OWLS Readathon Wrap Up!

OWLS Readathon Wrap Up!

July 23, 2019 (2)
I originally posted a TBR for the OWLS readathon which you can take a look at here, but pretty much didn’t stick to it and ended up reading other things so I thought it would be fun to post a quick round up of what books I read and which exams I completed!

Copy of book cover - 2020-03-30T172615.434Ancient Runes (heart on the cover): ┬áHeart of Thorns – Bree Barton

Arithmancy (something outside your favourite genre): Strangers – C. L. Taylor

Astronomy (read this book at night): Hold Back the Tide – Melinda Salisbury

Copy of book cover - 2020-03-30T172732.088Charms (white cover): One Of Us Is Next – Karen M. McManus

Defence Against the Dark Arts (book set at sea): Viper – Bex Hogan

Divination (assign numbers to your TBR): Firewalkers – Adrian Tchaikovsky

Copy of book cover - 2020-03-30T175422.944Herbology (title that starts with M): Magic for Liars – Sarah Gailey

History of Magic (book with witches): Seeker – Cate Tiernan

Muggle Studies (read a contemporary): Bookish and the Beast – Ashley Poston

Potions (under 150 pages): Prosper’s Demon K J Parker

Transfiguration (features shapeshifting): The Cold Is In Her Bones – Peternelle Van Arsdale

So I managed to complete eleven out of twelve exams, I started reading Pine by Francine Toon for Care of Magical Creatures but didn’t finish it till May 1st. Overall I’m really pleased with how I got on with this readathon and I’m really looking forward to the NEWTS in August!

Magical Readathon OWLS TBR!

Magical Readathon OWLS TBR!

July 23, 2019 (8)
The Magical Readathon is a readathon I look forward to every year and I’m so excited for it to start on April 1st. Since I’m stuck in the house I thought I would make a TBR for all the prompts and see how many I could get through. I’ll pick my chosen career at the end based on how many of these I manage to get through – so let’s dive in!

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Ancient Runes: Heart on the cover
Weirdly I couldn’t seem to find any books with a heart on the cover on my shelves so I’m going with Heart of Thorns by Bree Barton for this one.

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Arithmancy: Something outside your favourite genre
I tend to read fantasy and science fiction, so for this I’m going with Karen M. McManus’ latest contemporary thriller with One Of Us Is Next.

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Astronomy: Read the majority of this book at night
For this I picked a book I’ve been wanting to pick up for ages – Sorcery of Thorns by Margaret Rogerson.

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Care of Magical Creatures: Creature with a beak on the cover
It took me absolutely ages to find a book with a creature that has a beak, but then I remembered I still haven’t gotten around to Crowfall by Ed McDonald, this was a really anticipated release for me so I’m super excited to read it.

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Charms: White cover
One of my most anticipated releases for 2020 is the sequel to Shadowscent: The Darkest Bloom by P. M. Freestone. Crown of Smoke has a gorgeous white cover so I thought this was the perfect opportunity to read it.

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Defence Against the Dark Arts: Book set at sea
So I’m not entirely sure if this book is set at sea but it’s called Stormtide and the paperback has a boat on the cover, so fingers crossed.

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Divination: assign numbers to your TBR and use number generator
I assigned numbers to my review books tbr and it gave me number 58, which is The Wolf of Oren-Yaro by K. S. Villoso, which I’m so excited to read.

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Herbology: Title that starts with an M
For this I’m going to read Magic for Liars by Sarah Gailey, which is one of the few books I could find on my shelf that started with an M.

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History of magic: book featuring witches
Serpent and Dove has been on my must read list for absolutely ages and I still haven’t gotten around to it so I thought this was the perfect time to pick it up.

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Muggle studies: Read a contemporary
Another one I’m super excited to read, the third instalment in Ashley Poston’s Once Upon a Con series. I love these books so much so I can’t wait to dive in.

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Potions: Book under 150 pages
I really struggled to find a book under 150 pages so I’ve gone with Seeker by Cate Tiernan, which is book ten in the Sweep series and is 172 pages, so pretty close!

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Transfiguration: book that includes shape-shifting
This is another one I’ve been meaning to get around to for ages. I’m not sure how much shapeshifting is actually in the book but seeing as it’s a Beauty and the Beast retelling I figured it would fit the bill!

So those are the books I’m hoping to get to for the Magical Readathon – even if I only get to some of them I’m so excited to read all of these. I’d love to know if you’re participating what you’re planning to read and if you’ve read any of these what you thought!

O.W.L.S. Magical Readthon TBR!

O.W.L.S. Magical Readthon TBR!

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This was supposed to go up earlier in the week but as I’m late to everything that’s about right!

The Magical Readathon is a readathon run by G over at BookRoast which sees students taking their Ordinary Wizarding Levels at Hogwarts. The readathon runs for the month of April and this time around there are 12 subjects with prompts for each one however the readathon also includes a list of future careers in the Wizarding World. Students are encouraged to pick subjects based on the career they are most interested in. (You can see all the careers here)

I’m making a TBR for all twelve prompts because after a disastrous reading month in March I’m hoping this will help me power through some books. The career I’ve chosen is Magizoologist because I’d love to hang out with all the amazing creatures. So for this career I need to complete the following subjects: Care of Magical Creatures, Charms, Herbology and Potions. These will be my priorities for the readathon! (I’m not sure how well I explained all that but if you head over to G’s channel she has all the details)

So to the TBR!

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Ancient Runes: A Retelling

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Arithmancy: A book written by more than one author

book cover - 2019-04-03T105924.120Astronomy: A book with ‘star’ in the title

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Care of Magical Creatures: Land animal on the cover (there’s a meerkat in there I promise)

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Charms – Age-line: read an adult work

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Divination: Set in the future

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Herbology: plant on the cover

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History of Magic: published at least 10 years ago

book cover - 2019-04-03T110806.863Muggle Studies: Contemporary

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So those are the books I’m hoping to read for the Magical Readathon! If you’ve read any of them already definitely let me know your thoughts and if you’re participating let me know what you’re planning to read!