I’m joining the Magical Readathon held by G, from Book Roast, this year! Up until last year, I’ve always dismissed readathons. This one’s Harry Potter-themed, which sounds like a lot of fun!
How it works:
Every year there are two readathons, the O.W.L.s and the N.E.W.T.s. They’re ‘exams’ that you sit. For April’s readathon, we just have to focus on the O.W.L.s. You pick one career from a list of magical professions. Each career has a set of subjects you have to pass. Each subject has a book prompt. Essentially, you’re reading books based on a set of prompts, which brings me to…
Which career did I pick?
Trader of Magical Tomes!
I’m sure you can all guess what this job entails ☺ Initially, I wanted to go for Curse Breaker but the realist in me knew I couldn’t accomplish the 6 books it requires when I have ARCs and a free 1-month Scribd membership I want to avail of in April(Yes! In case you haven’t heard already, in light of the current situation, they’re giving 1-month free! No card required).
I even drew up a basic spreadsheet to help me decide based on the amount of reading that’ll be required.
The chosen books…
So, I have 4 prompts that I have to fulfill, and they are:
(click on the covers to check their Goodreads page)
A book/series that has shapeshifting…
A Curse So Dark and Lonely
A book featuring witches/wizards…
The Bone Witch
One with a white cover…
A book that has a heart on the cover/in the title…
The Ticking Heart
I’m also buddy reading with at least 4 others on A Curse So Dark and Lonely over on Instagram! Hit me up if you’d like to join our group read, too 😀 My instagram: @PhantomPaper