Hello people, I’m back from Portugal. After a crazy crazy week at home, I finally arrived to Barcelona yesterday morning (and at my house roughly 2h30m later… I have public transportation sometimes).
It was a SUPER CRAZY WEEK!! I’ll resume it for you, just because… I got there Friday night…
» Saturday I had a full day celebration at a friend’s house, to celebrate her birthday and PhD. After a day of eating and playing games, I finally got home at around 1 a.m.
» Sunday my brother picked me up at 9.30 a.m to go to the supermarket, then we went to his new house, looked around a bit, he showed me his 65′ and 55′ new TVs and played some PES, and then we had family lunch at our grandmother’s. After that, me, him and his wife went to a shopping mall, where he then left us and we went to IKEA next. We left IKEA completely drained at 10 p.m. and went to have a soup at another shopping mall… isn’t it great that things are open until 11p.m.?! After I had a freakout moment because I saw Throne of Glass in Portuguese, I went home.
– By now I’d been home for 2 whole days and had seen my dad a great amount of 1 hr on the day I arrived! –
» Monday I decided to sleep in a little… that was until my sister called me (and woke me up), to announce that she and her husband were arriving at Lisbon and if I wanted to have lunch with them. My answer was yes (because you never say no to dining out with your siblings, right?). SEAFOOD!!!! 😀 My bro and sis-in-law joined us as well, and then we (again) went to my brother’s new house. It was time to start washing the linens and stuff, and I spent the day assembling the kitchen diner table and the chairs… bless IKEA. On a bright note, I managed to get away and have diner with my dad 😉
» Tuesday I was able to stay at home a bit. I had to work on some stuff for my advisor, so that worked out well. And after 2 days of being stuck in the same page of Queen of Shadows, I was able to move up a few chapters (not many though). My BFF then went to get me and we made our usual route to some starbucks, a few shops, diner and a movie. 😀 (and then staying talking until past 2a.m. – I’m in serious need of some sleep).
» My plan for Wednesday was to relax all day and read, nothing more. I almost managed doing just that… But my sis called to let me know she would be picking me up soon… I said no, she said yes, she won! So, again, bro’s home – it’s a really nice house – we had a snack, we went to my grandmother’s, then to see a friend, then back to his house, we had diner at 11 p.m. and me and my sister-in-law’s sister stayed until 2a.m. playing Dance Central on the X-Box, while the men were upstairs with their PES.
» Thursday was a good day! I made progress on Queen of Shadows! I read and watched a bit of TV, relaxed, managed to actually read some blog posts that I had been accumulating, and then me and my BFF went to have coffee with a friend of ours that we hadn’t seen in awhile.
– Are you tired yet? –
» Friday I went (guess…), yeah, bro’s house. They went to deliver furniture, mainly the couch and dining table – very important – then we had lunch, me and sis went to starbucks, pharmacy, grandmother’s house. Then we had a family diner. My nephew arrived from the south of Portugal. After diner we all went to my brother’s house. Me and my BFF finally left past 1a.m. and I was super tired by then.
» Saturday (it’s almost over), I had a lunch with my family from my dad’s side. It’s always great to see my aunts 😀 ! By late afternoon I went shopping with my nephew and that was awesome, I had missed the kid. Then it was time to pack and sleep, because having a plane to catch at 6.45 a.m. is no joke.
My Grandmother/aunt’s house is full of these little treasures… Damn it, I was so cute when I was little…
Now, for the actual #TackleTBR Warp-Up, I didn’t do any good in this Read-a-Thon… not good at all.
WHAT MY GOALS WERE:
- Finish my September TBR, which means reading Queen of Shadows (doing a buddy read – check the GR group 😀 ), An Infinite Number Of Parallel Universes and Finding Perfect. (Because I’ll finish The Assassin’s Blade today)
- Read at least 2 other ARCs – which ones will depend on my mood;
- Participate in 5 challenges;
- Find some new exciting blogs to follow.
WHAT I actually managed:
- I finished The Assassin’s Blade, An Infinite Number Of Parallel Universes and Finding Perfect. I’m halfway done with Queen of Shadows, which won’t surprise you if you read the section above.
- I read nothing more, unless you count some form of fanfiction which I’m now apparently addicted to.
