YARC, OWLS, and other Updates

Happy Tuesday deerlings! I hope you’re doing well!

April was  a bit of a whirlwind and I thought I might take some time today to take a breather and just share some fun updates with you!

So, I kind of took an unplanned mini hiatus from the blog these last few weeks. And That’s because I was suffering a severe case of burnout. I work a full-time job, am on a committee, have a husband and two furbabies to take care of and pretty much every weekend this month had something major planned. It was a lot and unfortunately, there was just too much, even for a pre-planner such as myself. Then I had to have mouth surgery and I wasn’t entirely sure how my body was going to react to that so, here we are. But, May is a new month and I’m going to take my time a little more intentionally and see what happens.

Recent Reads

* – Denotes YARC challenge books

When We Left Cuba by Chanel Cleeton | 3 stars

Kakuryo Volumes 1* & 2* by Yuma Midori & Waco Ioka | 4 + 3 stars

Somewhere Only We Know* by Maureen Goo | 5 stars

A Curse So Dark & Lonely by Brigid Kemmerer | 4 stars

Internment* by Samira Ahmed | 5 Stars

Fruits Basket Volume 1* by Takaya Natsuki | 5 Stars

Romanov by Nadine Brandes | 3 Stars

Maiden & Princess by Daniel Haack & Isabel Galupo | 5 Stars

We Hunt the Flame* by Hafsah Faizal | 4 Stars

Unnatural volume 1 by Mirka Andolfo | 3 Stars

Girl, Arise by Claire Swinarski | 5 Stars

Dread Nation by Justina Ireland | 5 Stars

What Every Girl Should Know by J. Albert Mann | 2 Stars

Currently Reading

The Lovely War by Julie Berry | A courtroom drama between Apollo, Aphrodite, and Hephestus sets the stage for a tale of love and muse for 4 mortals during World War I.

An Edited Life by Anna Newton | A nonfiction book on decluttering and streamlining different areas of your life.

There’s Something About Sweetie by Sandhya Menon | This is the companion to When Dimple Met Rishi (which I haven’t read but I definitely want to after meeting Sandhya last month) featuring Ashish & Sweetie on journies to find themselves within their parents traditional restrictions.

Again but Better by Christina Riccio | Written by one of the the most energetic booktubers out there, this is the story of Shane, an awesome pre-med student who seems to be doing college right, minus the living part. She gets a second chance when she spends a semester abroad and we’ll see if she’ll be brave enough to take her experience by the horns.

O.W.Ls Magical Readathon Update

I completed my O.W.Ls!!  I completed all of my exams for the Librarian career track along with a few extras.

Ancient Runes | Retelling – A Curse So Dark & Lonely by Brigid Kemmerer

Arithmancy | Work written by more than one author – Maiden & Princess by Haack & Galupo

Charms | Age Line: Read an Adult Work – When We Left Cuba by Chanel Cleeton

Defense Against the Dark ArtsReducto: Title starts with the letter R – Romanov by Nadine Brandes

Divination | Work set in the future – Internment by Samira Ahmed

History of Magic | Published 10+ Years ago – Fruits Basket volume 1 by Natsuki Takaya

Muggle Studies | Contemporary – Somewhere Only We Know by Maureen Goo

Potions | Next Ingredient: Sequel Kakuriyo volume 2

Transfiguation | Sprayed Edgesor Red Cover – Kakuriyo volume 1 (back cover is red)




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