Monday, July 16, 2018

Plan With Me: Creating & Co {Pastel Magic}

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Sunday, July 15, 2018

Magical Readathon: N.E.W.T.s 2018 [TBR]

I sat for my OWLs in the month of July in preparation for the NEWTs in the month of August. I am ready for more Magical Readathon fun (hosted by G of The Book Roast).

For those who aren't completely obsessed with Harry Potter, OWLs stands for Ordinary Wizarding Levels that are taken in the fifth year. You take these for each subject you study and wish to continue studying in school in preparation for NEWTs.

NEWTs stands for Nastily Exhausting Wizarding Tests. You take the tests you need for the career you wish to have when school is done. For NEWTs, there are three grades you can earn: acceptable, exceeds expectation, or outstanding. Some wizarding jobs, you only need an A, others you need an E or O. Different jobs require different NEWTs to be taken.

I have chosen the job of banker at Gringotts (the wizard bank) because it is closest to the accounting degree I'm also starting in August. To get the job of Gringotts banker, you must earn an E in Arithmancy, Charms, Defense Against the Dark Arts, and Transfiguration. Meaning I have to finish 8 books in August. The last few months I have been averaging 7 books each month, so I think I can do it!

I was able to complete Astronomy, D.A.D.A., and Muggle Studies so far in the month (still 2 more weeks to go). I am trying to Hermione it, but for the NEWTs, I'm only going for what I need to do to become a Gringotts banker. If by some miracle I finish the 8 books for my wizarding job, I will be attempting some NEWTs for the other OWLs I passed.

Enough talking and let's get into my books for the readathon:

  1. Arithmancy
  2. Charms
  3. D.A.D.A.
  4. Transfiguration

If you are taking your NEWTs in August, what are you reading?

Wednesday, July 11, 2018

Summer Biannual Bibliothon [TBR]

It's that time once again! I have a game plan for the 2018 Summer Biannual Bibliothon (while I'm also attempting to do my OWLs in prep for NEWTs in August haha). It runs from July 14th to the 20th and the live show is on the 21st. Below are the reading challenges and my chosen books:

  1. GROUP BOOK: The Wicked Deep by Shea Earnshaw
  2. CHOOSE FROM SOMEONE ELSE'S TBR: History Is All You Left Me by Adam Silvera [from KarenKhronicles' TBR]
  3. TRY A CHAPTER OF THREE, PICK ONE: Paper Princess by Erin Watts, Me and Earl and the Dying Girl by Jesse Andrews, and By Your Side by Kasie West
  4. SOMETHING THAT HAS BEEN ON YOUR TBR FOR OVER 1 YEAR: Magnus Chase and the Sword of Summer by Rick Riordan
  5. READ A PREDICTED 5 STAR READ: Doubled up with Magnus Chase.
  6. OWN VOICES (DIFFERENT THAN YOU): Doubled up with History.
  7. READ THE LAST BOOK YOU BOUGHT: Doubled up with Wicked.
I decided to not participate in the blog challenges this time around and as always, not doing video or insta challenges either. :)

Updated on 7/14: I went ahead and did #3 where I tried a chapter of three books. I think I'm going to read By Your Side...although literally all three were good so I'll have to read the other two ASAP. I'm hoping to pick up The Wicked Deep sometime today too :)
Updated on 7/16: I finished By Your Side. I'm working on my buddy read of Truthwitch a little and then I'm going to start The Wicked Deep.
Updated on 7/17: Feeling good - The Wicked Deep was okay but it is done. I think I'm going to start History next and then Magnus tomorrow and read both until Friday :)
Updated on 7/19: Third book in THREE DAYS. I am killing it. Finished History last night and now I'm starting Magnus today. I think I'll be able to finish it in two days for sure. I've completed 5 of the reading challenges. This is definitely going to be my most successful readathon in a long time!

Total books finished: 3
Total pages read: 352 + 308 + 320 = 980

Tuesday, July 10, 2018

Top Ten Sequels I'm Dying to Read

Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly bookish meme hosted by That Artsy Reader Girl. More information here.

I'm not great at reading sequels. I read first books in a series and love them and then the sequels come out and I don't get around to reading them. But I am bound and determined to read the following sequels as soon as possible. I own 4 of them, so there is no excuse there. Some of these are not released though, so I have a little bit of an excuse. But also don't pay any attention to my series page wherein I have like 30 series that are completed and I haven't finished them.

Monday, July 9, 2018

Plan With Me: Bubba Bear Studios {The Sea Calls to Me}

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