NEWTs (NASTILY EXHAUSTING WIZARDING TESTS) RULES:
1 – Each subject has three grades: A (Acceptable), E (Exceeded Expectations) and O (Outstanding);
2 – Each A unlocks a possibility to gain an E;
3 – Thus, in order to achieve O (Outstanding) you first must earn an A and an E, in that particular order.
4 – The cross-over or doubling up on reads is not allowed!
newtS hELPFUL LINKS:
where you may find all the information / career guide / prompts and rules!
1 – Book Roast – NEWTs 2019 Announcement video
2 – Magical Read-a-Thon Explained
3 – Wizarding Careers
4 – NEWTs letter and prompts 2019
5 – Book Roast – OWLs 2019 Announcement video
6 – OWLs letter and prompts 2019
In the beginning of this year, I chose Auror as my magical career, dutifully sat the OWLs exams, and now it’s time for the final exams of this year – Nastily Exhausting Wizarding Tests!
For the Auror career, I need to pass a total of 5 NEWTs with different grades each, which results in a total of 9 books! At first I thought this would be impossible, as I usually read 6-7 books a month, but in July I managed to read 11 books and now I’m feeling much more confident about the upcoming read-a-thon.
O in Defense Against the Dark Arts
A: Book that’s black under the dust jacket – «The Winter of the Witch» by Katherine Arden
E: Gilderoy’s memory charm – (grab a pen!) first book that you remembered just now from your TBR! – «Siege and Storm» by Leigh Bardugo
O: Cornish pixie! Swait it away with a book written by an English author or set in England – «The Book of Dust» by Philip Pullman (It’s massive!)
E in Charms
A: Read a book that you think has a gorgeous cover – «Ruin and Rising» by Leigh Bardugo
E: Read a comic/graphic novel/manga (or book under 150 pages) – «Hostage» by Guy Delisle (this is the only graphic novel I own and it’s over 400 pages long! Hopefully I’ll be able to read it anyway…)
A in Herbology
A: Mandrake! Quick, put your headphones on! Listen to an audiobook (if not – green cover) – «Nyxia Uprising» by Scott Reintgen. (I’m not a fan of audiobooks, so green cover it is!)
E in Potions
A: Pollyjuice potion: read your friend’s favorite book! – «Wundersmith» by Jessica Townsend
E: House ingredient: book with a cover in your Hogwarts house color – «Bursts of Fire» by Susan Forest. (I suddenly have a lot of books with red covers on my TBR!)
A in Transfiguration
A: Read a book with LQBTQA+ representation – «The Rest of Us Just Live Here» by Patrick Ness
That is a lot of books and some of them are fairly long, but hopefully I’ll be able to read all of them and some more in August!