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Triwizard Tournament – Second Task

Fish Underwater

The second task is upon us! This round runs from the 25th November to the 1st December. I appreciate the gap between the first and second tasks because it means I can finish up two other readathons in between. The explanation post for this task is here.

Anyway, I am part of Beauxbatons which means I have to retrieve a sibling and I think I’m going to use Gillyweed to get them.

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Triwizard Tournament – First Task Wrap Up

Photograph of a Burning Fire

Despite starting this task late, I actually managed to get the golden egg and use two different methods to retrieve it! I had a TBR and not only did I stick to it, but I also read a book extra, which is unheard of for me with a readathon. I am loving having the Discord group to talk about the books with and it’s helping me stay on track.

My TBR for this task is here and the explanation post is here. All covers link to Goodreads.

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The Beautiful

The Beautiful (The Beautiful, #1)In 1872, New Orleans is a city ruled by the dead. But to seventeen-year-old Celine Rousseau, New Orleans provides her a refuge after she’s forced to flee her life as a dressmaker in Paris. Taken in by the sisters of the Ursuline convent along with six other girls, Celine quickly becomes enamored with the vibrant city from the music to the food to the soirées and—especially—to the danger. She soon becomes embroiled in the city’s glitzy underworld, known as Le Cour des Lions, after catching the eye of the group’s leader, the enigmatic Sèbastien Saint Germain. When the body of one of the girls from the convent is found in the lair of Le Cour des Lions, Celine battles her attraction to him and suspicions about Sèbastien’s guilt along with the shame of her own horrible secret.

When more bodies are discovered, each crime more gruesome than the last, Celine and New Orleans become gripped by the terror of a serial killer on the loose—one Celine is sure has set her in his sights . . . and who may even be the young man who has stolen her heart. As the murders continue to go unsolved, Celine takes matters into her own hands and soon uncovers something even more shocking: an age-old feud from the darkest creatures of the underworld reveals a truth about Celine she always suspected simmered just beneath the surface.

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Buzzwordathon

I don’t normally take part in this readathon, though I may have taken part in it before. I don’t think it was a great success for me and I’m hoping this time will go better!

This round’s theme is ‘books with numbers in the title’ and there are so many examples in the video below. Long story short, spelled out numbers count, first, second, third count, numbers in subtitles count. Everything count as long as they have something do with numbers.

This round goes from the 18th – 24th November.

 

This readathon, because it has no numbered challenges, is a little bit harder to get a TBR for. I have come up with a few books I own that I want to read that have numbers in the title but this will probably change massively when it comes to the actual week. We’ll see! Continue reading “Buzzwordathon”

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Triwizard Tournament – First Task

Photograph of a Burning Fire

So I completely forgot I signed up for this at the beginning of September! I missed the Opening Ceremony and the start of the First Task, but I still have three days to finish some books.

This is a Harry Potter themed readathon with stages and different tasks. You get sorted into a school depending on when your birthday is, which means my school is Beauxbatons!

The First Task runs from the 11th to the 17th November and I have to defeat the Hungarian Horntail! The post for this task is here.

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