Every year I set myself some reading goals to see me through the next year. With the success of last year behind me, there’s a lot to build on for 2021. Who knows how much time we’ll be spending indoors to be able to read, anyway?
With a brand new 365 day stretch ahead, it’s time to think about what’s to come for my reading goals. As per usual, I’ll be taking part in two reading challenges – the Goodreads Reading Challenge and the Popsugar Reading Challenge. Again, I’ll be marking off everything I’ve read towards the Popsugar challenge on this post.
Book adaptations can be really hit or miss. Some really get it right, and there are some that shouldn’t exist. If you’re looking for a film TV or adapation of your favourite books, these are in my opinion ones to avoid.
If someone wants to make a more updated version of these, then please get in touch. I’m happy to help.
Earlier in the year, I took a test to see how quickly I can generally read. In that, it gave me the times in which I should be able to read some popular books to the finish, and still be able to actually engage with the story.
I’ve tried this before, but I read Harry Potter. I didn’t complete it in the two hours or so it thought I would, but there was a reason I could remember a lot of the plot.
Andy Williams may have sung It’s the Most Wonderful Time of the Year about Christmas, but for bookworms and Harry Potter fans this song also applies to April.
April is the month of the OWLs, part of the Magical Readathon run by G from Book Roast. This readathon is set in the Wizarding World of Harry Potter, and throughout the month of April students complete their OWLs by reading books fitting the prompts. It’s as if you were in the Great Hall taking the exams yourself.
In August, you can complete your NEWTs and aim for a career in the Wizarding World. I’m concentrating on a career too, and I’ve already picked it out.
I filmed a TBR for my (brand new) Book Tube channel, but let’s share my TBR here too. I’ve also put a list together of books that I don’t need, but could get around to and try to get as many OWLs as I can.
Anything to take my mind off what’s happening in the world right now.
At night, before I set my phone down and pick up my book, I like to look around the internet at book things. One of the things I recently discovered was a speed reading test devised by the American stationary company Staples.