It’s that time of year again where we strap on our magical thinking caps and get ‘studying’ for our O.W.Ls. For those of you who have absolutely no idea what I am talking about, the Magical Readathon – O.W.Ls edition is back, and is bigger and better than ever. Based on the Ordinary Wizarding Levels – tests that Hogwarts Students sit in their 5th year of school – the readathon features a series of reading prompts inspired by the school subjects offered at Hogwarts. Continue reading “O.W.Ls Readathon 2019 | Sign Up, TBR, and Career Path”
Good evening witches and wizards, our favourite readathon is back with another instalment and we are getting ready for the festive season at Hogwarts! Gi of the Book Roast is hosting another instalment of the Magical Readathon that started way back in early 2018 and is back for another go. It’s running from 17th December to 26th December and is a plot your own adventure/challenge kinda deal that sounds pretty damn cool. Gi always put maximum effort into these events, and I can’t wait for it to begin again. If you want more information, check out the announcement video here! Continue reading “Christmas at Hogwarts | Sign Up and TBR”
Good evening folks! Normal service has been resumed here at Travel in Retrospect, which means I have taken another of these great Top Ten Tuesday post ideas and twisted into something that works for me. This week, the topic is longest reads. I know that I have read quite a number of long books, and also know that this list would realistically be Harry Potter, Lord of the Rings and A Song of Ice and Fire only, so I decided to look at both longest books I’ve read, books I’m surprised were that long, books that were the earliest I remember diving into and books that were way way to long for there own good. What can I say, it’s a mixed bag as always!
For all of you who don’t know what Top Ten Tuesday is, or don’t know how to get involved, click here. The lovely folks at Broke and Bookish teamed together to create this awesome weekly prompt, which is now hosted by the wonderful Jana @ The Artsy Reader Girl. Then you simply get listing! Continue reading “Top Ten Tuesday: Longest Books I’ve Read”
Hello there Witches and Wizards! It’s results day for those Nastily Exhausting Wizarding Tests that were sat in August, and I’m kind of whelmed at my success. The NEWTs Readathon was a really great thing to be a part of, I met nee internet friends and read quite a few of the books that have been sat on my TBR pile for a long time. I largely stuck to the TBR that I set out at the beginning of the readathon, and found that participating in The Full Monte and Bout of Books help me finish some of these titles. I really wanted to try and get Exceeds Expectations in everything, but as the month went by in a flurry of work activity and holiday planning, it became obvious that was an unrealistic goal, and I didn’t even quite manage to get an acceptable in everything (damn you Shadowblack for not being engaging!). Continue reading “N.E.W.Ts Readathon | Wrap”
It’s August already. Where is this year flying too? Next month I go to Barcelona, and the month after Florida, and then the month after is my birthday and the month after is Christmas, and then it’s NEXT YEAR. OK, so there may have been a mild panic there, but seriously, this year is flying by in a whirlwind of work, books, film, and a sport and it’s exciting and scary that it’s going so quickly in equal measures. I may not have read as many books as I did last month, but I read a lot of incredible stories, and ticked off some more challenges for Around the Year. I rated almost everything incredibly highly this month, and entered some new and incredible worlds. Continue reading “July: It’s a Wrap”
Well, well, well, I think we’ve been here before, no? Yep, you guessed it by the title, I am giving the OWLs readathon another shot! The lovely Gintare, of Book Roast fame, hosted this wizarding event back in April, she she invited us all the take part. It ran for the whole month, and had 12 subjects to choose from, completing 5 of them earnt you Outstanding in your O.W.Ls. I was in somewhat of a reading slump at that point, so I didn’t do so well.
I really want to take part in the NEWTs readathon that is coming in August, so I am preparing myself by resitting my OWLs first. There are some guys doing the OWLs readathon for the first time in July, so I thought I would join them in the hope of finishing more of the subjects, because what you complete during your OWLs limits the subjects you can read during the NEWTs and I don’t want to be as limited as I am now!
We’re already a third of the way through the year, the sun is finally starting to shine more regularly and the temperatures are warming up. It’s the perfect time to start thinking about sitting with a book in the park, or by the river, on an afternoon stroll. I just finished writing my wrap up post, and wasn’t too impressed at the amount I read, so I am aiming high with an ambitious May TBR that should be useful when it comes to writing a TBR for Bout of Books 22 (you should all sign up!). Continue reading “May TBR”