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!
Eek, welcome, hi there! It’s already Bout of Books time and I am super excited. It’s the third Bout of Books readathon of 2018, the 23rd edition overall, and my 12th time joining in with what has become my favourite readathon around. I was in a reading slump last time round and that really affected my involvement and enjoyment last time round. I’m glad to report that’s not the case this time round, I’m reading and enjoying the books I’m experiencing too. Let’s get signed up!
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:
D’you know what is the worst thing about being in a blogging and a reading slump? Being a book blogger. They work together and when things are great, neither is a trouble, but when they’re both hard work, well, you’re doomed. I’ve been in a slump for a couple of weeks now on both fronts and I am hating it, so, Bout of Books 22 could not have come at a better time! I’m super excited that my favourite readathon is back again, I’m on my 11th rodeo and excited to get reading and talking with you all.
It’s that time of year when students buckle down and start revising for their examinations, so I decided to join in with The Magical Readathon and sit my O.W.Ls. For the muggles amongst you, O.W.Ls (Ordinary Wizarding Levels) are the examinations taken by 5th year Hogwarts students as they prepare to go down their magical career path and select their N.E.W.T subjects. I loved the later books, when students were cramming and sparks were flying, so I thought it was a perfect time to involve myself with a fun readathon.
The lovely Gintare, of Book Roast fame, is hosting this wizarding event, and has invited us all to take part. Officially, it started on April 2nd, but I only found out about it yesterday so I am a little late to the party, but oh well. There are 12 subjects to choose from, completing 5 of them earns you Outstanding in your O.W.Ls. I received my letter today (the themed rules that can be found here) and I’m ready to begin.
Guys, the 24 in 48 readathon is back. I mean, I’m sure you guessed that by the title of this post, but it’s back this weekend and I have decided that I’m going to (kinda) take part! I did this last year at around the same time for the first time, and although I haven’t read as much this year as I did last January, I am looking forward to putting aside some time to read some quality books! Unlike last January, I am off this weekend, so I will be free to actually read (life aside).
D’you ever get that feeling? Y’know, the cold weather is here, the wet weather is here, Christmas is over, you’re feeling poor, and you’re desperately searching for a light in the middle of it all? Well, I bring you said light. My favourite readathon is back! Bout of Books 21, wow, 21, can you believe it?! I’ve lost count of how many of these wonderful readathons I’ve now taken part in, I think this might be my tenth?! I am very excited for the New Year, and for this fun, low-key readathon and community to be back.
Bout of Books is a great online readathon, and community, and for the last week in August we’re picking up our books (whatever books you want to read) and reading them at your own pace (I mean it, whether you read a book a day, or a page a week), we’re chatting on twitter, and we’re having a laugh. C’mon, join us, you know you want to!