Another Not-So-Quick Announcement! “Shhh!! N.E.W.T.S. Are In Session!” #NEWTSREADATHON2019

I won’t go into too, too much detail about this one, but as you can see something… magical… is afoot!

I recently came across a post by @yvo about these really cool Harry Potter themed readathons called O.W.L.S. and N.E.W.T.S. which takes place in April (for the O.W.L.S.) and August (for the N.E.W.T.S.). This is the second year it’s being run and apparently it’s got quite a following!

Now, typically you’d have to have completed your O.W.L.S. before you can take your N.E.W.T.S. and the same is true for this readathon, but since I LITERALLY ONLY FOUND OUT ABOUT THIS A WEEK AGO, there’s just NO WAY I could try doing my O.W.L.S. first before starting this month’s N.E.W.T.S.

There’s a lot of rules to this readathon, so for those interested, all the information is linked below, but honestly all you need to do is watch this delightful video by the very creator of this magical readathon, Book Roast herself!

And if you want to learn more about the O.W.L.S. in preperation for next year (I presume??), check out the 2019 O.W.L.S. announcement below:


LINKS TO EVERYTHING N.E.W.T.S. READATHON

MAGICAL READATHON EXPLAINED https://docs.google.com/document/d/1z…

FAQ
https://docs.google.com/document/d/1e…

Magical recommendations of best books from OWLs 2019 https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/…

WIZARDING CAREER GUIDEBOOK
Smaller file version
https://drive.google.com/open?id=1glQ…https://drive.google.com/open?id=1PYH…
In white background:
https://drive.google.com/open?id=1eix…

N.E.W.T.s 2019 letter & prompts!
https://drive.google.com/open?id=1z5D…
In white:
https://drive.google.com/open?id=1TXm…

Forbidden section book BD link: https://www.bookdepository.com/Spells… * This is the book you can use to replace any other prompt with!

Book tracker for common page count to be used during the NEWTs 2019 https://forms.gle/Y5KV8CEM3i1seJhB9

Magical Readathon playlist:
https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list…

Magical Twitter
https://twitter.com/MagicalReadthn?la…

Magical Discord
https://discord.gg/xKQu2a4

Instagram
https://www.instagram.com/book_roast/


MY PARTICIPATION

As for me — I’m super terrible at deciding on a single career, so I ended up just picking the ones I liked most or would most likely want to do, and ended up with this ridiculously massive reading schedule which I’m quite sure I’ll never finish in time for Aug 31st. (But here’s to overachieving and setting impossible goals!! 8DD)

The careers that SPEAK TO ME:

  • Writer
  • Librarian
  • Magizoologist
  • MOM – Dept. of Mysteries
  • Astronomer

What that translates to in terms of books are as follows:

For the Writer career, I need an E in History, A in Muggle Studies, and an A in 1 more subject of my picking = 4 books

For the Librarian career, I need an O in Ancient Runes, an E in DADA, and an E in History = 7 books

For the Magizoologist career, I need an O in Care of Magical Creatures, E in Charms, and E in Herbology = 7 books

For any Ministry Worker position, I would need an A in… Charms, DADA, Potions, and Transfiguration, but to be placed in the Dept. of Mysteries (which is ACTUALLY the only supposed “desk job” I’d be interested in), I need at least 4 O’s at the N.E.W.T. lvl in any class.

(So to make things easier on myself, I’m just striving for O’s in the four classes listed above, bringing the total for this one to a whooping 12!)

And finally, for the Astronomer career, I need O in Astronomy, and O in Arithmancy, and an A in History = 7 books

That all comes up to… lord37 books!!

However, since many of these N.E.W.T.S. overlap with one another (e.g. I need to complete the “History” N.E.W.T.S. for 3 different careers: Astronomer, Librarian, AND Writer), I’m not reading separate books for each career. That means, I’ll read to the highest “grade” needed in each N.E.W.T.S. for ALL careers and then apply those read books to whatever career it falls under.

For instance, I only need an A in History for the Astronomy career, but for Librarian and Writer I need an E.

So I’ll read 2 books for History to be qualified for an “E”, and apply the “A” grade book to Astronomy and the “A” & “E” grade books to both the Librarian and Writer careers.

Make sense?

Which means, in reality, I’ll only be reading 29 books instead of a beastly 37.

(It’s still an awful bloody lot, gods above and below…)

PROGRESS

So far, I’m actually doing somewhat okay.

Just, y’know, gotta not think about the fact that I basically have to read 29 books in 31 days! 8DDDDD

NO PRESSURE OR ANYTHING WHATSOEVER AHAHAHAHAHAHAHA

(send help)

VERY TENTATIVE TBR
for this readathon goes as follows:

HISTORY

MUGGLE STUDIES

ANCIENT RUNES

DADA

COMC

CHARMS

HERBOLOGY

  • A: an audiobook or green cover [IDFK]
  • E: a book between 350-390 pages long [NO CLUE YET ahahahah 8D Maybe when I check my copy later I’ll see about either “The Dispossessed” or “The Left Hand of Darkness” by Ursula K. Le Guin or maybe “The Martian” by Andy Weir….. I’m pretty sure one of those are within range (hopefully)]

POTIONS

TRANSFIGURATION

ARITHMANCY

ASTRONOMY

CLOSING THOUGHTS / SLIGHT HIATUS

As you can well see, I’m going to have my hands full over the next month. So this is just a notice to all my lovely followers out there that there will less content posted on this blog during that time. I literally cannot be posting every day, or even every other day, if I also want to try getting through 29 books in a single month’s time.

That being said, I will still try to post whenever I can, but I just wanted to let y’all know that I haven’t disappeared again xD I’m just holed up somewhere reading like a true book dragon ought. ❤

Is anyone else doing this AMAZING challenge this month? Comment below and link back to your own posts/blogs/etc. where you’re keeping track of your progress! I’d love to follow you along this journey. :3

6 thoughts on “Another Not-So-Quick Announcement! “Shhh!! N.E.W.T.S. Are In Session!” #NEWTSREADATHON2019

    • amomentsilence says:

      Yup! So I already explained to you how it works, but it’s not really THAT complicated. I mostly made it more complicated because I couldn’t choose a single career. xDDD If you were to just chose, Professor or something, you’d have A LOT less books to read AND a lot less prompts to satisfy aka “N.E.W.T.S to study”. 🙂 I’ll show you my reading schedule later and explain better then. xDD

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    • amomentsilence says:

      I know, I know!! xD I almost feel like I need to make up for the fact that I didn’t do the OWLS first. oTL But I’m doing pretty good so far! Definitely finding myself reading shorter books than I normally would, just to satisfy some of the prompts, but I’m having fun!! 😀 How are YOU doing with this challenge?

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