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[Desafiam] Bout of Books 16 - Day 7 and Wrap-up

por Carla B., em 16.05.16

Bout of Books

 

Day 7 

  • Time devoted to reading: 3h28!
  • Pages read: 99 pages of the Portuguese translation of North and South by Elizabeth Gaskell. 
  • Notes: This time I read so I wouldn't be stressed because of the Portuguese football (as in soccer) championship. Couldn't watch Benfica's last game because of my nerves so I spent the afternoon reading. It was worth it and Benfica won! 
  • Challenge: No challenge -- it's a free day!

 

Wrap-up

  • Total of time devoted to reading: 10h18!
  • Total pages read: 318 pages of the Portuguese translation of North and South by Elizabeth Gaskell. 
  • Books finished: None.
  • Goals: Accomplished! I managed to read everyday, up until sleep got over me, and participated in 4 challenges, 2 more than I had planned! It was a great Bout of Books for me, even if I didn't managed to finish a book.

[Desafiam] Bout of Books 16 - Day 6

por Carla B., em 15.05.16

Bout of Books

 

  • Time devoted to reading: about 1h20
  • Pages read: 36 pages of the Portuguese translation of North and South by Elizabeth Gaskell. 
  • Notes: A headache prevented me from reading more.
  • Challenge: Share Your Favorite Bout of Books Moment. I didn't participate but I guess my favorite moment is reaching my goals! This was my 3rd time participating and even if I'm not an overachiever nor do I commit to many goals, it pushes me to read more than I usually do.

[Desafiam] Bout of Books 16 - Day 5

por Carla B., em 14.05.16

Bout of Books

 

  • Time devoted to reading: 1h15
  • Pages read: 37 pages of the Portuguese translation of North and South by Elizabeth Gaskell. 
  • Notes: Again, read before sleeping. It's really the only time I manage to carve on my day to read something not related to work.
  • Challenge: Freaky Friday Photo Challenge. I didn't participate in this one.

[Desafiam] Bout of Books 16 - Day 4

por Carla B., em 13.05.16

Bout of Books

 

  • Time devoted to reading: about 2 hours.
  • Pages read: 56 pages of the Portuguese translation of North and South by Elizabeth Gaskell.
  • Notes: About half of that reading time was due to waking up in the middle of the night and having trouble getting back to sleep. After 30 minutes of tossing and turning I just picked up a book and started reading. The rest of the reading time was done after dinner, but since I hadn't sleep well the night before I fell asleep earlier than usual.
  • Challenge: If You Like This, Try This. I shared my recommendation.

[Desafiam] Bout of Books 16 - Day 3

por Carla B., em 12.05.16

Bout of Books

 

  • Time devoted to reading: 40 minutes.
  • Pages read: 20 pages of the Portuguese translation of North and South by Elizabeth Gaskell.
  • Notes: Only read before going to sleep. Tried to keep my eyes open but sleep won me over.
  • Challenge: 5 Favorites. I shared my 5 favorite book beginnings.

[Desafiam] Bout of Books 16 - Day 2

por Carla B., em 11.05.16

Bout of Books

 

  • Time devoted to reading: about 1h15.
  • Pages read: 40 pages of the Portuguese translation of North and South by Elizabeth Gaskell. Yes, I'm a slow reader .
  • Notes: I could have read more but decided to be on my computer instead. Only read before sleep.
  • Challenge: Show Off Your Shelves Photo Challenge

 

 

Shelfie with the latest addition to the bookshelf. #boutofbooks #shelfie4boutofbooks #bookstagram #books #juliaquinn

Uma foto publicada por Carla B. (@whitelady3) em

[Desafiam] Bout of Books 16 - Day 1

por Carla B., em 10.05.16

Bout of Books

 

  • Time devoted to reading: about 1 hour.
  • Pages read: 30 pages from the Portuguese translation of North and South by Elizabeth Gaskell.
  • Notes: I started reading at midnight, to really kick off this read-a-thon, and only read for about one hour. The day was then spent working and the evening watching and reading reviews on the latest "Game of Thrones" episode.
  • Challenge: Introduce Yourself #insixwords. And here is the link to my introduction.

[Desafiam] Bout of Books 16 - Sign-up and goals post

por Carla B., em 08.05.16

Bout of Books

The Bout of Books read-a-thon is organized by Amanda @ On a Book Bender and Kelly @ Reading the Paranormal. It is a week long read-a-thon that begins 12:01am Monday, May 9th and runs through Sunday, May 15th in whatever time zone you are in. Bout of Books is low-pressure. There are challenges, giveaways, and a grand prize, but all of these are completely optional. For all Bout of Books 16 information and updates, be sure to visit the Bout of Books blog. - From the Bout of Books team

Ok, I wasn't thinking on participating in the bout of books in an official manner, but then failure is already guaranteed so I might as well have fun.

