I suppose I should start out by saying that I could not entirely remember what the A, E, and O stand for. I am fairly certain that they stand for Acceptable, Exceeds Expectations, and Outstanding. Although, that may just have something to do with my kids and their finals. I will update when the written exam rules comes out.
However, I am excited that I have decided that the first test that I will sit for is Transfigurations. Overall there are six texts that I can sit for. I am going to create TBR lists for each. . . But I have a hard time imagining being able to get through eighteen books in one month. I did do 30 once, so I suppose it is possible.
A Scanner Darkley is a science fiction book by Philip K Dick. I own it in audiobook. I wanted to read more by Philip K Dick, although I am not sure what I will think about this story.
I am currently on hold at the library for the audio version of Children of Blood and Bones by Tomi Adeyemi. According to their algorithm I should be receiving this book shortly before the challenge. This book is everywhere and I cannot wait to read it.
A Court of Thorns and Roses by Sarah J Mass is a Kindle book that I picked up when it was on sale. I have heard a lot about the series and have been meaning to read it forever.
I think this is a great line up, and I do not anticipate any difficulty in receiving my Transfigurations N.E.W.T. The only question now is what will I transform into. . . .
The O.W.L.s have come and gone and I have yet to do my official check in. (Original Post)
The end result - not so good.
I entered in a massive reading slump in the month of April. That is not a bad thing. I mean I have currently read 60 books this year. That is 27 books ahead of my goal.
A reading slump was due.
I just wish that it has not happen during the O.W.L.s. I think this challenge was great, and fully intended to participate to my utmost.
I mean I am totally a Hermione Granger. I once had a Professor in my graduate program take me outside to gently tell me that I had received a C on a paper. She knew I would take it hard. Do not worry too much, I aced the course. Yet, kids and work come well before reading.
Here is my original O.W.L.s goal. I was aiming for twelve books.
In total I read only seven books in April. (Yes, seven books in a month is my idea of a reading slump.) Of the six books three of them were original selections for the challenge. Three more were books that I picked up along the way.
I have decided that I am just really bad about picking a list of books to read and actually sticking to that list. Thankfully it does not bother me too much.
Either way all six books fit in nicely with my O.W.L. So, it means that I made it half way through. Not too bad, but no Hermione.
Ancient Runes - Did Not Finish
Arithmacy - The Thirteenth Tale
Astronomy - Acceptance
Care of Magical Creatures - Bourne
Charms - The Night Realm
Defense Against the Dark Arts - Did Not Finish
Divination - Did Not Finish
Herbology - Did Not Finish
History of Magic - My Way To Canossa
Muggle Studies - Brain Bugs
Potions - Did Not Finish
Transfiguration - The Glittering Court
Last week I posted about the O.W.L.s Readathon that is hosted by Book Roast. You can find out more information about the Readathon here. The Readathon officially started on April 2nd - this Monday. Four full days in and I am finished with two of my O.W.L.S and have started my third and fourth.
I have made some changes to my TBR list. My updated list is below. You can see that I still have one book that I need to fill, but I am not worried about it yet, as I still have so many to read.
In order to complete all of my O.W.L.s I need to read three books a week. I would say that I am currently on track, but could easily fall behind. Thankfully, I do not have to finish all twelve to receive an Outstanding - but I am aiming high.
How are your O.W.L.s going? Let me know in the comments - link up your BookTube or Blog updates.