It feels like years since I wrote up my TBR for this year’s OWLs Magical Readathon, where I said I hoped I could read the five books I needed to get started on the Librarian career. Three weeks into April and I’d completed every prompt, even the additional one for the Dragon Tamer side-class. I read a lot in March, though it certainly helped that some of the books I chose were on the shorter side – a couple were even short stories – so coupled with the UK lockdown giving me plenty of free time, I’m in a great place to start NEWTs in August, and can go for any career I like now!
It’s that time of year again! The OWLs Magical Readathon starts on April 1st and G from Book Roast has released this year’s prompts, along with the Wizarding Career Guide with new careers and extra curricular courses!
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.
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.
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…
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!