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The Count of Monte Cristo
The Count of Monte Cristo | Alexander Dumas
The Count of Monte Cristo is an adventure novel by French author Alexandre Dumas. It is one of the author's most popular works, along with The Three Musketeers. Like many of his novels, it is expanded from plot outlines suggested by his collaborating ghostwriter Auguste Maquet. The story takes place in France, Italy and islands in the Mediterranean during the historical events of 1815-1838. It begins from just before the Hundred Days period (when Napoleon returned to power after his exile) and spans through to the reign of Louis-Philippe of France. The historical setting is a fundamental element of the book. An adventure story primarily concerned with themes of hope, justice, vengeance, mercy and forgiveness, it focuses on a man who is wrongfully imprisoned, escapes from jail, acquires a fortune and sets about getting revenge on those responsible for his imprisonment. However, his plans have devastating consequences for the innocent as well as the guilty. In addition, it is a story that involves romance, loyalty, betrayal and selfishness, shown throughout the story as characters slowly reveal their true inner nature. The book is considered a literary classic today. According to Luc Sante, "The Count of Monte Cristo has become a fixture of Western civilization's literature, as inescapable and immediately identifiable as Mickey Mouse, Noah's flood, and the story of Little Red Riding Hood.
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Ncostell
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Whew! I finally finished The Count of Monte Cristo which took me a loooong time as I was reading many other books simultaneously. It was definitely worth the time and effort to read this classic tale of Edmond Dantes‘ revenge on the people who wronged him. I can see why this book has stood the test of time and I‘m so glad that I‘ve finally read it.

Emilymdxn I loved this one too! Agree it was totally worth the effort 7h
Ncostell @Emilymdxn. The length was daunting but it was a page turner nonetheless! 7h
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paulfrankspencer
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Unlike Man in the Iron Mask, Monte Cristo's intrigue and curious subtlety followed the whole way through the book. Entertaining from top to bottom, with sufficient philosophy of justice to really make you think. This is a classic that will stay with you.

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paulfrankspencer
The Count of Monte Cristo | Alexander Dumas

"Live and be happy, beloved children of my heart, and never forget that, until the day comes when God will deign to reveal the future to man, all human wisdom is contained in these words: Wait and hope!"

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paulfrankspencer
The Count of Monte Cristo | Alexander Dumas

Love the use of "adorable" in the B&N translation. Used less as just "cute" and more as "adore-able."

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paulfrankspencer
The Count of Monte Cristo | Alexander Dumas

"Morrel started off at a rapid pace. He was thirty-one years of age and was urged on by love; Barrois was sixty and parched with the heat. On arriving at the house, Morrel was not even out of breath, for love lends wings; but Barrois had not been in love for many long years and was bathed in perspiration."

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paulfrankspencer
The Count of Monte Cristo | Alexander Dumas

"He was small and slender; his skin was of that whiteness generally found with auburn-haired children, yet a mass of rebellious black hair covered his rounded forehead."

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Rude...

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Ms_T
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At over fifty-two hours long, this audiobook is a daunting prospect, but it‘s a book I‘ve wanted to experience for years. Fifteen minutes in and the narrator, Bill Homewood, is amazing!

Emilymdxn I loved it too! 5d
Freespirit This is a great story!! 4d
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Ms_T @Freespirit I‘ve read lots of positive reviews about it. 4d
Peterfox123 52 hours! On a cost-per-minute basis that‘s the cheapest book ever. Never read it but the various films and series over the years have been good. 4d
Ms_T @Peterfox123 I got it as a daily deal so it only cost a couple of quid 👍🏻 4d
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merelybookish
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I have no idea if I'll manage to finish this audiobook, but I do like a challenge.
Also, French literature has taught me the best way to escape from prison is to switch places with a dead body. 💀⚰️

LeahBergen It‘s a very important lesson to learn. 😆 6d
AlaMich I will definitely make a mental note for the next time! 😆 6d
merelybookish @LeahBergen Those French novelists! So practical! 6d
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merelybookish @AlaMich You never know when it might come in handy! 😃 6d
Julsmarshall Pro tip! 6d
BarbaraBB I just finished this one! I combined audio with @SerialReader AND a hardcopy. That turned out doable for me 😀 6d
readordierachel 😆😆 The ultimate life hack 6d
merelybookish @BarbaraBB Good to know! Did you end up enjoying it? 6d
BarbaraBB Definitely! 6d
saresmoore Bahaha! 5d
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BarbaraBB
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I can‘t imagine the effect this book must have had on readers in the 19th century when there was so much less diversion than today and when it was published in episodes in the newspaper. How readers must have looked forward to the next installment.