- I participated in 2 challenges: #TACKLETBR: SEASON CHALLENGE and #TACKLETBR: BOOKISH SCAVENGER HUNT!. I really like challenges, but to be honest, the ones in this read-a-thon were mostly meh… these two were fun 🙂 .
- I hardly had time to check on the blogs that I already follow, least of all find new ones… it was a busy week.
36 thoughts on “I’m Back and how I failed spectacularly at the Tackle my TBR Read-a-Thon!”
That title alone is hilarious. But considering what all you did you did alright for the read-a-thon 🙂
this last week I only read 390 pages… lol. the week before I managed to finish 3 books! Home sucks for reading. 😀
Yeah, but 390 pages isn’t that bad. I read less than that! You know how slow I was with Eleanor and Park!
yeah, I guess, it’s just that this book is freaking huge! 😉
Huge books are a nuisance sometimes, but you’ll make it 🙂
oh, I will! I could hardly put it down yesterday, and I needed my sleep – considering that I’d only slept for 2 hours.
okay, I would not be able to function with only 2 hours of sleep. I am like super slow when I get less than 7. I value sleep so much!
i do too. though this last week was terrible for it. Most of the nights I slept 5 hours. Getting home late, checking the web, reading fanfic – i should really stop – some days I didn’t fell asleep before 5 a.m.
and yesterday I woke up at 4a.m!!!! It should be forbidden! and I slept so so bad. I was working in the afternoon and literally sleeping on the keyboard.
That’s terrible! I am up until 1.30 am max.
LOL. I wish. I’m a night owl. I would do my whole life at night if I could
Well, sometimes I just lie in bed and watch buzzfeed videos or weirdly enough Kitchen Nightmare episodes until I fall asleep.
kitchen nightmares! do you manage to fall asleep with that show? 😀
Somehow that and Hotel Hell is just really nice to watch shortly before I fall asleep. I’ve seen them all now so that phase is over I guess. And I always had to put down the volume because Ramsey was shouting so much lol I don’t know why I liked those shows hahaha
I love them, they’re like my guilty pleasure or something… I just couldn’t fall asleep with all of Ramsey’s screams
I love them too and I never actually fall asleep in the middle of the episode, but I do sort of tune out when they remodel the place and everyone gets emotional. That’s mostly whenever I turn off the device on which I was watching because my eyes start to close.
oh i get it. the fun part is when he’s tearing it all apart. it’s incredible how they never know how to do anything right 😉
and every episode the narrator says “this might be the most difficult challenge he has yet to face.” I mean you can’t just say it every single time, that sort of makes it redundant. I love it when they critique stuff though. And the owners or chefs barely ever acknowledge it … I actually found a clip on YouTube of a place where Ramsey liked the food though.
YES! that too!!! oh my
you did? wow! that was a huge find! I remember a bakery or something that he liked the food but couldn’t handle the owners
It’s from the UK version of the show:
Oh, I remember this one 😀
Great post =)… It looks that you were really busy in Portugal… Today I’m the one who goes to Starbucks (because I’m back too) and also FNAC because I have to go pick something =P. This means that I’m going to be taking pictures of Throne of Glass like you did XD
😀 YAY!!! I entered 3 bookstores to be able to hold the book in my hands and failed! they were on the windowshop, but not in the actual store, isn’t that weird?!
Have a wonderful day 😀
I hope they have it on FNAC… I plan to have it on my hands and take some photos =P
they probably will… it’s FNAC!!! 😀
Sounds like you had a super busy week! Just wondering: What does PES stand for? The Portugal cover of Throne of Glass (?) Looks amazing!
PES, the football video game?
PES = Pro Evolution Soccer. PES and FIFA hold the market on soccer video games
I feel really stupid now… I think I was confused because we call it soccer not football.
yeah, lol, i should have said the full name, you would have get it then 😉
Wow, I was extremely exhausted reading this post! What an eventful week! It’s sounds like lots of fun and that title made me giggle!
I’m still trying to get my sleep back, but it has not been easy. going to Portugal when all my siblings or mother are there is always like this, running around and managing to do absolutely nothing.
You did better than me, I’m doing the read your bookshelf readathon and I’ve only read two books this far and there’s one day left. Oh well, I’ve been quite busy this week so it’s good!
two books in a week IS GOOD! 😀
Yes, it’s pretty good, especially for me haha!