Owlcrate-a-thon 2020 and The Social Distancing Readathon

I’m back, and ready to participate in some readathons! Owlcrate-a-thon 2020 runs from March 14-27 this year, and The Social Distancing readathon (hosted by 24 in 48) is March 21-22.

I am a lover of book-ish boxes and unfortunately a lot of the books I receive in them go unread for years. I still have a few Owlcrate books that have been floating around since 2017! The prompts for this years Owlcrate-a-thon are:

  • Read the book you’ve had the longest
  • Read the longest book you haven’t read
  • Read at least two books

I have a quite a few books to pick from, but tentatively these are the books I’m hoping to read over the next two weeks!

  • A Gentleman’s Guide to Vice and Virtue by Mackenzi Lee (book I’ve had the longest, and the longest book I haven’t read)
  • Wicked Saints by Emily A. Duncan
  • All the Stars and Teeth by Adalyn Grace

Next weekend is the Social Distancing Readathon, hosted by the lovely ladies at 24 in 48. One of the suggestions for limiting the spread of the infamous COVID-19 is social distancing, or basically staying away from others and crowded places. What better activity to complete while following these guidelines than reading 24 hours out of 48 over the course of a weekend?!

Over the course of this readathon, I will hopefully be finishing up some the picks above for Owlcrateathon, and possible starting or finishing up the following:

  • The House in the Cerulean Sea by T. J. Klune
  • Anna K by Jenny Lee
  • Crescent City: House of Earth and Blood by Sarah J. Maas

Are you planning on participating in any readathons coming up? What are some books you’re hoping to pick up?

April/O.W.L. Readathon Wrap Up

As you may have seen both in my April TBR post and my post about a free O.W.L. Readathon “report card,” I participated in this super fun book reading challenge (hosted by Book Roast) this month and ended up finishing a lot more than I expected!

I’m proud to say that I successfully sat and passed ALL of my 12 (!) O. W. L.s. That’s right, I have surpassed Hermione Granger status. If I have a review posted, it’s linked in the title should you desire to see a more complete review.

Ancient Runes – The Pale Dreamer by Samantha Shannon

Arithmacy – Fence Volume 1 by C. S. Pacat and Johanna the Mad

Astronomy – The Raging Ones by K. B. Ritchie

Care of Magical Creatures – Wolf-Speaker by Tamora Pierce

Charms – The Queen’s Rising by Rebecca J. Ross

Defence Against the Dark Arts – Nevernight by Jay Kristoff

Divination – The Lightning Thief by Rick Riordan

Herbology – Northanger Abbey by Jane Austen

History of Magic – The Duke and I by Julia Quinn

Muggle Studies – Yes Please by Amy Poehler

Potions – The Glass Spare by Lauren Destefano

Transfiguration – Wild Magic by Tamora Pierce

My three favorites out of this long list were The Raging Ones by Krista and Becca Ritchie, Wild Magic by Tamora Pierce, and The Queen’s Rising by Rebecca J. Ross

Did you participate in this reading challenge? Even if you didn’t how many books did you complete in April and which ones were your favorites?

O.W.L. Readathon “Report Card”

This month, I’m participating in the O.W.L. Readathon, which was created and is hosted by the lovely booktuber Book Roast so check out the announcement video if you want to learn more!

To help keep track of what books I’m reading (and for picture options later), I’ve made this printable O.W.L. “report card” where you can write down what exams you’ve taken (books you’ve read) in different subjects, and if you passed (finished) them! If you are interested in joining, more information on what books are for each category can be found in the link to the rules in the description of the announcement video.

If you choose to use this, please make sure you credit me because I did spend time making it! If you are a bookstagrammer or want to take pictures, you can tag me @emiesnook on most platforms!

I’m going to post more about what I’m planning on reading this month for the O.W.L. Readathon in my next TBR Tuesday post, so make sure you check back!

HP OWL Readathon Report Card_emiesnook