In the 21th century this book still is the ultimate revenge novel, the revenge of Edmond Dantès who, after having innocently spent years in a dungeon, returns as the Count of Monte Cristo. #1001books

LeahBergen Isn‘t it wonderful? 😍 6d
Taylor Yeah it is the ultimate revenge novel. 6d
JackOBotts This is a favorite of mine. 6d
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LapReader Love your shelves. 6d
AshleyHoss820 Oh my gosh, yes!! This is one of my favorite books! I can‘t imagine having to wait for each installment! 6d
Kalalalatja So glad you liked it 👏👏 6d
BarbaraBB @Kalalalatja Yes very much!! 5d
hilded Redd it last year, loved it! Never read 1000+ pages so fast before 🤣 5d
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paulfrankspencer
The Count of Monte Cristo | Alexander Dumas

"Danglars alone felt no pang of remorse or restlessness... He was one of those calculating men who are born with a pen behind their ears and an inkpot in place of a heart. He went to bed at the usual hour and slept peacefully."
Reflecting on this very unique quote... Anyone care to offer some analytical perspective?

Velvetfur Ummmm......possibly the description of a psychopath....? (I'm no expert on these kind of things and I haven't read that book!) 1w
paulfrankspencer @Velvetfur I figure it's something of the sort. It's just such a curious metaphor. I'm not sure what to make of the depiction. 1w
Velvetfur @paulfrankspencer It sounds like someone who isn't trouble by deep thoughts on an emotional level, hence the lack of trouble sleeping - nothing's bothering him in an emotional sense. So, a psychopath then! 😊 1w
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BigHappiness Thinking this reflects that Danglars is a schemer, he doesn‘t feel, he plots. I think he‘s less “psychopath” and more narcissist or conniver, and a jealous sort who will stop at none to see his evil plans hatched. His concerns are for himself alone, and he doesn‘t like Edmond Dantès from the get-go, so it was an easy thing for him to plot against him. 16h
paulfrankspencer @BigHappiness I imagine that's closer to the original intention. The pen and ink in place of natural organs/development may be an older way of visualizing a schemer. What do you think the modern-day equivalent would be? 7h
BigHappiness Modern-Day: Danglars is just a Hater. 😜 He‘s like that person in the bar always being a one-upper, or the silent-person-by-day/internet-troll by night. Unless you mean modern by device, and then probably it would be a smartphone connected to social media, did someone say hashtag feed wars? Tongue in cheek: How else can one continue to employ so much hatred, unless they‘re constantly worried about what everyone else is up to... 5h
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katenab
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“What do people like us need? An honest wife and a good housekeeper. Where could I find better than you on either score?“

Careful not to dizzy her with too many words of love, Fernand.

#montecristoreadalong

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bookish6
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I'm cheating and starting Week 7 early because it is huge and I want to make sure I finish it in time 📚
Week 7: A book over 500 pages
Reading: The Count of Monte Cristo by Alexander Dumas.
It's a whopping 1055 pages with tiny print 🤗 it has been on my bucket list for a while so pretty excited to read it.

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Asante1339
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Pickpick

I could not put this book down, could not stop my tears, what a story!

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vivastory
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A significant amount of my favorite books, & memorable reading experiences, have involved long books. Above are four that I plan on reading this year. As Jane Smiley wrote, "In a novel, length is always a promise, never a threat."
#WeveOnlyJustBegun #MayMovieMagic
@rohit-sawant @Cinfhen

