#OWLsReadathon Wrapup

2019, OWLsReadathon2019, Warp up

The #OWLsReadaton2019 is a magical harry potter based readathon setup by BookRoast on youtube

This is the first readathon I have taken part in and I have had such a fun time doing it. The aim of the readathon is to complete your OWLs for a specific career selected from the careers manual that she has put together. You then read books to pass your OWLs based on your career choice.

You can find the careers manual and the O.W.L prompts letter linked under the announcement video.

The career I decided to do for this readathon was

Magizoologist

To complete this I had to complete the following O.W.Ls

All reviews will be linked to the book titles if there is one on my blog at the time of posting

Care of Magical Creature – Land animal on the cover

For this prompt, I choose The Trouble with Goats and Sheep by Joanna Cannon 

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I have had this book on my TBR for a while and it fit perfectly with the prompt

This story is about a woman who goes missing and two 10-year-olds, Grace and Tilly turn into amateur detectives to figure out where she has gone but they manage to uncover more secrets than they imagined.

Charms – Age-line: Read an adult book

So, originally I thought I would read The Communist Manifesto by Karl Marx and Friedrich Engels.

 

 

But that book was only 43 pages long so when I finished another book in the month I realised this would also be a perfect book for the prompt, so I am counting The House on Half Moon Street by Alex Reeves as my O.W.L read for Charms. 

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This book is about a Victorian transgender coroner’s assistant, Leo Stanhope. When a body is wheeled into the morgue, his world is turned upside down and he goes on the hunt to the killer. 

Review to come for this book. 

Herbology –  Plant on the cover 

For my Herbology O.W.L, I read If I Die in a Combat Zone by Tim O’Brien. This is a story of the Vietnam war told by a foot soldier of the war. This is a personal account and such a fascinating read.

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Potion – Next ingredient: Sequel 

To complete this O.W.L I read The Crimson Campaign by Brian McClellan

Brian McClellan is fast becoming an auto-buy author for me. I love the writing style and the characters/world that he builds. 

I massively enjoyed myself with this readathon and will definitely do it again next year. This month has been one of my most successful months for reading. 

If I am right towards the end of the year there is another readathon to participate to complete your N.E.W.Ts for your chosen career based on your grades for you O.W.Ls and I am so excited about this. 

Did you take part in this readathon or is it something you think you might do in the future? Let me know in the comments below 

Happy reading xoxo

May Wrap up

2017, May, month in a view, Warp up

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well… 

May was a good month for me regarding reading. I managed to finish three books and start a fourth. 

Lets get to the books 

First book this month I finished was 

In Farleigh Field by Rhys Bowen

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I really enjoyed this book, I picked it up via Kindle First on Amazon. 

Synopsis:

World War II comes to Farleigh Place, the ancestral home of Lord Westerham and his five daughters when a soldier with a failed parachute falls to his death on the estate. After his uniform and possessions raise suspicions, MI5 operative and family friend Ben Cresswell is covertly tasked with determining if the man is a German spy. The assignment also offers Ben the chance to be near Lord Westerham’s middle daughter, Pamela, whom he furtively loves. But Pamela has her own secret: she has taken a job at Bletchley Park, the British code-breaking facility.

As Ben follows a trail of spies and traitors, which may include another member of Pamela’s family, he discovers that some within the realm have an appalling, history-altering agenda. Can he, with Pamela’s help, stop them before England falls?

Inspired by the events and people of World War II, writer Rhys Bowen crafts a sweeping and riveting saga of class, family, love, and betrayal.

I gave this book 4 stars. 

Read my review here.

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The second book I finished this month is Brake Failure by Alison Brodie 

I was sent this book for review by the author. 

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Synopsis:

An English debutante transforms from Miss-Perfectly-Correct to criminally insane as she breaks the bonds of her rigid upbringing. Sheriff Hank Gephart tries to reel her in – but she’s out of control and she’s not hitting the brakes.

What happened to the genteel lady in twin-set and pearls? And why did she shoot Mr Right?

Brake Failure is set in 1999 in the months leading up to Y2K “meltdown” when the US government was spending $150 billion preparing for Armageddon As Lionel Shriver says in her novel, We Have To Talk About Kevin: “1999, a year widely mooted beforehand as the end of the world.”

I gave this book 4 stars

Read my review here

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the last book I finished this book was The Dwarves by Markus Heitz

I really enjoyed this book and I cant wait to start the second book in the series in June

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Synopsis:

For countless millennia, no man or beast has ever succeeded in breaching the stone gateway into Girdlegard. Until now… Abandoned as a child, Tungdil the blacksmith is the only dwarf in a kingdom of men. But when he is sent out into the world to deliver a message and reacquaint himself with his people, the young foundling finds himself thrust into a battle for which he has not been trained. Not only his own safety, but the life of every man, woman and child in Girdlegard depends upon his ability to embrace his heritage. Although he has many unanswered questions, Tungdil is certain of one thing: no matter where he was raised, he is a true dwarf. And no one has ever questioned the courage of the Dwarves.

I rated this book 4.5 stars

Read my review here

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The book I started reading this month and will finish in june is:

Flame in the mist by Renee Ahdieh 

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synopsis:

Mariko has always known that being a woman means she’s not in control of her own fate. But Mariko is the daughter of a prominent samurai and a cunning alchemist in her own right, and she refuses to be ignored. When she is ambushed by a group of bandits known as the Black Clan enroute to a political marriage to Minamoto Raiden – the emperor’s son – Mariko realises she has two choices: she can wait to be rescued… or she can take matters into her own hands, hunt down the clan and find the person who wants her dead.

Disguising herself as a peasant boy, Mariko infiltrates the Black Clan’s hideout and befriends their leader, the rebel ronin Ranmaru, and his second-in-command, Okami. Ranmaru and Okami warm to Mariko, impressed by her intellect and ingenuity. But as Mariko gets closer to the Black Clan, she uncovers a dark history of secrets that will force her to question everything she’s ever known.

If you have read any of these books let me know your thoughts on them in the comments