NEWTs Edition – Magical ReadAThon TBR

My second TBR of the day! Don’t worry, there will be a 3rd too, just maybe not today

ReadAThon Announcement!

If you don’t know already Magical ReadAThon is a 2 part ReadAThon that occurs in April & August. The first part is your OWLs. In this round you read books to receive grades in Hogwarts Subjects. The NEWTs is similar but each subject has three grades you can receive.
A: Acceptable
E: Exceeds Expectations
O: Outstanding
The overall goal of the ReadAThon is to aim for a wizarding Career. There are specific subjects during the OWLs & NEWTs that you need to complete to get specific careers. I am aiming for Magizoologist!

So, for NEWTs I need to get an O in Care of Magical Creatures, E in Charms & E in Herbology. I have chosen books for more than just those subjects though. I am participating in the Beat the Bingo ReadAThon as well. So I just kinda made books fit into the NEWTs challenges!

Ancient Runes

A: Ehwaz (partnership) – Read recommended by a friend
E: Book written in past tense

Not chosen

O: Book that has been on your TBR of ages

Arithmancy

A: Book that ends on an even number
E: Read a standalone
O: Book that’s longer than 350 pages

Astronomy

A: Moon on the cover or anywhere in the title

Not Chosen

E: Word “night” in book title or series name
O: Read a Sci-Fi book (or book with stars on the cover)

Care of Magical Creatures

A: Follow the spiders! Why couldn’t it be follow the butterflies! Book title that starts with a letter A, for Aragog!
E: Book under 300 pages
O: Grab onto Fawke’s tail! Read a book with a bird on the cover

Charms

A: Read a book that you think has a gorgeous cover
E: Read a comic/graphic novel/manga (or book under 150 pages)
O: Spongify (softening charm) – read a paperback book

Defence Against the Dark Arts

A: Book that’s black under the dust jacket

Not Chosen

E: Gilderoy’s memory charm – (grab a pen!) first book that you remembered just now from your TBR!
O: Cornish Pixie! Swat it away with a book written by an English author or set in England

Not Chosen

Divination

A: Read a white book

Not Chosen

E: Read a short story or a collection of short stories
O: Read the last book you bought/took from your library

This one will depend on what arrives in the mail. But I just placed an order that included 4 books. So this is a possibility

Herbology

A: Mandrake! Quick, put your headphones on! Listen to an audiobook (if not – green cover)
E: Read a book between 350-390 pages
O: Read a book with a flower on the cover

History of Magic

A: Read a fantasy
E: Read a book that includes a map
O: Tom Riddle’s diary: find memory – reread a favourite (or read a classic)

Muggle Studies

A: Cover that includes an actual photo element

Not Chosen

E: Book set in our real world

Not Chosen

O: Book written by a person of cover

Not Chosen

Potions

A: Polyjuice potion: Read your friend’s favourite book!

Not Chosen

E: House Ingredient: book with a cover in your Hogwarts house colour
O: Book that starts with a Prologue

Not Chosen

Transfiguration

A: Read a book with LGBTQIA+ representation
E: Read a book that’s not a first in the series
O: McGonagall does not mess around! Read a book over 500 pages

Not Chosen

Have you read any of these books? Did you love them? Hate them? Let me know! 
Also, let me know if you’re participating as well! And what career are you aiming for?!

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Beat the Bingo ReadAThon TBR!

So, I’ve been extremely inactive on my blog lately. Between Biannual Bibliothon, MedievalAThon & The Reading Rush I have been super busy & next month is probably going to be the same. I will be participating in NEWTs Edition of Magical ReadAThon (Month long), Beat the Bingo ReadAThon (Month long) & the Harry Potter Edition of Fantasy JourneyAThon (10th – 19th)!

Beat the Bingo ReadAThon is taking place over in the Facebook Group The YA Book Nerds which I run. You can join the group HERE!

I have chosen books for all the challenges except for the ‘Previous YA Book Nerds BOTM’ because as the organiser of the group I have read all the Group Books as I was the one that choose them & made the discussion questions. So I’ve just left this as a free choice for myself.

