Day 10 Update – OWLs Magical ReadAThon

So it is the 10th day of OWLs Magical ReadAThon and I thought I would do a little update of what I’ve read so far and what challenges I’ve completed so far!

Physical Reads

I read 3/4 of A Curse So Dark and Lonely after the ReadAThon started. So I decided to count it towards the Ancient Runes challenge as it is a Beauty and the Beast retelling!

I planned to read The Song Rising but decided to reread the first 2 books before reading it as it had been a while and I couldn’t remember as much as I liked. I decide to use this one for the Divination challenge as this is set in the future.

Audiobooks

I’ve been slowly making my way through the Hercule Poirot series and I have so far read these 2 this month. I used Murder in Mesopotamia for the History of Magic challenge & Cards on the Table for the Charms challenge.

I have started rereading The Medoran Chronicles by Lynette Noni via audiobook. So far I have read Akarnae, Raelia & Draekora. I have used Akarnae for the Herbology challenge & Raelia for the Potions challenge. Draekora doesn’t fit in any of the challenges unfortunately.

Currently Reading

I’m reading The Mime Order by Samantha Shannon as part of my reread before starting The Song Rising. I’m also rereading Graevale as the next part in The Medoran Chronicles series. Graevale also doesn’t fit in the challenges anywhere. I am using The Mime Order for the Transfiguration challenge.

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Are you participating in OWLs Magical ReadAThon? How many challenges have you finished so far?!

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OWLs Magical ReadAThon TBR 2019

The Magical ReadAThon is back and it’s time to sit our OWLs Exams! This time we have the added adventure of getting to choose a Career we wish to strive for! Each Career has designated subjects that you must complete.

All the links!

OWLs Magical ReadAThon 2019 Announcement

Full Explanation of Magical ReadAThon

Wizarding Careers

OWLs prompts

Magical ReadAThon YouTube Video Playlist

Magical ReadAThon Twitter

Magical ReadAThon FAQ

My Career Goals!

So I have chosen to strive to be a Magizoologist for this years Magical ReadAThon.

Magizoologist Fact Sheet – Created by Book Roast on YouTube

So as you can see the OWLs that are required for Magizoologist are: Care of Magical Creatures, Charms, Herbology & Potions.

My TBR!

So I will be concentrating on the 4 subjects required for Magizoologist but I have chosen a book for each of the 12 subjects. If I have time I will pick up as many as I can but my priority will definitely be the 4 subjects for Magizoologist!

Care of Magical Creatures – Land animal on the cover

Wolf by Wolf by Ryan Graudin (aerial view of a someone riding a motorbike with a wolf shadow coming from the bike)

This one is fairly self explanatory. There is a wolf on the cover, which is a land animal.

Charms – Age Line: Read an adult work

The Bedlam Stacks by Natasha Pulley

This is an Adult Historical Fiction. I absolutely love this cover and I picked it up on a whim when I was out shopping with a mate. I haven’t read what it’s about but I hope I love it!

Herbology – Plant on the cover

The Song Rising by Samantha Shannon (Orange Flower in top middle of book)

I have been meaning to read this for AGES! I read The Bone Season & The Mime Order maybe 2 years ago, maybe longer and I picked a copy of this one up straight away but never actually read it. I think i will definitely need to read an overview of Book 1 & 2 before starting this one.

Potions – Next Ingredient: Sequel

This Cruel Design by Emily Suvada

This is book 2 to This Mortal Coil by Emily Suvada. I absolutely loved This Mortal Coil so I can’t wait to read this book!

Ancient Runes – Retelling

This Monstrous Thing by Mackenzi Lee

This is a Frankenstein retelling. So fits the challenge perfectly. I have been wanting to read another book by Mackenzi Lee as I absolutely love the Montague Siblings series.

Arithmancy – Work written by more than one author

The Wicked + The Divine: Vol 7: Kieron Gillen, Jamie McKelvie, Matt Wilson & Clayton Cowles

This has 4 contributors so it’s perfect for this challenge. I have been making my way through this series and I am really enjoying it. The artwork is absolutely gorgeous!

Astronomy – “Star” in the title

Ruin of Stars by Linsey Miller

This is pretty self explanatory. Ruin of STARs is the second book to Mask of Shadows which I read and enjoyed last year.

Defence of Magical Creatures – Land animal on the cover

A Reaper at the Gates by Sabaa Tahir

I’m cheating slightly as the first letter is A, but I don’t have anything else that fits. So I’m using it!

Divination – Set in the future

Dry by Neal Shusterman & Jarrod Shusterman

This was recommended to me when I asked in a Facebook Group for books set in the future. I can’t find anywhere in the description if this is set in the future so I hope that is correct.

