The Triwizard Tournament Readathon: The First Task (TBR)

November is here and the three magic schools competing in the Triwizard Tournament Readathon have found out which dragon they will face in the first task. I am a Beauxbatons student for this readathon (the school is determined by your birthday) and I cannot wait to join my school mates. We can face this challenge and win the Triwizard Cup!

I’ve already posted a very loose TBR, simply because I needed to have a book ready for any given prompt. I know I spend way too much time going through my unread books, looking for just the right one for the readathon – and that time could be much better spent, you know, actually reading. But now that the dragons have been announced, I have finalised the two books I am going to tackle during the first task.

The Dragon

Beauxbatons have to sneak past the Hungarian Horntail to get the golden egg which will lead us to our second task. The reading prompt for this task is to read a book with lots of action.

I believe I have just the thing for that. Jade War by Fonda Lee is not only the sequel to one of my favorite books from 2018 but – if it’s anything like the first book – will have plenty of action. In this series, gifted and trained people can use jade as a sort of magical enhancer for their abilities. So imagine martial arts but with magic. I cannot wait to see what’s in store for all these characters I’ve come to love.

The Method

There are four methods one can use to finish the first task and get that golden egg from the dragon. I have picked out a method and book already, but as I might change my mind, I’ll leave all the methods and reading prompts listed here.

Conjunctivitis Curse: Temporarily blind your dragon by reading a book with eyes on the cover.
Bewitched Sleep: Send your dragon to sleep by reading a whole book in bed.
Speed: Race past your dragon to retrieve the egg by reading a graphic novel.
Distraction: Distract your dragon by transfiguring a rock into an animal, read a book with an animal on the cover.

I am going to use Distraction on that dragon by reading Minor Mage by T. Kingfisher which has an adorable armadillo on the cover. If I finish that book fast enough, I may throw in another book for extra points. I don’t even know if you can earn extra points in this task, but more books read during a readathon is always a good thing, right? Depending on how the week of the first task goes, I have a comic book and another short book lined up that I could read in bed.

The first readathon task begins on November 11th, so until then, I’ll do my very best to finish my current reads (and not start any new ones!) in order to be ready for the Triwizard Tournament Readathon. I cannot wait to see what all the others are reading and I already love seeing people’s excitement over on Twitter. The bookish community on the internet is the best! 🙂

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