What is it this thing called Mangalipamania? It's nothing more and nothing less than the Ultimate Reading Competition, and it's the craziest competition ever, it's mindblowing and indescribable. How did it come to be? Two Portuguese booktubers Manganet #canal de youtube da Manganet and Filipa #filipabo0ks decided in March to compete with each other to see which one read more pages and could go through their tbr on the shelves. What they could not phantom was that their competition spread like fire through the internet and everyone just wanted to participate. And as they are just the sweetest persons you can imagine, they created this competition in the last 15 days of April for anyone that wanted to join in. they ended up with 176 inscriptions, divided this number between two teams #teamlipa e #teammanga, team lipa lead by Filipa, and team manga b Myanganet, I, as you can see by the picture on top of this post, am #teammanga. And soo you know I'm going to keep doing it for the following four months this time with myself. I bet they never imagine such an impact.
Now let me explain the competition itself, every person has a recipient, a box, a mug, a jar, whatever with 16 challenges to be fulfilled every day on the 15 days of the completion, with an extra paper so we don't know in advance the last challenge. Each challenge fulfilled we add pages to our team, each one failed we removed 20 pages from our daily achievement, there are 3 challenges with a * that can duplicate our pages if we send to our team leader a video showing the challenge being achieved. We also have two bits of help: 1 - Give the challenge to the other team or 2 - Swap with our team. On mine self-competition from May to August, I shall not have help and because it's 122 days I'll have 130 daily challenges, every fail will cost me 20 pages, every win will add 5 pages.
It was such an adventure with friendships being created, new projects born of it, a spirit of the team that there was nothing like this in my entire life. I read in two weeks about 14 books, gave one book DNF and read a total of 3546 pages. Our team ended up with 300830 pages read. Both teams won because everyone read so much more than normal.
Now I just want to thank Mangant and Filipa, my amazing team and it was a wonderful journey with you all.
Goodbye for now, and good reading...