Popping in for a Quick Update!

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Hey Everyone!

First off, I want to thank all of my newest followers for joining our little family! We just past 850 book nerds and I couldn’t be happier! And thank you to all my long-time readers for always coming back. Your support and your lovely comments never fail to make my day. I feel so lucky to not only be able to write this blog but also to have such a wonderful and supportive community. I love and appreciate every single one of you more than I could ever express and your support is so incredibly meaningful to me. So thank you all so much for sticking with me! ❤

Now, on to a few quick updates about what’s to come the rest of this month as well as in November!

I have been in a bit of a writing slump, mainly due to health/sleep issues. I have also been very focused on starting off my current weight loss journey and this new diet I’m on is working…and completely kicking my butt! 😛 However, as I am improving my body and health, I am also aiming to improve my blogging (particularly my reviewing!) and reading as well. It’s been a bit since my last review, but I have many in the works that will be coming very soon for you guys!

Here’s just some of what you can expect to see during the coming weeks:

10/19/19 – The Dark Lord Clementine by Sarah Jean Horwitz

10/21/19House of Salt and Sorrows by Erin A. Craig

10/24/19 – The Doll Factory by Elizabeth Macneal

10/26/19The Escape Room by Megan Goldin

10/28/19 – The Monster of Elendhaven by Jennifer Giesbrecht

10/31/19 – The Bone Houses by Emily Lloyd-Jones

11/2/19 – Sky in the Deep by Adrienne Young

Coming soon – Sorcery of Thorns by Margaret Rogerson

Coming soon – A Court of Thorns and Roses by Sarah J. Maas

Coming soon – The Graveyard Book by Neil Gaiman

Also, since I did not find out about the O.W.L.s Magical Readathon until it had passed, I was only able to do the N.E.W.T.s Magical Readathon. So I am planning to have my own little O.W.L.s Readathon during November so I can officially complete my studies at Hogwarts for the year! I’ll have my TBR for it posted at the beginning of the month. And if any of you feel up for a readathon, feel free to join me! 😀

Thank you all again for being so amazing ❤

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N.E.W.T.s Magical Readathon 2019 Wrap-Up

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Wow, August was an absolutely insane month! Between my Hogwarts studies and my real life university studies, I can’t believe I’m still standing at this point. But, I successfully completed my first-ever readathon! And for it to be a Harry Potter-themed readathon makes it even more awesome. I had so much fun taking (and passing!) my N.E.W.T.s. I’m so happy I gave this a try. In total, I ended up reading twelve books which is more than I’ve read in a month in a while. So, without further ado, here is a look at my readathon results. I’m planning on having full reviews up for all of these at some point this month, so keep an eye out!

Profession:

Mind Medic

Grades Required:

O in Charms
O in Defense Against the Dark Arts
E in Muggle Studies
E in Potions
E in Transfiguration

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A: Read a book that you think has a gorgeous cover

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House of Salt and Sorrows by Erin A. Craig (Full Review Coming 10/16)

5.0 TARDISes

E: Read a comic/graphic novel/manga (or book under 150 pages)

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Mooncakes by Suzanne Walker (Full Review)

4.0 TARDISes

O: Spongeify (softening charm) – Read a paperback book

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Your Heart Is The Sea by Nikita Gill (Full Review)

4.0 TARDISes

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A: Book that’s black under the dust jacket

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Sky in the Deep by Adrienne Young (Full Review Coming 10/23)

3.5 TARDISes

E: Gilderoy’s memory charm – first book that you remembered just now from your TBR

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His Hideous Heart edited by Dahlia Adler (Full Review)

4.0 TARDISes

O: Cornish Pixie! Swat it away with a book written by an English author or set in England

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The Doll Factory by Elizabeth Macneal (Full Review Coming 10/19)

2.5 TARDISes

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A: Cover that includes an actual photo element (person, item, place, etc.)

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The Perfect Wife by J.P. Delaney (Full Review)

4.5 TARDISes

E: Book set in our real world

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The Escape Room by Megan Goldin (Full Review Coming 10/21)

3.0 TARDISes

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A: Polyjuice Potion – Read your friend’s favorite book

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Peter Pan by J.M. Barrie

4.0 TARDISes

E: House ingredient – book with a cover in your Hogwarts house color (Ravenclaw)

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Doctor Who: Myths and Legends by Richard Dinnick

3.0 TARDISes

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A: Read a book with LGBTQA+ representation

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Ziggy, Stardust and Me by James Brandon (Full Review)

4.5 TARDISes

E: Read a book that’s not a first in the series

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Restricted Section Swap: Spellslinger by Sebastien de Castell

4.0 TARDISes

And now I’m a Mind Medic! I’m so pleased with how this readathon went and it’s made me really eager to do another one soon. I’m thinking of maybe doing the O.W.L.s readathon before the end of the year since I missed it, just so I can feel my studies are complete! How about you guys? Did any of you do the N.E.W.T.s Magical Readathon this past month? If so, let me know how you did, or if not, let me know what your favorite books of the month were!

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N.E.W.T.s Magical Readathon 2019 TBR

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I’ve been seeing these readathons going around a lot lately and I figured I should give one a try! I missed the O.W.L.s Magical Readathon, but I thought I would just jump in with this one anyway. These readathons were created by the incredible G over at Book Roast. For this readathon, you need to choose a profession, then complete the N.E.W.T.s prompts to receive the grades required for your chosen career. It was insanely difficult to choose a career as there are so many amazing ones! But I decided—since I’m a psychology major—to choose the Mind Medic profession.

Mind Medic

O in Charms

A: Read a book that you think has a gorgeous cover

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House of Salt and Sorrows by Erin A. Craig

E: Read a comic/graphic novel/manga (or book under 150 pages)

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Mooncakes by Suzanne Walker

O: Spongeify (softening charm) – Read a paperback book

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Your Heart Is The Sea by Nikita Gill

O in Defense Against the Dark Arts

A: Book that’s black under the dust jacket

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Sky in the Deep by Adrienne Young

E: Gilderoy’s memory charm – first book that you remembered just now from your TBR

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His Hideous Heart by Various

O: Cornish Pixie! Swat it away with a book written by an English author or set in England

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The Doll Factory by Elizabeth Macneal

E in Muggle Studies

A: Cover that includes an actual photo element (person, item, place, etc.)

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The Perfect Wife by J.P. Delaney

E: Book set in our real world

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The Escape Room by Megan Goldin

O: Book written by a person of color

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The Stars and the Blackness Between Them by Junauda Petrus

E in Potions

A: Polyjuice Potion – Read your friend’s favorite book

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Peter Pan by J.M. Barrie

E: House ingredient – book with a cover in your Hogwarts house color (Ravenclaw)

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Doctor Who: Myths and Legends by Richard Dinnick

O: Book that starts with a prologue

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The Lady Rogue by Jenn Bennett

E in Transfiguration

A: Read a book with LGBTQA+ representation

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Ziggy, Stardust and Me by James Brandon

E: Read a book that’s not a first in the series

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Cress by Marissa Meyer

O: McGonagall does not mess around! Read a book over 500 pages

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Royal Assassin by Robin Hobb

Restricted Section: Spellslinger by Sebastien de Castell

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Let me know if you are participating in the readathon too!

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