History of Magic – Published at least 10 years ago

Murder in the Mesopotamia by Agatha Christie

This was published in 1936, so definitely more than 10 years old! I have been making my way through the Hercule Poirot series and this is the next book I’m up to.

Muggle Studies – Contemporary

Dear Martin by Nic Stone

This has been on my TBR for ages, so I’m glad to be finally getting to it hopefully.

Transfiguration – Sprayed Edges OR red cover

Shadow of the Fox by Julie Kagawa (Black Background, Silver Fox like mask with a red swirl and red silhouette of asian landscape behind mask)

Another self explanatory one, the cover has red on it. I’ve been meaning to read more by this author as I read The Iron King a while ago and really enjoyed it.

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What career have you chosen to strive for this year?

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Magical ReadAThon – Charms Extra Credit Edition TBR

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Yes! Another ReadAThon. By the end of MateAThon I will have been doing ReadAThons for over 4 weeks straight! I’m crazy, I know.

This round of Magical ReadAThon is an addition to the OWLs & NEWTs. Basically, there are 5 prompts and for each prompt you complete you will get an extra day prior to the next round of OWLs to complete the book you choose for that subject. In this case, it is for Charms, so if I completed 3 prompts I would be able to start my charms book 3 days before OWLs starts! She is also planning on doing this for other subjects between now & OWLs.
Also, the OWLs ReadAThon is apparently happening in April I heard.

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Alohamora – Read a book that is first in a series

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Accio – Read a book that is really pulling towards you (book that is top on your TBR)

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Incendio – Flames or Fire (Has the words ‘Flame’ or ‘Fire’ in the title or series name OR has fire on the cover)

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This is the first book in the Firemane Saga!

Rictusempra – Read a book that ‘tickles you the right way’ (exciting trope, theme or genre)

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Lumos – Read a book with a light or white cover (can also include the colour of the naked hardback)

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Let me know if you are planning to participate? Let me know what is on your TBR in the comments!

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ReadAThon Guide – August 2018

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Okay, so this is a bit later than usual but it is here! Here are all the ReadAThons I could fine for August. For August I couldn’t find any ReadAThons shorter than a week or any that were in the 2-4 weeks category. I think with the crap tonne of ReadAThons that happened in July, August is a little more chill.

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Break your TBR Apart

This is a week long ReadAThon all about conquering those TBRs! This ReadAThon has 7 reading challenges that should be easy for anyone to find on the TBR pile they already have.

The ReadAThon goes from midnight on the 10th till 11:59 pm on the 16th of August.

Reading challenges:

1. Read the last book you purchased
2. Read a book you have had on your TBR for quite a while
3. Read a book that has something to do with summer (can be because of the title, the cover, or the colours in general)
4. Read a book with a character that is different from you (can be of race, religion, etc.)
5. Read a book published from the last 3 years (2018, 2017, 2016)
6. Read a book that has the letter ‘N’ in the title
7. Read 7 books

Break Your TBR Apart Twitter

Bout of Books

It’s round 23 for Bout of Books! This one is later in the year so there aren’t any details up yet! I will link the Twitter below though, so if you are interested you can see updates there. This ReadAThon has Reading Challenges and they are currently looking for ideas!

The ReadAThon goes from midnight on the 20th till 11:59 pm on the 26th of August.

Bout of Books Twitter

Bout of Books Blog

Manga Madness ReadAThon

This is a ReadAThon all about reading Manga. This ReadAThon has challenges but they give you 3 options in which you can participate.
The first is to complete challenges based on a bingo card! Image below. Your goal is to complete a bingo.
The next option is to read whatever you want, as long as it’s Manga.
And lastly is to concentrate on a certain series that you want to get to.

The ReadAThon goes from midnight on the 10th till 11:59 pm on the 18th of August.

Here is the Bingo board
*This image is not mine, it belongs to Drink Coffee and Read Books*

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Manga Madness ReadAThon announcement post + Sign Up

Manga Madness Twitter

The TBR BustAThon

TBR BustAThon is dedicated to reading the books on your TBR! So rereading does not count. There are 7 challenges for this. But if you don’t have a book to fit a challenge then simply skip it as the idea is not to be adding more books to your TBR by buying new books. If you wish you can use 1 book for 2 challenges but no more than 2. There will also be sprints held on Twitter.

The ReadAThon goes from midnight on the 6th till 11:59 pm on the 12th of August.

Reading Challenges:

1. Read a book with less than 300 pages
2. Read a book with a mythological creature on the cover
3. Read a book whose title begins with the first letter of your name
4. Read a 2018 release
5. Read a book with some kind of school supply on the cover
6. Read four books
7. Read a book from your childhood/a children’s book

TBR BustAThon Goodreads Group

TBR BustAThon Twitter

#AYEARATHON

This ReadAThon occurs every month and each month there is a different focus on what to read.

