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Bout of Books 10 – Goals and Progress

Bout of Books

 

This post contains my goals for the Bout of Books 10 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 2 to 3 books.

 

Books to Read

  • Finish The Handmaid’s Tale, by Margaret Atwood (272 pages left);
  • Start and finish The Observations, by Jane Harris (448 pages);
  • Start (and maybe finish) Still Alice, by Alice Genova (320 pages).

 

Updates

Monday

  • Number of pages I’ve read today: 102
    • The Handmaid’s Tale (102)
  • Total number of pages read: 102
  • Total number of books read: 0
  • Reading: Today I stayed at home with my sick toddler and ended up not reading as much as I would like, but still I managed to read more than 100 pages, so it was a good day.

 

Tuesday

  • Number of pages I’ve read today: 170
    • The Handmaid’s Tale: 170
  • Total number of pages read: 272
  • Total number of books read: 1
  • Reading: This is more like it. A great reading day, in which I finished a very compelling book: The Handmaid’s Tale, by Margaret Atwood.

 

Wednesday

  • Number of pages I’ve read today: 182
    • The Observations: 182
  • Total number of pages read: 454
  • Total number of books read: 1
  • Reading: Today was my turn to stay sick at home. So, I had plenty of time to read and started The Observations, by Jane Harris. I’m finding it an intriguing book, and I’m curious to know what lays ahead.

 

Thursday

  • Number of pages I’ve read today: 45
    • The Observations: 45
  • Total number of pages read: 499
  • Total number of books read: 1
  • Reading: I didn’t read as much as in the previous days, but it’s ok. I’m still with a good average. The reason was that I’m not that intrigued anymore by the book I’m reading.

 

Friday

  • Number of pages I’ve read today: 17
    • The Observations: 17
  • Total number of pages read: 516
  • Total number of books read: 1
  • Reading: Today was even “worse” than yesterday. I spent my spare time dealing with some blog arrangements I wanted to make and ended up not reading a lot. I also participated in a challenge, the “Cover Scavanger Hunt” and it was fun.

 

Saturday

  • Number of pages I’ve read today: 33
    • The Observations: 33
  • Total number of pages read: 549
  • Total number of books read: 1
  • Reading: House chores and sick child (yes, again!), and I almost didn’t read. I will try to finish my book tomorrow.

 

Sunday

  • Number of pages I’ve read today: 277
    • The Observations: 170
    • Still Alice: 107
  • Total number of pages read: 826
  • Total number of books read: 2
  • Reading: I did manage to finish “The Observations” today, though it ended up being a disappointing read. I also started “Still Alice”, by Lisa Genova, and it’s being a compulsive although terrifying book.

 

Wrap-up

My second “Bout of Books” was another great experience. It was an additional motivation for reading and although I didn’t participate in the challenges and in the community as much as I would like to, it was a positive experience. Concerning reading, I completed and surpassed my reading daily goal (with an average of 118 pages/day), and I also achieved my intended number of books read. See you in August!


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.