Hello, friends! How are you doing? I’m kinda just existing here, but it is what it is I suppose. Everytime I try to tell myself I am going to start posting again my mental health takes a downturn and it doesn’t happen, but I have so many ideas for posts and I want to get back to blogging consistently, so we will try and see what happens I suppose.
Anywho, I have been kinda sorta trying to do the OWLs readathon all month, but I realized that April is soon to end and I haven’t completed most of my prompts, so I decided to change that. After going on my Netgalley, I realized the rest of my prompts could be filled by my eARCs, so I was like yes let’s go for it. Then, Haf and Anniek announced that they would be hosting a readathon dedicated to knocking out all the books they had on Netgalley, so I decided it was almost fate. (Yes I am aware that the readathon started before I posted this, it took me this long to get up the energy to type, but it is what it is).
Before we get into the Netgalley TBR and how I am going to use those books to try and get my OWLs, I figured I would talk about what I am doing for the OWLs readathon and what I have already done.
If you didn’t know, this readathon is Harry Potter themed based around the premise of the wizarding exams that happen in those books, you can find out more info on the readathon website. For this round, I chose to go for the Care of Magical Children career because I currently work in childcare for non magical children and can’t really imagine myself doing anything else. This career required quite a lot, so here is the list of courses I need to complete.
- Arithmancy: Read something outside your favorite genre
- Charms: Read a book with a white cover
- Defence Against the Dark Arts: Read a book set at the sea or on the coast
- Herbology: Read a book with a title that starts with an M
- History of Magic: Read a book featuring witches and wizards
- Muggle Studies: Read a book from a perspective of a muggle
- Potions: Read a book under 150 pages
- Transfiguration: Read a book that includes shape shifting
Now I have read books to fulfill two of these prompts already.
- Transfiguration: Read a book that includes shape shifting.
- For this, I reread Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets.
- History of Magic: Read a book featuring witches and wizards.
- For this, I could count either Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone, Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban, or Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire. So many options, I’ll have to pick one in the end I suppose.
Now, let’s jump into the books that will be on my TBR for the next week as I try to participate in two readathons at once and hopefully get my Netgalley percentage back where I want it.
- OWLs Prompt – Arithmancy: Read something outside your favorite genre
This book is a sapphic adult romance that I requested because it was a sapphic romance before I suddenly remembered I tend to not like adult romances, which is why it has been sitting unread on Netgalley for months now. However, I think there is a chance I will like it, so I want to try it.
- OWLs Prompt – Charms: Read a book with a white cover
I requested this book when I was knee deep in my queer history phase, but I still really want to read this because it sounds so interesting, so I can’t wait to jump in.
- OWLS Prompt – Defence Against the Dark Arts: Read a book set at the sea or on the coast
I actually started this book last night and I am very confused but also interested and can’t wait to continue. Also, that cover. Look at it. It is so pretty, I am in love.
- OWLs Prompt – Herbology: Read a book with a title that starts with an M
I have heard so many great things about Erin Hahn and I very much enjoy her tweets, so I am excited to get into this one. Plus, once again, that is a very pretty cover.
- OWLs Prompt – Muggle Studies: Read a book from a perspective of a muggle
I have been avoiding this book since I requested it because it promises to be so emotional, but at this point I just need to face the sadness and read but I hope is a very beautiful book.
- OWLs Prompt – Potions: Read a book under 150 pages
This comic has been out for a while and I have heard great things about it (like that its sapphic!!), so when I saw it on the read now section, I get it despite how many other unread arcs I have.
Okay, so, that is the end of ARCs I can use as prompts for the OWLs readathon, but it is actually not the end of my Netgalley ARCs, so I’m going to drop all the other three I have right here and maybe if I can actually read this week I’ll get to some of them as well.
- The Weight of A Soul by Elizabeth Tammi
- Hearts, Strings, and other Breakable Things by Jacqueline Firkins
- When We Were Magic by Sarah Gailey
Okay, finally, I have reached the end of my Netgalley ARCs. I don’t know how this happened, but it is a mess that I need to try and fix it. What about you, are you doing either of these two readathons? Is your Netgalley TBR out of control as well? Let’s talk in the comments!