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
This last week has been a lot of piecemeal reading. I picked up a book when I had some time, read a chapter, and then moved on. I put on an audio book when I was able to and got done what else I needed to get done.
I am amazed, at times, how much I find myself reading. Yet the list of books I want to read is always longer.
I finally finished The Psychology of Time Travel from the list before last. I also finished Mirage, although I was almost finished with this book last week. I also finished listening to Senlin Ascends. All of these I finished on Friday.
I moved on to my next five books, that I will officially be posting this week. I am listening to Crazy Rich Asians. I think I will have an unpopular opinion of this book, I just am not sure if it is because of the audio book or both the narration and the story. I swear half the book is about shopping and name brands and the other half is about money. I think I would even take a romance over this.
I also started Iron and Magic, by Illona Andrews, on Kindle. This is the first in a new series that spins off from Kate Daniels. To top it off I received the last book in the Kate Daniels series from the library today. It is not on my next five list, but I may be jumping ahead to it.
It is nice being able to listen to audio books on stressful and busy work times. I also find myself so tired when I get home that I tend to sit down and read for thirty minutes before getting up to take care of the kids.
I think it also helps that I not only have the next five books planned that I want to read, I also have the next five after planned out. What is the opposite of a reading slump?
The 2018 Hugo awards (for full length novels written in 2017) were announced in August. There was one winner and five finalists. Of the six books, I only have read one. It is one of the reasons that I have started focusing on reading more science fiction. I feel like I am ignoring my favorite genre. I am getting swept up in all the great YA that I am missing out on great adult novels.
The great news is that I have either ordered, have checked out, or am wait listed for the five novels that I have not yet read. I think I am in for some great novels. The reviews will be posting to my site when I have read them (I promise to start catching up on reviews).
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