Hello witches, wizards, muggles, and trolls! OWLs Readathon 2019 is running through the whole of April (check out my sign up post here), so I thought I would do a quick revision update to see how I have been getting on with each exam assignment now as we are a third of the way through the month.
I am still completely undecided on my career path. Well, not, that’s not entirely true, I have narrowed it down, but Curse Breaker and Department of Mysteries worker are still both drawing me in, so for now, I am still working to complete these two. Realistically, I also wanted to obtain Outstanding in my OWLs which meant completing 9 exam topics, so I opted to focus on the subjects I needed for the career paths I am interested in, and then filled in the topics I also really wanted to read for too.
I’ve had a great month/readathon so far! Last year, I caught this readathon just after it had started and unfortunately was in a reading slump so didn’t feel like I made the most of it. I was determined to do it properly this year, and have read a decent amount so far, got through a few topics, and most importantly, I am enjoying what I am reading!!!
Ancient Runes – Retelling ✔
Stepsister Jennifer Donnelly (review)
Arithmancy – Work written by more than one author ✔
Josh and Hazel’s Guide to Not Dating Christina Lauren
Astronomy – “Star” in the title ✔
The Fox and The Star Coralie Bickford-Smith
Care of Magical Creatures – Land animal on the cover
Chronicles of Narnia: The Silver Chair C S Lewis
Charms – Age-line: read an adult work ✔
Astrophysics for People in a Hurry Neil deGrasse Tyson
Defence Against the Dark Arts – Reducto: title starts with an ‘R’
Rebel of the Sands Alwyn Hamilton
Divination – Set in the future
The Mime Order Samantha Shannon
Herbology – Plant on the cover ✔
The Greatest Love Story Ever Told Nick Offerman & Megan Mullaly (review)
History of the Magic – Published at least 10 years ago ✔
Chronicles of Narnia: The Voyage of the Dawn Treader C S Lewis
Muggle Studies – Contemporary ✔
Giant Days Vol. 1 John Allison, Max Sarin & Lissa Treiman
Potions – Next Ingredient: sequel ✔
Moon Over Soho Ben Aaronovitich
Transfiguration – Sprayed edges or red cover
The Seven Deaths of Evelyn Hardcastle Stuart Turton
I know right? I can’t believe quite how well I am doing either! I have already completed 8 books this month, which I am seriously pleased with! I am about half way through Rebel of the Sands as well, so I think I will probably be 9 subjects down by the end of the weekend. I thought 9 was a really good total to aim for at the end of the month but I am now starting to think I will be able to do the whole lot!! Wouldn’t that be awesome? I don’t actually want to be an alchemist (the hardest career path/most reading) but it is pretty cool to know that might have still been on the menu!
How are you getting on?
What subjects have you completed? What did you read?
What career path have you chosen to follow?