I read all five #TeamBurr points, earning my candidate 1766 votes. I also read an additional 10 books for another 3264 votes, giving me a grand total of 5030 votes collected.
At the end of last year, I decided I really wanted to dig into classics in 2020. I challenged myself to read two classics a month, at least one of which was by a female author. I picked twelve women and created the Classic Women Reading Challenge. All the details are in this post. Check it out and feel free to join me!
I’m setting myself a personal target to try at least one novel by a ‘classic’ woman writer and at least one other classic (of any type/ author) each month next year. I’ll be combining my personal goals with some existing readathons: #Victober, #Georgianary, #ClassicsCommunity and #JaneAustenJuly. *Phew!*
I’ve picked 12 female authors who published work pre-1914. They’re all pretty prolific and pretty well-known — I think — so should be easy enough to find a good selection to choose from.
From January to March, my classic female authors were Fanny Burney, Maria Edgeworth and Emmuska Orczy.
BookRoast‘s OWLS and NEWTS Readathons might be my favourites each year? I’ve been on the edge of my seat waiting for prompts and was really excited to see all the changes/ additions she’s made this year (new careers!!).
Last year I got:
And a career as a Broom Maker.
This year, I picked my career goals purely based on what job sounded fun and went for Spell Maker (I absolutely DID NOT release how many NEWTs it requires, so I might reassess my life goals and switch to Graphic Designer, depending on how busy my August is). Apparently Hogwarts!Me is ambitious this year.
I also really want to try and get these 3 ‘extra’ qualifications, but we’ll see.
OWLs – Arithmancy, Potions, Tranfiguration
NEWTs – A in Arithmancy, E in Potions, O in Tranfiguration
OWLs – Herbology
NEWTs – E in Herbology
Legal Defence of Fantastic Beasts Seminar
OWLS – History of Magic, Care of Magical Creatures
NEWTS – E in History of Magic, E in Care of Magical Creatures.
There are 12 OWL subjects and that’s usually doable for my in a month so, for now, I’m going to just pick something for every prompt and see how I get on. Then, I can look again at my options when we do the NEWTs Readathon.
The challenge is running throughout the entire month of March — 01 March to 31st March 2020 in your own timezone.
I’ve decided to play on #TeamBurr, so I’ll be reading five books for those prompts and then counting pages for whatever else I read next month too. There’s a couple of other readathons I want to take part in so we’ll see what books get added for those later.
The third Sims-A-Thon readathon is being hosted by Kara @ biancareads from the 1st-31st March.
I love The Sims and I don’t get around to playing it nearly enough so taking part in this readathon really fills a spot for me!
I missed the first round so in Round Two I did the Starter Prompts from Round One and four of the six additional Outdoor Retreat prompts. Check out my TBR for that here. For this round, because I’m trying to keep to more reasonable TBRs this year (…hahaha sob…) and I have two other readathons this month — Hamilthon Round 2 and FemmeFanTale Round 3 — I’ve decided to ignore Get to Work for now (I don’t have this pack anyway) and focus on catching up with some of the Live Mode prompts from Round One.
MOTHERLODE: We can roll over points from previous rounds, so I’ll be starting Round Three with 24 points.
Welcome to #Hamilthon, a readathon inspired by Hamilton: An American Musical.
The challenge with run throughout the entire month of March — 01 March to 31st March 2020 in your own timezone.
Use the hashtag (#hamilthon) so we can follow and RT your progress.
Announce your intention to join in or post a TBR which links back to this post, and add it to the link-up at the very bottom of the page.
If you had to choose
If you had to choose
Jefferson or Burr?