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 <<

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# 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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Bout Of Books 16.0 – Day 6 Update

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Day 6 of the Bout Of Books 16.0 was another great day and I made it both to the 2.000 page mark and 6 finished books! Yay! This has definitely been a very successful read-a-thon so far. I’m not sure if I will be able to finish Dumplin’ today since I have over 300 pages left, but I’m going to give it a try. 😉

DAY 6: SATURDAY MAY 14th 2016

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# Pages read today: 282 (See How They Run) + 43 (Dumplin’)
# Total pages read: 2.067
# Book continued: See How They Run by Ally Carter
# Book started: Dumplin’ by Julie Murphy
# Books finished: All The Rage by Courtney Summers // Love Letters To The Dead by Ava Dellaira // The Reader On The 6.27 by Jean-Paul Didierlaurent // Leaving Time by Jodi Picoult // Stars Above by Marissa Meyer // See How They Run by Ally Carter

Bout Of Books 16.0 – Day 5 Update

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Day 5 of the Bout Of Books 16.0 was excellent and I managed to finish two more titles! 5 books in 5 days was definitely way more than I was expecting… Sure, The Reader On The 6.27 was a short (but really good) read and I skipped a few short stories I already read in Stars Above, but still…

DAY 5: FRIDAY MAY 13th 2016

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# Pages read today: 133 (Leaving Time) + 251 (Stars Above) + 54 (See How They Run)
# Total pages read: 1.742
# Books continued: Leaving Time by Jodi Picoult // Stars Above by Marissa Meyer
# Book started: See How They Run by Ally Carter
# Books finished: All The Rage by Courtney Summers // Love Letters To The Dead by Ava Dellaira // The Reader On The 6.27 by Jean-Paul Didierlaurent // Leaving Time by Jodi Picoult // Stars Above by Marissa Meyer

Bout Of Books 16.0 – Day 4 Update

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Day 4 of the Bout Of Books 16.0 was another great reading day and I managed to finish both my third book and I made good progress with Leaving Time (I’m at 68% now). I’ve also started with Stars Above, although I will only be reading those novellas I haven’t read last year… I skipped number two and three (Glitches and The Queen’s Army), so that explains the high page count for that book. 😉

DAY 4: THURSDAY MAY 12th 2016

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# Pages read today: 175 (Leaving Time) + 169 (The Reader On The 6.27) + 118 (Stars Above)
# Total pages read: 1.304
# Books continued: Leaving Time by Jodi Picoult // The Reader On The 6.27 by Jean-Paul Didierlaurent
# Book started: Stars Above by Marissa Meyer
# Books finished: All The Rage by Courtney Summers // Love Letters To The Dead by Ava Dellaira // The Reader On The 6.27 by Jean-Paul Didierlaurent

Bout Of Books 16.0 – Day 3 Update

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Day 3 of the Bout Of Books 16.0 was actually quite slow, and I didn’t manage to read as much as the previous days… Still I’m not complaining since the total page count is way higher than expected already.

DAY 3: WEDNESDAY MAY 11th 2016

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# Pages read today: 83 (Leaving Time) + 82 (The Reader On The 6.27)
# Total pages read: 842
# Books continued: Leaving Time by Jodi Picoult // The Reader On The 6.27 by Jean-Paul Didierlaurent
# Books finished: All The Rage by Courtney Summers // Love Letters To The Dead by Ava Dellaira

Bout Of Books 16.0 – Day 2 Update

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Day 2 of the Bout Of Books 16.0 went quite well, and I managed to finish my second book… With doubt not what I was expecting!

DAY 2: TUESDAY MAY 10th 2016

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# Pages read today: 265 (Love Letters To The Dead) + 10 (Leaving Time) + 5 (The Reader On The 6.27)
# Total pages read: 687
# Books continued: Love Letters To The Dead by Ava Dellaira // Leaving Time by Jodi Picoult
# Book started: The Reader On The 6.27 by Jean-Paul Didierlaurent
# Books finished: All The Rage by Courtney Summers // Love Letters To The Dead by Ava Dellaira

DAY 3 CHALLENGE: 5 FAVORITES

Everybody loves sharing favorites and now we’re giving you free rein to do just that. Pick the topic of your choice and share your 5 favorite books that fit. Topics could be a favorite genre, a favorite trope, book boyfriends, or ANYTHING. There’s no limit to where you can take this!

I’ve decided to go for the 5 favorites that have received a full 5 star rating so far in 2016… In no particular order:

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Bout Of Books 16.0 – Day 1 Update

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Bout Of Books 16.0 has officially started! I actually managed to read more than I thought on my first day… And I even managed to finish my first book of this read-a-thon already! 😀 I don’t think I will be able to keep this up though…

DAY 1: MONDAY MAY 9th 2016

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# Pages read today: 321 (All The Rage) + 71 (Love Letters To The Dead) + 15 (Leaving Time)
# Total pages read: 407
# Books started: All The Rage by Courtney Summers // Love Letters To The Dead by Ava Dellaira // Leaving Time by Jodi Picoult
# Books finished: All The Rage by Courtney Summers

The 2016 Bookish Bingo Challenge Update Post

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The Girly Geek Blog is hosting another yearly Bookish Bingo Challenge, and as soon as I saw her post I knew I had to join. Sign ups are open all the way to November, so feel free to check out her post The 2016 Bookish Bingo Challenge if you want to participate as well!

This post will be my place to keep track of my progress with this challenge… Updated monthly or so.

