Pssst, c’mon over here, I have a secret for my fellow book lovers and Hogwarts students! Professor Flitwick is offering all prospective OWLs and NEWTs candidates the opportunity to submit coursework that will help you during exam season. It’s running next week, from 8th -14th October, so why don’t you join me and my classmates. It’s always worth putting a little work in early in the term!
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”
Good evening witches, wizards, and muggles, and welcome to the NEWTs readathon sign up post. Gintare of Bookroast hosted the first magical readathon in April when I first sat my OWLs, but a reading slump and poor performance meant I jumped at the chance to resit in July. A last minute reading push has meant that I completed my Ancient Runes, Arithmancy, Astronomy, Care of Magical Creatures, Charms, Defence Against the Dark Arts, Herbology, History of Magic, and Muggle Studies, and now as August has rolled round, it’s time to sit the dreaded NEWTs during the Magical Readathon happening for the whole of the month of August. For more readathon information, check out Gintare’s announcement video, or head over to the readathon hashtag on Twitter.
Now, how do you choose your NEWTs subjects? Well, that’s entirely dependant on which OWLs you passed during the last readathon (hence my July resit) and this time round it works on a level up system. Each Acceptable, Exceeds Expectations, and Outstanding challenge requires an individual book and to progress from Acceptable to Exceeds Expectations to Outstanding you must finish the challenge before first. Yep, I suddenly see why these are nastily exhausting! I’m aiming to try and get at least Acceptable in every subject I’m sitting, and at least 3 Outstandings, so let’s see what I’m going to be reading:
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!