Magical Readathon, Wrap Ups

OWLs /April Wrap-Up

The end has arrived! I will miss getting to speak so much about Harry Potter and other related fandoms to so many amazing people. Prior to this Readathon, I had yet to meet another Slytherin. So getting to be in a house chat with other Slytherins was incredible! It is amazing how different in personalities people are between houses, but then when you talk to people within the same house, they actually understand your personality!

First, I have to give a huge thank you to G! She created one of the greatest readathons I have ever seen, filled with tiny details that truly made it feel like you were studying for your OWLs in Hogwarts. Also, the details she added to the OWLs Readathon pages and prompts were awe-inspiring. Thank you to AJ for fun filled (though not without stress) Quidditch matches. Lee Jordan would be impressed with your game commentary.

Second, this readathon really helped me get into several books that have been on my TBR for quite some time but I have just put them off. The books I had initially chosen to read for this readathon definitely shifted a bit as I read, as seen between my two pictures. I managed to read 10 books this month, along with a couple DNFs.

I really tried to give The Never Tilting World by Rin Chupeco a chance. I got to the 1/3 mark and finally had to call it quits. Not that it wasn’t good necessarily, but it was just too slow. There is so much world building in the first, but not a lot of clarification on the major secret that has troubled the two different sides of the world. Not to say I won’t try to return to it again, just definitely need a break from it for now.

I had been looking forward to reading Black Hearts by Nicole Castroman. I love books on pirates, at-sea adventures, and romance. But again, 1/3 into this book and it was dragging. Another extremely slow book that from what I read was just building the characters and their relationships with extra characters in the book. What I appreciated about this book was was not to do when I am writing my pirate book. I have been redoing some of the plot and brainstorming of my own book and now I have a good idea about how to write without boring the reader.

Quick Stats:

Kindle books: 3

Audible: 1

Book copies: 6

Check out my career’s requirements:

Auror

Check out my recaps below for finishing the subjects:

OWLs Readathon Week 1

OWLs Readathon Weeks 2&3

Training/Seminars

Because I completed all but one class (Ancient Runes), I figured I’d add my readings to a couple seminars. I tried to choose the best that would come in handy for Auror.

Animagus training:

Arithmancy: Gone Girl by Gillian

Potions: Anthem by Ayn Rand

Transfiguration: Heir of Fire by Sarah J. Maas

Merpeople Linguistics:

Herbology: Monster by Carmen Caine

 

Well, that’s a full recap on my OWLs readathon! Can’t wait to catch you all in August for NEWTs! 😀 I am a bit nervous for those, as from what I’ve heard, the reading prompts are much more difficult. As would be expected when I recall Percy Weasley exploding on the common room for disturbing his jam-packed study sessions after the school day.

Looking Forward:

Looking to join a fun readathon for May? Join me and many others for the Medievalathon hosted by Holly Hearts Books for a really fun reading that feeds your love for medieval things by establishing your nobility, earning armor, and even awesome pets. Check out the video here

Comments:

If you participated in the OWLs Readathon, how did you reading go? What career did you complete? Are you participating in any May readathons?

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6 thoughts on “OWLs /April Wrap-Up”

  1. I completed all 12 prompts and went for Alchemist so very pleased ☺️ And yes, participating in many readathons in May… 5 👀🙈 I’m participating in The Hunger Games Readathon, Medievalathon, Asian Readathon, Desertathon and Because We Can Readathon 😂

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    1. Oh my gosh! That truly is a lot of readathons for this month! Are you able to use some of those books with all of the readathons you’re doing? I hadn’t seen the Hunger Games readathon! I’ll have to check that out. I loved that series!

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      1. Yes, some of them do fortunately overlap, else I wouldn’t survive 🤣 There’s only four books that doesn’t overlap. And you should definitely! To find more info you could check out @sabisaysread_ on Instagram, she’s the host ❤️

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  2. Great wrap up! I participated and finished all my O.W.L.s in time, now I’m closer to be a Curse Breaker! My reading was pretty good, I liked most of the books. This month I’m participating in the SeaMAYdenathon, and I have yet to start reading my first book but I’m really excited about it! 💖

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    1. Wow! That’s awesome! I had a hard time choosing a career, and Curse Breaker was one that I had thought about. Maybe next year I’ll go for it. Oh! That sounds cool! Is that on twitter?

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