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The Full Monte Read-Along: Week Three/Chapters 41-61

Hello, Bonjour, Hola, how are we all? Welcome back to my Full Monte Read-Along updates where we are on a distinctly more positive note than we were this time last week. I have to say that I struggled a bit through week two and was worried, but I’m pleased to report that things have brightened distinctly since the book has headed to Paris. Maybe I just need this book to be in France to enjoy it? I promised I wouldn’t leave all the reading to the end of the weekend again, but of course I did, and for once it wasn’t a bad thing. I was pretty absorbed by the end of it and managed to read the extra chapter that puts my edition/end point in line with everyone else!

I’ve signed up to take part in The Full Monte Read-Along hosted by Laura @ Reading in Bed. We’re all joining together to read/weight lift this French bad-boy, and post about it every Monday, sharing lots of insightful stupid, serious funny, and important irrelevant aspects and thoughts on the week’s ‘assigned’ reading. You can follow my ‘progress’ through my Goodreads and this handily coded spreadsheet that changes colour when I have actually done what I am supposed to.

*warning* spoilers for The Count of Monte Cristo ahead.

Continue reading “The Full Monte Read-Along: Week Three/Chapters 41-61”

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Fat Friday: Week 42

Hello there everybody, how is everyone on this particularly bland Saturday? I was going to post last night but time got away from me and before I knew it I was too tired to try and stay awake to write a full post. Oh well. It’s been an odd week to write about too. It started (Ish, I mean Friday was last week’s post but The Killers need mentioning) and a gig, followed by injuries, illness, birthday preparations, and on top of that a fat week. We can’t have everything in life.

Fat Friday is a weekly blog post tracking my weight loss and fitness journey, used to keep myself accountable, keep a record of my progress, and share hints & tips that have helped me. To track my progress, or read my previous entries, click here.

Please join me, support me, and help me along my way as I aim to improve my life for the better! Continue reading “Fat Friday: Week 42”

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Book Box Club | Unboxing May 2018

Welcome back to Liz unboxes things! Yep, I am finally getting around to posting unboxing Book Box Club crates from months ago that frankly are too good to deserve such a shamefully long time between delivery and review, but here we are anyway! I recently reviewed April’s Fallen Angels box, the first I received, and it was really great. I signed up for a single month subscription with the absolute thought that I’d probably cancel it. Now, this isn’t because the box isn’t great – it really it – but rather because I am trying to reduce the amount I am spending ahead of holidays in the second half of the year. The I saw the theme and decided that I absolutely had to have it…

Book Box Club is a secret society YA subscription box that is sent monthly and features a specially selected, hot-off-the-press YA book release selected by the ladies in the know and owners Libby and Kate. The box features 4-6 specially curated bookish items, is wrapped beautifully and delivered reliably on time, and features an exclusive ‘Clubhouse’ invite to chat with the author whose book features in the box.

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Spellslinger | Review

Title: Spellslinger

Author: Sebastian de Castell

Rating: 3 Stars

Dates read: 08 Apr 18 – 02 Jun 18

Publication date: 04 May 2017

Publisher: Hot Key Books

Genre(s): YA; Fantasy

Description:

MAGIC IS A CON GAME . . . 

Kellen is moments away from facing his first mage’s duel and the start of four trials that will make him a spellcaster. There’s just one problem: his magic is gone.

As his sixteenth birthday approaches, Kellen falls back on his cunning in a bid to avoid total disgrace. But when a daring stranger arrives in town, she challenges Kellen to take a different path.

Ferius Parfax is one of the mysterious Argosi – a traveller who lives by her wits and the three decks of cards she carries. She’s difficult and unpredictable, but she may be Kellen’s only hope . . . Continue reading “Spellslinger | Review”

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The Full Monte Read-Along: Week Two/Chapters 21-40

Well hello there and welcome back to The Full Monte read-along. Last week, we were introduced to some of the main men in the game, and left our reading on a cliff-hanger, so what has happened this week? Well, I’ll tell you what, lots of things that stopped me reading the book as fast as I should, and in the book, well lots of things that have caused a significant decline in how much I like it. Suddenly, I am aware that this is a loooooooong book, but, hopefully this is a blip and things will get interesting again real soon.

I’ve signed up to take part in The Full Monte Read-Along hosted by Laura @ Reading in Bed. We’re all joining together to read/weight lift this French bad-boy, and post about it every Monday, sharing lots of insightful stupid, serious funny, and important irrelevant aspects and thoughts on the week’s ‘assigned’ reading. You can follow my ‘progress’ through my Goodreads and this handily coded spreadsheet that changes colour when I have actually done what I am supposed to.

*warning* spoilers for The Count of Monte Cristo ahead. Continue reading “The Full Monte Read-Along: Week Two/Chapters 21-40”

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Book Box Club | Unboxing April 2018

Guys, I did a thing and signed up to another subscription because my Wizarding World Loot Crate and Willoughby Book Club ones are about to run out and I decided that I wanted to sign up to something. I had a bit of a hunt round and after thinking about it and doing some research, I opted for Libby and Kate’s secret society. The ethos is right up my street and it includes some awesome things. It’s also based in the UK which is handy for me as shipping costs put me off many box subscriptions, and the previous boxes looked awesome!

Yes, this says April, because I am super behind with things like reviews and I need to sort that out. So here, have an unboxing of a super awesome box. *Psst* Libby and Kate pack these boxes so prettily!!

Book Box Club is a secret society YA subscription box that is sent monthly and features a specially selected, hot-off-the-press YA book release selected by the ladies in the know and owners Libby and Kate. The box features 4-6 specially curated bookish items, is wrapped beautifully and delivered reliably on time, and features an exclusive ‘Clubhouse’ invite to chat with the author whose book features in the box.

Theme: Fallen Angels Continue reading “Book Box Club | Unboxing April 2018”