 

Goals:

  • read everyday,
  • participate in at least two challenges.

I will be happy if I finish the book I just started, the Portuguese translation of North and South by Elizabeth Gaskell, but I just really want to pick up and read everyday, even if only a page. Also, I already read the English version but it's the first time it was translated into Portuguese and I really miss the story and the characters so it will be nice to re-read it.

 

~*~

 

Ok, não estava a pensar participar de forma oficial mas que se lixe, tal como no ano passado o falhanço está garantido!

 

Objectivos:

  • ler todos os dias,
  • participar em pelo menos dois desafios.

Ficarei bastante satisfeita se conseguir terminar o livro que comecei, Norte e Sul da Elizabeth Gaskell, mas quero mesmo é ler todos os dias, mesmo que só uma página. Já li este livro em inglês, mas tenho saudades da história e das personagens, pelo que já o contava reler mas sabe ainda melhor fazê-lo com a primeira tradução para português do livro.

[Desafiam] Bout of Books 13 - Wrap-up

por Carla B., em 17.05.15
Bout of Books

 

Tempo dedicado à leitura / Time dedicated to reading: 12h37

 

Páginas lidas / Pages read:

  • 287 páginas de Raparigas de Xangai de Lisa See / 287 pages of Shangai Girls by Lisa See
  • 214 páginas de Toda a Luz Que Não Podemos Ver de Anthony Doerr / 214 pages of All The Light We Cannot See by Anthony Doerr
    • TOTAL: 501 páginas / pages

 

Livros lidos/ Books read:

  • Raparigas de Xangai de Lisa See / Shangai Girls by Lisa See - acabei / finished
  • Toda a Luz Que Não Podemos Ver de Anthony Doerr / All The Light We Cannot See by Anthony Doerr - comecei, cerca de 41% lido / started, about 41% into the book.
    • TOTAL: 1 livro / book

 

Chegou ao fim! Sim ainda falta um pouco mas hoje já não planeio ler mais, até porque consegui cumprir todos os objectivos que tinha para esta maratona literária!  É a primeira vez e estou tão orgulhosa da minha pessoa! Consegui ler todos os dias, mesmo que tenha lido apenas meia dúzia de páginas, e acabei um livro, para além de ter adiantado a leitura num outro que só comecei a ler à coisa de 2 dias. Agora é tentar manter o ritmo, continuar a ler nem que seja uma página por dia mas ainda mais importante, continuar a ler bons livros e de preferência que estejam aqui pelas minhas estantes.

 

~*~

 

It's over! Yes there's still a couple of hours until midnight but today I plan on doing no more reading, after all I already managed to accomplish my goals for this read-a-thon!  It's the first time and I'm so proud of myself! I managed to read everyday, even if just a couple of pages, and finished a book, not mentioning delving into another book I just started a few days ago. Now I'll try to keep this rhythm, I'll try to read at least a page each day but more important, to keep reading good books and preferrably those that I already own.

[Desafiam] Bout of Books 13 - Goals and updates

por Carla B., em 10.05.15
Bout of Books

 

O Bout of Books está a horas de começar. Vou tentar ler o máximo que conseguir entre as 0h00 de 11 de Maio até às 23h59 de dia 17 de Maio. Como esta é uma semana atípica mesmo no trabalho, com efemérides a serem comemoradas, e eu não tenho lido assim tanto (em pouco mais de 4 meses li 8 livros e 6 contos quando em anos anteriores cheguei a ler o dobro), as minhas metas para este evento são:

  • ler todos os dias,
  • acabar um dos dois livros que estou a ler.

Em princípio não vou participar nos desafios promovidos, porque quero mesmo ver se me dedico à leitura e estou a tentar cortar no tempo que passo em frente a um computador, já basta quando o faço em trabalho, e não dá jeito escrever no telemóvel, que também quero ver se ignoro. Por isso, também não vou fazer actualizações diárias com o progresso desta maratona, vou antes editar esta mensagem sempre que puder.

 

~*~

 

Bout of Book is just hours away. I'll try to read as much as I can between 0h00 of may 11th and 23h59 of may 17th. Since this is a very atypical week, even at work, and I haven't been reading that much (only managing to start and finish 8 books and 6 short stories when in past years I would have read twice that number), my goals this time are:

  • to read everyday,
  • to finish one of the two books I'm currently reading.

