Gi @ Book Roast is back with another Magical Readathon for ten days over Christmas and I am SO EXCITED. I got the most amount of reading done earlier this year when I participated in her N.E.W.Ts Readathon.
Luckily for me I had some holiday left over to take before the end of the year, so I’ll be off work for two weeks over Christmas after I finish work this afternoon and I am so excited to drive across to Wales and spend the festive season with my parents.
Even better, this Christmas Magical Readathon is running during those two weeks I’m off work, from the 17th-26th December, so I’ll have time to cosy up with a hot chocolate and a book and I can’t wait.
The readathon’s a little different this time around where, rather than trying to achieve grades, we have to choose a path to follow and read five different books to attend the Christmas feast at Hogwarts. Let’s face it, we’d all love to attend that.
You can find Gi’s original video with all the information about the readathon here. I already know which path I’m going to follow, so I thought I’d share my TBR with you today!
Finish Your Coursework
Finish your current read
This is the only one I can’t be 100% sure on because I can’t be certain what I’ll be reading come Monday, but I’d like to be near the end of a book before the readathon begins so I can get a head start on the other challenges if I can. I started listening to the audiobook of Strange the Dreamer and got about a quarter of the way through it – it’s gorgeous, Laini Taylor’s writing is just stunning and the audiobook narrator is so good – but I ended up picking up a paperback copy for myself because the audiobook is taking a little too long to satisfy my curiosity. I may listen to the audiobook some more in the car on my journey home if I’m not blasting out my Christmas music, but I’m hoping to near the end of this one over the weekend!
Have a Snowball Fight with the Weasley Twins
Read a book you think will be funny
I love the sense of humour in Gail Carriger’s work and I’ve been saving Romancing the Werewolf for the festive season because it’s set over Christmas, so it has to be that one.
Visit The Three Broomsticks for Mulled Pixie Wine
Read a book that should only take you a day/evening to read
I think I’m going to give this festive Historical Romance novella a try. A Holiday by Gaslight is just under 150 pages so I should speed through this one, and it sounds like a fun read for this time of year!
Attend a Yule Ball
Read a book you’ve been preparing for
Poor Natalie @ A Sea Change has been very patient with me while I’ve failed to pick up Spinning Silver since the summer. Rumpelstiltskin is my favourite fairy tale so I want to love this, which is why I’ve been struggling to pick it up. I want to read it before the end of the year, though, so I’m determined to get to it!
Bring a Festive Treat to Hedwig at The Owlery
Read a book with an animal on the cover or in the title
Werewolves count as animals, right? I always find it so easy to breeze through Carriger’s work and once I finish Romancing the Werewolf I’m sure I’ll want to pick up How to Marry a Werewolf, as it has my beloved Major Channing Channing of the Chesterfield Channings in it. This is another novella, but I’d like to keep the majority of my TBR fairly short so I can devote plenty of time to Spinning Silver.