I semi recently found a new BookTuber - Book Roast. She is a fan of box subscriptions, books, and all things Harry Potter. When she created a Harry Potter themed readathon for April I had to join in. Okay, I do not have to join in. I want to join in. I am excited to join in. You get to take your O.W.L.s allowing you to move forward with your education. Eventually she plans on creating a second challenge that builds on the first.
The best thing about this challenge is that she made it very flexible. There are 12 subjects - all corresponding to the actual O.W.Ls tests that are taken in the Harry Potter books. As long as you try you can reward yourself with a pat on the back. If you finish one O.W.L then you can give yourself a hug. If you finish all 12 then you can walk around knowing that you are equivalent to Hermione Granger. I made up the awards. However, they are all self imposed so you can totally earn them anyway.
I am not entirely sure I will make all 12 categories. However, I aim to try. I definitely will not make it if I do not plan ahead. Thankfully, I have some bing reading days ahead. I mean some vacation days coming next month. It is perfect timing.
What are the categories?
Ancient Runes - Read a book with a symbol on the cover
Arithmancy - Read a book with a number on the cover
Astronomy - Read a science fiction novel
Care of Magical Creatures - Read a book that includes magical creatures or features a magical creature or features a magical creature on the cover
Charms - Read a fantasy book
Defence Against the Dark Arts - Book about/featuring secret societies/clubs
Divination - Reading a book featuring prophesies
Herbology - Read a book with nature related word in the title
History of Magic - Read a historical fiction
Muggle Studies - Read a muggle non-fiction book
Potions - Read a book about/with alchemy
Transfiguration - Read a book that deals with transfiguration/shapeshifting or similar theme or a book with a cat on the cover
I have written my choices in my bullet journal which I keep on my iPad. I will keep posting through April with my update on my progress. I am really excited about this challenge and doing it along with the Book Roast chanel. It is even better since a twitter account was set up specifically for this chanel. You can follow this account here. Also, make sure to use the hashtag #OWLSreadathon2018.
Here is Book Haul's intro video to the challenge
Here is Book Hauls video announcing her selections