readathons august

August, the best month to join some readathons!

Reviewathon

22nd July —  30th August  • #reviewathon

I KNOW, this one already started! But I only discovered it yesterday, and it looks so much fun, especially for people that have a bunch of Netgalley requests they have to tackle.

That’s the whole point really, reading Netgally requests and reaching that 80% feedback ratio. And it’s organized by Netgalley!

 

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N.E.W.Ts 2019

1st — 31st August  •  #NEWTsReadathon2019

The Magical Readathon is back! If you don’t know what I’m talking about, I’ll try to explain it.

This is a Harry Potter-inspired readathon! It challenges readers to follow a magic career by achieving their needed grades. To do that, you need to take the OWLs, which is the first part of this yearly readathon that usually occurs in April. Each career has different requirements and you have to adapt the OWLS you take to the ones requested. Then, in August, it’s time to take the NEWTs! Again, each career has different subjects and grades requirements and your goal is to achieve the ones you need for your career.

So, for example. In April, I joined the OWLs. I was trying to go for Auror but then a reading slump happened. I read 3 books that accomplished the challenges for Defense Against the Dark Arts, Care of Magical Creatures and Charms. This means that, for the NEWTs, I’ll only be able to take do the challenges for these 3 subjects.

Still confusing? G, the organizer of the readathon, explains it much better than me.

THE CHALLENGES

Ancient Runes
A:
Ehwaz (partnership) – Read a book recommended by a friend
E: Book written in past tense
O: Book that has been on your TBR for ages

Arithmancy
A: 
Book that ends on an even page numbers
E: Read a standalone
O: Book that’s longer than 350 pages

Astronomy
A:
Moon on the cover or anywhere in the title
E: Word “night” in book title or series name
O: Rea a sci-fi book (or book with stars on the cover)

Care of Magical Creatures
A: 
Follow the spiders! Why couldn’t it be follow the butterflies! – Book title that starts with a letter A, for Aragog
E: Book under 300 pages
O: Grab onto Fawke’s tail! read a book with a bird on the cover

Charms
A:
Read a book that you think has a gorgeous cover
E:
Read a comic/graphic novel/manga (or book under 150 pages)
O: Spongify (softening charm) – Read a paperback book

Defense Against the Dark Arts
A: 
Book that’s black under the dust jacket
E: Gilderoy’s memory charm – (grab a pen!) First book that you remembered just now from your TBR!
O: Cornish pixie! Swat it away with a book written by an English author or set in England

Divination
A: 
Read a white book
E: read a short story or a collection of short stories
O: Read the last book you bought/took from your library

Herbology
A: 
Mandrake! Quick, put your headphones on! Listen to an audiobook (if not – green cover)
E: Read a book between 350-390 pages
O: Read a book with a flower on the cover

History of Magic
A: 
Read a fantasy
E: Read a book that includes a map
O: Tom Riddle’s diary: fond memory – Reread a favorite (or read a classic)

Muggle Studies
A: 
Cover that includes an actual photo element (person, item, place, etc)
E: Book set in our real world
O: Book written by a person of color

Potions
A: Pollyjuice potion – Read your favorite book
E: House ingredient – Book with a cover in your Hogwarts house color
O: Book that starts with a prologue

Transfiguration
A: Read a book with LGBTQA+ representation
E: Read a book that’s not a first in a series
O: McGonagall does not mess around! Read a book over 500 pages

 

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Dewey’s 24 Hour Reverse Readathon

2nd —  3rd August  • #reversereadathon

Dewey’s 24 hour readathon is back! Starting on August 2nd (Friday) 8PM EST until August 3rd 8PM EST, join in on the fun and READ ALL THE BOOKS.

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Bout of Books Readathon

19th —  25th August  • #boutofbooks

This is one of the easiest, most low pressure readathons in the year, which means it is perfect for summer! The goal is to just read more than usual, be it one more page or ten more books. You decide your own goals!

Are you thinking about joining any readathon this month? If yes, which one/ones?

 

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