O.W.L.s magical readathon results | 2019

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Hello! I ended up being super disorganised and took a fair bit off from writing this blog again, to plan but now I’m back after a significant amount of planning, and I wanted to share what I got up to for the O.W.L.s magical readathon.

It was created by the lovely G at Book Roast on Youtube, a channel I’ve been watching for a while now, and ran for the whole of April. Yes, it’s June now. Yes I’m very late to the party, but my N.E.W.T.S posts won’t make sense later on in the year if I don’t put this up so please forgive me.

Instead of aiming to read as many of the O.W.L.s prompts as I could, I looked at the wizarding careers to determine which I would like to do, and which books I had to read for them, because I was feeling a bit like a cheat when I decided to take part.

The one that I decided to go with was curse breaker, which required six books to pass your O.W.Ls.

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My unread book shame | March reading plans

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I’ve always known that my to be read pile – or more accurately, shelf – is getting way out of hand.

Recently I watched a heap of videos by Drinking by my Shelf on Youtube, where she has to balance the number of books on her TBR, so that the numbers always have to be the same, or -5.

In a bid to try and get my physical list down, I thought I’d take some inspiration from this and count the number of unread books on my own shelves, to make sure that my goal for the year was to get the total number down. I won’t be getting rid of a certain number of books every month, but I do hope to get the number on my TBR down.

At the time of writing this (which is a little bit in advance of it going up because I fancy myself organised), I have 112.

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The Reading Women Challenge TBR

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Hello! Another post, another reading challenge. I actually originally didn’t set out to do this one but I saw Jean at Jean Bookishthoughts doing a TBR video for it and thought it sounded like something I would quite like to get on board with. Obviously I was intent on attempting to destroy my procrastinating self with major challenges.

It’s created by Reading Women, who run a book podcast, and runs from January 1 to December 31 even though I’m starting it just under a month late.

There’s 24 prompts, as well as two extra ones if you want to read 26, and has a range of different ideas, which you can either read all of them, or just the ones you want to.

I am unfortunately not going for them all, but almost all, because there was a few that I knew I just wouldn’t be into (sports and science). The only other rule is that the books have to be either written by a female or about a female. I’ve only picked novels that were written by women, just to make my life harder, and I tried where I could to pick ones from my shelves, or ones I could get from the library. I’ll let you know where each comes from in the post.

Here’s a list of the prompts I’ve chosen to undertake, as well as the book I’ll be reading for each and a short synopsis on what it’s about and how it fits the prompt. It’s a long one, so get yourself some tea!

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