Weekend Reads #96: Week 3 — NEWTs Progress Report

Weekend Reads is a weekly post in which I discuss a variety of topics and mention the books I plan to read on the weekend. However instead of a topic, I’ll instead share my progress on my N.E.W.T.s (Nastily Exhausting Wizarding Tests). 

Oh man! I’ve been reading so much, I’m surprised my eyes haven’t popped out yet.

Astronomy

All done. Yeahie me! 😀

Divination

All done. Yeahie me! 😀

Additional

Reading The Secret Lives of Color by Kassia St. Clair. I’m nearing the end, y’all! I’m almost there. I can see the light!

History of Magic

Making progress. I’m close to the O.
Books read: Cinderella: or the Little Glass Slipper by Charles Perrault, illus. by Camille Rose Garcia; Emperor Mage by Tamora Pierce

Charms

I have an E! I’m considering to go for the O, but I think I’m gonna change my mind and not read much the last couple days of August.
Books read: The Tea Dragon Society by Katie O’Neill; Fullmetal Alchemist, Vols. 7-9 by Hiromu Arakawa (illus.)

Herbology

I’m reaching for E by reading Kiss of the Spindle by Nancy Campbell Allen. I think I’ll get it.
Books read: Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets by J.K. Rowling, narr. by Jim Dale

Transfiguration

I might also stop at E on this one.
Books read: Moonstruck, Vol. 1: Magic to Brew by Grace Ellis, illus. by Shae Beagle

Still haven’t started Potions yet, but I might stop at A on that one since it’s not my favorite subject.


What I’m currently reading:

The Secret Lives of Color by Kassia St. Clair

I should be able to complete it this coming week. I’m only about 100 pages from the end.

The Lost Years of Merlin by T.A. Barron

I’m currently buddy-reading this with Millie from Milliebot Reads as a reread because we both read it as kids. The story is slow and a bit of a bore, but I don’t mind reading it. Should be able to complete it next week.

Kiss of the Spindle by Nancy Campbell Allen

I enjoyed the first book, Beauty and the Clockwork Beast, so much that I was eager to get going on this audio book. I’m enjoying it so far. I think I’ll be able to complete it next week too.


What are you reading this weekend?

Are you participating in the N.E.W.T. Magical Readathon? If so, what’s your progress so far?

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Weekend Reads #95: Week 2 — NEWTs Progress Report

Weekend Reads is a weekly post in which I discuss a variety of topics and mention the books I plan to read on the weekend. However instead of a topic, I’ll instead share my progress on my N.E.W.T.s (Nastily Exhausting Wizarding Tests). 

I spent a couple days last week not reading anything, so I’m a little behind but still making decent progress… I think. 🙂

Astronomy

I exceeded my own expectations with this one and earned an Outstanding.
Books read: Moon Girl and Devil Dinosaur, Vol. 1: BFF by Brandon Montclare & Amy Reeder, illus. by Natacha Bustos; In the Night Wood by Dale Bailey; Childhood’s End by Arthur C. Clark

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Book Tag Week: Life’s a Beach Book Tag

Another tag post for BOOK TAG WEEK!!

I actually made it to the beach this summer. 😀

Although I make plans to go every summer, I never make it due to being too busy; but this summer I went on a reading retreat at the beach with a friend and had a great time. We only read a page each and instead spent our time people watching and talking. It was loads of fun.

Life’s a Beach Book Tag

The Life’s a Beach Book Tag was created by Lefty, the Left-Handed Book Lover.

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Book Tag Week: Quintessential Summer Book Tag

Onward and forward with BOOK TAG WEEK!!

You know what I’d like to do before summer’s end?

  1. Spend an entire day at the movies
    • I haven’t done this since college days. When exam week was over and my mind was goop from intense studying, cramming, and stress from the tests, I’d go to the movies and spend the whole day there watching everything I could sneak into. I’d like to do that again, although I’d probably fall asleep in the theater this time because those new chairs are so soft.
  2. Go on an architectural tour of a city
    • I really, really, really want to do this!! I even have a little pocket guide about architectural styles ready for such a tour.

Anyway, here’s the —

Quintessential Summer Book Tag

The Quintessential Summer Book Tag was created by the Bookish Kat. I consider myself tagged by Madame Writer.

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Book Tag Week: Summer Sweatalong Book Tag

BOOK TAG WEEK!! continues with the Summer Sweatalong Book Tag, which is perfect for this time of year and, more specifically, Tuesday, August 12, 2019 because it’s supposed to be hot as shit on that day in my part of the world. Jeez!

Apparently it’s gonna go up to the 90s, at which point the humidity will peak and stuff will happen to cause really bad thunderstorms. So in addition to sweating my ass off, I’ll be treated to lots of clashing and banging in the heavens as the weather sorts its self out.

Well, can’t do anything about that so… here’s the —

Summer Sweatalong Book Tag

The Summer Sweatalong Book Tag was created by Jo, the Bookworm Dreamer.

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Book Tag Week: Summer Bucket List Book Tag

It’s Book Tag Week!!! 😀 😀 😀

I haven’t done one of these in ages, and it’s been a while since I’ve done a book tag. (Well, only two weeks but it had been a long time before that one since I’d done one, so BOOK TAG WEEK!!)

Book Tag Week is exactly as it sounds. It’s a week dedicated to nothing but book tags. That’s all I’ll post on here. I see it as a fun blogging holiday that’s perfect for summer. I often do book tags because I like reading such posts. I get book recommendations from them sometimes or learn something new about a particular book depending on the prompt in the tag. I hope you’ll get a book recommendation or two from my book tags too (although I tend to repeat books. Haaa…).

Well then. To the BOOK TAGS!!! Starting with….

The Summer Bucket List Book Tag

The Summer Bucket List Book Tag was created by Tiffany at Read by Tiffany. The graphics for the prompts were created by her as well.

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Weekend Reads #94: Week 1 — NEWTs Progress Report

Weekend Reads is a weekly post in which I discuss a variety of topics and mention the books I plan to read on the weekend. However instead of a topic, I’ll instead share my progress on my N.E.W.T.s (Nastily Exhausting Wizarding Tests). 

The N.E.W.T. Magical Readathon is inspired by the Harry Potter books. As in the books, participants first sit for their O.W.L. exams (which took place in April) to past subjects that will determine what N.E.W.T. exams they can take and, ultimately, what wizarding career they can choose.

I’ve chosen to become an Aurologist — someone who reads and studies auras — and although the requirements for this career aren’t extensive, I’ve added a few more subjects I’d also like to pass to be considered an Aurologist who’s well versed in other fields. Well, then. Here’s my progress so far:

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