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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N.E.W.T.s Readathon: TBR #NEWTsReadathon2018

I first heard about the N.E.W.T.s Readathon earlier this month when I read Kelly’s post, and as a huge Potter nerd I of course knew I HAD to join straight away. Problem: I never did sit my O.W.L.s, and everybody knows that without O.W.L.s it’s impossible to sit the N.E.W.T.s… So instead of doing the N.E.W.T.s readathon along with everybody in August, I decided to do my O.W.L.s first. Things went waaay better than planned so I managed to actually read books for all TWELVE subjects, meaning I can sit for any N.E.W.T. I want.

But first credit where credit is due. Both readathons are hosted by the wonderful Book Roast and you can find the introduction to this readathon below with all the necessary information.

 As a true Ravenclaw and with my inner Hermione talking, I’m actually going to try and get at least an Acceptable for each of the subjects. What? Reading so many books in only a month? Yes, I know it’s kind of crazy, but I’m going to try anyway haha. Below you can find my tentative TBR for the readathon… Subjects and prompts are on the left, with book covers for each prompt and grade next to them. The first six Hogwarts subjects I want to get no matter what; the second group is more optional.

Words cannot describe how excited I am about this particular readathon! I will be starting on August 31st and reading like a maniac until September 30th (I’ve added an extra day to get the full 31 days). Bring it on, N.E.W.T.s!

N.E.W.T.s Readathon TBR

Have you read any of these titles? Any books you think I should read first?


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Magical Readathon: O.W.L. Edition: DONE!!

 

The earlier this month I posted about joining the Magical Readathon: O.W.L. Edition here, a readathon and Harry Potter inspired challenge created and hosted by Book Roast back in April. I had a separate update post to keep track of my progress… But I’m happy to announce that instead of the planned eight O.W.L.s I wanted to pass before the end of the month, somehow I’ve managed to read all twelve books already! Oh yes, I managed to get all twelve O.W.L.s, meaning I can choose my N.E.W.T.s freely next month. Below a list of subjects, prompts and the books I decided to read for each.

I’m so excited to be starting my N.E.W.T.s soon now! Originally this readathon is running this month, but I will be doing it from August 31st to September 30th (to get the full 31 days for this enormous challenge). I’ve already made a tentative TBR; look out for my post soon!

O.W.L.s passed
# Astronomy, Defense Against The Dark Arts, Transfiguration, Muggle Studies, Charms, Arithmancy, History Of Magic, Potions, Ancient Runes, Care Of Magical Creatures, Divination, Herbology

LIST OF SUBJECTS AND PROMPTS

1. Ancient Runes: Read A Book With a Symbol On The Cover FINISHED 15/08: The Mysterious Affair At Styles
2. Arithmancy: Read A Book With A Number On The Cover/Title FINISHED 12/08: The 7 Deaths Of Evelyn Hardcastle
3. Astronomy: Read a Science Fiction Novel FINISHED 03/08: The Echo Room
4. Care of Magical Creatures: Read A Book That includes magical creatures or features one on the cover FINISHED 20/08: Uprooted
5. Charms: Read A Fantasy Book FINISHED 11/08: Every Heart A Doorway
6. Defense Against The Dark Arts: Book about / featuring secret societies/clubs FINISHED 07/08: The Masked City
7. Divination: Read A Book Featuring Prophecies FINISHED 21/08: The Shadow Cats
8. Herbology: Read a book with a nature-related word in the title FINISHED 22/08: Rivers Of London
9. History of Magic: Read a historical fiction FINISHED 13/08: The Impossible Girl
10. Muggle Studies: Read a muggle non-fiction book FINISHED 10/08: The Tango War
11. Potions: Read a book about/ with alchemy FINISHED 15/08: Ink And Bone
12. Transfiguration: Read a book that deals with shapeshifting or something of the sort or a book with a cat on the cover FINISHED 09/08: Harry Potter Y El Prisonero De Azkaban


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Magical Readathon: O.W.L. Edition – Update Post

The other day I posted about joining the Magical Readathon: O.W.L. Edition here, a readathon and Harry Potter inspired challenge created and hosted by Book Roast back in April. I’m late to the party, but that doesn’t mean I’m any less excited; especially since I’m planning to do the N.E.W.T.s either next month or in October as well!

I’ve decided to do a separate update post so I can track my progress in one place… I’ve still not decided on my fictional career after Hogwarts, but since I’m a Ravenclaw all knowledge is welcome I guess. 😉 I’m planning on passing at least eight O.W.L.s out of the twelve, so I can pick my N.E.W.T.s more freely in the next challenge.

Since the original readathon went from April 2nd till April 29th, only books finished between August 2nd and August 29th will count for this challenge.

My TBR for the readathon (some of the titles might be changed later on; for Charms I was originally going to read Hero At The Fall, but I saw that I needed it for a N.E.W.T. so I’m saving it for next month). Those that are check-marked I have managed to pass already.

>> Last updated August 22nd 2018 <<

O.W.L.s passed
# Astronomy, Defense Against The Dark Arts, Transfiguration, Muggle Studies, Charms, Arithmancy, History Of Magic, Potions, Ancient Runes, Care Of Magical Creatures, Divination, Herbology

 

LIST OF SUBJECTS AND PROMPTS

1. Ancient Runes: Read A Book With a Symbol On The Cover FINISHED 15/08: The Mysterious Affair At Styles
2. Arithmancy: Read A Book With A Number On The Cover/Title FINISHED 12/08: The 7 Deaths Of Evelyn Hardcastle
3. Astronomy: Read a Science Fiction Novel FINISHED 03/08: The Echo Room
4. Care of Magical Creatures: Read A Book That includes magical creatures or features one on the cover FINISHED 20/08: Uprooted
5. Charms: Read A Fantasy Book FINISHED 11/08: Every Heart A Doorway
6. Defense Against The Dark Arts: Book about / featuring secret societies/clubs FINISHED 07/08: The Masked City
7. Divination: Read A Book Featuring Prophecies FINISHED 21/08: The Shadow Cats
8. Herbology: Read a book with a nature-related word in the title FINISHED 22/08: Rivers Of London
9. History of Magic: Read a historical fiction FINISHED 13/08: The Impossible Girl
10. Muggle Studies: Read a muggle non-fiction book FINISHED 10/08: The Tango War
11. Potions: Read a book about/ with alchemy FINISHED 15/08: Ink And Bone
12. Transfiguration: Read a book that deals with shapeshifting or something of the sort or a book with a cat on the cover FINISHED 09/08: Harry Potter Y El Prisonero De Azkaban


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