NEWTs Magical Read-a-Thon | My TBR to pass all exams required for Auror’s career!


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!

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THE READING RUSH | Wrap Up & Many Badges!

The Reading Rush (former Booktube-a-thon) read-a-thon is one of my favorite bookish events of the year! It’s never easy to read 7 books in one week, but I love how many people participate in it. There were tons of YouTube videos, that I still need to catch up on, twitter sprints, bookstagram posts, and forums on the new Reading Rush website.

Did you participate? How many challenged were you able to complete?

I mostly stuck with my initial the Reading Rush TBR, which is very surprising, and managed to read 4 full novels, 1 graphic novel and 1 very short story.

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THE READING RUSH TBR | Can I read 7 books in one week?!

This might be the best or the worst idea I’ve ever had, but I’m participating in this year’s the Reading Rush annual read-a-thon that runs from 22nd to 28th of July, and we have a week to complete all the challenges!

Booktube-a-thon (the old name of the Reading Rush) was my very first read-a-thon back in 2017. And to my surprise I was able to complete all the challenges and read a total of 7 books – here are my Booktube-a-thon TBR and Wrap Up from 2017!

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July 2019 Goals |Reading Rush and To-Do lists!

It’s time to sit and write down my goals for this month!

July will mostly be the month of “catch up”. I feel like I need to clear up my To-Do list (and as soon as possible), so I can have some free time for myself. I know I say this every month, but life has been very busy overall and dedicating time to blogging and reading has become more and more difficult over the past couple of months.

I love the busy days, but I think I’m ready to take a little break from them as well. I won’t have holidays from work until September, but that doesn’t mean that I can’t take things a little easier over the next couple of weeks. But in order to do that, I’ll need to tie all the ends, finish pending tasks and then enjoy my reading time! 

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OWLs Read-a-Thon | Wrap Up

My goal was to follow an Auror career, which required me to complete a total of 5 OWLs: Charms, Defense Against the Dark Arts, Herbology, Potions, and Transfiguration. Out of 5 books that I initially planned to read, I only read 2, but I’m sure that other books could potentially fit in with the prompt as well. (Check my initial TBR list here!)

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April 2019 Goals | ARCs, Reviews and Read-a-Thons!

Whenever I write these posts, I try to answer several questions: What do I want to achieve next month? What do I need to work on? What steps will bring me closer to my goal?

Usually, the answers would be to STAY PRODUCTIVE! MOVE FORWARD! and everything with a similar vibe. But April will be slightly different. Of course, there are still books to read and blog posts to write; but my intention is to take is easy.

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OWLs Read-a-Thon | My 2019 wizarding career!

That’s right! The most exciting Read-a-Thon for all Harry Potter fans is starting on the 1st of April. Have you chosen the career to pursue this year?

Created by Book Roast, this is a magical read-a-thon inspired by the first Hogwarts exams – OWLs (Ordinary Wizarding Level). You don’t have to be a Harry Potter fan to join in. You may join just for the sake of the challenge! But if you ARE Harry Potter fan, this is going to be a year long read-a-thon with a lot of fun challenges along the way.

Make sure to check out Book Roast’s video and download the Wizarding Career Leaflet!

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Women’s Prize for Fiction 2019 | What books will I add to my TBR?

For the last two years I’ve been following closely the Women’s Prize for Fiction, especially the announcements of Long- and Shortlists. But this will be my first time attempting to read some of the nominated titles.

A new set 16 books have been carefully picked for the longlist of Women’s Prize for Fiction. Don’t think that I will be able to read all of them until the winner is announced on June 5th, 2019, but there are a few that definitely sparked my interest.

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September TBR | Hot Air Balloon, The Walking Dead & Reading Goals

What is blogging if not sharing your thoughts, interests and obsessions with others? That is exactly what I am going to do!

Firstly, I’ve been toying around with the idea of starting a Bullet Journal for quite a long time. I don’t want it as a planner though, rather to keep all my thoughts and ideas in one place. Maybe even to track some habits or blogging stats. Continue reading “September TBR | Hot Air Balloon, The Walking Dead & Reading Goals”

Booktube-a-Thon 2017 | I did it! Completed challenges and wrap up!

I was battling between the ideas of including this post in my July wrap up or writing a separate dedicated post just for the read-a-thon, and as my first ever reading event, I decided that it deserved its own well rounded conclusion!

I DID IT! I MANAGED TO COMPLETE ALL OF THE CHALLENGES!  

It was a very intense reading week, as I usually don’t read that much, but it feels good to overcome my reading slump that haunted me from the beginning of July and actually make some progress through my TBR pile. Continue reading “Booktube-a-Thon 2017 | I did it! Completed challenges and wrap up!”

Classic-a-Month | Reading challenge Update!

It has been a while since my last update, but I’ve been keeping good pace and reading those classics as planned! Also I couldn’t be happier with my printable and have been using it since January to track my progress. Continue reading “Classic-a-Month | Reading challenge Update!”

Booktube-A-Thon 2017 | Reading challenges, high hopes and TBR!

I am sure you all have heard of Booktube-A-Thon and seen a lot of announcement videos about it on YouTube. Obviously, I don’t make YouTube videos, but I would love to join the reading challenges.

Booktube-A-Thon will start on the 24th and end on the 30th of July, and even though I will have my usual work schedule, I have faith in my reading abilities to complete all of the challenges (maybe except the last one…). Continue reading “Booktube-A-Thon 2017 | Reading challenges, high hopes and TBR!”

My most anticipated releases | July 2017

It seems that even Publishers are taking some time off in July, because compared to the previous months, this one will be the quietest of them all!

Or maybe I am just waiting for more Fantasy / Dystopian / Sci Fi books while summer is all about contemporary? I am not sure! What I am sure about, is that there are only 3 books that I would like to get your attention to. Continue reading “My most anticipated releases | July 2017”

May Wrap Up | 2017

Where do I even begin? May was busy and quickpassing, yet it felt way longer than previous months. Maybe because I was able to read, post, work and do tons of other things. If only I had so much energy every month of the year!
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Classic-a-Month Reading Challenge | March and April Wrap Up

The year started strong with «Pride and Prejudice» by Jane Austen and then February came along with another case of reading slump. Most likely due to me trying to finish «The Book Thief» by Markus Zusak that I started in late August and just not enjoying it at all. It was a great story, but the writing or the Portuguese translation just didn’t get me into the world created by the author, but more about that below. Continue reading “Classic-a-Month Reading Challenge | March and April Wrap Up”