>> Last updated September 22nd 2016 <<

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  1. A book with a noun in its title. I’ll Meet You There by Heather Demetrios
  2. MYSTERY MISSION #1: Read a book featuring your dream career. The Bookshop Book by Jen Campbell
  3. A book on a bestseller list. Mr. Kiss And Tell by Rob Thomas
  4. A book you DNF’ed or forgot to finish. Eve by Iris Johansen
  5. A book by an author under 25. The Death Code by Lindsay Cummings (24!)
  6. A retelling of a folk or fairy tale. Stars Above by Marissa Meyer
  7. A book set within the entertainment industry. Famous Last Words by Katie Alender
  8. A debut novel. Snow Like Ashes by Sara Raasch
  9. A book featuring a conspiracy. The Conspiracy Of Us by Maggie Hall
  10. A book that is being made into a movie. Me Before You by Jojo Moyes
  11. A book featuring strong familial relationships. One by Sarah Crossan
  12. A book featuring sleuthing or crime-solving. Dead Wood by Dan Ames
  13. MYSTERY MISSION #2: Read a book translated from another language. The Reader On The 6.27 – by Jean-Paul Didierlaurent
  14. A book with stars on its cover. All The Birds In The Sky by Charlie Jane Anders
  15. A graphic novel, comic book or picture book. Razzle Dazzle Unicorn by Dana Simpson
  16. MYSTERY MISSION #3. Read a book featuring royalty: A Dance With Dragons by George R.R. Martin
  17. A book that features an unlikely friendship. A Darker Shade Of Magic by V.E. Schwab
  18. FREE SPACE! Neverwhere by Neil Gaiman
  19. A book featuring an asian or african MC. Confessions by Kanae Minato
  20. The third book in a series or trilogy. Never Never Part Three by Colleen Hoover and Tarryn Fisher
  21. A book published in your birth month. (march) Map Of Fates by Maggie Hall
  22. A book with alternating perspectives. Extraordinary Means by Robyn Schneider
  23. A book over 500 pages long. All The Light We Cannot See by Anthony Doerr
  24. A book set outside of Earth. Illuminae by Amie Kaufman
  25. MYSTERY MISSION #4. –
  26. An e-book or listen to an audiobook. Never Always Sometimes by Adi Alsaid
  27. A book with a number in its title. The Thousand-Dollar Tan Line by Rob Thomas
  28. A book featuring political espionage. Death Of Secrets by Bowen Greenwood
  29. A book that a friend loved. All The Truth That’s In Me by Julie Berry
  30. A book you’ve owned for over a year. Dark Places by Gillian Flynn
  31. A book featuring mental ilness or disability. Furiously Happy by Jenny Lawson
  32. MYSTERY MISSION #5.
  33. A book featuring a murder or assassination. Confessions Of A Murder Suspect by James Patterson
  34. A short story or a novella. Bestiario by Julio Cortázar
  35. A book featuring angels or faeries. Daugher Of Smoke And Bone by Laini Taylor

Currently 33 out of 35 squares completed.

Bout Of Books 15.0 – Day 6 Update

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Both books I already started on day 5 or before, Dark Places and Never Always Sometimes, don’t fully convince me. I don’t want to start another one, so for now I have decided to continue Never Always Sometimes first. I read about 65% of it during day 6 of Bout Of Books 15.0, so hopefully I will be able to finish it today. As for Dark Places: I don’t think I will finish that one before the end of today. It turns out to be quite a slow read and I really don’t like the characters. I’m only continuing to see what really happened with the Day family…

DAY 6: SATURDAY JANUARY 9th 2016

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# Pages read today: 6 (Dark Places) + 203 (Never Always Sometimes)
# Total pages read: 1.656
# Books continued: Dark Places by Gillian Flynn // Never Always Sometimes by Adi Alsaid
# Books finished: Neverwhere by Neil Gaiman // Dead Wood by Dani Amore // Serafina And The Black Cloak by Robert Beatty // All The Truth That’s In Me by Julie Berry // Confessions Of A Murder Suspect by James Patterson and Maxine Paetro //Fantastic Mr. Fox by Roald Dahl

Bout Of Books 15.0 – Day 5

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Confessions Of A Murder Suspect was such a fast read that I managed to read a lot of pages on day 5 of Bout Of Books 15.0. I picked up a copy of on Fantastic Mr. Fox as well on a whim, written by one of my favorite childhood authors Roald Dahl. I still can’t believe I haven’t read that one before! I don’t really like the characters of Dark Places, so  I have been struggling with that one… And decided to pick up Never Always Sometimes and see today which of the two I want to finish first.

DAY 5: FRIDAY JANUARY 8th 2016

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# Pages read today: 34 (Dark Places) + 267 (Confessions Of A Murder Suspect) + 81 (Fantastic Mr. Fox) + 5 (Never Always Sometimes)
# Total pages read: 1.447
# Books continued: Dark Places by Gillian Flynn // Confessions Of A Murder Suspect by James Patterson and Maxine Paetro
# Book started: Fantastic Mr. Fox by Roald Dahl // Never Always Sometimes by Adi Alsaid
# Books finished: Neverwhere by Neil Gaiman // Dead Wood by Dani Amore // Serafina And The Black Cloak by Robert Beatty // All The Truth That’s In Me by Julie Berry // Confessions Of A Murder Suspect by James Patterson and Maxine Paetro // Fantastic Mr. Fox by Roald Dahl