Hello everyone! As you all know, I’m a huge Potterhead. I found Book Roast’s Magical Readathon last year during the N.E.W.T.’s, and I was so sad to have missed the start of it all. This year I get to participate, and I am so pumped.
The Magical Readathon is a month-long reading challenge hosted by Book Roast, based on the wonderful Wizarding World we all know and love. You pick a wizarding career path and based on your choice you have certain O.W.L.’s that you need to pass. Each O.W.L. class has a specific prompt for a book to read to “pass the exam.” The N.E.W.T’s happen later in the year and are a step up from the O.W.L.’s. You can check out the readathon in more detail here.
I was struggling to pick which career I wanted to do this year, but I finally settled on Hogwarts Professor. As of right now, I’m leaning towards teaching Charms, which I have always thought would be my best subject at Hogwarts, but we’ll see what happens as we go along. I might have bitten off more than I can chew with 7 O.W.L.’s to pass, but I figured what better to do with my quarantine time than study for my O.W.L.’s?
For this career, I need to pass 7 O.W.L.’s: A subject I wish to teach (Charms), Defense Against the Dark Arts, and 5 additional subjects of my choice. I have chosen Herbology, Potions, Transfiguration, History of Magic, and Divination.
I will update each O.W.L. as I pass. I don’t wanna make a TBR for this since I am such a mood reader and it will be fun to search out the books for each prompt.
My Prompts are:
Charms– Lumos Maxima: A book with a white cover
Defense Against the Dark Arts– Grindylows: A book set at the sea/coast
Herbology– Mimbulus Mimbletonia: Title that starts with an “M”
Potions– Shrinking Solution: A book under 150 pages
Transfiguration– Animagus Lecture: A book/series that includes shapeshifting
History of Magic– Witch Hunts: A book featuring witches/wizards
Divination– Third Eye: Assign numbers to your TBR and use a random number generator to pick your read.