Cinfhen Unless you have severe #PageCountPhobia 😜😜😜im always scared by a #Chunky but truthfully they make the best stories... 3w
rohit-sawant Great list! 🖤🖤 3w
Cathythoughts Nice quote from Jane Smiley ♥️👍🏻 3w
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LeahBergen What @Cathythoughts said! What a marvellously truthful quote. 3w
LeahBergen I‘ve read the top two and enjoyed the Dumas a little bit more than the Tolstoy. 3w
Kalalalatja Loved, loved, loved The Count of Monte Cristo 🙌 3w
gradcat I‘ve read all but the tagged one. I really do not like “Moby Dick.” “War and Peace” is just okay, but I think everyone should read “The Count of Monte Christo.” Just my humble opinion, for what it‘s worth. 3w
Theaelizabet Moby Dick was a great reading experience. Love that Smiley quote. 3w
Liz_M Love the C. B-S. cover design on The Count! Looks like you have some wonderful trading ahead. 3w
Liz_M Reading. Stupid phone. 3w
vivastory @Liz_M I think that's one of my favorite designs for the Penguin Hardcover. I really do. I'm looking forward to it! 3w
vivastory @Theaelizabet I have been meaning to read it for years now, I am definitely making it a priority this year. The Smiley quote is from one of my favorite books about fiction 3w
vivastory @gradcat I've heard mixed things about all 4 except Count of MC, I'm going to try to go in with an open mind 3w
vivastory @Kalalalatja You @Moray_Reads enthusiasm for it made it a priority for me 3w
vivastory @LeahBergen Have you read Anna Karenina? I want to read both W&P and AK, I suspect I might end up liking AK a bit more. 3w
vivastory @Cathythoughts I have tried to make it my motto since I first came across it. 3w
vivastory @rohit-sawant Thanks! 3w
vivastory @Cinfhen They really do allow you to become familiar with a world & characters in a way that shorter novels simply can't 3w
LeahBergen Yes, I‘ve read Anna Karenina and I liked it way more than War and Peace. 🤫 3w
Moray_Reads Adore War and Peace and the Count of Monte Cristo but the other two just don't really appeal... 3w
Suet624 After reading a very long book I feel like I‘m tripping and stumbling out of another world back into this one. Feelings of separation, some mourning, and some delicious feelings of having left myself for a good long while. Have a wonderful time. (Not so sure about Moby Dick, but good luck!) 3w
vivastory @Suet624 That's the perfect way to describe the reading experience of a long book! I love that. 3w
Suet624 💕💕 3w
gradcat Have fun with this! And @Suet624 Nice atmospherics! 😂 3w
shortsarahrose It looks like I‘m in the minority, but I absolutely love Moby Dick. Favorite novel of all time. Haven‘t read any of the others, but I do enjoy a long book. 3w
fleeting Lovely quote! 3w
saresmoore I would love, love to do a buddy read for Moby-Dick. Did we already plan this a long time ago? 🤔 I would also like to read W&P and The Count, but life may prohibit these ambitions... 2w
BarbaraBB I‘m reading The Count right now. It‘s adventure and storytelling at its best! 2w
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catebutler
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The month of May is underway, and I‘m looking forward to a read-along for ‘The Count of Monte Cristo‘ by Alexandre Dumas. This thick tome has been on my reading list for years, so it will be a pleasure to FINALLY crack it open! I‘m co-hosting the read-along over on IG, if you‘d like more details or to join in (please do!), click the link below:

https://instagram.com/p/Bw-CBtbnZsd/

#monteinmay19.

BiblioLitten The flowers are gorgeous! 3w
catebutler @BiblioLitten Thank you! We‘ve had the prettiest bouquets this spring. Fresh flowers make me so happy! 💐 3w
Freespirit It's a big call but this might be my favourite book ever😍 3w
catebutler @Freespirit That is a big call! 😉 Sally, I‘m absolutely loving this book, so I can see why you say this. 3w
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Riahjosy
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Pickpick

This is one of my favorites that I‘ve had to read in school. It‘s a classic for a reason! This is probably the best revenge themed novel I‘ve read.

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parasolofdoom
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Happy World Book Day littens!

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks 1) The Nightingale 2) The Lost Wife 3) The Velvet Hours 4) Tell The Wolves I‘m Home 5) The Story Of Beautiful Girl 📚❤️ 1mo
parasolofdoom @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks ooh 3 of those are on my tbr! 1mo
Eggs 1* Elegance of the Hedgehog 2* The Velvet Hours 3* The Nightingale 4*Dandelion Wine 5* Eleanor Oliphant 1mo
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Janineluwatson
The Count of Monte Cristo | Alexander Dumas
Pickpick

A mix of Usual Suspects, Shawshank Redemption and Arabian Nights. Despite the length a real page turner with underlying political Napoleon rumblings. #This is my only entry pre-pregnancy but possibly one of my favourite books of all time so had to include!

