What a wonderful way to end the year-with one last readathon.
Since I was able to hit my 2019 reading goal of 150 books, the books I read for this readathon were “bonus” reads that I didn’t really count into my 2019 reading stats.
The reason? Cause I damn well didn’t feel like it that’s why. Which is as good a reason as any if you ask me.
Anywho, I especially was a fan of how G set up the Magical Readathon for the winter this year because I felt so seen. The reason for *that* was that it was set up for mood readers. Of which I am. Big time.
On certain dates throughout December a new Magical Chapter was opened. Here was what everything looked like at the beginning, all locked and not accessible yet:
In each Magical Chapter you could get a minimum of 1 and maximum of 2-3 prompts, depending on what your choices were.
The grand total I read for this readathon was: 7 books.
For the readathon, a “book” referred to any literary work that counts on goodreads as a book. So when you got a prompt, it could be applied to comics, mangas, etc.
Another feature I especially enjoyed was that if you came across a prompt at any point that would fit a book you already started in November or October, you could pick it back up and continue on if it fit the prompt. Which was nice because I was in the middle of four books at the start(!)
Week One, Chapter One:
The first prompt opened and as I made my selections, I got to the choice that led to my prompt. If I got to the Burrow, what would I do of the 3 choices?:
Which if that were me in that situation, I would totally stay up chatting with Mr. Weasley about Muggles (with some nice hot chocolate).
So, because of my selection, this was my prompt:
Read a contemporary (a book, comic, short story etc, set in the real (muggle) world)
So, my read wound up being:
“My True Love Gave to Me: Twelve Holiday Stories” Anthology Edited by: Stephanie Perkins
You can read my review for each individual story right here.!!!!!!!
Week Two, Chapter Two:
For week two, I decided to stick with Ron and got this prompt:
For this prompt I decided to read:
“Smoke Gets in Your Eyes” by: Caitlin Doughty
I chose to take the flying car and my chapter ended with:
Week Three, Chapter Three:
For the start of week three, I was pleased with my choice:
Mmmm, warm porridge because my first class was:
Which I always thought would be a fun class.
I made my next choice of attending Nearly Headless Nicks deathday party:
Which lead to book one for me for this week of:
Since I was already listening to my nine millionth re-read/re-listen of “The Diviners” by Libba Bray and narrated by January LaVoy, I was stoked!
For my next choice, I decided to speak with Moaning Myrtle and got my 2nd prompt:
In which I chose to read:”Monstress Vol. 4″ by: Marjorie M. Liu
Week Four, Chapter Four:
In Chapter 4 we had a giveaway and a Twitter prompt included for it of “What 2 HO characters would you want to spend Christmas holiday with?” I chose Luna Lovegood (Of course, she is my fave) and our Magical Readathon Headmistress herself, G! Cause she seems like a fun person to hang out with! 🙂
I wound up with two prompts, the first one being based on previous lack of Hermione Book Club path lacking leading me to the “Read a book that starts with ‘S’ or Slytherin.”
I made my own little rule here and cut out the word My. It is a readathon for fun, I can do as I please! lol. I also wound up doing this promt last of all because I had a hard time finding a book that would fit the prompt that I wanted to read. Oh well. Part of the fun of a readathon is to adapt and it isn’t like locking you into anything, it is for fun! Thankfully I wound up finsishing this one, even though it was later and in 2020. Hakuna Matata!
The second prompt came about from this:
The prompt was the Read a book by an author who has a last name beginning with T, M, or R. This was EASY for me since Jake and I have been listening to a re-listen of “The Name of the Wind” by: Patrick Rothfuss as we travel. We were at 96% of the way done when I got this prompt, so we finished it out cozied up in our RV one night while it rained outside. Ahhhh yes.
And rounding everything out, I got hit with a bludger by Dobby and was led to tweet a pic of my favorite Quidditch player. I chose Oliver Wood. *swoon*
Week Five, Chapter Five:
I would totlly get down to some Weird Sisters jams. Ah yesssss!
Then we had a throwback to last week and since Dobby sent the bludger after me, that led to a throwback to week one and if we lied to Dobby or not. No, no I did not. So, that took me to a choice between going left or right. I went left. Then I had a riddle to solve and don’t wanbna totally give it away, but neither was my choice.
When it got to the part where it asked who I was here with, I paused a moment because I wasn’t sure if Dobby was still with me and following me around, but I felt like he dropped me off and hen skedaddled, so I put by myself. This led to my reading prompt of read a book shorter than the one I had before.
Anything under 1000 pages would hit that since I had just completed The Name of the Wind, so I went with the first compilation of The Wicked + The Divine because I wanted to jump into that series.
And then that was it! That was the end!
Yay! That was a BLAST and I can’t wait for the OWLs now in April!!!
I have a few other books I will be finishing out before 2020, but for now I hope you all have a Happy New Year and I am looking forward to sharing my reading in 2020 with all of you!