I Participated In Dewey’s Spring 24 Hour Readathon!

Happy Sunday!
I had so much fun challenging myself to actively participate in reading for Dewey’s Readathon . This was the first time since learning about the readathon that I’ve been able to participate more than a couple of sporadic hours because I didn’t have to work and no other plans were made.

I am for sure feeling a book hangover which makes me want to sleep all day now but also I want to keep reading so I can finish a book I almost completed during the readathon and also see how much more I can read today. Oh the problems of a bookworm!

Reading Stats:

Books Read: 2 1/2 (I read the last half of a book I started before the readathon)
Books Started but didn’t finish: 2
Total pages: 1000
Total Time: 9 hrs 20 min

Favorite Book: The Looking Glass Wars by Frank Beddor

I also finished a book for my O.W.L.s as I’m participating in a Magical Readathon and I am almost done with another book! I can then say I’ve completed the initial tests to become Trader of Magical Tomes! I still have two challenges I want to complete for the optional Seminars because choosing just one seemed impossible. Sometimes challenging myself to read so many books in a short amount of time takes on a whole new level!

Hope you’ve had a relaxing reading weekend whether you chose to participate in the readathon or not! Looking forward to hopefully participating in the next one and challenge myself to read even more!

Happy Reading!

Slainte

~Meg

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Magical Readathon April 2020

Happy Wednesday,

It’s hard to believe that it’s already April and that Spring is just about here. Every morning I love to hear the birds sing particularly ones that I’ve heard since I was a little girl though I couldn’t tell you what the names of those birds are.

Speaking of being young. one of my favorite readathons of the year starts today which is inspired by Harry Potter which I have been reading since I was around the same age as Harry. The books have a very nostalgic spot in my heart and now so does this readathon as it’s the third year of running. I was so excited that I even brought out my book journal (Ravenclaw pride for the win!) and had some fun with using letter stamps as well as stickers and a bit of digital manipulation. I’m not artistically inclined when it comes to sketching so have to be creative with using items that were designed by people who are! If anyone happens to know of a lovely bookstack rubber stamp and bookish stickers, please let me know. So enough about my artistic skills, it’s time to get to the more exciting parts!

O.W.L.s

April 1st- April 30th

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Announcement Video

Magical Career Choice: Trader of Tomes

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Wizard Studies

Ancient Runes- The Looking Glass Wars (The Looking Glass Wars #1) by Frank Beddor

Charms- In the Labyrinth of Drakes (The Memoirs of Lady Trent #4) by Marie Brennan

History of Magic- The Wizards of Once (The Wizards of Once #1) by Cressida Cowell

Transfiguration- Shadowshaper (Shadowshaper #1) by Daniel José Older

Seminars

Dragon Tamer- Stygian (Dark-Hunter #27) by Sherrilyn Kenyon

Merpeople Linguistics- Dragon on Trial (Menagerie #2) by Tui T. Sutherland, Kari Sutherland

Legal Defense of Fantastic Beasts- Phoenix and Ashes (Elemental Masters #3) by Mercedes Lackey

 

Well that wraps up my bookish ramblings for the time being. At the present, I plan to just concentrate on this readathon but who knows what kind of readathons may pop up that catch my interest. I hope you have a wonderful reading month and may they bring you comfort particularly during these difficult times.

Happy Reading!

Slainte

~Meg

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Rainy March Sunday

Happy Sunday!

It’s a cold rainy day which I love because it just gives me more of an excuse to stay inside curled up with a good book or several.

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Today I’m hoping to get a good chunk read of Shadowhunter Academy and Jonathan Strange and Mr. Norell for Conker A Chonker weekend edition which was created by Asha

I’m also hoping to finish Buried In A Bog for the Irish Readathon (created by Aoife , Leanne and Elaine ) and the Bookie Trials weekend challenge edition (go Team Scribe!) .

Went to town for groceries with my boyfriend then treated myself to a London Fog Latte and a piece of pumpkin bread to share via Starbucks drive through. I don’t drink much for Earl Grey as the Bergamot is really overpowering but I’ve been meaning to try a London Fog for some time and I’ve found that it’s very tasty.

Well I’m off to eat cookies I just baked and getting some reading in. Hope you’ve enjoyed my bookish ramblings and I will be back soon with more bookish content.

 

Happy Reading!

