Book Roast has announced another addition to her Harry Potter themed readathon. This time it is around the Christmas or Winter holiday season from December 17 - December 26. She built it on a reading journey that allows you to attend the Christmas feast. You can choose your own path, by filling out the reading a book based on the prompt. If you finish you will end up reading five books.
You can find the reading lists here: Grey, Parchment, White
Here are the categories:
Finish your coursework - finish a book you are currently reading
Help Hagrid decorate the tree - Find a book with golden details
HAve a snowball fight with the Weasley twins - Choose a book that you think will be really fun
Visit 3 broomsticks for mulled pixie wine - pick a quick read
Exchange presents at your common room - A book that you think includes a strong friendship
Sneak into kitchen to gift Dobby odd socks - Read a book that features an item of clothing on the cover
Attend a Yule Ball - Read a book you have been preparing yourself for
Fly around snowy Hogwards grounds - read a book with buildings on the cover
Put on your Molly's knitted sweater - Read a book where family is a strong theme, or where parents are present
Use Invisibility Cloak to get into Restricted Section - Read a banned book
Bring a festive treat to Hedwig at the Owlery -Have an animal on the cover, title, or series title.
Attend the Christmas Feast - watch a Harry Potter movie
I will be working on my reading list and posting it within a week or so. In the meantime watch Book Roast's original video.
I planned on posting my next five books today. In a way I am. However, I found out that there is another reading challenge. This time it is a week long extra credit challenge for the O.W.L.s next April. It is, once again, hosted by Book Roast.
The full details can be found below in Book Roast's video. However, the general idea is that you have between October 8-14 to read between one and five books. For every book you finish you get to start an extra day early on your Charms test for the O.W.L.s.
Isn't that a brilliant idea? It is also a great way to keep the O.W.L.s going all year.
I just found out about the challenge today. Thankfully, the book I finished today totally counted for one of the categories, so I am doing good.
Here are the challenges.
Alohomora - First in a Series - Iron and Magic
Incendio - Word 'fire' or 'flame' in title/series name, or flame picture on cover - Ignite
Lumos - Book with a Light Cover - Crazy Rich Asians
Accio - Book that's top of your TBR - Magic Triumphs
Rictusempra - A book that tickle you the right way (exciting trape/theme/genre) - Space Opera
Last week was a crazy week. I am amazed that I was able to get any reading done at all. Yet, not only have I gotten reading done - I have completed for O's for my N.E.W.T.s. That is a total of 12 books. It may not be my highest read month, but it is a pretty nice list considering how busy this month has been.
The best part is that I think I will have no problems finishing up one more O for my N.E.W.T.s bringing the total of books to 15. I am currently working on History of Magic. I have finished one of the three books and am almost finished with another. Here is my updated TBR.
History of Magic
A. Educated - nearly finished. Wow. Just wow.
E. Incognito - An audiobook that I will start today, hopefully.
O. The City of Brass - An audiobook finished today. I was massively in love at the start of the book, but not as in love at the end. Still a great read.
I think I will at least start reading a Kindle book after I finish Educated, and attempt to obtain an A in either Muggle Studies or Charms. However, I am uncertain what book that would be as of yet. I plan to start posting my next five reads latter this month. It will coincide with the end of N.E.W.T.s by at least a book.
How are your N.E.W.T.s going?
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