We’re in the last few days of 2019 and with that comes the final part of the Magical Readathon: Winter Edition! Since the completing the previous chapter last week I’ve changed my book choice. The prompt was to read a book written by an author whose surname begins with either T, M, or R. I was going to read The Last Day by Andrew Hunter Murray but instead decided to pick up A Life’s Music by Andreï Makine. I’m looking forward to getting my last prompt(s) so let’s get right to it!
It’s almost Christmas! We’re in the fourth week of December so Chapter Four of the Magical Readathon: Winter Edition is now open!
We’re halfway through December – yikes! – so the third chapter of Magical Readathon: Winter Edition is open. I got two prompts last week and haven’t completed prompt one yet, but as I said in at Part I, I’m going to read at my own pace and I’ll just finish when I finish 🤷 Let’s see what prompts I get this week!
The second Sunday of December has been and gone so that means Chapter 2 of the Magical Readathon: Winter Edition is open! I finished my only read for Chapter 1 on Saturday and I’m ready for my next prompt! I didn’t get to go through the door for Chapter 2 until Monday evening as I went to visit magical Oxford where there was plenty of Harry Potter merchandise in almost every gift shop given that some scenes were filmed there.
For the third and final time this year, it’s Magical Readathon time! Once again, G at BookRoast has gone above and beyond with this readathon, this time creating a whole website for it! Here you can find all the info about all the past Magical Readathons, and get your prompts for this Winter edition.
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!