Magical Readathon 2018: Christmas At Hogwarts

Initially I was planning on sitting my NEWTs in December as I had only taken my OWLs so far, but after seeing that Book Roast was hosting a Christmas edition, I couldn’t pass up on that one. So I turned around my plans and started planning a lovely Christmas at Hogwarts.

The preparations

First off, I immediately saw that the dates of the readathon we’re absolutely not going to work for me. I had a teambuilding at work during the first days of the readathon, so I decided to push the readathon that runs from December 17th to 26th back for four days. My personal magical readathon would run from December 21st to 30th so I would have all the time I needed to finish my TBR.

On to that my TBR. As always, this readathon consisted of a number of prompts.

  • Finish your coursework: Finish your current read
    Replica by Lauren Oliver
  • Help Hagrid decorate the trees: book with a golden detail
    Shock of the Fall by Nathan Filer
  • Visit 3 Broomsticks for muller pixie wine: A read that should only take you a day/evening
    The Miserable Mill by Lemony Snicket
  • Attend a Yule Ball: Book you’ve been preparing yourself for
    The Death Cure by James Dashner
  • Bring a festive treat to Hedwig at the Owlery: Animal on the cover/title/series name
    Catwoman: Soulstealer by Sarah J. Maas

The result

Pushing back the days of the readathon ended up being absolutely redundant as I finished it in five days anyway. Oops. Yet again, I loved how the prompts enticed me to pick up some books that would have stayed on my shelves for another number of years. It’s a fun change from a more traditional readathon and I’m definitely going to sit my OWLs and NEWTs this year.

Talk to me

Have you ever done this readathon and what was your experience? Where you more successful than me? Let me know in the comments!

One Comment Add yours

  1. Jia Xuan says:

    I haven’t tried this Readathon, but it does look interesting (being Harry Potter themed and all) Good luck on completing the readathon this year!

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