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.

Let’s Chat!

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

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The Fantasy AdventureAThon TBR

This ReadAThon runs from 25th to 31st of March and I am so keen! So the basics of this ReadAThon is to start at the bottom of the map & make your way up! So I will leave the map & the prompt meanings below. You can also check out all the details HERE!

Also I am in Team Mermaid!

Team #FantasyMermaid

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My TBR

So I will not be aiming for all the challenges but I will explain that as I go!

Fellowship

Read the Group Book

This is the first challenge I will not be completing as I have already read the group book which is A Darker Shade of Magic by VE Schwab!

Cliff

Read a book with a nature word in the title

The Storm Keeper’s Island by Catherine Doyle

Rat

Read a book with brown on the cover

The Wicked + The Divine: Vol 5 by Gillen McKelvie & Wilson Cowles

Fate

Read a book set in the past

Beastly Bones by William Ritter

Bewilderment

Read a book with a plot twist

This is the other challenge I will not be doing as I found it super hard to figure out what books have a plot twist that I own. All the lists I found online where older books that I had either read or didn’t own and I was not going out to buy a book just for this challenge. So SKIP!

Adventure

Read the first book in a a series

A Curse so Dark and Lonely by Birgid Kemmerer

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Read a book while drinking a drink

The Wicked + The Divine: Vol 6 by Gillen McKelvie & Wilson Cowles

So that is everything on my TBR! I’m so keen for this ReadAThon as its been a while since I participated in a ReadAThon with prompts.

Let’s Chat!

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TBR Jar ReadAThon Round #3 Announcement!

It’s time for round 3 of TBR Jar ReadAThon!!

Dates: 27th of January – 2nd of February

This ReadAThon is pretty simple. First, pick a goal. I will be aiming for 7 books, but you can choose as many or as little books as you wish.
Next, grab a jar, or cup, or hat, I don’t care. Something you can put names into.
For the next step, you can do this one a few ways.
Option 1 is to put all the books on your TBR (physical, eBook, audiobook, whatever you wish) into a hat.
Option 2, you can pick some of the books you are most looking forward to and put them in a hat. (Try and put at least double the amount that is your goal)
Option 3, (this is what I will be doing), get a 2nd jar, in 1 jar put all the physical & eBooks books on your TBR into it and in the 2nd jar put all the audiobooks on your TBR.
Lastly, pick a name out of the jar and read that book, then pick another name and read that book and continue until you either hit your goal or run out of time in the ReadAThon.

You can choose to pull the number of names you choose for your goal out of the jar prior to the ReadAThon or pull them out as you go.

Use the hashtag #TBRJarRAT so I can see what you’re up to (also if it is on Twitter then you can tag the @TBRJarRAT page too.

So, some of you may have a few books from the same series still on your TBR. Join the club. So if this is the case, you can either choose to only put the 1st book (or the book you are up to) in the TBR jar OR you can put it in as the full series. So if you pick up that name, then you have to try and read all the books from that series that you have on your shelf.
This ReadAThon is very customisable, so do whatever fits you.

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Yes, we have Instagram Challenges! They are completely optional but are there if you want to join in!

The Instagram Challenges will be posted on the TBRJarRAT Instagram within the next 24 hours of this post going live.

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TBRJarRAT Twitter

TBRJarRAT Instagram

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Prizes (2 winners):
1st Winner: 1 x Book Pre-Order up to the value of $20 AUD (2019 Jan – June pre-orders only)
2nd Winner: 1 x Book up to the value of $20 AUD

Rules:
1. Must participate in the ReadAThon to enter
2. Book Depository must ship to you
3. Must be 18 years or older or have parental permission as I will need your address
4. Entries close on the 3rd of February at 11:59pm AEST
5. Must follow the steps below

How to enter:
1. Post a TBR Jar ReadAThon Wrap Up online (See below for what counts) using the hashtag #TBRJarRAT2GA
What entries count: You can post your entry on Twitter or Instagram. If you have posted via a Blog Post or YouTube then simply leave a link to that on a Twitter or Instagram post so I can easily get to it.
2. I must be able to see it, so no private accounts.

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WHAT ARE YOU ANTICIPATING FOR JANUARY 2019? ARE THERE ANY THAT AREN’T ON MY LIST THAT I SHOULD BE LOOKING OUT FOR?

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MateAThon TBR

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MateAThon is nearly here! For more info check out the announcement HERE!

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Only cook on a ‘Barbie’: Read a book with food on the cover

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F*ck it’s hot: Read a hot recent release

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We all eat Vegemite for breakfast, lunch & dinner: Read a book with black on the cover

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MATE: Read a book that has the letters M, A, T & E somewhere on the cover

Depending on whether I get Mask of Shadows read during Magical ReadAthon – Charms Extra Credit Edition I will either read Mask of Shadows or it’s sequel.