Slainte

~Meg

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N.E.W.T.s Readathon TBR

Good morning,

Happy August 1st! It’s a little hard for me to believe that Fall is just around the corner though it is my favorite time of year!
Speaking of favorite things, one of my favorite readathons starts today which is the N.E.W.T.s Readathon which is a HP-themed readathon created by Book Roast on YouTube
You can learn more info by going to the Magical Readathon Twitter page and it involves lots of reading and fun times!

Announcement Video

I took my O.W.L.S. earlier this year with the intent of trying for Healer and then realized it wasn’t possible this time around. So now I’ve decided to go with either Herbologist or Magizoologist who have similar subjects funnily enough. My TBR is very ambitious but that seems to be something that can’t be helped and I’m not expecting to get to every book.

So here’s my TBR and I may even attempt a bit of bullet journaling. I recently bought myself one and am new at it so should be interesting because my artistic skills are rather limited when it comes to sketching (my attempts at drawing people turn into stick figures) but I hope that I’ll enjoy it nonetheless and get on the BUJO train so to speak. I haven’t figured out a design yet for this readathon so when I do, I’ll be sure to post a picture on my Instagram. I’m so happy I found my stash of HP-themed pencils from an OwlCrate box!

🌿Herbology🌿  O for Herbologist; E for Magizoologist

A- The Border Keeper by Kerstin Hall
E- Emily & Einstein by Linda Francis Lee
O- It Takes Two by Jenny Holiday

💫Charms💫 E for Magizoologist

A- Sorcery of Thorns by Margaret Rogerson
E- Jim Henson’s Dark Crystal: Creation Myths #1 by Brian Holguin, Alex Sheikman (Illustrator), Lizzy John (Illustrator) & Brian Froud

⚗Potions⚗ E For Herbologist

A- Saga Volume 1 by Brian K. Vaughan & Fiona Staples (Artist)
E- Practical Magic by Alice Hoffman

🐉Care of Magical Creatures🐉 A for Herbologist; E for Magizoologist

A- Aru Shah and The End Of Time by Roshani Chokshi
E- On Luna Time by Amber Crawley
O- Crown of Feathers by Nicki Pau-Preto

📜Forbidden Section (Group Book that can take the place of one required book for career)📜

Spellslinger by Sebastien De Castell

Subjects I would like to read if there’s time:

🔭🌟Astronomy🔭🌟

A- Love Potions by Michelle M. Pillow
E- A Duke In The Night by Kelly Bowen
O- Saga Volume II by Brian K. Vaughan & Fiona Staples (Artist) 

⚔️Defense Against The Dark Arts⚔️

A- Daughter of The Pirate King by Tricia Levenseller 
E- Legacy The Graphic Novel by P.C. Cast, Kristin Cast, Kent Dalian (Adapter) et. al. 

🦔Transfiguration🦔

A- The Tea Dragon Festival by Katie O’Neill 

🖋️Ancient Runes🖋️

A- You’re Never Weird on the Internet (Almost) by Felicia Day

Well that wraps up my bookish ramblings for now. I’m hoping for a successful readathon and that I won’t burn myself out from trying to read so many books in one month. Looking forward to seeing which books will be the most enjoyable and bringing my TBR down a bit plus all these books is making my Ravenclaw self very happy. Best of luck to my fellow bookish HP nerds!

Happy Reading!

Slainte

~Meg

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Currently Readinga-thon TBR

Happy Saturday and first day of June,

I’m so excited to be starting a new month and participating in a Readathon that centers around books I’ve been in the middle of. I’ve been reading a lot of books this year but I’ve also had a habit of putting down books, especially in the last year or so with the intention of picking them back up and then I get distracted by other books.

Well this month I’m determined to get my currently reading stack down and maybe even have it under ten (I’m at twenty four.. yikes!) depending on how focused I stay.

Now that I’ve admitted just how many books I have on the go, I’ll share some of my currently reading possibilities and information about the Readathon.

Currently Readinga-thon

June 1st-30th

Announcement

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Challenges

📖 Book That’s Been On Your Currently Reading List The Longest-

The Mermaids of Lake Michigan by Suzanne Kamata

📖 Book That Has Been On Your Currently Reading List The Shortest-

City of Lost Souls by Cassandra Clare

Tin by Padraig Kenny

📖 Book You Have The Most Pages Left To Read-

The Forgotten Garden by Kate Morton

A Bend in the Stars by Rachel Barenbaum

📖 Book With The Least Amount of Pages Left To Read-

Inkheart by Cornelia Funke
📖 Book You Are Least Excited To Finish-

A Wind In The Door by Madeleine L’Engle

Gates of Stone by Angus Macallan

📖 Book You Are Most Excited To Finish-

Meet Cute by Helena Hunting 

Next Year In Havana by Chanel Cleeton

Bonus

📖 Read An ARC-

The Lost Pilots by Corey Mead

The Earl Next Door (First Comes Love #1) by Amelia Grey

Well that wraps up my bookish ramblings for the time being. I have other readathons that are on my radar but this will be my main priority because having that many books I’m in the middle of is bordering on the ridiculous for me.