So this ReadAThon has 2 parts, first, there is the theme. So the idea is to try and read books related to that theme and then there are the challenges, they are an extra challenge and not necessary but add some extra fun.

This ReadAThon happens every month so here are all the future challenges in case you wanted to plan!

Aug 6th – 12th
Theme: Family Favourites (Read your mums/brothers/cousins/etc favourite book)
Challenge: Read the longest book on your TBR

Sept 3rd – 9th
Theme: #OwnVoice Novel
Challenge: Short Stories

Oct 1st – 7th
Theme: Thrillers
Challenge: Big Books (400+ pages)

Nov 5th – 11th
Theme: NaNoWriMo Winners (Books that begun as a NaNoWriMo project and were eventually published)
Challenge: Read the shortest book on your TBR

Dec 3rd – 9th
Theme: Books under 300 pages
Challenge: Read books recommended to you by others

#AYearAThon Goodreads

#AYearAThon Twitter

Duodecathon

This ReadAThon also is every month. This one has 12 options for challenges that you can pick from and the idea of this is that you participate every month by the end of the year you will have done all the challenges. You can double up challenges if you only start part way through the year, but the aim is still to complete all challenges by the end of the year.

Upcoming dates:

August: 8 – 14
September: 1 – 7
October: 8 – 14
November: 22 – 28
December: 22 – 28

Challenges to pick from:

Read 1,200 pages
Read the second book in a series
A book about a villain/antihero
A book published the year you were born
A 2018 bestseller
An award winning book
A book with multiple points of view
A book with antonyms in the title
A banned book
A book with a great first line
A “high school” book you haven’t read
A book recommended by someone in the Duodecathon group

Duodecathon Goodreads

Thrillerathon

This is a week-long thriller themed ReadAThon! Obviously, the goal is to read thrillers but there are also 5 reading challenges to try and complete.

The ReadAThon goes from midnight on the 20th till 11:59 pm on the 26th of August.

Reading Challenges:

1. Read the thriller you are most anticipating
2. Read the thriller that has been on your TBR the longest
3. Read the thriller you most recently added to your TBR
4. Read the thriller with the best cover
5. Revisit a thriller book or author

ThrillerAThon Twitter

Series Crackdown

Series Crackdown is a 10 day long ReadAThon. The goal of this ReadAThon is to crack down on series that you want to read! There are no specific challenges, just choose a series or 2 and get reading! There will be twitter sprints and there is also Instagram challenges!

The ReadAThon goes from midnight on the 3rd till 11:59 pm on the 12th of August.

Make sure you sign up using the link in the announcement post.

Series Crackdown 5.0 announcement

Series Crackdown Twitter

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Magical ReadAThon – NEWTs Edition

So a couple months ago there was a OWLs Edition of Magical ReadAThon. You won’t really be able to do the NEWTs if you didn’t do the OWLs. For this ReadAThon each subject has 3 challenges. However, you can only do the challenges for a subject that you completed in the OWLs edition. Same as at Hogwarts, if you fail a subject in your OWLs you won’t be allowed to continue with that subject. Now, each subject as I said has 3 challenges, one for each of the pass grades you can receive during exams (Acceptable, Exceeds Expectations & Outstand). You have to complete these in order. So you start with the Acceptable challenge and then move up to Exceeds Expectations and then finally onto Outstanding. Hopefully that all makes sense, it is really hard to explain but I will leave links below to the creator’s announcement post.

The ReadAThon will go for the entire month of August.

Challenges:

Ancient Runes

Acceptable: Book set in the past
Exceeds Expectations: One of the most ancient books on your shelves that you haven’t read yet
Outstanding: Book translated from another language

Arithmancy

Acceptable: Book of at least 300 pages
Exceeds Expectations: Book that ends on an even-numbered page
Outstanding: A book that’s not a first in a series

Astronomy

Acceptable: Stars on the cover
Exceeds Expectations: Book that has the word ‘sky’ in the title
Outstanding: Story that’s set on a different planet/world

Care of Magical Creatures

Acceptable: Animal on the cover
Exceeds Expectations: Book under 160 pages
Outstanding: Includes dragons in any way

Charms

Acceptable: Read a book with magic in it
Exceeds Expectations: A book with a cover that charmed you (would buy without knowing more about it)
Outstanding: A book that you think will leave a mark

Defence Against the Dark Arts

Acceptable: Read a last book in a series
Exceeds Expectations: Read a foiled book
Outstanding: Book with the word ‘dark’ in the title or series name

