The N.E.W.T.s Readathon has officially ended, and I am here today with a wrap up. For those who don’t know, this readathon is hosted by Book Roast and is based on the N.E.W.T.s from Harry Potter. The prompts you read books for are based off of what you read during the O.W.L.s Readathon earlier in the year.More …
August is Women in Translation Month, a month dedicated to promoting and reading women author’s whose works can be found in translation. Once again, the Women in Translation Readathon is upon us. The readathon begins August 25, 2019 and runs through August 31, 2019. This readathon is run by BookTubers Matthew Sciarappa and Kendra Winchester.More …
I am a bit late on this TBR considering the Reading Rush readathon has already started, but I wanted to share what I’ll be reading over the course of the next week. Reading Rush is an annual readathon hosted by BookTubers Ariel Bissett and Raeleen Lemay. The readathon was begun in 2013 under the name “BookTubeAThon,” but changed names this year.More …
Last year I participated in the O.W.L.s Readathon, a readathon based on the O.W.L. exams all 5th year Hogwarts students take in the Harry Potter series. It’s almost time for the 2019 O.W.L. Readathon, and I’m here today with a little information about the readathon for anyone who wants to participate along with my TBR.More …
Jean and Jill are hosting a readathon this week called the #FemmeFanTale Readathon. The readathon runs from March 2nd to March 10th. The focus here is on reading fantasy books written by women. There are 12 prompts for those who want to do them. Prompts overlap, so if you want to participate in the prompts and don’t have a lot of time to read this week, don’t worry.More …
Let’s face it. Readers are always looking for challenges. There are always new readathons being hosted by bloggers and booktubers. The Goodreads Reading Goal is very widely used, as are other year-long reading goals such as the Read Harder Challenge.
Hi, Everyone. Kate here. I love readathons. They’re a hell of a lot of fun. Added bonus – they tend to help during reading slumps. At least for me. This weekend I participated in the #GetGraphic readathon, where only graphic novels, comics, manga, and other graphic based narratives are read. The readathon was hosted by perpetualpages, Wish Fulfillment, whatshappening, and BOOKadoodles.
I made it! I completed the OWLs Reading Challenge!
Honestly, I wasn’t sure I was going to complete the five categories needed to ace my OWLs. I didn’t read quite as much this month as I did through January, February, and March, and I finished the last two books on the very last day of the challenge. This was tons of fun, though. I loved the premise of the challenge. I really had to search through my shelves for books that would fulfill some of the categories. While I didn’t read something for all of the categories, I did have books lined up for almost all of them and do still plan on reading them at some point in the near future.
Some of the books I’ve read have already been reviewed on the blog. (Links are included below.) Others will be reviewed soon, so stay tuned for those.
Ancient Runes: Null States by Malka Older
Astronomy: Void Black Shadow by Corey R. White
Arithmancy: One Way by S. J. Morden
Care of Magical Creatures:
Charms: American Gods: Shadow #1-4 by Neil Gaimon, P. Craig Russell, and Scott Hampton
Defense Against the Dark Arts:
Herbology: Black Clover Vol. 1 by Yuki Tabata
History of Magic:
Transfiguration: Cutie Honey a Go Go! by Go Nagai, Ito Shinpei, and Anno Hideaki
It took longer than I expected, but I’ve filled in all of the challenges I’ve completed so far this year. While this wasn’t difficult, it was a little time consuming. Several of the manga I’ve read could potentially fill more than one challenge, but I wanted to limit it to one right now. For completions sake I might use one manga for multiple categories, but I wanted to see what I managed without relying on grouping challenges together first.
I’m not very good at beginning reading challenges on their start date. I have a bad habit of finding a challenge that sounds amazing, making a mental note to join in and write a blog post about it, and then forgetting about the reading challenge until it shows up in my social media feed again. Such is the case with the #ReadManga18 Challenge by Manga Hoarder.