N.E.W.Ts Readathon

This book is the follow up readathon to the O.W.Ls readathon, which was great fun, and there is another letter from Hogwarts explaining the exams! The twitter for this set of readathons is here and this readathon runs all the way through August.

I qualified for Arithmancy, Astronomy, Care of Magical Creatures, Defense Against the Dark Arts, Herbology, History of Magic, Potions and Transfiguration.

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The Pearl Thief

The Pearl ThiefSixteen-year-old Julie Beaufort-Stuart is returning to her family’s ancestral home in Perthshire for one last summer. It is not an idyllic return to childhood. Her grandfather’s death has forced the sale of the house and estate and this will be a summer of goodbyes. Not least to the McEwen family – Highland travellers who have been part of the landscape for as long as anyone can remember – loved by the family, loathed by the authorities. Tensions are already high when a respected London archivist goes missing, presumed murdered. Suspicion quickly falls on the McEwens but Julie knows not one of them would do such a thing and is determined to prove everyone wrong. And then she notices the family’s treasure trove of pearls is missing.

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7 in 7 Readathon

It’s another round of 7in7! The goal of this readathon is to read seven things. Not necessarily seven books (though I will be aiming for that) but seven books/short stories/graphic novels etc. The twitter is here and this time it is running for the last full week of July, so the 23rd to the 29th July.


  • Read 7 things! Can be ANYTHING
  • Yellow on the cover and/or spine (SUMMER! ☀️)
  • Read something outside your norm/comfort zone. Try a picture book or a poem/collection, a short story, a graphic! It’s up to you!
  • Read a book that starts with your first initial!
  • Read something outside/read a book that takes place mostly outside. (You can read anything while outside, or read inside and read a book that takes place outside!)
  • Read something and make-up a drink/food to match/inspired by! (If you can/want to, you can actually make it!!)
  • Read something that takes place in your home (country or town) or is written by someone from your home (country or town)

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The Epic Crush of Genie Lo

The Epic Crush of Genie Lo (The Epic Crush of Genie Lo #1)She annihilates standardized tests and the bad guys.

Genie Lo is one among droves of Ivy-hopeful overachievers in her sleepy Bay Area suburb. You know, the type who wins. When she’s not crushing it at volleyball or hitting the books, Genie is typically working on how to crack the elusive Harvard entry code.

But when her hometown comes under siege from hellspawn straight out of Chinese folklore, her priorities are dramatically rearranged. Enter Quentin Sun, a mysterious new kid in class who becomes Genie’s self-appointed guide to battling demons. While Genie knows Quentin only as an attractive transfer student with an oddly formal command of the English language, in another reality he is Sun Wukong, the mythological Monkey King incarnate—right down to the furry tale and penchant for peaches.

Suddenly, acing the SATs is the least of Genie’s worries. The fates of her friends, family, and the entire Bay Area all depend on her summoning an inner power that Quentin assures her is strong enough to level the very gates of Heaven. But every second Genie spends tapping into the secret of her true nature is a second in which the lives of her loved ones hang in the balance.

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Top Ten Short Stories

Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly blog meme. It used to be hosted by The Broke and the Bookish but now it is being hosted by That Artsy Reader Girl. This week’s theme is top ten favourite novellas/short stories.

This was a hard topic for me, I don’t normally pick up short story collections and novellas I’m very picky about. Some of these I’ve read already and some of them are on my TBR.

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