Earlier this month I found Book Roast’s Magic Readathon from 2019. At that time I didn’t realize that the this was something that she did every year. A few weeks ago, when I originally started doing the 2019 version of the readathon I started to see posts of people talking about the 2020 Magical Readathon and I got super excited. Like stopped what I was doing immediately and started planning for the readathon. Let’s just say, I have gotten super into this. So this post is going to be all about my O.W.Ls in April 2020, what career I am going for this year, and what my TBR list is for this readathon.
Also here is Book Roast’s video all about the 2020 O.W.Ls if you want to learn more about it!
Book Roast seriously has put so much work into this readathon that it blows my mind. There are entire career guides that explain all the careers you can select from and what you need to read to get them, and explanations of all of those careers. The attention to detail is fantastic. Now, when I started to do last years version of this readathon earlier this month I did not pick a career first. I decided to just start reading and get as many O.W.Ls as I could and then I would pick a career after. That was a mistake let me tell you. So this time I decided to go ahead and pick my career first, that way I had a bit of an idea of what I needed to be looking for to get to something I wanted to do. So what did I chose you ask…
A Hogwarts Professor of course! I always tell the girls that work for me that I was an elementary teacher in another life because I love to do bulletin boards, make certificates, and create fun games. So with that information I felt like this would be a fun career for me to work towards.
Each career has its own set of requirements to be able to become qualified to do that career. There are lists for both O.W.L.s and N.E.W.Ts but in this post I only am going to talk about O.W.Ls since that is the readathon for April.
To become a professor you need to pass 7 O.W.Ls in total and they are as follows:
* A subject you wish to teach
* Defense Against the Dark Arts
* 5 additional subjects of your choice
As you can see the requirements for this career are pretty open and let you go for pretty much anything you want to. This leaves it pretty much open for me to do anything that interests me.
Courses, Siminars, and Training
Another fun thing that Book Roast added this year was the option to do courses, siminars, and training to go along with your career. She put just as much time and effort into these as she did to the regular careers and I couldn’t be more excited. There are a bunch of options but I did narrow it down to a few.
*Animagus Training- requires O.W.Ls in Arithmancy, Potions, and Transfigurations
*Legal Defence of Fantastic Beasts Seminar- requires O.W.Ls in Care of Magical Creatures and History of Magic
Finally the part we have all been waiting for…what I will be reading in April to start working towards my wizarding Career.
I will be reading the books below to work towards my career as a professor:
If you Tell, Gregg Olsen: Arithmancy (something outside my favorite genre)
Sea Witch, Sarah Henning: Defence Against the Dark Arts ( book set at the sea/coast)
Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them; Newt Scamander, J.K. Rowling: Care of Magical Creatures (Creature with a beak on the cover, also subject I wish to teach)
The Vine Witch, Luanne G. Smith: History of Magic (book featuring witches/wizards)
My Big Fat, Fake Wedding, Lauren Landish: Charms (white cover)
Harry Potter A History of Magic, J.K. Rowling: Astronomy (read the majority of this book when it is dark outside)
Of Mice and Men, John Steinbeck: Potions (book under 150 pages)
Animagus Training and LDFB Seminar
For Animagus training I have to read a book for Arithmancy, Potions, and Transfiguration and for LDFB i have to read a book for Care of Magical Creatures and History of Magic. Thankfully Book Roast cleared up in a recent video that the books you used for these extra courses could also be ones that you read for your main career. That means I only have to read one extra book, for a total of 8 books.
To Be Determined: Transfigurations (a book/series that includes shape shifting) I really have no idea on this one yet, so I will just have to pick that out as I get to it
So there it is, my O.W.L Magical Readathon TBR list for April. To be honest I don’t know if I will be able to get more reading done than that, but we can hope that I will at least get this done. Happy Reading! If you are also going to be doing the Magical Readathon let me know what career you picked, or what O.W.Ls you are going to be trying for.