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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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The Full Monte Read-Along: Week One/Chapters 1-20

Bonjour et bienvenue sur le post du Comte de Monte Cristo. Don’t worry though guys, I haven’t google transalted the whole sha-bang, I wanted to show you just how INTO THIS FRENCH BOOK I AM. I’m not even being sarcastic. I’m sitting watching Manic Monday at Wimbledon (I just thought it was called middle Monday, who came up with this crazy moniker and tried to make it a thing?) trying to think of clever and insightful commentary on chapters 1-20 of The Count of Monte Cristo by Alexandre Dumas and, *spoiler alert* I ain’t got none, so sit back and expect lots of stupidity, gifs, and nonsense (hopefully all enjoyable of course).

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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Tome Topple 6 Sign Up & TBR

Hello, what do we have here? Is it another readathon? I think so! Because doing one or two at once is just not enough for some people! I can’t believe it has been nearly a year since the last tome topple! I’ve collected a few tomes since the last readathon, and I have a big challenge ahead that involves finishing The Count of Monte Cristo, so this really couldn’t have come at a better time for me.

Tome Topple is a two week readathon created by Sam aka Thoughts on Tomes and this time the readathon is taking place from midnight in your timezone on 29th June until 11:59pm on 12th July. The aim of this readathon is to read big books, aka books over 500 pages aka “tomes”, so unlike many readathon, it’s about the number of pages in a book rather than the quantity of books you manage to finish over the fortnight. Want more information? You can watch Sam’s announcement video or check out the readathon Twitter page and/or the Goodreads group.

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MarvelAThon Wrap Post

It’s that time guys, where we look back at how well or badly we did during a readathon. And as far as wrap posts go, this is one of the better ones I have had the chance to write. This readathon came at the perfect time and was so well constructed by Jami @ Jami Shelves that I really embraced it and took part with gusto. I completed the readathon, which is awesome, and even better than that, I enjoyed buddy reading and experiencing different books and genres.

It was also the first time I ever really did the Twitter Thread form of updates. Usually, I just reguarly update a master post, but that can get a little tiring, and if I’m honest, isn’t my favourite way of doing things, so this time, I made a thread and ran with it. It’s such an instant way of keeping track of progress and sharing with everyone else taking part. I think I’m going to use it for all of my readathon updates in the future.

This amazing month-long readathon is being hosted by Jami and is her magical brainchild, and is taking place throughout the month of June; she deserves all the plaudits for creating an amazingly thought through readathon. Her readathon announcement post can be found on her blog: Jami Shelves but she can also be found at the twitter handle @jamishelves. It focuses on the films from the Marvel Cinematic Universe, and features challenges based on themes from the films plots.

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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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OWLs Readathon RESIT

Well, well, well, I think we’ve been here before, no? Yep, you guessed it by the title, I am giving the OWLs readathon another shot! The lovely Gintare, of Book Roast fame, hosted this wizarding event back in April, she she invited us all the take part. It ran for the whole month, and had 12 subjects to choose from, completing 5 of them earnt you Outstanding in your O.W.Ls. I was in somewhat of a reading slump at that point, so I didn’t do so well.

I really want to take part in the NEWTs readathon that is coming in August, so I am preparing myself by resitting my OWLs first. There are some guys doing the OWLs readathon for the first time in July, so I thought I would join them in the hope of finishing more of the subjects, because what you complete during your OWLs limits the subjects you can read during the NEWTs and I don’t want to be as limited as I am now!

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MarvelAThon: Progress Report

I have found my reading mojo, and guys, it’s because of this readathon. It’s possibly my favourite readathon I’ve ever done. We’re just over halfway through this awesome readathon, and it’s just so fun and entertaining, and I’m reading a good variety of books, without reading anything for the sake of it. I’ve been updating my twitter thread regularly, but thought it would be nice to have a little look back at the books I have read and enjoyed, and what is yet to come.

This amazing month-long readathon is being hosted by Jami and is her magical brainchild, and is taking place throughout the month of June; she deserves all the plaudits for creating an amazingly thought through readathon. Her readathon announcement post can be found on her blog: Jami Shelves but she can also be found at the twitter handle @jamishelves. It focuses on the films from the Marvel Cinematic Universe, and features challenges based on themes from the films plots.

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