Have you ever had one of those weeks? Well it has been going on two weeks here. I'm ready for a break, but my glasses just broke on me so maybe one more week before things calm down. Although, I am more than ok for it to be earlier.
Today is my oldest's 18th birthday. He is still a senior in high school, so not much will really change. Except my oldest is now a legal adult. How crazy is that?
Today is also the start of the Magical Read-a-thon Christmas at Hogwarts. I never posted my reading list, and even if I had I changed it all up last night. So, here it is. I decided to mix up the author bing reading I have been doing with some a new author I am about to bing read, and a catch up read. Also, I am continuing on the Harry Potter series with The Chamber of Secrets. I found the new covers at Costco earlier this month, so I am good to continue reading.
Normally I read more when I am stressed. It is a way to release myself from the world and is an activity that I can do when waiting for appointments or stuck at home due to my daughter's behavior. I also listen to books, instead of music, at work and while driving. Reading usually helps me to feel better.
However, this week was ultra stress. It was stress to the point where my brain could not process reading. It couldn't even process YouTube. Like I said, one of those weeks.
I only finished one book this week. It was a great book - Grey Sister by Mark Lawrence. I especially appreciate well written books when you need to find friends between covers.
I hope your holiday preparations are well. If your celebrations are over then I hope that you find peace in the rest. If they are just starting then I hope you find a break from the everyday. Are you participating in the Christmas at Hogwarts Read-a-thon? If so link to your TBR list!
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.
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