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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.

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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.

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Books I’ll Probably Never Read Tag

I haven’t done one of these tags for quite some time, but the lovely Lucinda @ Lucinda is Reading... tagged me in this little number and it intrigued me. I have quite the fascination in reading posts about what books people don’t like or aren’t interested in that are popular, so it was the perfect time to be tagged, thanks Lucinda!!

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The Full Monte Read-Along

D’you know what’s better than tackling a long book, as classic, a book in translation? Doing it with some bookish friends during a Read-Along with a jazzy title, because who doesn’t love the title ‘The Full Monte’, eh? I’ve never done this kind of read-along before, but I want to read a classic, and one in translation for my various life challenges, and I have been told I’d like this book, so it was time. Time I tell you.

The Full Monte Read-Along is being hosted by Laura @ Reading in Bed. It’s not her first rodeo though folks, this is the fifth summer read-along, and in case you haven’t guess it already, we’re going to be tackling Alexandre Dumas’ 1000+ tome The Count of Monte Cristo. As Laura said in her post ”The title is relevant too, because there are abridged versions out there. Do not be fooled. We are going FULL MONTE, people.”

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The Classics Club

Happy Sunday everyone! How are you all? Well rested after another weekend of swirling snow and freezing weather? Yeah me neither. I’ve simultaneously not done much and had a really busy weekend. I was in work yesterday, and today I’ve been to zumba and had a lovely roast at my parent’s house. It’s been good. IPaulo’ve also read, and, not only read but really enjoyed reading. I’ve sat on the sofa, stayed up at night in bed, and finished a book. I know that doesn’t sound amazing, but it’s been a great way to spend my time and has made me think about what I am planning to read. Emma was looking into The Classics Club, and I decided that it might be something I was interested in.

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T5W: Book Spines

If you take part in Top 5 Wednesday, or have being reading other’s blog posts, then you may have realised that this is not the topic for this week. I actually love this week’s topic, but, I decided not to narrow down children’s books to read as an adult. The reason? I’ve done the topic before in various guises across many blog posts, and if I am honest I believe any good children’s book can be read as an adult anyway, so, yes, I have decided to go back and visit an older topic that I missed out on.

If you want to find out more, or take part in, Top 5 Wednesday, click here to find Lainey and Samantha’s Goodreads page.

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A Love for Narration

If you have followed my blog for a while then you will probably realise that I acquire and consume books at a very fast rate. I love to read and immerse myself in a good story, and will do so in anyway whether it’s graphic novels or audiobook, tomes or e-books, if I can read it then I’ll probably give it a go. Continue reading “A Love for Narration”