OWLs Magical Readathon TBR

Hello everyone! My favorite readathon is starting tomorrow. I’m talking about the OWLs Magical Readathon hosted by G over at Book Roast. I left a link of her announcement video so you can hear all the explanations from her (because I know I won’t explain it right lol)

Last year I managed to read all 12 prompts for the OWLs, but failed at my NEWTs so I didn’t become a Potioneer ☹️ This year, I’m going for a different career, but going to see if I can complete Potioneer as well. My new is career is:

I’m hoping to accomplish all 12 again this year, but I did just start a new job (my job is considered essential so I have to work) so I will probably just stick to the 8 I need. I do have a book picked out for each prompt so I will get into those now.

Ancient Runes: Heart Rune- heart on the cover or in the title

There is a heart on the playing card.

Arithmancy: Magical qualities of number 2-balance/opposites: read something outside your favorite genre

Fantasy is my favorite but this is one of my favorite authors so it fits 😊

Astronomy: Night classes- read majority of this book when it’s dark outside

Care of Magical Creatures: Hippogriffs-creature with a beak on the cover

Continuing my reread of this series….book 3 will show up later since I didn’t read it in March. Plus the beaks of the swans count.

Charms: Lumos Maxima- White cover

I’m counting this as white lol

Defense Against the Dark Arts: Grindylows- book set at sea/coast

I’ve heard this is a Little Mermaid retelling so I’m guessing this takes place in the sea.

Divination: Third Eye- assign numbers to your TBR and use a random number generator to pick your read

Herbology: Mimbulus mimbletonia- title starts with an M

History of Magic: Witch Hunts- book featuring witches/wizards

Told you book 3 would show up lol

Muggle Studies: book from a perspective of a muggle (contemporary)

Potions: Shrinking Solution- book under 150 pages

Reading the first story (The Magician’s Nephew) in this book which is exactly 100 pages

Transfiguration: Animagus lecture- book/series that includes shapeshifting

Not sure if this book includes it, but I know the series does

I’m also planning on doing the extra training and lectures that G created this year. Luckily they go hand in hand with my OWLs. I’m so excited to start!

Are you participating?? What career are going for? How many prompts do you have to complete? Are you going to try and complete all 12? Let me know in the comments. Happy reading and good luck!!

First Line Fridays 3/27/2020

Hey everyone! I’m back with another First Line Fridays, hosted by Wandering Words. What if instead of judging a book by its cover, its author, or its prestige, we judged it by its opening lines?

  • Pick a book off your shelf (it could be your current read or on your TBR) and open to the first page.
  • Copy the first few lines, but don’t give anything else about the book away just yet – you need to hook the reader first!
  • Finally…..reveal the book.
  • I didn’t know how long I had been in the king’s prison. The days were all the same, except that as each one passed, I was dirtier than before.

    This book is….

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    Gen can steal anything- at least that’s the boast he’s made in wineshops across the capital city, and his bragging has landed him in the kings prison. His chances of escape look slim- even for someone of his talents. When he is invited to join a quest to steal an object straight out of a legend, he’s hardly in a position to refuse.

    WWW WEDNESDAY 3/25/2020

    Hey everyone! Back again with another WWW Wednesday hosted by Taking on a World Of Words. WWW Wednesday is where you answer the following questions: What are you currently reading? What have you recently finished? What do you plan on reading next? Let’s get into it!

    What are you currently reading

    What have you recently finished

    What do you plan on reading next

    The OWLs are coming next week so look out for my TBR!! Plus I just started a new job so I need to figure out my reading schedule.

    First Line Fridays 3/20/2020

    Hey everyone! I’m back with another First Line Fridays, hosted by Wandering Words. What if instead of judging a book by its cover, its author, or its prestige, we judged it by its opening lines?

    • Pick a book off your shelf (it could be your current read or on your TBR) and open to the first page.
    • Copy the first few lines, but don’t give anything else about the book away just yet – you need to hook the reader first!
  • Finally…..reveal the book.
  • There was a boy in her room. Cath looked up at the number painted on the door, then down at the room assignment in her hand.

    This book is….

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    The Mystery Blogger Award

    Hey everyone! Today I am bringing you something very different. I was nominated for this award by Alynn98 and I am very thankful!! This award was originally created by Okoto Enigma’s Blog.

    What is the Mystery Blogger Award?

    The Mystery Blogger Award is an award for amazing bloggers with ingenious posts. Their blog not only captivates; it inspires and motivates. They are one of the best out there, and they deserve every recognition they get. This award is also for bloggers who find fun and inspiration in blogging; and they do it with so much love and passion.

