Saturday, October 18, 2008

24-Hour Read-a-Thon: Hour Four

Title of book(s) read since last update: Pretties, Scott Westerfield; Harry Potter y la camara secreta, J.K. Rowling
Number of books read since you started: part of 2
Pages read since last update: only 28 :(
Running total of pages read since you started: 273
Amount of time spent reading since last update: 60 minutes
Running total of time spent reading since you started: 175 minutes
Mini-challenges completed: Freerice.com mini-challenge, Sarah's foreign language mini-challenge
Other participants you’ve visited: none this hour
Prize you’ve won: none (yet!)

For Sarah's mini-challenge, I decided to read my copy of Harry Potter y la camara secreta. I only read a few chapters (reading in Spanish is a lot harder than reading in English), but it was nice to get another challenge done and to take a break from Pretties (even though I love the book and can't wait to finish it!).

3 comments:

Book Zombie (Joanne) said...

Congrats on tackling Sarah's Mini-challenge. My kids have a few french books around here but I'm really bad at french.

Nymeth said...

Even if you didn't read as much this hour, your total is impressive! Keep it up!

Sarah M Dillon said...

WELL DONE on participating in the language mini-challenge!! It really doesn't matter how slow you are at reading in Spanish, the point is YOU DID it!! Hope it was fun too :)

A friend of mine was considering doing her masters thesis on how food was translated in the Russian version of Harry Potter - she didn't go ahead with it in the end, but I reckon it'd make such a fascinating research topic. It'd certainly make for interesting dinner party conversation :)

PS I wrote a blog post on the translation of Harry Potter into various languages if you're interested in taking a look? It's at http://www.dillonslattery.com/2007/07/harry-potter-in-translation.html

All the best!

Sarah (aka the naked translator)