As some of you may or may not know, I took place in the opening phase of the Magical Readathon last September. During that readathon, players took their characters through the Novice Path to reach the magical academy of Orilium. This was all in preparation of our first classes to come in April. And now the time is finally here! It’s time for the Spring Equinox readathon!
But what is the Magical Readathon? It is the brain child of the marvelous G @ Book Roast, who created the world of Aeldia, where Orilium dwells, and every aspect therein. It’s an incredibly creative readathon where you build a character, choose and guild, and guide your character through classes to achieve their calling. I am notoriously bad at giving all the details in a coherent way, so you should definitely watch G’s announcement video for the scoop:
Before I get into which calling I choose for the Spring Equinox readathon, let me tell you more about my character!
✨✨✨ Name: Korrin Musgrave ✨✨✨
✨✨✨ Guild: The Order of the Crescent Moon ✨✨✨
✨✨✨ Conduit: Quarterstaff ✨✨✨
✨✨✨ Legacy: Wolf familiar (Venandi) ✨✨✨
✨✨✨ Background: Wildling ✨✨✨
✨✨✨ Province: Irtheria ✨✨✨
✨✨✨ Heritage: Earthling (earth element) ✨✨✨
If you want to learn more about these various choices, you can check out the Brief History of Aeldia on the Google drive. It’s awesome what G has dreamed up!
The whole point of the Spring Equinox round of the Magical Readathon is to start on the path towards your calling. Each calling comes with certain classes you must complete and, of course, each class corresponds to a reading prompt. My gal, Korrin, being an Earthling that is very attuned to the earth, she has always felt an affinity for all the creatures living in Aeldia and, therefore, has been drawn to one calling in particular…
To start on the path to becoming a Beast Master, Korrin has to complete 5 classes. That means I have to read five books, which finally brings me to my TBR!
Spring Equinox TBR
Elemental Studies: A book under 100 pages
The Hill We Climb by Amanda Gorman
I talked about this in my WWW Wednesday post, but, as a reader who primarily picks up fantasy, I don’t have a ton of books under 100 pages on my TBR. Thankfully, I did want to read this book of the inaugural poem and it comes in under the 100 page mark! I’m really looking forward to absorbing this poem in written form and it should be an easy start to my readathon.
Animal Studies: A quick read
Local Woman Missing by Mary Kubica
As a slower reader, I might be a little bit optimistic calling a 300+ page book a ‘quick read’. That being said, I always seem to fly through thrillers. There are quite a few thicker thrillers that I’ve read in a day or two! So I’m picking this one and hoping it pulls me and keeps me interested so it really will fit this prompt.
Alchemy: A book featuring romance
The Flatshare by Beth O’Leary
Now I’m kind of glad I never managed to read this for the various readathons I attempted last month, lol. It fits perfectly on this TBR! It is also due back to the library soon, so I think it’s a guarantee that I’m finally gonna read it. I’m really hoping to love it because it sounds like such an interesting premise!
Restoration: A book featuring healers
The Fifth Season by N.K. Jemisin
As you might be able to tell, I didn’t get to quite a few books I was supposed to read last month. This is probably the one I feel the worst about not reading! So back on a TBR it goes and, this time, I’m actually going to read it. I’m glad G had a thread on Twitter for suggestions for this prompt and this book was mentioned. I was definitely drawing a blank before I saw it 😅
Lore: A book inspired by mythology
The Song of Achilles by Madeline Miller
That’s right, y’all. After loving Circe for years, I’m finally going to pick up Madeline Miller’s arguably most popular book. I’ve been wanting to read this book for awhile now, but it never found its way to the top of my TBR. Now it’s here and I’m ready! I mean, it’s probably going to rip my heart to pieces, but I’m ready!
And there we have it! I’m pretty excited about this TBR because it is filled with books I’ve been wanting to read for awhile. It’s nice to have a reason to finally read them!
Will you be participating in the Magical Readathon? If so, good luck with your classes/TBR! And, as always, happy ready ❤