Owl Readathon 2019 Update

There was a point in this where I just wanted to stop. I wasn’t sure I would complete my goal. I wasn’t sure that I would even come close. Then I was stuck at finishing one category, and I didn’t know why. I love the books I just couldn’t get myself to read them, I suppose. Yet I did it. I completed all twelve prompts!

In general I wouldn’t say that this was all that hard. What was difficult about it was when I decided to read books that were completely outside my realm of comfort and genre preference. Those took motivation and sheer will to pick up but once I did, I remembered why I did used to like reading those other genres. I also, was rereading things and with rereads I tend to be more lax about holding myself to them. No harm, no foul. However you don’t want to sit there and read me rambling on about this as an experience. You want my reading times, right? Here they are!

Final Reading Times:

Ancient Runes (Retelling) — Heartless by Marissa Meyer — 2hr 30min

Arithmancy (2 Authors) — Death Note Another Note: The Los Angeles BB Murder Cases by Nisioisin and translated by Andrew Cunningham from the original concept by Tsugumi Ohba and Takeshi Obata — 50min

Astronomy (“Star” in title) — A Bowlful of Stars by Florence Crannell Means — 40min

Care of Magical Creatures (Land animal on cover) — Brian Jacques Redwall Novels

  • Mariel of Redwall — 1h 20min
  • The Bellmaker — 1hr 28min

Charms (Adult book) — Suspect by Michael Robotham — 2h 5min

Defense Against the Dark Arts (stars with “R”) — Rat Race by Dick Francis — 1h 20min

Divination (Books in the future) — Article 5 & Breaking Point by Kirsten Simmons — 2h 10min(Article 5) & 1h 40min(Breaking Point)

Herbology (Plant on the cover) — The Secret Garden — Frances Hodgson Burnett — 50min (It doesn’t help that this is like my 12th time reading this novel lol)

History of Magic (Published 10 yrs ago) — Siddhartha by Herman Hesse — 1h 3min

Muggle Studies (Contemporary) — I’m a Spider, So What (Webnovel) by Okina Baba — 7 days

Potions (Sequel) — Stormcaster & Deathcaster by Cinda Williams Chima — 2h 30min (Stormcaster) & 3h 10min(Deathcaster)

Transfiguration (Sprayed edges or Red cover) – The Princess Bride by William Goldman — 1h 40min

Goal: Alchemist

Goal Achieved: Y/N

As I have passed all my OWLs. This means that in the fall, for my NEWTs I can go for whatever career I would like to go for. (Auror). Not going to lie this was a bit difficult, but fun overall!

In general, as I said before, I think that this was a fun challenge. There are a few others in the lists for the other ones I’m doing that are going to be so much harder (listening to an audio book? Just… Yeah I’m not sure I can do that. Maybe I’ll listen to a Nancy Drew.) I think that the next time you hear from me on any of these, I’ll be close to the end (or it’ll be September for NEWTs).

As always, thanks for sticking with me. I’ll be posting my May TBR list tomorrow (I felt that 4 posts in one day would be a lot, since the 1st corresponded with a Wednesday). Otherwise, more content coming next week! (On book challenges and the likes.)


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