Magical Readathon

Magical Readathon 2020

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The much anticipated Magical Readathon is here! It is my first year, and I am seriously soo excited to be a part of this amazing readathon with some of my favorite book bloggers. Really, some of these book blog participants are people that I aspire to be like.

Have you not heard of the Magical Readathon? The readathon is created and hosted by the lovely G of Book Roast. It runs from April 1 to April 30 and is based on the O.W.Ls (Ordinary Wizarding Levels) exams that the students take at Hogwarts. To make it even more magical, runs the N.E.W.T.s every November! Just like Hogwarts, you can only continue onto NEWT subjects if you have passed that subject in your OWLs. G also has the OWLs centered around several wizarding careers and their required subjects needed to pursue said subject.

Perhaps I am a bit ahead of myself in pursuing this magical career, but I always wanted to be an Auror. Check out the amazing career guide for Auror that G has created here. You can find amazing careers from Hogwarts professor and journalist to wand or broom maker! She truly spent so much time and thought in creating this.

It was truly overwhelming to determine which books for each subject, but here are mine:

Charms:

  • Lumos Maxima

Defense Against the Dark Arts:

Herbology:

History of Magic: 

Muggle Studies:

    • Book from a perspective of a muggle (contemporary)

Potions:

Transfiguration:

  • Animagus Lecture

    • Book/series that includes shapeshifting
      • Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban by J.K. Rowling
      • Heir of Fire by Sarah J. Maas

There are also some amazing optional seminars to “help” your career. As much as I wish I could do all (I am a total Hermione when it comes to college, which I am pretty sure irks my college guidance counselor), I am only going to take the Animagus training (I always wished I could turn into a skunk…random) and the Merpeople Linguistics. Hey, maybe as an auror I may need to question a merperson?

Animagus training

requires the OWLs for Arithmancy, potions and transfiguration. You need not read an extra book in the subject if your career already requires it, like aurors needing potions and transfiguration OWLs already. Aurors do not require Arithmancy, however, so I will also try to read a book to fit the Arithmancy category:

Arithmancy:

  • Magical qualities of number 2: balances/opposites

    • Read a book outside your comfort zone
      • Always Human by Ari North (which I happen to be reading for the book club Dragons and Tea on GoodReads. This isn’t one quite out of my comfort zone, but it is a book that I have sadly only read a small handful of books that it in this qualification. I am also not a big fan of sci-fi android-like books. Though when I read the synopsis, I was actually very excited the amazing Meltotheany and her other mods of the book club chose this as our monthly read.

Merpeople Linguistics

requires an OWL in Herbology, which Auror already requires 🙂

Like I said, I am super excited for this readathon! I think I have mentioned it quite a few times about my love for Harry Potter. There is such an amazing communication group for all participants, and it really feels like a family; as if I were to be stepping towards first year exams almost.

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What makes this readathon more fun (like that could ever be possible) is that you also earn points for your Hogwarts house. I am naturally a Slytherin. Every online test I have taken has sorted me as such, and truthfully I have so much pride in the “underdog” or rather the “bully” steretyped house. For someone who was bullied, never fit in, had just a small collection of friends, I feel like that is what Slytherins are. Looking at the pictures I found online to describe a Slytherin, I truly love their traits-is that bad? Perhaps not all the traits (ahem, sinister), but we all have negative traits to our personality that we may not like, but they make us who we are. I have been told too often how stubborn I am, and I see that so much in my children now (sadly). All 5’2″ of me are definitely not intimidating. However I pride myself on my opinions and ability to be outspoken. Might make people mad with me, especially in such a strict job, but I would rather someone be outright honest to me, tell me like it is, than beat around the bush, so to speak.

So the OWLs readathon runs from now, April 1st, to April 30th. If you want to join, it is open to anyone. The link to G’s YouTube is at the top by her name, but the website link for the wonderful and fun information is here 

Comments:

Have you taken part in the previous Magical Readathons? Are you taking part in the Magical Readathon this year? What Hogwarts house are you? 

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