    The Rules

    • Put the award logo/image on your blog
    • List the rules
    • Thank whoever nominated you and provide a link to their blog
    • Mention the creator of the award and provide a link as well
    • Tell your readers 3 things about yourself
    • Answer the questions provided by whoever nominated you
    • Nominate 10-20 people
    • Notify your nominees by commenting on their blog
    • Ask your nominees any 5 questions
    • Share a link to you best post(s)

    Three things about me

    1. I love to cross stitch. I currently have 5 projects on the go, and they are all huge lol
    2. I am a Slytherin, and would have been neutral in the war. Plus Snape is like my favorite character, and nothing you can say will change my mind. (Also I consider Harry a Slytherin lol) yes I walk on the dark side 😎
    3. I love to sing. I can get lost in my music and just feel free.

    My answers to Anna’s questions

    Who is your favorite author and why?

    Has to be James Patterson. He is all I would read in high school. My goal is to read every single book he has published. It’s going to take forever since he’s still releasing books, but I will make a great effort.

    If you could have only one type of food to eat for the rest of your life, what would it be?

    Pasta. At every restaurant I go straight to the pasta section in the menu. Plus I love trying to make little pasta dishes myself. I think it’s because I love noodles.

    What is a series that you would love to see a movie/tv series for?

    I would have said The School for Good and Evil series, but that is already in the works according to the author. So my answer for this would be the Castor Chronicles (Beautiful Creatures is the first in this series). Now they already did a movie for it, and while it wasn’t bad, it wasn’t good either. They changed way too much and it didn’t feel the same at all. So I would rather see it as a tv show. With all that is going on in this series, it can definitely span a few seasons.

    Do you have a favorite game (of any game type)?

    I love board games. We would always have family game nights growing up, and they were always so much fun. Especially when we found new games to play. Now that I’m older, we don’t have as many game nights so my focused has shifted to 1,000 piece puzzles.

    If you could have any animal (real or imagined) as a well-cared for pet/friend, what would it be?

    For a real one, I would go with a monkey. They have always been my favorite animal and are just so cute!! For imagined, I would like a kneazle. They just seem like super smart animals and would make a great friend.

    My favorite post

    One of my favorite post that I’ve done has to be my Splintered series review. I love this series so much!

    My nominees

  • Questions for the nominees 💜

    1. Do you prefer series or standalones and why?
      What is one book you wish you could read again for the first time?
      Is there an adaptation of a book that you really enjoyed? If so, what is it?
      Do you prefer backlist titles or new releases?
      Do you watch Booktube? If so, what is your favorite content to watch (reading vlogs, TBRs, wrap ups, etc)?
  • Thanks again for the nomination!! Hope you enjoyed my responses and happy reading everyone!! Take care and stay safe 🧡
  • WWW WEDNESDAY 3/18/2020

    Hey everyone! Back again with another WWW Wednesday hosted by Taking on a World Of Words. WWW Wednesday is where you answer the following questions: What are you currently reading? What have you recently finished? What do you plan on reading next? Let’s get into it!

    What are you currently reading?

    Finally getting to Fangirl. I love Carry On, so it’s about time to read the source material so to speak.

    Also, finally starting my reread of the Twilight Saga. I’ve decided to go with my hardback editions (not pictured).

    I’m also reading Sapphire Flames by Ilona Andrews as well as Assassin’s Apprentice by Robin Hobb.

    What have you recently finished?

    A 5 star and 4 star respectively. Plus I DNFed The Girl Who Circumnavigated Fairyland in a Ship of Her Own Making. I literally feel asleep while reading.

    What do you plan on reading next?

    As well as New Moon and whatever else comes off hold on my Libby app.

    Beautiful Chaos by Kami Garcia and Margaret Stohl book review

    Before we begin, I just have one question: WHY DO I KEEP READING BOOKS THAT HURT ME?!?!

    Beautiful Darkness hurt in a relationship way, Allegiant broke my heart and made me ugly cry, The Rose Society was dark and scary hurt, and this book here…oh man. My eyes were burning when I finished this. I went from crying to laughing back to crying to anger to crying lol

    Chaos is definitely what was going on in this story. I swear my heart was in my throat for most of this. Plus reading along with the audiobook is soooo good. It is so immersive and just brings the story to life. The narrator is AMAZING in my opinion. His voices for the characters is just great. Plus when a big scene is happening (say it’s a storm or fire happening while the scene is going on) you actually hear that in the audiobook.

    I need to pick up book 4 (the finale) like ASAP but I also don’t want the series to end 😫 I do own the two spinoffs as well so I will officially be done with the series in June (since I’m reading them once a month) This series is going to be right up there with Splintered, The School for Good and Evil, and the Alex Cross series as my top favorite series.

    This review is all over the place but it is fitting for how this book had me feeling. I swear I experiences every single emotion while reading.