Tuesday, May 16, 2017

#HPReadathon2017 Reading Challenge || Week 1

Happy Tuesday everyone! I hope you are having a wonderful day so far and are enjoying your second day of this work week.  

Today I wanted to share with you a little bit about a read-a-thon I am participating in right now! After doing the #BoutofBooks Read-a-Thon last week, I knew I wanted to try another read-a-thon and seeing as I have never read the Harry Potter books (gasp! I know), this seemed like a great way to fix that! 




About #HPReadathon2017 | May 15 - August 6

The #HPReadathon2017 is a chance for Potterheads around the world to read the Harry Potter series again interactively. It is a three-month long event that aims to get Potterheads involved in reading, watching the films and participating in a range of different activities.  These activities include things like a Photo Challenge, Quizzes, and weekly reading challenges.  The check out more about the #HPReadathon2017, check out their Tumblr Site here: https://hpreadathon.tumblr.com/details

My Goals for this Challenge

Since this is a Harry Potter specific challenge, my goal is to keep up with the schedule and make sure to watch the movies as I go along.  I have not seen all of the movies, so I am excited to see how they all go.  

I also am planning to participate in the Photo Challenges, as well as engage on Twitter! If you want to follow, check out my twitter: @RunwithJackabee or follow along to the hashtag #HPReadathon2017 to see all of the participants!

If you have not had a chance, make sure to check out my Bookstagram: @RunwithJackabee_Reads 

Week 1




Day 1: May 15th
Book I'm Reading: Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone || J.K. Rowling
Chapters I've Read Today: I listened to 4 chapters today
Total Pages Read: 
Book(s) I've Completed: n/a
Challenge I've Participated In: No challenges today.  I could not find my copy of the book at home - looks like we will need to buy a new one! 


My Day: So I realized too late that I did not have a copy of Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them, so I decided to do this week a bit out of order.  Instead of starting with Fantastic Beasts, I am going to end my week with the Screen Play/Companion Book.  While driving home and driving to Zumba, I listened to the first four chapters of Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone.


Day 2: May 16th 
Book I'm Reading: Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone || J.K. Rowling
Chapters I've Read Today: I listened to 1 (almost) chapter
Total Pages Read: 
Book(s) I've Completed: n/a
Challenge I've Participated In: None today! I need to get going on  my pictures for the event!


My Day: I had this grand plan to listen to chapters 5-8 on my way home from work yesterday, but the universe had other plans as I got a phone call while I was leaving work that I had to take.  Hopefully I can get more chapters completed by the end of Wednesday! 

Day 3: May 17th
Book I'm Reading: Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone || J.K. Rowling
Chapters I've Read Today: Chapters 7-12
Total Pages Read: n/a
Book(s) I've Completed: n/a
Challenge I've Participated In: None yet! But I am planning to do a few tomorrow since I received my copy of Fantastic Beasts in the mail! 


My Day: I actually had some down time at work today, so I was able to listen to the book while catching up on some reports and getting other things done.  I also spent the hour drive home listening to the book so I was able to catch up on my chapters.  Honestly, I did not want to stop but I got home and had other things I needed to get done!

Day 4: May 18
Book I'm Reading: Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone || J.K. Rowling
Chapters I've Read Today: Chapters 13-15
Total Pages Read: n/a
Book(s) I've Completed: n/a
Challenge I've Participated In: Apparently my plan to take pictures yesterday failed and I didn't do any.  Hopefully the weather is decent today and I can get out there and take a few fun pictures with my books.  


My Day: The drive home has been crazy this week, so I listened to the chapters on my way home.  It is getting to the good part in the book so I am super excited to finish the book tomorrow! 

Day 5: May 19
Book I'm Reading: Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone || J.K. Rowling
Chapters I've Read Today: 16-17 
Total Pages Read: n/a
Book(s) I've Completed: 1
Challenge I've Participated In: I actually did a few of the Instagram challenges today! It was fun coming up with creative ways to interact with the books! 



My Day: So I had a short day at work today, but still managed to have a SUPER long commute home from work - this ended up working out perfectly because I was almost done with the book and wanted to complete it.  I was also super excited because my husband ended up buying my the rest of the companion books and a whole new set of the Harry Potter books.  Ours are in horrible shape so it only made sense to buy new ones right? 

Day 6: May 20
Book I'm Reading: Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them || J.K. Rowling 
Chapters I've Read Today: I actually was reading the companion book so there really weren't chapters with the book for me to read.
Total Pages Read: 35 for this book
Book(s) I've Completed: One || Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone || J.K. Rowling
Challenge I've Participated In: I took both of the quizzes for the week! 


My Day: Saturday was a fairly quiet day for me, so I spent the afternoon relaxing at home.  I really should have read spent more time reading, but I had a bad headache and just wanted to veg out.  

Day 7: May 21
Book I'm Reading: Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them || J.K. Rowling 
Chapters I've Read Today: 0
Total Pages Read: 35 for Fantastic Beasts
Book(s) I've Completed: One || Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone || J.K. Rowling
Challenge I've Participated In: None today


My Day: Sunday was such a fun day! I spent the afternoon at PotterCon in Detroit! It was so much fun to participate in trivia and see everyone dressed up in their costumes.  The picture above is of me screaming with the Sirius Black wanted poster because they were doing a giveaway through Instagram.

Photo Challenge

Another fun part of this Readathon is the Photo Challenge they are hosting! I am hoping to complete some {if not all} of the photos over the next week.  Want to follow along? Check out my Bookstagram: @RunwithJackabee_Reads.  I will also be posting my daily/weekly updates there as well.


I'd love to hear from you!


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1 comment:

  1. That is an AWESOME challenge!
    I wonder what the "quiz" part will be like?
    Have a great time.

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