Hiya guys! Hope you’re all having a terrific Sunday 🙂
I’m really sorry for not having been as active on the blogosphere lately 😫 I’ve just been devoting a lot of time to reading and not much is left at the end of the day to hop around… But I will do it as soon as I can!
As promised, I’m here today to update you on my N.E.W.T.s progress – which I’m pleased to tell you, is going very well!
I’ve managed to read 14 out of 36 books this past two weeks (well, one week and a half, really) so yay! 😀 (click the image for full size)
The links below will take you to the reviews:
- The Necklace by Guy de Maupassant ~
- The Little Prince by Antoine de Saint-Exupéry ~
- The Reluctant Dragon by Kenneth Grahame ~
- Snotgirl #10 by Bryan Lee O’Malley ~
- Fables, Vol. 1: Legends in Exile by Bill Willingham ~
- Astérix and the Falling Sky by Albert Uderzo ~
- The Emperor’s New Clothes by Hans Christian Andersen ~
- The Little Mermaid by Hans Christian Andersen ~
- The Lost Sisters by Holly Black ~
- Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland by Lewis Carroll ~
- The Light Princess by George MacDonald ~
- Quidditch Through the Ages by Kennilworthy Whisp ~
- Nausicaä of the Valley of the Wind, Vol. 1 by Hayao Miyazaki ~
- Fables: 1001 Nights of Snowfall by Bill Willingham ~
What went right…
You might be shocked to see so many great ratings… And believe me, I was too! I never thought I’d enjoy these books so much.
(And yes, those are chocolate frogs because I’m extra like that 😇 I wish I’d come up with them for the O.W.L.s though 🤔)
The fact that I’ve had such a positive reading experience so far has kept me motivated and right on track, which is so so great ❤
(I just hope it stays that way and I don't end up finishing off with terrible books 😂 )
What went wrong…
I kind of skipped some levels and didn’t quite follow the reading pattern: you know, A > E > O. Which is pretty much against the rules 😅 (and makes no sense 😅) BUT I’m a mood reader and that’s what happens.
Also, I’m a Gryffindor and we do s*** just because, apparently (I love this excuse, it’s so versatile!)
Now, I’ve made a pact with myself and if for some reason I don’t get to finish the lower levels, then whatever books I’ve read ahead don’t count. Which is only fair, I think.
Books I’m currently reading…
I’ve started Magic Dreams sometime last week but for some reason have had some trouble being invested in it, so I just pick it up on occasion.
It’s quite strange, though, because I loved every book in the series up until this one and had trouble putting them all down! Maybe because it’s a different character’s POV? I don’t know. I like Dali but she’s just not Kate…
I picked up Poisoned Apples: Poems for You, My Pretty today, which I’ll probably have finished by the time this post goes up.
For someone who usually doesn’t care much for poetry, I’m actually finding it quite nice. I mean, feminist fairy tales retold in a contemporary fashion? Sounds pretty cool to me!
I’ve been having a blast so far and have for some reason found the N.E.W.T.s much easier than the O.W.L.s, even though there are more books to read now? Weird.
I think it’s just because they’re all shorter stories and thus kinder to my attention span. Which in turn contributes to my overall happiness levels and keeps me motivated.
However, I haven’t been to my Goodreads group all that much and for that I’m really sorry 😭😭😭 I’ll try and be a better N.E.W.T.s mate from now on, I promise!
On that note, please check out the rest of my N.E.W.T.s squad below 😊
Anyway, that is all for now! I hope you’ve enjoyed this post and stick with me for the rest of this readathon 🙂
Thanks so much for reading and until next time!