The main idea of the Hogwarts House Battle was to read as much as possible – points for pages! You also got additional points for completing prompts, group reads, and more.
I had so much fun with this year’s NEWTs Magical Readathon! I didn’t get a chance to join in with any of the challenges and games on Twitter, but I did take part in a few reading sprints and read a lot. I needed to read seven books to achieve my career of Hogwarts Professor of Divination: an O in Divination (three books), an E in Defence Against the Dark Arts (two books), and two As in any subject (one book each). I chose Charms and Ancient Runes as my two ‘Acceptable’ subjects. You can take a look at my original TBR here. Thanks to some quick and very short reads I managed to get through fifteen books and achieve four Outstanding grades, one Excellent, and one Acceptable.
So the NEWTs Magical Readathon is coming to end, and despite previously saying I like to take some time off in between readathons, I’ve enjoyed NEWTs so much that I’ve decided to do another Harry Potter-themed readathon straight after, beginning September 1st!
It’s here, it’s here, it’s here! I have been so excited for the NEWTs Magical Readathon. OWLs were so much fun so I can’t wait to get stuck back in. You can find my OWLs posts here. As per usual, G at Book Roast has gone over and above with her work on this readathon…
I decided to do BiancaReads’ Sims-themed readathon – Sims-a-thon – this month, and had so much fun picking books for the prompts and collecting points for each read! It seems like it came at a perfect time too, as the latest Sims 4 expansion pack, Island Living, came out at the end of June. You can see my original TBR post here, which also explains all about how the readathon works. I obviously didn’t stick to my original reading plan, because when do I ever? But here’s what I did read, and how many points those books got me!
Remember when I finished the OWLs Magical Readathon and I was like, ‘Phew, glad I can go back to mood-reading now!’? Well, as it turns out, I can’t resist a good readathon and this Sims-themed one from BiancaReads looks amazing! I love the Sims, I think I’ve been playing for over fifteen years now? Obviously on-and-off, you fellow Simmers will know how it goes: you don’t touch the game for months and then suddenly you’re doing 12-hour Sim sessions and you haven’t seen daylight in a week.
Taking part in this year’s OWLs Magical Readathon has been so much fun! I managed to complete all the OWLs I needed for the career of Hogwarts Professor, plus two extras, giving me a total of nine and an overall grade of Outstanding!
One of my reading goals this year is to tackle my TBR. In my Spring Readspost, I mentioned some of the books that have been on my shelf the longest, some for two or three years, so when I came across The Unread Shelf Project, I knew it would be a perfect motivator to keep me focused on my plan.
A few days ago I came across Book Roast’s amazing Magical Readathon, and I’m so excited to start it on Monday! The Magical Readathon is definitely heavily rooted in Harry Potter but anyone can take part – Potter fans or not – because the books you choose to read are nothing to do with the series. G, the amazing human behind Book Roast, has clearly put so much work into creating this readathon, it’s really impressive!