Mid-Month O.W.L. Check-In

bridgeIts Monday again–fancy that! So is it just me…I can’t help but hear pink frog lady Umbridge at the chalkboard spell out “O-W-L’s!” every time I write it out somewhere?! lol It makes me giggle but cringe all at the same time. Its amazing how she is almost a worse villain than Voldemort. She is just awful! I have heard people say they will never forgive J.K. Rowling for writing such a terrible character. I don’t know that I take it that far but she is absolutely dreadful. Anyway, back on topic.

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This photo is not mine but sadly, I do not know who to give credit to.

We’re halfway through April (yikes!) so I figured that this would be a good time to check in regarding my progress in my O.W.L. exams! I chose 3 careers as a lofty goal for myself. I’ll be really happy if I fulfill a full one of them. But we’ll see. Never say never! My first career goal is Curse Breaker and here is how that is shaping up:

Ancient Runes(Retelling) …. Brightly Burning
☑ Arithmancy(Book written by more than one author) …. Lumberjanes Vol. 1
☑ Charms(Adult book) …. Girl, Wash Your Face
☐ Defense Against the Dark Arts(Reducto: book starting with an ‘r’) …. The Raven’s Tale
Potions(Next in series) …. Darken the Stars
☐ Transfiguration(Sprayed edges or a red cover) …. The Hummingbird Dagger An Anonymous Girl

Progress = 2 completed, and 2 in progress out of 6 total
My second career aspiration is Aurologist, and my final goal was Seer. Here’s my listings (and lack of progress)for those:

Astronomy(‘Star’ in the title) …. Lost Stars
Divination(Set in the future) …. Watchmen
History of Magic(published at least 10 years ago) …. Pippi Longstocking

Ancient Runes(another retelling…I’m really not that into retellings) …. The Sleeper and the Spindle
Astronomy(‘Star’ in the title) …. The Chaos of Stars
Divination(Set in the future) …. V for Vendetta

Yeah…haven’t even started those. I did go so far as to pick a couple of them up from the library! Yay for me! But that’s about all I’ve got.

How is your O.W.L. progress coming? If you aren’t in the magical readathon, how is your April reading so far?

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O.W.L.s Readathon 2019! Opening Post

Its here! The magical time of year when we read for our O.W.L.s. This time around, we’re really striving for something big…careers! Our wonderful creator and host BOOK ROAST has made up an entire list of magical careers and ‘exams’ to fulfill the necessary requirements for them. To watch the full informational video on this year’s exams, you can head over to the video here. So without further ado, here are my plans for the readathon, including my lofty aspirations for careers and my TBR:

9ff414f9e72ee3ccb22cae33732f4fd0First up, I’m going to go for Curse Breaker. I can just see myself traveling around, removing jinxes, hexes, and curses from objects or buildings. I love the challenge, the mystery, the precision, and the adventure of it. My requirements for this career are:
Ancient Runes(Retelling) …. Brightly Burning
Arithmancy(Book written by more than one author) …. Lumberjanes Vol. 1
Charms(Adult book) …. Girl, Wash Your Face
Defense Against the Dark Arts(Reducto: book starting with an ‘r’) …. The Raven’s Tale
Potions(Next in series) …. Darken the Stars
Transfiguration(Sprayed edges or a red cover) …. The Hummingbird Dagger

4b91f492858df9b2bd8701cc9aa599d4My second and side career is going to be a Seer. I would love to seek out (or have come to me) mystical glimpses into the future! Pretty mystical! And who knows, maybe I could figure out some of those hexes before they strike?! O.W.L. requirements for this career path include:
Ancient Runes(another retelling…I’m really not that into retellings) …. The Sleeper and the Spindle
Astronomy(‘Star’ in the title) …. The Chaos of Stars
Divination(Set in the future) …. V for Vendetta

And if I am really kicking ass, I am going for a third career: Aurologist. So for this one I need to dive into these subjects:
Astronomy(‘Star’ in the title) …. Lost Stars
Divination(Set in the future) …. Watchmen
History of Magic(published at least 10 years ago) …. Pippi Longstocking

So that’s where I’m at right now. Time to start reading!

Are you participating in the O.W.L. exams? What career(s) did you choose?

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