O.W.L.’s Magical Readathon 2019: Sign Up #OWLsReadathon2019

It’s that time of the year again!! I first discovered the Harry Potter themed Magical Readathons last year, all hosted by the wonderful Book Roast. I joined the O.W.L.s late last year, so I’m so excited to be joining this April with everyone else! She also has some surprises in store this year as she has designed the most gorgeous guide and we will all be reading ourselves to a magical career of our choice! ❤ Find out more in her video below.

I’m very excited to be joining this readathon again, which is starting April 1st and will run the whole month until April 30th. I also earned five extra days for the Charms exam with a previous Christmas readathon hosted last year… Which basically means I can start reading my Charms title on March 27th already and have extra time for the other ones.

I have said it before but the wizarding career guide is so freaking gorgeous! There are so many careers to choose from and I had a hard time just choosing one… So I’ve decided to narrow it down to two, try and read all the O.W.L.s for both and pospone the decision until August when the next N.E.W.T.s readathon is hosted. So which careers did I pick? It was really REALLY hard narrowing it down, but in the end it’s between Librarian and Magizoologist for me. Librarian because I love books and I would love to spend my time in a magical library. And Magizoologist because I love animals and I would love travelling the world seeing all those magical creatures.

O.W.L.s needed for each career:

Librarian: Ancient Runes // Arithmancy // Defense Against The Dark Arts // History Of Magic // Transfiguration

Magizoologist: Care Of Magical Creatures // Charms // Herbology // Potions

Sadly none of the O.W.L.s overlap, so this means I will have to read at least 9 books in total to be able to still have a choice between both careers when the readathon ends. So what will I read for each prompt? A tentative TBR:

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Magical Readathon: Christmas At Hogwarts: TBR

I’ve been loving my time with Book Roast‘s Harry Potter themed Magical Readathons, so of course I just HAD to join her newest upcoming readathon as well (I actually signed up last month). This one sounds superfun! It’s a Christmas themed readathon running from December 17th to December 26th, and we get to spend Christmas at the most magical place possible: Hogwarts! Everything is explained in her video below:

I love the idea of the map and each of use being able to choose our own path to the Christmas feast! The map is below as well as my TBR for the different prompts belonging to the path I’ve chosen.

#1 Finish your coursework – finish your current read

I picked the Spanish version of I Have Lost My Way, Perdimos Nuestro Camino, by Gayle Forman as the current read I will finish for this readathon… Mostly that if I want to finish Outlander first it will take me ages still. xD

#2 Have a snowball fight with the Weasley twins – a book you think will be humorous

Sorry Not Sorry by Sophie Ranald is supposed to be a ‘laugh-out-loud romantic comedy’ and sounds like the perfect summer read and title to fit the prompt. The fact I can cross off another ARC on my list early is of course a bonus. 😉

#3 Visit 3 Broomsticks for muller pixie wine – a read that should only take you a day/evening

I’ve been meaning to read more Christmas themed reads and I’ve been looking forward to read more of Fredrik Backman, so I thought this Christmas themed novella The Deal Of A Lifetime was a perfect fit.

#4 Sneak into the kitchen to gift dobby odd socks – read that has an item of clothing on the cover

Another Christmas themed read and a story I’ve been meaning to pick up ever since I read an ARC version of the third book of the series… A Boy Called Christmas by Matt Haig.

#5 Put on your knitted sweater from Molly Weasley – read with present parents or a focus on family

I’ve been looking forward to continue this series by Seanan McGuire ever since I read and loved the first book earlier this year. Since the sequel Down Among The Sticks And Bones is about twin sisters Jack and Jill and their family, it seems to be a perfect fit for this prompt.

#6 Attend the Christmas Feast – watch a Harry Potter movie 

Easiest prompt ever since I always love rewatching the Harry Potter movies! ❤


Are you joining this readathon? I confess I’m not a big Christmas fan, but this Harry Potter themed readathon sounds like a fun way to spend the days before Christmas in between preparations.


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Magical Readathon: Christmas At Hogwarts

I’ve been loving my time with Book Roast‘s Harry Potter themed Magical Readathons, so of course I just HAD to join her newest upcoming readathon as well. This one sounds superfun! It’s a Christmas themed readathon running from December 17th to December 26th, and we get to spend Christmas at the most magical place possible: Hogwarts! Everything is explained in her video below:

I love the idea of the map and each of use being able to choose our own path to the Christmas feast! The map is below, and since December 17th is still ages away I’m not creating a TBR just yet. 😉

Below are the requirements for each prompt… In red the prompts I’m 99% I will pick next month, and I’m still not sure whether I want to help Hagrid decorate the trees or have a snowball fight with the Weasley twins. I guess it will depend on whether I find a book with a golden detail on it I want to read. 😉 (Also, I might end up going for the Dobby, Restricted Section option, I still haven’t decided…)

# Finish your coursework – finish your current read
# Help Hagrid decorate the trees – book with a golden detail
# Have a snowball fight with the Weasley twins – a book you think will be humorous
# Visit 3 Broomsticks for muller pixie wine – a read that should only take you a day/evening
# Exchange presents at your Common Room – read featuring/about friendship
# Sneak into the kitchen to gift dobby odd socks – read that has an item of clothing on the cover
# Attend a Yule Ball – book you’ve been preparing yourself for
# Fly around snowy Hogwarts grounds – building on the cover
#Put on your knitted sweater from Molly Weasley – read with present parents or a focus on family
#Use your Invisibility Cloak to get to the Restricted Section of the Hogwarts Library – read a banned book
# Bring a festive treat to Hedwig at the Owlery – animal on the cover/title/series name
# Attend the Christmas Feast – watch a Harry Potter movie (optional)


Are you joining this readathon? I confess I’m not a big Christmas fan, but this Harry Potter themed readathon sounds like a fun way to spend the days before Christmas in between preparations.


