile device and cannot see the image.
Pewter Gym: Lady Midnight (Cassandra Clare). I’ve been following of Cassie Clare’s shadowhunters series since the first one, so I definitely need to catch up on this one. I’ve been hearing good things about this book so I’ll hope for the best.
Cerulean Gym: Me Before You (Jojo Moyes). This was the book I bought before the movie released, but never found the opportunity to read (because I mostly read in public transport and I try to avoid ugly crying in public).
Vermillion Gym: And I Darken (Kiersten White). A brutal princess. The Ottoman Empire. A brother-sister relationship. Sign me up! Soo excited for this one. Was going to read it earlier, but I stop myself because it’ll be much more fun reading this one as part of readathon.
Celadon Gym: Outrun the Moon (Stacey Lee). A Chinese girl trying to break out from poverty using her wits in a place and time that condemned her to “follow the rules.” I think I’ll love this book.
Fuschia Gym: Saint Anything (Sarah Dessen). I adore Sarah Dessen books. Sure, after a while you might get confused which book is which since most of them have similar setting and plotlines, but they’re so entertaining and swoon-worthy.
Saffron Gym: Red Seas Under Red Skies (Scott Lynch). I recently finish Scott Lynch’s epic debut, The Lies of Locke Lamora and it was so wonderful, I’m rushing to get the second one.
Cinnabar Gym: A Court of Thorns and Roses (Sarah J Maas). It’s about time, you guys. It’s about time. Wish me luck.
Viridian Gym: The City of Mirrors (Justin Cronin). I actually need to re-read the first and second book because I cannot remember most of the story and characters, but I honestly think I wouldn’t do that. So let’s dive in to the finale and let my imagination fill in the memory gap.
I would be traveling for a week during the read-a-thon so I’m not sure how many badges I could get, but hey let’s stay optimistic for the time being.
Anyway, if anyone would like a copy of the spreadsheet I’m using, you could download it here:
(Note: If you don’t have excel, simply upload the file into google drive and click open with google sheets.)
If you use the spreadsheet, please let me know if you have any trouble or find a bug in it as it might affect the CP calculations. Happy reading!
update (August 14, 2016): current version is version 3 (readthemallthon_sheet3). If you’re using version 2 and would like to get the functionality of adding extra books (apart from the original 8), please download version 3 and follow the instruction to modify the version 2 spreadsheet.
update (August 13, 2016): the current version is version 2 (readthemallthon_sheet2). If you’ve downloaded the older version, please note that there was a slight calculation error where your pokemon might not evolve at 400 CP (it’ll evolve at 401) and the CP calculation not working for Magikarp/Gyarados evolution.
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39 thoughts on “Pokemon Indigo League TBR Pile #ReadThemAllThon”
Your spreadsheet is so insanely awesome. Thanks so much for sharing 💕 I hope you will have fun with the challenges. I need to get around to reading the sequel to Lies of Locke Lamora as well. The first book was so fantastic!
Thank you! I hope it’ll be useful to others. I just revised the spreadsheet because I forgot the Magikarp calculation. LOL.
Locke Lamora was huge but so good. 😀
This spreadsheet is so amazing; thank you so much for compiling this! I’m a huge spreadsheet person too, but didn’t think about doing something like this. HAHA
Thank you. 🙂 I made it when I procrastinated at work. I called it productive procrastinating. Hahaha.
Let me know if you find something weird about the spreadsheet.
Ooh tackling a big one with Lady Midnight! Good luck ☺️ You’ve done an awesome job with the spreadsheet – I’m so excited for this readathon with the whole levelling up business and it’s great to see other people are so involved! *makes spastic karate moves* bring it on!
Thank you! I need all the luck I could get. :p
I know right? Everyone is so excited and itching to get started. Hahaha.
I feel the same way about Sarah Dessen! I haven’t read Saint Anything yet, so I look forward to hearing what you think of it!
Good luck with your readathon! 🙂
Thank you Holly! 🙂 Everyone is saying that Dessen books are too formulaic, but I cannot quit them and I don’t plan to. 😛 Will definitely post a review after I read it.
Heeey, I spot And I Darken and Me Before You! I hope you like those. And I hope you like ACOTAR too – SJM isn’t my thing but I’m always curious to see what people think.
Good luck with the readathon, and HAPPY TRAVELS, WINDIE. Just gotta say that that spreadsheet makes the spreadsheet nerd in me giddy although I’m not joining in the readathon for the simple reason of laziness. 😛
Your review is one of the reason why And I Darken ended up on that list. :p
Umm yeah, I remember your ToG journey. It did go downhill after the second book, right? Actually, I only plan to reas ACOTAR because I’m curious about A Court of Mist and Fury because everyone said it was awesome, but I need to read ACOTAR first so there you go. Hahaha.
Ahhh thank you Reg. I’m going to Bangkok for a week so I won’t be reading much but I’m going to have fun either way.
Yes to spreadsheet! What are we going to do without them?! Jk. But I do love your blogging planner spreadsheet. It looks so professional.
Well, to be fair, the first book wasn’t super great either for me… but I just continued reading mostly because a very bad case of FOMO. I’ll wait to see what you think about ACOTAR – glowing reviews haven’t yet changed my mind but heeeey, if you enjoy it I just might. 😛
Haha, thanks! I had SO MUCH FUN doing that spreadsheet. And hope you have fun in Bangkok – can’t wait to hear more about it. 🙂
Hahaha. I honestly don’t think ACOTAR will work for me because I’m not a big fan of sexy times in fantasy books, but who knows. 😛
Your spreadsheet is super awesome! Thank you for sharing it <3 I'm going to read Lady Midnight for my Boulder Badge as well 😀
You’re welcome. 🙂 Happy reading!
Seriously like I said on Twitter BLESS YOU for creating and sharing that spreadsheet. It’s so useful! I really need to read Lady Midnight as well and I want to start Sarah Dessen’s books. Good luck! 🙂
No problem. 🙂 I created it for my personal use because I’m too lazy to do the math but then I realized that I am not the only one who doesn’t want to do the math. Haha.
Good luck to you too, Michelle!
Your spreadsheet is amazing! Thank you for sharing!
You’re welcome! 🙂
This spreadsheet is so awesome, thank you so much! I’m going to share the link with my blog post too 🙂
Thank you for sharing my spreadsheet, Kelly! 😀
You’re welcome! It’s a life saver for this read-a-thon!!
Thank you so much, the spreadsheet is awesome. What a clever idea to organise all the numbers. Good luck with the challenge 🙂
Thank you Ellis! Good luck to you too 🙂
That is one amazing spreadsheet 😍 Thanks so much for sharing it!
Good luck with the readathon 😊
Thanks so much. Good luck to you too! 🙂
This spreadsheet is fabulous! It’s so time saving! Thank you so much for sharing it with us.
You’re welcome 🙂
Thank you so much for sharing your amazing spreadsheet! Best of luck for the readathon 😀
Good luck to you too 😁 Happy reading!
Great TBR! I really liked Lady Midnight, and I’m really looking forward to reading And I Darken! I hope you enjoy them both. 🙂
I’ll definitely have to try out the spreadsheet! It looks amazing! XD
I’m reading And I Darken and so far it’s really good. Excited to be reading Lady Midnight soon. 🙂
Thanks Amy 😁
Oh, good to hear! Anytime. 🙂
Thanks so much for sharing your spreadsheet!! A scattered brain like mine NEEDS organisation to keep track of all of the maths in this ReadAThon *dies in numbers* I really need to read ACOTAR too; good luck on your TBR!
Hahaha no probs. xD
Good luck in the ReadAThon. 😊