Read-a-thons

Magical Readathon: Christmas at Hogwarts Wrap-Up! [2018]

The final wrap-up of 2018 is a readathon wrap-up! This was the third instalment of the Magical Readathon that we were treated to by the lovely Gi @ BookRoast! Because we are not allowed to double-up on these challenges, I thought I would have a harder time getting them completed.

 

~~CHALLENGES~~
Finish your coursework (finish your current read)
Help Hagrid decorate the trees (book with a golden detail)
Visit 3 Broomsticks for muller pixie wine (a read that should only take you a day/evening)
Attend a Yule Ball (book you’ve been preparing yourself for)
Use your Invisibility Cloak to get to the Restricted Section of the Hogwarts Library (read a banned book)
Attend the Christmas Feast (watch a Harry Potter movie)

 

 

1/ the witch doesn’t burn in this one – Amanda Lovelace35924698

Format: Paperback

Length: 192 pages

Goodreads

Challenge: Visit 3 Broomsticks for muller pixie wine (a read that should only take you a day/evening)

This was a very good poetry collection! Not as good as the Princess collection, but still enjoyable, albeit a bit repetitive in parts. I got a lot of feminine power from it and I loved that! I still adore Lovelace’s poetry writing. I would recommend the collection and looking forward to the Mermaid collection next year!

4/5 stars

 

 

 

2/ The Afterlife of Holly Chase – Cynthia Hand

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Format: Paperback

Length: 416 pages

Goodreads

Challenge: Finish your coursework (finish your current read)

This was so much better than I was ever expecting! I loved all the references to A Christmas Carol and it was a brilliant twist on the original. I really wasn’t a fan of the romance though, and I found some of Holly’s choices were a tad questionable. The ending I really didn’t see coming, and I’m glad what I feared what was going to happen, didn’t happen. I breezed through this and thoroughly enjoyed this perfect Christmas read!

4.75/5 stars

 

 

3/ Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets – J. K. Rowling224912

Format: Paperback

Length: 251 pages

Goodreads

Challenge: Use your Invisibility Cloak to get to the Restricted Section of the Hogwarts Library (read a banned book)

A re-read of a favourite, of course I loved it still! There’s not much I can add to the profound love of this series. I adore the characters, the storyline, everything! And I cannot wait to continue on with my re-read of the series.

5/5 stars!!

 

 

 

4/ The Crimes of Grindelwald Screenplay – J. K. Rowling39337278

Format: Hardcover

Length: 272 pages

Goodreads

Challenge: Use your Invisibility Cloak to get to the Restricted Section of the Hogwarts Library (read a banned book)

The screenplay from the movie of the same name. Even though it’s a screenplay of a film I’ve already seen a couple of times, there isn’t much to add. But within the book is beautiful illustrations and it’s always great to re-visit the story without going back to the Cinema to watch it again!

5/5 stars!!

 

 

5/ The Dark Between Stars – Atticus Poetry

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Format: Hardcover

Length: 240 pages

Goodreads

Challenge: Attend a Yule Ball (book you’ve been preparing yourself for)

I am amazed with Atticus’ skill with words. I cannot describe how he manages to communicate things I cannot do so! It wasn’t as impactful as the first poetry collection, and I didn’t have as many tabbed, but I still loved it all as a collection. And again, the photography that goes along with the pieces are beautiful and the book honestly feels like a work of art.

4/5 stars

 

 

6/ Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows – Part 2Image result for deathly hallows part 2

Format: DVD

Length: 2 hours 10 minutes

Challenge: Attend the Christmas Feast (watch a Harry Potter movie)

I have been re-watching the Harry Potter movies all through December, and I delayed watching the finale so that I can include it into the readathon challenge! I still tear up at the end and I always love the story no matter how many times I watch it, read it, or spend copious hours researching on wiki.

5/5 stars!!

 


Number of Challenges: 5
Number of Books Read: 5
Completed Challenges: 5

 

So have any of your participated in this readathon? How did you do? Did you enjoy what you read? Have you also read any of these books, and if so, what did you think of them? I’d love to know!

 

THANKS FOR READING!!

 

Abbie xxxx

 

 

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