Divination

Acceptable: Set in the future
Exceeds Expectations: Book under 200 pages
Outstanding: Read a mythology book

Herbology

Acceptable: Book with a green cover
Exceeds Expectations: Book with illustrations
Outstanding: Read a book with either one of these words in the title: light/air/sun/water

History of Magic 

Acceptable: Book that you think would fit right in at the Hogwarts Library
Exceeds Expectations: Read a book published at least 5 years ago
Outstanding: A book that’s at least 400 pages long

Muggle Studies

Acceptable: Read a book written by one of your favourite authors
Exceeds Expectations: Read a biography
Outstanding: Read a retelling

Potions

Acceptable: Has the name of a colour in the title
Exceeds Expectations: Read a book with a male lead character
Outstanding: Book over 350 pages

Transfiguration

Acceptable: Book with a grey cover
Exceeds Expectations: Read a book from an author you haven’t read anything of before
Outstanding: Read a book that is set in a kingdom/has royals

Magical ReadAThon Announcement

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Magical ReadAThon Twitter

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Are you planning on participating in any of these ReadAThons?

Do you know of any other ReadAThons happening in August? Let me know in the comments or tag me on Twitter @duskangelreads

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Magical ReadAThon – N.E.W.Ts TBR

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First off I won’t be making an August TBR as between this & my BooktubeAThon TBR that covers the entirety of August. There will only be one other book added and that is whatever gets chosen as the BOTM for The YA Book Nerds.

Okay, so some of you may remember me taking my OWLs a few months back during the Magical ReadAThon! Well, now I’m ready to take my NEWTs!

This ReadAThon goes for the entirety of August.

How this round will work is all of the subjects that you completed during your OWLs you now have a chance to get a NEWT for. So you can only do the subjects you completed last time. Also, this round is a little different. Last time you were graded on how many subjects you were able to complete but this round there are 3 grades for each subject. So each subject has three challenges. One for Acceptable, on for Exceeds Expectations & one for Outstanding. These challenges also need to be completed in order. So you have to work your way from A, to E, to O.

You can find the announcement video HERE

Now onto the subjects, I completed in my OWLs:

Arithmancy
Care of Magical Creatures
Charms
Divination
Potions
Transfiguration

So now I will go through each subject and list the challenges & what I hope to read for each challenge. This TBR will be mainly audiobooks as I am still in a huge reading slump, it may be gone by the time this starts but I just don’t know. Of course, there may be alterations between this and what I actually read. I will have to fit the August The YA Book Nerds BOTM into this month somewhere & there is also the rest of my BooktubeAThon TBR. I fit some in but there are others.

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Arithmancy

Acceptable: A book of at least 300 pages

The Glass Spare by Lauren DeStefano (audiobook)

Exceeds Expectations: Book that ends on an even-numbered pages

The Crowns Game by Evelyn Skye (audiobook)

Outstanding: A book that’s not a first in a series

The Crowns Fate by Evelyn Skye (audiobook)

 

Care of Magical Creatures

Acceptable: Animal on the Cover

The Apocalypse of Elena Mendoza by Shaun David Hutchinson (audiobook)

Exceeds Expectations: Book under 160 pages

Sparks Fire by Alexandra Bracken

Outstanding: Includes Dragons in any way

The Dragonet Prophecy  by Tui T Sutherland (audiobook)

 

Charms

Acceptance: Read a book with  magic in it

The Silver Mask by Cassandra Clare & Holly Black

Exceeds Expectations: A book with a cover that charmed you (cover buy)

A Snicker of Magic by Natalie Lloyd (audiobook)

Outstanding: A book that you think will leave a mark

Monday’s Not Coming by Tiffany D. Jackson (audiobook)

 

Divination

Acceptance: Set in the future

Ready Player One by Ernest Cline (reread – Audiobook)

Exceeds Expectations: Book under 200 pages

Beyond the Night by Alexandra Bracken

Outstanding: Read a mythology books

Wildefire by Karsten Knight

 

Potions

Acceptance: Has a name of a colour in the title

The Red Pyramid by Rick Riordan (audiobook)

Exceeds Expectations: Read a book with a male lead character

The Throne of Fire by Rick Riordan (audiobook)

Outstanding: Book over 350 pages long

The Serpent’s Shadow by Rick Riordan (audiobook)

Transfiguration

Acceptance: A book with a grey cover

Sabriel by Garth Nix (audiobook)

Exceeds Expectations: Read a book from an author you haven’t read anything of before

The Girl Who Drank the Moon by Kelly Barnhill (audiobook)

Outstanding: Read a book that’s set in a kingdom/has royals

Lirael by Garth Nix

 

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