Weekend Reads is a weekly post I haven’t done much of in a very long time, but I’m jumping back into it for this month to share my reading progress for the OWLs Magical Readathon, which is taking place this entire month.
I’ve decided to do all the subjects for the OWLs because I haven’t yet settled on a wizarding career for the NEWTs. I’m torn between Mind Medic, which, thanks to this handy post on Whimsy Pages, is one of the most demanding careers requiring 12 books for the NEWTs, and Trader of Magical Tomes, which requires 5 books for the NEWTs.
Well, here are the subjects I’ve completed so far for the OWLs.
Book read: The Tell-Tale Heart by Edgar Allan Poe
I read the Penguin Little Black Classics edition, which contains three of Poe’s short stories all of which were great, but I liked “The Tell-Tale Heart” the most.
Care of Magical Creatures
Defense Against the Dark Arts
History of Magic
Book read: Nimona by Noelle Stevenson (illus.)
A YA graphic novel that was surprisingly good. I consider it a favorite. I enjoyed it immensely.
What I’m currently reading:
I have many books listed on my Goodreads currently reading shelf. But these are the ones I’m reading for the readathon.
My TBR for the readathon contains many short things and since I’ve already completed two, I wanted to jump into one of the novels I have listed on it this weekend.
The Glass Magician by Caroline Stevermer
This is my read for Care of Magical Creatures. I didn’t intend to start it now but since the digital copy of the book I wanted wasn’t available at my library, I decided to get going on this one. I thought it would be a quick read, but so far I’m bored. I’m only a few pages in though, so this might change for the better soon.
Forever in Blue by Ann Brashares, narr. by Angela Goethals
This is my read for Muggle Studies. It’s the book I wanted to start this weekend but the e-book wasn’t available through my library’s Libby, so I borrowed the audiobook instead. It’s okay so far, but I would have preferred the e-book.
Wyrd Sisters by Terry Pratchett
This is my read for History of Magic. I’m actually reading it for two reading events, this one and Turtle Recall, a readathon based on the Discworld books. I’m only a few pages in but am liking it.