All the native animals want to kill/eat us: Read a book about assassins

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We ride Kangaroos to school: Read a book set in school/uni/college

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Every Aussie can surf: Read a book with an MC that has an interesting hobby

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Every Aussie is tan: Read a book by an Aussie Author

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Let me know if you are planning to participate! What are you planning on reading?? 

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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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Banned Books ReadAThon Announcement

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Yes, I am doing another ReadAThon! Shocker, I know.

If you didn’t know Banned Books Week goes from the 23rd – 29th of September. You can find out more info about Banned Books Week HERE!

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So because of Banned Books Week, we decided to hold a ReadAThon all about reading Banned & Challenged Books!

ReadAThon Dates: 23rd – 30th of September

The ReadAThon is pretty straightforward! All you have to do is read books that have been banned or challenged over the years.

Use #BBReadAThon when posting on social media!

Cohosts!

Rachael

Laura

Follow Banned Books ReadAThon on Twitter!

We will be holding Twitter Sprints throughout the ReadAThon and will be having a Twitter Chat at the end of the ReadAThon! So make sure you go and follow @BBReadAThon

Don’t know what to read? Here are some links!

List of Books Banned by Government – Wiki

Top Ten Most Challenged Books – ALA

Frequently Challenges Book – ALA

Banned and Challenged Classics – ALA

The Ultimate Banned Books Reading List – Penguin UK

Best Banned, Censored, and Challenged Books – Goodreads

Best of Banned and Challenged Books – Goodreads

Banned & Challenged YA Books

Banned Books – Strand Books

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Are you going to participate in Banned Books ReadAThon?! What are you most looking forward to reading?

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MateAThon Announcement

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Yes, I am hosting another ReadAThon!! As you may know, I am Aussie, so I decided to create a ReadAThon based on Australian Stereotypes!

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WHEN: starting at 12:01am on the 12th and finishing at midnight on the 19th of October in your timezone! Yes, it is 8 days because we Aussies like to do things a little different!

For this ReadAThon I have 3 awesome fellow Aussies as Cohosts! Make sure you go check them out!
Sam from OneBookishGirl
Jayce from ItsmeJayse on Youtube & Blog
Ellyn from allonsythornraxx

The first point of call. No, you do not have to be Aussie to participate!! 

You are planning on participating please use the hashtag #MateAThon on social media so we can see your posts!!

Now, what you are all here to know! Reading challenges!

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Firstly, each challenge is themed around Australian Stereotypes.

The Reading Challenges are optional. You can choose to do none, do a couple or do them all, it’s up to you. You are also welcome to use 1 book for 1 or 2 challenges, but no more than 2.

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Only cook on a ‘Barbie’: Read a book with food on the cover

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F*ck it’s hot: Read a hot recent release

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We all eat Vegemite for breakfast, lunch & dinner: Read a book with black on the cover

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MATE: Read a book that has the letters M, A, T & E somewhere on the cover

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All the native animals want to kill/eat us: Read a book about assassins

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We ride Kangaroos to school: Read a book set in school/uni/college

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Every Aussie can surf: Read a book with an MC that has an interesting hobby

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Every Aussie is tan: Read a book by an Aussie Author

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This is a Book Tag that goes along with the ReadAThon but is completely optional. If you wish to do the tag simply answer the questions in a post before or during the ReadAThon on any social media platform (Blog, YouTube, Twitter, Instagram, Litsy, etc). Make sure you use #SotBBT so we can see your answers.
You are welcome to tag your friends even if they aren’t participating. While the Tag does go along with the ReadAThon you do not have to be participating to do the tag, it’s just a normal book tag.

Also please link back to me as the creator of the tag when posting.

Questions: 

1. Shrimp on the Barbie: A favourite book with food on the cover
2. G’day Mate: A favourite book by an Aussie Author
3. It’s always hot, everywhere: A hot new release you are anticipating?
4. All the wildlife want to kill us: What is your favourite bookish animal?
5. Everyone eats vegemite: A food mentioned in a book you would love to try?
6. Riding Kangaroos to school? Nah the cool kids ride Emus!: What fictional school would you like to attend?
7. Spiders the size of dinner plates: A favourite scary/thriller book?
8. We all talk in slang that no one but an Aussie can understand: What translated book is on your TBR that you really want to get to?
9. Everything that isn’t the coast, is a desert: A very baron read? (dull/boring)
10. We drink… A lot: What fictional character would you like to sit down and have a drink with?
11. Aussies only have 4 food groups – Steak, Meat Pies, Tim Tams & Sausages on bread: What are 4 books you think everyone should read?
12. No matter what time of the year an Aussie will always be wearing thongs: What is a book related essential you always use? e.g. a pen & ruler for annotating your books

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You can find MateAThon on Twitter & Instagram!

Twitter @MateAThon

Instagram @ MateAThon

We will be holding Twitter sprints throughout the ReadAThon.
There will be Instagram challenges. So make sure you go and follow and they will be posted in the week before the ReadAThon.

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Let me know if you are planning to participate! Make sure you use #MateAThon so I can see all your TBRs & posts!!

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