Following one of my New Year’s resolutions (i.e. read less study more), I planned to skip as many read-a-thons this year as I could, but I couldn’t make myself skip O.W.L.s Magical Readathon that takes place in April! O.W.L.s and Booktubeathon are the only two reading events I usually participate, and it felt wrong breaking the traditions.
To make my life a little bit easier, I decided to go through each career guide and pick one profession that requires fewer books. This resulted in me doing all the math so you wouldn’t have to! 😀 My career choice will also impact my “Spring TBR”, so I will be joining Top Ten Tuesday theme (partially) as well!
O.W.L.s Helpful Links:
Magical Readthon 2020 – Official Website where you can find all information you need to participate in O.W.L.s magical readathon, join fellow readers on social media, submit book recommendations and track your (and everyone else’s) progress:
THE O.W.L. MAGICAL READATHON MATHS:
|Career||N.º of Books (O.W.L.)||N.º of Books (N.E.W.T.)|
|Journalist or Writer||3||4|
|Trader of Magical Thomes||4||5|
|Mage of Visual Arts||4||4|
|Ministry Worker||5||7 to 12|
As you can see from the chart above, the “easiest” careers in terms of the number of books required to pass are Aurologist, Seer and Journalist and Writer. Out of these two, I’d say that the Journalist Career is the easiest one to follow because in both, O.W.L. and N.E.W.T., we get to pick one subject!
This year I decided to go pursue Journalist or Writer career, mostly because I won’t have much time in March to dedicate to reading.
I have three prompts to complete. For the History of Magic I’ll need to read a book featuring witches or wizards; for Muggle Studies a contemporary and then I get to pick one more subject (I’m currently leaning towards Potions because of the prompt to read a book with less than 150 pages).
Since I haven’t been reading that much this month, I want to see how the last two weeks go, what books I’ll be able to finish and then choose my TBR for O.W.L.’s. I will be sharing it in my April Goals post later this month! 🙂
What career will you pursue this year? Out of new careers which one is your favorite?
Let me know in the comments below! And I hope that my O.W.L.’s math will be somewhat useful. 😀