The magical readathon is back! I previously participated in the N.E.W.T.S readathon during August, which was so much fun. Now, Book Roast is hosting a Christmas at Hogwarts edition of the readathon. It takes places from December 17 to December 26, and you can find all the information here. It would be so much fun if even more people participated!
How does the readathon work? G has created a map with several activities to do at Hogwarts during Christmas time. You can follow the footsteps from one activity to another, and fulfill each with a book. You can’t use a book for multiple activities, and you can only follow the footsteps. Here’s what I plan on doing during the readathon.
finish your coursework – finish your current read
Promise of Blood (Powder Mage #1) by Brian McClellan
I finally started reading this! It’s been on my shelves for pretty much 3-4 years now… I’m not sure how much of it I’ll have left to read by the time the readathon starts, but as I’m typing this I’m about 150 pages in.
have a snowball fight with the weasley twins – a book you think will be humorous
For this prompt, I’ll probably read one of the following.
The Lady’s Guide to Petticoats and Piracy (Montague Siblings #2) by Mackenzi Lee
I thought the first book in the duology was hilarious, so I have high hopes for the sequel. I know there have been some mixed reviews already, but I’m still expecting to be entertained and laugh.
Ouran High School Host Club Volume 1 by Bisco Hatori
I watched the anime and it made me smile and laugh so often, so I’m hoping the manga will have the same effect. The upside of this is that it’ll be a very quick read, of course.
visit 3 broomsticks for mulled pixie wine – a read that should only take you a day/evening
Night by Elie Wiesel
This shouldn’t take me too long to read, since it’s only a little over 100 pages. However, it won’t be an easy read. This is the author’s account of the murder of his family, and his time at Auschwitz and Birkenau (concentration camps) during WWII. Not very Christmassy, but important nonetheless.
attend the Yule ball – read a book you’ve been preparing yourself for
The Black Tides of Heaven (Tensorate #1) by J.Y. Yang
How have I been preparing for this read, you ask? Well, it’s been on several of my readathon to-read lists, and I still haven’t read it. I’ve been prepared to read it multiple times, and still it’s staring at me from my unread Kindle section. Time to change that.
bring a festive treat to Hedwig at the Owlery – read a book with an animal in the title/on the cover
The Tea Girl of Hummingbird Lane by Lisa See
How perfect is this? I’ve been dying to read this book since I bought it at the secondhand bookstore weeks ago, and this is the ideal time to read it. It’s a fiction novel focusing on a Chinese woman and the daughter she put up for adoption.
attend the Christmas feast – watch a Harry Potter movie (optional)
I know this is optional but I will definitely watch a HP movie during the readathon! Netflix Belgium finally has all the Harry Potter movies, and I’ve been meaning to do another movie marathon for a while. Maybe I’ll go all out and prepare a load of snacks and food and have an actual movie marathon… I’ll see how much time I have!
That’s what I plan on reading during the Magical Readathon this holiday period! Are you participating in the reading marathon? Have you read any of these books?