Read a book with a Male MC

Reread a Favourite

Read a book with a blue cover

Listen to an Audiobook

Read a fantasy book

Read a book with a plant on the cover

Read a Sci-Fi

Read a Graphic Novel

Read a book with multiple POV

Read a book under 250 pages

Read a Diverse Book

Read a book with gold on the cover

Read the Group Book

Read a Dystopian Book

Read a book set in the future

Read a book with red on the cover

Read a mystery book

Read a book by an Author of colour

Read an Own Voices book

Read a 2019 release

Read a book over 300 pages

Read a Historical Book

Read a book with yellow on the cover

Read a Middle Grade book

My TBR is a bit ambitious but I tried to choose a decent amount of Graphic Novels & Audiobooks! There are 14 books, 7 Audiobooks & 3 Graphic Novels! So fingers crossed I can complete as many as possible!

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TBR Jar ReadAThon – Round #4 Announcement!

Dates: 24th – 30th of May, 2019

How it works

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, it really doesn’t matter. 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 to make it interesting)
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.

Extra Info

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 or Instagram 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.

Instagram Challenge

Social Media Links

TBRJarRAT Twitter

TBRJarRAT Instagram

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April 2019 TBR!

It’s nearly April, so it’s time to list the books I plan to read but probably won’t. Let’s get into it!

First off, the OWLs Magical ReadAThon is happening in April and you can find my full TBR for that HERE!

The YA Book Nerds

The April BOTM for The YA Book Nerds is Four Dead Queens by Astrid Scholte.

Four Dead Queens by Astrid Scholte

ARCs/eARCs

I have a few ARCs that I really need to get to. So I am putting them on this TBR as possibles to read if I have time around the Magical ReadAThon.

The Flower Girls by Alice Clark-Platts
Vivatera by Candace J. Thomas
The Princess and the Fangirl by Ashley Poston
Light Years by Kass Morgan
Blood Heir by Amelie Wen Zhao
Wicked Saints by Emily A. Duncan
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What book are you most excited to read in April??

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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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Ditching the TBR Posts

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Some of you may know that my life has been busy as hell lately! Not only am I running my own Beauty Therapy Salon, working as a Lifeguard, managing my photography business, running The YA Book Nerds on Facebook, Organising a Secret Santa round of The Book Nerds Book Exchange on Facebook, helping with the local Hospital Auxiliary, making candles & book sleeves for my Etsy shop and trying to find time to sleep, I also have to find time to read and blog in there somewhere.

I am well and truly behind on ARCs and I have to keep on top of the books that I have to read for my Facebook Group The YA Book Nerds as I need to write discussion questions each month. So because of all that I have decided to ditch monthly TBR posts to take the pressure off for a few months. Basically, I will only be reading ARC/Review Copies & BOTMs for The YA Book Nerds for the next couple of months. So instead of posting a monthly TBR, in this post I will share all the ARCs I currently have that I need to get to and also the November & December BOTMs for The YA Book Nerds (I don’t know what we will be reading in January as we won’t vote on that until mid-December).

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The Knife of Never Letting Go Discussion is on the 24th of Nov.
Dates for Broken Things & And I Darken discussions are not yet released.

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Let’s just not mention the fact that some of these released last month, oh and the month before that…

So yes, this is basically my TBR for the next, I don’t know how long! As for audiobooks, I will just read whatever I feel like at the time. I am going to try and get the audiobook of The Knife of Never Letting Go for this months discussion, that way I know I will get it done in time for the discussion!

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HAVE YOU READ ANY OF THESE BOOKS? DID YOU LOVE THEM? HATE THEM? LET ME KNOW!!

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Banned Books ReadAThon TBR

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It’s, time for the Banned Book ReadAThon TBR! I will not be making a video for my TBR as I am sick and lost my voice for 2 days and my voice is still really hoarse and my throat is still sore! On top of that, I think I am getting conjunctivitis. So all is great!

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My goal for Banned Books ReadAThon is to read as many Harry Potter books as I can! I will be starting from Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone and working my way through the series. I haven’t reread via the physical books in a while now and I think it’s time! Also, these books have been banned and challenge multiple times all over the world so they are a perfect fit!

I was also planning on reading Persepolis: The Story of a Childhood by Marjane Satrapi but I don’t think it will get here in time. We will have to see!

Also just on the side, I will be reading Huntin Prince Dracula by Kerri Maniscalco. I’m trying to get this finished by the end of the month, so it will be in the background during Banned Books ReadAThon too!

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I’m in the process of rereading LOTR and also reading the other books set in the LOTR world! So this is a perfect excuse to continue with this!

And these are just two other banned or challenged books that I have on audiobook.

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Have you read any of these books? Let me know what you thought of them in the comments! No spoilers.

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