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Bout of Book 9.0 – Goals and progress

Bout of Books

 

This post contains my goals for the Bout of Books 9.0 and will serve to update my daily progresses.

 

Time Devoted to Reading

I intend to read all days of the week.

 

My Goals

  • Read at least 100 pages everyday (more or less 2h/day by my standards)
  • Finish 3 books

 

Books to Read

  • Finish Quiet, by Susan Cain (309 pages left)
  • Start and finish O Grande Gatsby, F. Scott Fitzgerald (177 pages)
  • Start and finish Segredos Submersos, Hannah Richell (416 pages)

 

Updates

Monday

  • Number of pages I’ve read today: 68
    • O Grande Gatsby: 55 (started)
    • Quiet: 13
  • Total number of pages read: 68
  • Total number of books read: 0
  • Reading: I didn’t read as much as I wanted, mainly due to unexpected events and falling asleep when I had time to read. Tomorrow it will be better, I’m hoping. I participated in the Book Buying Spree, hosted by Bookish Comforts.

 

Tuesday

  • Number of pages I’ve read today: 100 
    • O Grande Gatsby: 44
    • Quiet: 56
  • Total number of pages read: 168
  • Total number of books read: 0
  • Reading: I read exactly 100 pages today, which is the daily goal I proposed to myself, so it was a good day. Today, I also participated in the Reading Tactic List challenge. 

 

Wednesday

  • Number of pages I’ve read today: 129
    • O Grande Gatsby: 57
    • Quiet: 72
  • Total number of pages read: 297
  • Total number of books read: 0
  • Reading: Wednesday was the best day of this read-a-thon until now. I really focused on reading in my spare time and was able to make good progress.

 

Thursday

  • Number of pages I’ve read today: 166
    • O Grande Gatsby: 20 (finished)
    • Quiet: 56 (finished)
    • Segredos Submersos: 63 (started)
    • The Legend of Sleepy Hollow: 27 (started)
  • Total number of pages read: 463
  • Total number of books read: 2
  • Reading: Today was definitely a good reading day. I’m proving myself I can do a lot of reading if I concentrate in eliminating time-wasters. And another funny thing, I’m realising I read faster when I’m reading shorter books. I participated in the Double Date Book Challenge at Writing my own Fairy Tale.

 

Friday

  • Number of pages I’ve read today: 24
    • Segredos Submersos: 5
    • The Legend of Sleepy Hollow: 19
  • Total number of pages read: 487
  • Total number of books read: 2
  • Reading: I almost didn’t read today. No commuting, house chores and movie night were the main reasons.

 

Saturday

  • Number of pages I’ve read today: 111
    • Segredos Submersos: 79
    • The Legend of Sleepy Hollow: 32 (finished)
  • Total number of pages read: 598
  • Total number of books read: 3
  • Reading: Another good day. I could have read more, but still it was a good day.

 

Sunday

  • Number of pages I’ve read today: 144
    • Segredos Submersos: 144
  • Total number of pages read: 742
  • Total number of books read: 3
  • Reading: The last day of this read-a-thon was the second best of the week. It helped “Segredos Submersos” is a page-turner.

 

Wrap-up

My first “Bout of Books” was a success. I managed to read 742 pages, averaging 106 pages/day, which is more than my goal. I didn’t finish one of the books I wanted to finish, but instead I read one short-story that wasn’t planned. I also managed to participate in 3 challenges throughout the week.

 

All in all, it was a fun experience that helped me start the reading year in a great rhythm. I’m looking forward to participate in future read-a-tons!


Sobre Célia

Tenho 37 anos e adoro ler desde que me conheço. O blogue Estante de Livros foi criado em Julho de 2007, e nasceu da minha vontade de partilhar as opiniões sobre o que ia lendo. Gosto de ler muitos géneros diferentes. Alguns dos favoritos são fantasia, romances históricos, policiais/thrillers e não-ficção.