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Magical Readathon: #CharmsExtraCredit: THE RESULTS

Remember I joined the Magical Readathon: Charms Extra Credit Readathon last week? Guess what, it’s already over and it’s time to see how things went. This readathon ran from October 8th to October 14th and was about earning extra credits for the Hogwarts subject Charms. A bonus: if you are joining the O.W.L.s next year, you were granted an extra day for each prompt you finished to start reading your book for Charms early next year.

So how well did I? It wasn’t easy, but I managed to complete all five spells! So that means an extra five days to read my book for the Charms prompt in the O.W.L. Readathon next April… Fingers crossed I’ll be able to join since it’s still miles away haha.

  • Alohamora (read a book that’s first in a series) REBOOT BY AMY TINTERA
  • Accio (book that’s top of your TBR) THE DARKNESS BY RAGNAR JONASSON
  • Incendio (words ‘fire’ or ‘flame’ in the title/series name, or flame picture on the cover) ONE DARK NIGHT BY TOM BALE
  • Rictusempra (book that ‘tickles you the right way’ (exciting trope/theme/genre)) CLOSER BY K.L. SLATER
  • Lumos (book with a light cover) LOVE & GELATO BY JENNA EVANS WELCH

 

Did you join this readathon? Have you read any of the titles above yourself?


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Magical Readathon: Charms Extra Credit

After joining the O.W.L.s and N.E.W.T.s Readathon during the last two months, of course I had to jump at the opportunity to finally join a Readathon on time along with all the rest of the Hogwarts students. When I first heard about this week long readathon for extra credits for the Hogwarts subject Charms, I thought it was an excellent idea. A bonus: if you are joining the O.W.L.s next year, you can win an extra day for each prompt you finish now to start reading your book for Charms early next year. More about this readathon in the video below:

The readathon will run from October 8th to October 14th, and while I’m not sure if I will be able to read all five of the prompts, I will be looking forward to give it a try. Here is my TBR for this readathon:

CHARMS EXTRA CREDIT TBR

  • Alohamora (read a book that’s first in a series) REBOOT BY AMY TINTERA
  • Accio (book that’s top of your TBR) THE DARKNESS BY RAGNAR JONASSON
  • Incendio (words ‘fire’ or ‘flame’ in the title/series name, or flame picture on the cover) ONE DARK NIGHT BY TOM BALE
  • Rictusempra (book that ‘tickles you the right way’ (exciting trope/theme/genre)) CLOSER BY K.L. SLATER
  • Lumos (book with a light cover) LOVE & GELATO BY JENNA EVANS WELCH

 

Are you joining this readathon as well? Have you read any of the books on my TBR yourself? Any title I should read first?


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N.E.W.T.s Readathon: The Results Are In! #NEWTsReadathon2018

Remember I signed up for the N.E.W.T.s Readathon in August? Here are the results! I did this adapted readathon from August 31st to September 30th; 31 days of reading like a maniac to get as many prompts and subjects as possible. Because yes, as a true Ravenclaw and with my inner Hermione talking, of course I had to try and get at least an Acceptable in all Hogwarts subjects.

And guess what: I did! Oh yes, somehow I managed to read no less than 28 out of the 36 books I had selected for the different prompts. I admit a few were supershort reads, but overall I’m really happy with just how much I was able to read. First a full list of my grades… I managed to get the highest Outstanding grade for most of the subjects I wanted, so I consider this readathon a success.

# Hogwards Subjects #

– Charms (O) Outstanding
– Defense Against The Dark Arts (O) Outstanding
– Potions (O) Outstanding
– Transfiguration (O) Outstanding
– Arithmancy (O) Outstanding
– Herbology (E) Exceeded Expectations
– Ancient Runes (O) Outstanding
– Astronomy (A) Acceptable
– Care Of Magical Creatures (E) Exceeded Expectations
– History Of Magic (E) Exceeded Expectations
– Muggle Studies (A) Acceptable
– Divination (E) Exceeded Expectations

So which books did I read for the challenge? I’ll share my graphics again and then give a full list of them below.

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N.E.W.T.s Readathon: Official Update Post #NEWTsReadathon2018

Remember I signed up for the N.E.W.T.s Readathon a few days ago? I’ve decided to make a separate update post again to keep track of my progress.

I will be doing this readathon from August 31st to September 30th; 31 days of reading like a maniac to get as many prompts and subjects as possible. Because yes, as a true Ravenclaw and with my inner Hermione talking, of course I have to try and get at least an Acceptable in all Hogwarts subjects. The first six subjects are priority though, and as the readathon states I need to get at least one Outstanding as well.

I’m looking forward to see how many books I’ll be able to read before the end of the month!

>> Last updated September 30th 2018 <<

N.E.W.T.s Readathon TBR


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