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BarbaraBB
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Let‘s do this - finally! 👊 #1001books #currentread

Emilymdxn You can do it! I just managed this one too 2mo
Ms_T Ooh, I have this to listen to in audio format. I‘ll watch out for your review. 2mo
Simona Nice❣️ 2mo
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BarbaraBB @Ms_T I combine audio, ebook and physical book 👌 2mo
mklong Oooh good luck! I am finishing up Les Mis this week and my next giant one will be Kristin Lavranstadder. Can‘t wait to see how you get on! 2mo
JackOBotts Enjoy! Love this read! 2mo
BarbaraBB @mklong Both are so very good! But I think The Count will be great too! 2mo
Kalalalatja One of my favourite books! 2mo
jveezer I have the new translation on my TBR pile. Apparently the older (English) were offended by the non-heteronormative sex in the original. The new translation restores that among other abridgments. But I love Dumas. 2mo
BarbaraBB @Kalalalatja I know! One of the reasons I finally picked it up ❤️ 2mo
BarbaraBB @jveezer So far I‘ve not read anything offensive but I think I can handle it. I‘m reading in Dutch and listening to the English version on LibriVox. 2mo
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maich
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Good days start with coffee and a book.
Look at these beautiful classics trending cards
-Jane Eyre and Mr. Rochester from Jane Eyre
-Anne Elliot and Captain Wentworth from Persuasion
-Edmond Dantes & Fernand Mondego from The Count of Monte Christo
#februarycratephotochallenge LitJoy tranding cards
#litjoycrate #sharethelitjoy

#goodreads #bookworm #booklover #bookaholic #booknerd #igreads #instabooks #instaread #litsylove #classics

Amabear Gorgeous picture and cards! 2mo
maich @Amabear thank you😊 2mo
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diovival
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#jealousguy #marchintothe70s

Sounds like Danglars. Also, I really should pick this one up again.

@Lizpixie @Cinfhen

Cinfhen I should probably just pick it up!!! 2mo
diovival @Cinfhen An excellent idea 👍 2mo
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Sophia1
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I really liked this one. Wanted to read it for years but only now had the chance. It‘s a story about life, death, revenge and most importantly redemption 😍

Freespirit One of my absolute favourite books. So glad you enjoyed it! 2mo
Sophia1 @Freespirit I loved it. Took me some time to read it but it‘s an amazing story 😊 2mo
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Emilymdxn
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#wondrouswednesday @Eggs

1. Green grapes, I can‘t get enough

2. Tagged, over 1000 pages!

3. Maus is probably the top one, but Persepolis and the Sandman ones too

4. I‘ll be 28. Not sure how I feel about that. I‘d like to be working in arts outreach, have done a masters, have had some short stories published, have been to a lot more countries and hopefully be living with my bf, but I don‘t wanna get married or anything like that till my 30s

Eggs So much to look forward to! 2mo
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Ncostell
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Ok, I‘m going in! I‘ve been putting it off because it‘s like a million pages but today‘s the day I go for it! The past couple of years I‘ve challenged myself to read a classic chunkster. Last year it was Anna Karenina and the year before that it was Don Quixote and I loved both of those books. I know this one is a favorite of many readers so here goes nothing!

KrystleTheBookSlayer I need to read this one too, but the size is so intimidating 😳 2mo
swishandflick When I was in middle school I checked this out from my school library and the librarian told me I could keep it bc I was the first student to check it out in 5+ years 😂 It's been one of my favorite classics ever since! 2mo
Ncostell @swishandflick That‘s such a great memory and encouraging to hear that you enjoyed it so much! 2mo
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Ncostell @KrystleTheBookSlayer Yes, the page count has been scaring me off too! 2mo
ErickaS_Flyleafunfurled It‘s worth it!! 2mo
Ncostell @ErickaS_Flyleafunfurled That‘s good to hear, I needed some encouragement as I begin! 2mo
Amiable Loved this book! I‘m with you on the chunkster challenge—last year I finally read “Middlemarch,” too. 2mo
Ncostell @Amiable. That‘s so funny because I was debating between this and “Middlemarch”! Maybe next year will be the year for “Middlemarch”. 2mo
Amiable I alternate my chunksters every year —fiction one year, nonfiction the next. This year is nonfiction so I‘m reading “Truman” by David McCullough. Not sure what I‘ll pick for 2020, yet! 2mo
Ncostell @Amiable. That sounds like a good plan! “Truman” looks like it will be a good read. I have only read McCollough‘s book on the Wright Brothers which I really enjoyed. 2mo
Suet624 I hope to read the Count soon. It‘s a tantalizing prospect. 2mo
Ncostell @Suet624 It‘s been enjoyable so far although it may take me awhile to get through as I‘m reading several books at once! (edited) 2mo
kspenmoll Middlemarch is fabulous although I have not read the Count either. How is it going? 2mo
Ncostell @kspenmoll It‘s going slowly but well! I‘m chipping away at it and am about a third of the way through as I like to read a few books at the same time. I can definitely see why it‘s a classic-Dumas was quite the story teller! 2mo
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Emilymdxn
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Pickpick

