This year I signed up to do my N.E.W.T. qualifications in August, as part of a read-a-thon run by Book Roast.
It actually worked out quite well as we’re in the middle of rewatching all the Harry Potter films at home, and I’ve also reread two of the books as well as replaying LEGO Harry Potter on the XBox. In short, it’s a very Pottery month!
My TBR is here, although I don’t think I’ve read any of those books for the required categories. Not that I really expected to, I suppose. It also didn’t take into account the fact that I was going to wander off and buy a ton of books on my birthday, which I was obviously going to read immediately.
Here’s how I’m doing:
A: At Least 300 Pages
Flowers in the Attic by Virginia Andrews
E: Ends on an Even # Page
A: Has Magic In It
The City of Brass by S.A. Chakraborty
E: A Cover That Charmed You
The Psychology of Time Travel by Kate Mascarenhas
History of Magic
A: Would Fit In At Hogwarts’ Library
Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire
A: Book From a Favourite Author
The Beautifull Cassandra by Jane Austen
A: Name of Colour in Title
All Systems Red by Martha Wells
A: Grey Cover
The Poppy War by R.F. Kuang
So, so far, I’m on track for a bucket load of bottom-level classes. What I had planned to do is concentrate on the classes I’d actually want to study – Charms, History of Magic, etc. What I actually did, and what I always do for these things, is read whatever the hell I wanted, blindly hoping they’d fit in. And they have, to some extent. All the books I’ve read in August have met a prompt.
The only problem is that I’m going to end up with low levels in every subject, as opposed to doing really well in my chosen topics.
I might be taking this a bit too seriously.