21 de agosto de 2017

Bout of Books 20 - Goals and Progress


As it happened the other times, this post will be where I state my goals and my progress throughout the week.

My Goals


  • To read every day, at least for an hour


My Progress

Monday (Day 1)

Time devoted to reading: 1 hour and 20 minutes
Number of pages read today: 30 pages of Words of Radiance, by Brandon Sanderson
Total number of pages read so far: 30 pages
Notes: It was a good start! I managed to read more today than I had in the last few weeks. I read while commuting to and from work and a little bit before dinner as well. At night I didn't read at all because I watched this week's episode of Game of Thrones and I had all the feels, and couldn't do anything else.

Tuesday (Day 2)

Time devoted to reading: 20 minutes
Number of pages read today: 10 pages of Words of Radiance, by Brandon Sanderson
Total number of pages read so far: 40 pages
Notes: Today I was tired and couldn't read as much as I wanted. Besides, I had to go to the supermarket in the evening so I also didn't have that much time to read either.

Wednesday (Day 3)

Time devoted to reading: 30 minutes
Number of pages read today: 16 pages of Words of Radiance, by Brandon Sanderson
Total number of pages read so far: 56 pages
Notes: I could barely keep my eyes open, today! I was so sleepy both in the morning and in the evening, that it was a struggle to read while commuting. Anyway, I hope the next days will be better because the story is really becoming more interesting.

Thursday (Day 4)

Time devoted to reading: 1 hour
Number of pages read today: 25 pages of Words of Radiance, by Brandon Sanderson
Total number of pages read so far: 81 pages
Notes: Today was good. I managed to read for an hour and I found hard to put the book down. Man, I really love Brandon Sanderson's writing and stories! However, it was already late and I had to sleep because I wake up early for work...

Friday (Day 5)

Time devoted to reading: 25 minutes
Number of pages read today: 11 pages of Words of Radiance, by Brandon Sanderson
Total number of pages read so far: 92 pages
Notes: I am not reading a lot, but I am reading and that's what matters. It was difficult for me to concentrate because I was tired and I had other things to do when I thought I would be reading. I hope I can read more in the weekend!

Saturday (Day 6)

Time devoted to reading: None
Number of pages read today: None
Total number of pages read so far92 pages
Notes: Today was very rough. I planned to read the whole day, give myself a break from my thesis since I got a lot done during the week, but I had a family emergency. I have my grandfather in the hospital, so everything was a bit crazy and I didn't read at all. But since everything is now a bit more calm I hope I can catch up on Sunday.


Sunday (Day 7)

Time devoted to reading: 1 hour and 30 minutes
Number of pages read today: 50 pages of Words of Radiance, by Brandon Sanderson
Total number of pages read so far: 142 pages
Notes: I haven't read as much as I wanted to, but today was the day that I read the most. So, for me it was a good day! I really enjoyed myself and I love the book I'm reading. Brandon Sanderson is definetely a great story-teller.

WRAP-UP

This is already over?!? Nooooo!! I really enjoyed participating in one more Bout of Books. I feel like it motivates me to read more instead of wasting hours scrolling through facebook or youtube or instagram. It takes my mind off of real-life problems and it allows me to enter other worlds and meet other people. That's the power of reading, and I love it. 

So, my only goal was to read every day for at least one hour. It only happened three times, but I'm not upset. At least I got to read everyday even if it was just for 20 minutes. I want to keep this pace because sometimes it is hard to forget that you also have to give yourself a break when there is a lot going on in your life. Reading is my break, even if just for a little while.

Now, here are the stats for this read-a-thon:

Time devoted to reading: 5 hours and 5 minutes. It doesn't sound like a lot, but for me it is!
Total pages read: 142 pages of Words of Radiance, by Brandon Sanderson


7 comentários:

France Booktours disse...

glad you are enjoying more and more the challenge, good luck on the remaining days

Sarah @ Reviews and Readathons disse...

Keep up the good work!! It's so hard to read when you're tired, but you got this :).

Diana Marques disse...

Thank you both!! :)
It is always a pleasure to participate in the Bout of Books and since I work while trying to write my PhD at the same time, it sort of reminds me of that thing that is reading for pleasure. I read a lot, but usually for my PhD, and since I work and study it is hard to find the time to read other things.

Sarah Ellis disse...

It's so hard to read when you're tired! I read 4 pages the first day, 10 the second, and finally managed to read 47 and 81 for Weds and Thurs. I have yet to pick up any Brandon Sanderson, but I hear his books are absolutely amazing! Hope your weekend reading goes well :)

Diana Marques disse...

Sarah Ellis: It is! I think the important thing is to keep reading even if it's just a couple of pages a day. But when you are tired and/or have a lot to do it's hard to keep your mind focused. You seem to be doing pretty well! Some days are better than others, we'll see :)
Brandon Sanderson is amazing! He has become one of my favourite fantasy authors, and I got to meet him once in a book signing session - he is super nice and a total geek, just like his fans :)

J Lenni Dorner disse...

I hope your grandfather is okay! I'm glad you were able to make some time for reading.

Diana Marques disse...

L Jenni Dorner: Yes, my grandfather is ok now. Thank you! :)