I will be back soon with more bookish content soon including a May wrap up of all the books I read and acquired and I hope that you have a wonderful reading month!

Happy Reading!

Slainte

~Meg

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TBR Jar Readathon Has Arrived!

Happy Friday,

I’m so looking forward to a weekend of no work, hopefully squeezing in some reading and having fun.

Speaking of reading, I recently heard of a Readathon that starts today and I’m so excited to join in. There aren’t any challenges apart from picking books from whichever container you choose to use and reading those pics. Trying to figure out a TBR tends to be a struggle for me so this kind of Readathon is perfect for me! Before I go into what I’ve picked out, I’ve included all of the information that you may need to participate.

TBR Jar ReadAThon

May 24th-May 30th

Blog Announcement

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My Jar of Choice which came in an OwlCrate Box:

Physical TBR Possibilities

 

Kindle TBR Possibilities

 

I picked out six different kinds of books to choose from but I’m not expecting to get to them all. I like to think of them as possibilities because I tend to be a mood reader and sometimes there just isn’t enough hours in the day to read all of the books I plan to. I am planning to be optimistic and attempt to read at least three books and go from there. Oh the problems of a bookworm!

Well I had best stop my ramblings and get to reading because I have quite the variety to choose from and my first read is quite the chunky book. I’m looking forward to eventually finishing the series which has been a long time coming and seeing what next is in store for the Shadow Hunter world!

Have a wonderful weekend and happy reading!

Slainte

~Meg

P.S. Sorry that this post is going up a day late. I had it scheduled to go up on Friday but for some strange reason it was deleted and I was left with a draft. The joys of technology at times…. here’s hoping this one goes through just fine!

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Top 10 Tuesday: Library Books For Borrowathon

Good morning and happy Tuesday!

This week I have so many books that I want to read though I know I won’t get to them all because of work and other things going on. That doesn’t mean I won’t try though and see how far I can get!

I’m currently participating in a Readathon called Borrowathon which is one of my favorite Readathons because it’s centered around borrowing books usually from a Library. I love Libraries and borrowing Library books so it’s more than ideal for me! I’ll give you a brief rundown on the Readathon as well as links to find out more information!

Borrowathon

May 19th-26th

Challenges

📘A book featuring one of your bucket list items 

📘A book you’re in the mood for

📘Read a book completely outside of your home (in your back yard, at a cafe, in your car, at work, etc) 

📘A book in a non-traditional format (audiobook, ebook, graphic novel, etc)

📘A book set during your favorite time of year

📘A book featuring a Library

Announcement Video

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My TBR Potentials

A Princess in Theory (Reluctant Royals #1) by Alyssa Cole

The Storm Keeper’s Island (Storm Keeper #1) by Catherine Doyle

Tin by Pádraig Kenny

A Host of Furious Fancies (Bedlam Bard #4-5) by Mercedes Lackey, Rosemary Edghill

Always Never Yours by Emily Wibberley, Austin Siegemund-Broka

The Accidental Alchemist (An Accidental Alchemist Mystery #1) by Gigi Pandian

Moloka’i (Moloka’i #1) by Alan Brennert

Next Year in Havana by Chanel Cleeton

Death & Honey by Kevin Hearne, Lila Bowen, Delilah S. Dawson, Chuck Wendig, Galen Dara (Illustrator)

Hazards of Time Travel by Joyce Carol Oates

Honorable Mentions

The Camel Bookmobile by Masha Hamilton

The Lost Plot (The Invisible Library #4) by Genevieve Cogman

 

Well that concludes my bookish ramblings for the time being. I am ridiculously excited to read as many Library books as possible particularly ones that I’ve been meaning to pick up for a while. Libraries really are such wonderful places and I’m so happy to be a frequent visitor who often comes home with quite the pile of books. Time to tackle my TBR possibilities!

Happy Reading!

Slainte

~Meg

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