OWLs Magical Readathon: Round-Up

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! I was off to a slow start due to a busy beginning of the month but I soon picked up speed again. I did deviate a little from my original TBR (full post here).

I DNF-ed Man in the High Castle at 16% because it wasn’t holding my interest at all. It’s been on my TBR for a couple of years because I’d heard good things about the TV show but the book did nothing for me. I think I’ll just watch the show instead! I also swapped out East West Street for a short story but I’m definitely still planning on reading it, and soon. Once I completed my seven books, I tried to squeeze in a couple more during the final few days, including a book that wasn’t released until the last day of the readathon – my read for Potions. I finished with just an hour and a half to spare!

My reading was a bit up and down, some books I loved whilst others were underwhelming. Here are all my reviews:

  • Borne by Jeff Vandermeer – 5 stars

I’m looking forward to a bit more of a relaxed reading month in May but I’m already thinking about NEWTs in August! As I’ve done nine OWLs, I’m in a good position for NEWTs as there are only three subjects which I didn’t complete prompts for and therefore can’t progress with at NEWT level: Astronomy, Arithmancy and Transfiguration. My career choice for the OWLs was Hogwarts Professor – teaching subject of choice: Divination – but I thought it would be interesting to look at what other careers I can still try for with the OWLs I’ve achieved. So Arithmancy seems to be quite common to most of the careers, meaning that if I choose not to continue with the Hogwarts Professor career, my only other options are Herbologist, Journalist or Writer, and Magizoologist! But for now, I’m getting back to tackling my TBR.

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See you in August

for NEWTs!

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