Aaaand I’m back, beautiful people!
It’s true, I have been gone for quite a while and many of you may have assumed I was either dead or done with blogging (except those who follow me on Twitter – which, by the way, we should totally follow each other on Twitter). To everyone else, my apologies. You guys rock if you’re still around ❤
Now, I have an announcement to make: I am going to participate in a Readathon.
I KNOW. I never take part in readathons because I’m a complete mess and can never follow through. BUT I saw this one going around and suddenly felt the pull – not to mention the absolute need to catch up on my Goodreads challenge, which looks absolute dire right now. So yeah, readathon. (Read-a-Thon?)
Unfortunately, this specific readathon actually happened during the month of April… I only found out about it because I saw people mentioning the N.E.W.T.s Readathon, which is taking place right now. So I was like “Oh ****, it’s over. Now what?!” And then I thought “I’M A GRYFFINDOR DAMMIT. And Gryffindors don’t follow the rules!”
So, bottom line: I’m going to do it anyway.
This is the original video by Book Roast:
Besides being the cutest, she came up with this glorious idea and managed to gather all the Potterheads in one place! If that is not one awesome accomplishment, I don’t know what is.
You should watch the video to get a better understanding of what the rules are but basically it works just like a normal readathon: you choose a book for each category / school subject and try to read as many as you can in order to complete the challenge.
Make sure to read your Hogwarts letter as well as it explains what each subject entails!
The books I chose: (click on it for full size)
I’m thinking it’d be cool to try the O.W.L.s in September and maybe continue with the N.E.W.T.s in November (I’m reserving October for Halloween reads).
I also thought it’d be so much more fun to do this with other people! Most have already done it but I’m sure I’m not the only one who’s missed the announcement somewhat or just wasn’t able to do it in August. (Tell me I’m not the only one, PLEASE)
So yeah, guys, I’m inviting you all to take this challenge with me. We’ll be the late bloomers but as long as we’re all having a good time, it’s no big deal! It also starts on the 1st of September and ends on the 30th so you have plenty of time to prepare.
I might create a Goodreads group for us if more people want to join me. We could all chat, check up on each other’s progress from time to time, get suggestions, ideas, etc. So let me know if you’re up for it and if you’d like to be added to the group! Even if you’re not sure you’ll be participating, you can still take part 🙂
So what do you say? Are you guys ready for one magical readathon?