Another month is over, and for me another readathon is done. I’ve spent the last two months in the depths of planned and regimented reading, all in the name of Harry Potter. Wouldn’t Hermione be so proud of me?
I spent August partaking in the NEWTs Readathon, a month long challenge run by the lovely G from Book Roast. G has made the month so enjoyable and interactive, it’s no wonder over the course of the month the participants have read collectively over 5,000,000 pages. Once you’re in the swing of it, it’s hard to let it lie. Also, with so many trivia nights, film viewings, and extra material, this was probably one of the most fun readathons I’ve participated in, ever. I can’t wait to see what the OWLs 2020 and the NEWTs 2020 hold for us – I feel like it’s going to be big.
August was the first month of my new job, so I naturally had less reading time in that month than any other throughout the year. It was also, however, the month of the NEWTs readathon. What more could a girl with a new job need, than a readathon reminding her to pick up her book more?
This book does not fit any of my challenge criteria.
Sail away to beautiful Croatia for summer sun, sparkling turquoise seas and a will-they-won’t-they romance you won’t be able to put down!
I tried to get into a proper book buying ban in July. I haven’t been working for the first half of 2019, so I should have been saving more and buying books a LOT less than I did. I will be starting back into a new job in August, so that would logically be the time to buy all the books in the world, but I have a couple of big holiday ideas I’d like to see in. So, I’ll probably extend my ban into August and save some money for those getaways.
I mean, I say that now, of course. As always, it could be famous last words and I might end up spending every cent I own on hundreds of books.
In April, the OWLs readathon was held by G from Book Roast. Unfortunately, I missed that round. Luckily, you were allowed to take the OWLs (or resit any you missed the first time) in July, to prepare for the NEWTs in August.
I jumped right into the readathon. I picked a career, figured out what subjects I needed to complete, and sorted out the books to fit in each prompt. The final selection was ready by the first, and I dove in.
Then, when I was on holiday at my parent’s house, the worst thing happened. I hit a reading slump. Did I still manage to get all the subjects I needed complete? Do I have enough OWLs to follow my chosen career?