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.
Kindle books: 3
Book copies: 6
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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.
Arithmancy: Gone Girl by Gillian
Potions: Anthem by Ayn Rand
Transfiguration: Heir of Fire by Sarah J. Maas
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 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
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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