Starting off my birthday RIGHT by finally finishing this! Very good, much more readable and exciting than I expected, and very thematically interesting. It loses a few points for it being quite difficult to follow who all the characters were (my fault as much as the book‘s), and for the fetishisation of honour that I guess you just have to accept with 19th century books.

If anyone is considering this but put off by the length don‘t be!

batsy Happy birthday! 🎈📚 And well done on finishing this! I've been intimidated but your review is v encouraging. 3mo
Librarybelle Happy Birthday! 3mo
Kalalalatja Happy birthday! And this is one of my favourite books 👌 3mo
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Weaponxgirl Happy birthday! 3mo
Crazeedi Happy birthday to you!🌹🎉🎂 3mo
Naj Happy birthday! 💕 3mo
Tamra Happy BookDay! 🥳 3mo
Bklover Happy Birthday!🎂🎉 (edited) 3mo
AlaMich Happy birthday! 🎈🎉🎁 3mo
SW-T Happy birthday! 3mo
BarbaraBB Happy birthday! And I really want to read the book and am put of by its length. How long did it take you? 😘 3mo
Emilymdxn @BarbaraBB 2 weeksish but that‘s on audio and I always find audio goes faster than physical books for me, it would have been weeks and weeks with a physical copy 3mo
Elma Happy Birthday!! 3mo
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SharonGoforth
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I don‘t have a BookTube channel, but I want to read along with their March reading challenge, March of the Mammoths. The idea is to read a book that is 800 pages or more. I‘ll be choosing one of these. #marchofthemammoths #ilovebigbooksandicannotlie

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Lizpixie Sounds awesome! I have so many chunksters on my #MountTBRShelvesOfDoom it‘ll be hard to choose just one. #chunkylover 3mo
DGRachel The Count of Monte Cristo is fantastic! The Hamilton biography is still TBR for me. One of these days... 3mo
SharonGoforth @Lizpixie @DGRachel I might try for 2! My problem is that I can‘t make up my mind! 3mo
Lizpixie The Tale Of Genji is all over Litsy atm & looks very good. I have The Priory Of The Orange Tree by Samantha Shannon, Fire & Blood by George.R.R.Martin, Lethal White by Robert Galbraith, Skyward by Branden Sanderson, Robin by Dave Itzkoff, The Diviners by Libba Bray, The Poppy War by R.F.Kuang, Strange The Dreamer duology by Laini Taylor, City On Fire by Garth Risk Halberg & Night Film by Marisha Pessl. That‘s just for starters! 3mo
Chrissyreadit Wow!! 3mo
mhillis Great choices 📚 I‘m still working on The Tale of Genji! We could encourage each other!! (edited) 3mo
Notafraidofwords I‘m reading the Frederick Douglass one. I‘m 40 percent in and love it. 3mo
SharonGoforth @Lizpixie That‘s an awesome reading list!!! Definitely need to see what‘s happening with Tales of Genji!! 3mo
SharonGoforth @Chrissyreadit 😊📚📚No such thing as too many books! 3mo
SharonGoforth @Notafraidofwords Good to know!!! 3mo
SharonGoforth @mhillis Thank you!! Yes, we certainly could! 3mo
readordierachel Whoo, those are some big books! Good idea! 3mo
SharonGoforth @readordierachel They‘re huge!! 😊📚 3mo
rubyslippersreads So many chunksters! I still want to read the Hamilton bio, more than a year after seeing the musical. 😊 3mo
SharonGoforth @rubyslippersreads I haven‘t seen the musical 😢, but I‘ve had the book since it was first published. Ron Chernow signed it for me when he was in Dayton in 2005 (I think)! And shamefully I have yet to read it 😔. 3mo
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Trollkonstnaren
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Mehso-so