I will not enter the promoted challenges, as I really want to dedicate my time to reading. Also, I won't be making daily updates but will update this post whenever I can. 


Segunda-feira / Monday (Day 1)

  • Tempo dedicado à leitura / Time devoted to reading: 2h30
  • Páginas lidas / Pages read: 90 páginas de Raparigas de Xangai de Lisa See / 90 pages of Shangai Girls by Lisa See
  • Comentário / Notes: Comecei a ler à meia-noite, aproveitando que o sono tardava a vir. Depois de um dia de trabalho ainda consegui ler um pouco mas preferi dar mais atenção à televisão, sobretudo ao último episódio de "Game of Thrones". / I started reading at midnight, since I wasn't sleepy. Then, after a working day, I managed to read a bit but spent part of the evening watching television, mainly the last episode of "Game of Thrones", which airs on Mondays in Portugal.

 

Terça-feira / Tuesday (Day 2) 

  • Tempo dedicado à leitura / Time devoted to reading: 1h41
  • Páginas lidas / Pages read: 65 páginas de Raparigas de Xangai de Lisa See / 65 pages of Shangai Girls by Lisa See
  • Comentário / Notes: Li um pouco antes de adormecer. / Read a bit before sleeping.

 

Quarta-feira / Wednesday (Day 3) 

  • Tempo dedicado à leitura / Time devoted to reading: 0h40
  • Páginas lidas / Pages read: 25 páginas de Raparigas de Xangai de Lisa See / 25 pages of Shangai Girls by Lisa See
  • Comentário / Notes: Estive em formação, intensa, durante o dia pelo que depois de chegar a casa a cabeça não estivesse grande coisa para ler. Ainda assim esforcei-me para avançar na leitura. / The day was spent on an intensive formation course, so when I got home I wasn't really into reading. However I did my best to read just a few pages.

 

Quinta-feira / Thursday (Day 4) 

  • Tempo dedicado à leitura / Time devoted to reading: 2h43
  • Páginas lidas / Pages read: 107 páginas de Raparigas de Xangai de Lisa See / 107 pages of Shangai Girls by Lisa See
  • Comentário / Notes: Acabei uma leitura! \o/ O dia de formação não foi tão intenso e apesar de ter ido a um funeral, consegui dedicar-me à leitura. / I finished a book! \o/ Today the formation course wasn't as intense and even though I had to attend a funeral, I managed to plunge into reading.

 

Sexta-feira / Friday (Day 5) 

  • Tempo dedicado à leitura / Time devoted to reading: 0h37
  • Páginas lidas / Pages read: 36 páginas de Toda a Luz Que Não Podemos Ver de Anthony Doerr / 36 pages of All The Light We Cannot See by Anthony Doerr
  • Comentário / Notes: De volta ao trabalho. Só li um pouco antes de me deitar porque sábado também é dia de trabalho, o que implica acordar cedo. / Back to work. I only read a bit before going to bed since Saturday is a working day and I really need to get up early.

 

Sábado / Saturday (Day 6) 

  • Tempo dedicado à leitura / Time devoted to reading: 0h23
  • Páginas lidas / Pages read: 12 páginas de Toda a Luz Que Não Podemos Ver de Anthony Doerr / 12 pages of All The Light We Cannot See by Anthony Doerr
  • Comentário / Notes: Foi um *longo* dia de trabalho, em que entrei às 9h00 e saí por volta das 0h30. Só deu para ler no autocarro, quando ia de casa para o trabalho, que ao fim do dia estava exausta. / It was a *long* working day, in which I entered at 9 a.m. and exited the next day, at 12.30 a.m. I only managed to read when going from home to work, while on the bus, since at the end of the day I was exhausted.

 

Domingo / Sunday (Day 7)

  • Tempo dedicado à leitua / Time devoted to reading: 4h03
  • Páginas lidas / Pages read: 166 páginas de Toda a Luz Que Não Podemos Ver de Anthony Doerr / 166 pages of All The Light We Cannot See by Anthony Doerr
  • Comentário / Notes: Li um pouco durante a manhã mas fiz o grosso da leitura durante a tarde, aproveitando para descansar do dia de trabalho de ontem. Podia ter lido um pouco mais à noite, no entanto preferi dedicar-me a revistas e a outras coisas a que não me dediquei durante a semana, como a escrita. / Read a bit in the morning but most of the reading was done during the afternoon, as a way to rest. Could have read a bit more at night but I preferred to read magazines and dedicate my time to other things I neglected during this week, such as writing.