I finally got myself to read this. To be honest, I kind of expected more of it. However, most of the critic from my part rise from personal tastes. Moreover, I still recommend to read it as it was nkt boring.
+ Good plot
+ The plot went on/not boring
+ Twists

- For me, most of the twists were predictable
- Lots of places and names to keep up
- I am no fan of romance, thus, the sugar in this book mainly irritated

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Emilymdxn
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#weekendreads @rachelsbrittain

1. Tagged book and A Terrible Country

2. Both but tbh I have so many books I need/want to read I never finish series unless I adore them, or I leave it like five years in between books.

3. ‘The man smiles. I smile back‘. My sister the serial killer

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Trollkonstnaren
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"I have no fear of ghosts, and I have never heard it said that so much harm had been done by the dead during six thousand years as is wrought by the living in a single day."

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Emilymdxn
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@Eggs #wondrouswednesday

1. Don‘t make me choose! So many, but maybe the first time my mum took me to the theatre and bookshops in London. Zoe Wanamaker and Simon Russell Beale in much ado about nothing at the national theatre - made me love theatre and Shakespeare and I work at the globe now!

2. Nope

3. 1 year next month!

4. I‘m listening to tagged book as we speak

Hi @Weaponxgirl @zsuzsanna_reads @Simona

Eggs Your memory sounds so lovely 🤗 3mo
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Emilymdxn
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I started this because it was a #1001books book I wanted to tick off and didn‘t see myself enjoying loads, but a few hours in I‘m finding it really exciting. It‘s easy to read and a proper page turner. Over 40 hours to go, so hope it stays this good...

Freespirit Stick with it..fabulous book. A favourite of mine❤️ 3mo
suvata Absolutely an incredible book 3mo
JamieArc I read the print version, and though it took me a couple of months to read, I think there was only 1 page I had to slog through. Much more of a page turner than I had expected. 3mo
Kalalalatja One of my faves! 3mo
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CogsOfEncouragement
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I enjoyed ABC‘s dark, witty “Revenge” and watched it faithfully. When it was still on the air, my husband told me it was loosely based on this novel. I found it free on kindle and placed it on my TBR three years ago. It is 600 pages long, and I kept putting it off. I finally read it this month. I loved it. I remember enough of the tv show to be amused by how they used this novel as a foundation for their characters and plot.

CouronneDhiver Yes! It‘s a good one. I read it in French during high school. 3mo
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LiterRohde
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“All human wisdom is contained in these two words - Wait and Hope”

I was not familiar with this song, nor the story that inspired it. But it seems to me that all those involved know the meaning of these words all too well.

Bonus: I was also unfamiliar with the word “wheat king”. I love the imagery of this agricultural lingo.

#TimbitTunes | 4: #WheatKings

📷: Made with Typorama

TheKidUpstairs A beautiful, haunting quote. Well played! 4mo
Cinfhen How beautiful!! 4mo
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CogsOfEncouragement
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Rainy Saturday: Husband on an errand, one kid at an activity and the other still in bed.

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GatheringBooks
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#QuotsyJan19 Day 28: Happiness blinds more than #pride. Only Dumas who writes so intelligently about revenge can say this. It‘s been way too long since I read this classic tale.

Moray_Reads One of my all-time favourites 4mo
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Ms_T
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#Audible two for one sales are always irresistible, especially when I find two books I‘ve had my eye on for ages. The tagged title is a huge 52 hours long and I‘m excited to get stuck into it. The Sewing Machine was a five-star on loan listen for me back in August. It‘s nice to have this as a permanent book in my library 😃 Has anything taken your fancy, @Birdsong28 ?

Birdsong28 It probably would if I was still a member but I haven't renewed my membership yet. Thanks for the tag tho 😘📚📖 4mo
Andrew65 May not be my last, still got 6 credits to use and annual subscription renews in late March I think. 4mo
Ms_T @Andrew65 I‘ve read The Tattooist of Auschwitz and it‘s really good. I hope you enjoy your purchases and have fun finding more 👍🏻 4mo
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The Count of Monte Cristo | Alexander Dumas
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I have my stack for @24in48 📚🤓
I have my snacks #24in48 🤗😋
I may forever have The Count of Monte Cristo in these stacks and on my TBR 🤷🏻‍♀️
I‘ll finish it one of these days
#readathon #bookcommunity #bookobsessed #bookstagram #bookaholic #booknerd #snackhard #imallbooked #bookweekend #bookternet #bookworm

Sharpeipup Smartfood popcorn is one of my favorite snacks! 4mo
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I thought we were cool, @SerialReader ... why you picking on me now???

kgriffith 😂🤓📚 4mo
IamIamIam @kgriffith Right!?! 4mo
britt_brooke Too funny! 4mo
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IamIamIam @britt_brooke It really is! I love this app! 4mo
Trashcanman You're Hella cool! 4mo
IamIamIam @Trashcanman LOL, thanks GL!!! 😎😎😎 4mo
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erzascarletbookgasm
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I‘ve only read the abridged version when I was young. The story of a man who was wrongly imprisoned, and when he escaped, he #masquerade himself to avenge on the men who conspired to destroy him.
#musicalnewyear

Moray_Reads I can't recommend the full version enough. It's long but it's worth it! 5mo
Cinfhen Thanks for the synopsis, Jessie! I‘m not sure I knew that 🙈 5mo
Bklover This is such a good book- loooooong but wonderful! 5mo
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ravenlee I really enjoyed the full version, despite its length. It felt like Dumas was milking the story for length (originally serialized) but he tied all the ends up so beautifully! 5mo
readordierachel Good one! I read this as a teenager and have been meaning to reread it as an adult. 5mo
vivastory I'm hoping to read this one this year 5mo
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Andrew65
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Redwritinghood I‘ve never read this, but I plan to get to it next on Serial Read when I‘m done with Les Mis. 5mo
Amiable Such a great book! 5mo
Cailey_Mac This is my brother‘s favorite! 5mo
ravenlee I was surprised by how much I enjoyed this book. 5mo
Andrew65 Many years since I read it, I possibly need to read it again. @Redwritinghood @Amiable @Cailey_Mac @ravenlee 5mo
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#quotsyjan19 @TK-421
Prompt: Fortune

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Pickpick

Finished this in 2018 with 90 minutes to spare. One of the best books I‘ve ever read. Wow.

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📚📚 and more 📚

ProfReader I bought this book because the movie was excellent. I just need to read it. 4mo
Sophia1 @ProfReader I think you‘re going to love it 😊 let me know when you do read it 4mo
ProfReader Will do... 4mo
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JLaurenceCohen
The Count of Monte Cristo | Alexander Dumas

My brother and I were obsessed with this book when we were kids. It remains the ultimate story of revenge.

BookishTrish Me too! And welcome to Litsy! 5mo
JLaurenceCohen Thanks! 5mo
MrBook I read this when I was a kid too! No one believes me when I tell them 😕. One of my all-time favorites 😁! Just re-read it a couple months ago. 5mo
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I haven‘t done one of the posts in a while!! Finally made it past 400 pages. I‘ve been going strong on my one chapter a day with this one again. I got to get it done!!
#thecountofmontecristo #read #reader #books #book #bookstagram #bookstagrammer #bookish #bookworm #bookphotography #bookobsessed #bookhoarder #booktopia #bookternet #booklover

MayJasper Good for you. Keep going 😀 5mo
pilardib I still need to find the courage to continue this one 😅 5mo
bewareofwords One of my most favorite books 😍 enjoy! 5mo
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hilded
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Day 7 #Adventrecommends

Another favourite read in 2018. A great adventure story, and even though it comes with a #chunksteralarm the pages flew by, all 1200 of them. Highly entertaining!🤩

#1001books
#Favourites
#Chunkster

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I need to start reading The Count of Monte Cristo again. I fell off the wagon when we got news that we were moving. But now that I‘m home I need to start that back up!!
#thecountofmontecristo #allthebooks #bookblogger #books #book #tea #vanillacaramel #bookternet #bookstagram #bookish #booktopia #happyreading #behappy #read #reader #bookworm #ashsscript

nu-bibliophile Good book! 6mo
JamieArc Reading this was one of my big book accomplishments in 2018. You can do it! 😁😁 6mo
Minervasbutler I loved it, much more than I thought I would 6mo
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Minervasbutler
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RachelO 👍 I like that you log new (to you) authors. Might need to borrow that idea at some point! 6mo
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