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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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Michael_Gee
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This year‘s Big Book with my mom: it‘s gonna fly by! Our first month‘s reading ended at a dramatic break, when Dantès is led into the dungeon at the Château D‘If. I think I‘m going to enjoy this adventure novel.

vivastory I have the same edition! I hope to read it this year 5d
Michael_Gee @vivastory This edition was too attractive to pass up! 5d
LeahBergen It‘s a surprisingly speedy read, isn‘t it? 5d
Michael_Gee @LeahBergen Yes! Way more than I expected. 4d
Pip2 I just read this a couple months back and the same edition! Never a dull moment, an epic story! 4d
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Ozbradster
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Thank you Jas16 for the beautiful edition of the Count of Monte Cristo and for helping me build my Penguin Classic collection. I love it. Can‘t wait to dive in. ❤️😀⚔️

Jas16 😘 2w
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Cosyreader
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Posting this purely for accountability because I‘m determined to finish it! I‘m enjoying it so far - I was pleasantly surprised by how accessible it is. #motivation #chunkster #accountability

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La_Cori
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This is what I'm going to read/listen for 50+ hours.. my goal is to finish it in January! 🤞🏻

Avanders I love this book 3w
vlwelser 3w
IuliaC A lovely one 👍 3w
mandarchy I loved this book, but I read it almost 25 years ago. I think I need to reread it 3w
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Pip2
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A man of many masks, the Count of Monte Cristo teaches one to go through life with some degree of humanity and to remain humble to some degree. This masterpiece incessantly kept you on edge all throughout 1243 pages of pure ingeniousness. The ending was prolific and tied the rest of the novel together very nicely. My only criticism comes not from the novel itself but the publisher. I purchased this novel brand new and the etching is already worn.

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mjtwo
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12 Sep-13 Oct 2021 (audiobook)
A well-deserved classic not previously read (although I loved The Three Musketeers). Easy to dismiss such stories as cliched until you recall this was written 200 years ago. It was the trailblazer! Such books have remained popular for good reason - interesting characters, epic plots and beautiful writing.
This narrator was soothing - had to rewind several times as his voice was a successful cure for my insomnia.

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BarbaraBB
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Do you see that small round island off the coast from Marseille? That is Chateau d‘If, the prison island where this book was set! And it‘s my view right now 😍 #1001books

Megabooks Wow! Awesome! 4mo
vlwelser That's on my travel bucket list. 😍 4mo
TrishB Ah cool 😁 4mo
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batsy Whoa! That is so cool 🤩 4mo
rockpools Wow! 4mo
Ruthiella That‘s some nice bookish tourism! 😃 4mo
IuliaC Awesome! 😍 4mo
squirrelbrain Richard E Grant did a fab series about books on the BBC recently; this book and location was featured. You should check it out if you can get iPlayer. (edited) 4mo
ravenlee One of the best books I‘ve ever read! 4mo
LeahBergen Oh, how cool!! 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻 4mo
BarbaraBB @JamieArc Look! If I have time I‘ll be going there tomorrow! 4mo
CarolynM Beautiful! Enjoy. 4mo
Daisey That is beautiful and so cool!! 4mo
Suet624 Wow! Fantastic. Enjoy! 4mo
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bibliobliss
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2 chapters read tonight, what a good book so far!! 😊

#currentlyreading #classics #classicliterature #paperbacks #doorstoppers

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Violetta
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Starting a reread 💙💚🖤
#classics #beautifulcovers #Dumas

BookishMarginalia Lovely edition! 6mo
IuliaC What a lovely edition of a very beautiful novel! 6mo
Violetta @IuliaC I love it too! ☺️ 6mo
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Amiable
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You guys! Three cheers for Catalina! She wasn't in on the original Chunkster Challenge Crew, but she was inspired by all of our posts to tackle this one! So yay for Catalina .... but yay for all of you, too!

#chunksterchallenge2021
@dostoyes

tpixie Great job everyone!!! 6mo
Butterfinger Congratulations @Dostoyes 6mo
Soubhiville Yay! Congratulations @Dostoyes ! 6mo
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Lcsmcat Congratulations @Dostoyes ! 6mo
Ash.on.the.line Congratulations!! 🎉🎊🎈 6mo
Suet624 Fantastic! @Dostoyes 6mo
Nute Wonderful accomplishment everyone!🙌🏽 6mo
Megabooks Congratulations @Dostoyes !! 🥳🥳 6mo
Bookwormjillk Congratulations 🎉🍾🎊 6mo
CoverToCoverGirl Congratulations ‼️ @Dostoyes 6mo
GinaKButler @Dostoyes Woo-hoo! Great job, Catalina! 6mo
wanderinglynn Congrats @Dostoyes 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻🎉 6mo
erzascarletbookgasm Wohoo! 🎉👏 @Dostoyes 6mo
Freespirit That‘s brilliant @Dostoyes It‘s a brilliant book❤️ 6mo
Dostoyes Wow, what a kind post! Thank you all so much for the encouragement- your posts were my motivation! 6mo
Mollyanna Congrats @Dostoyes 🎉🎉🥳🥳 6mo
BeckyWithTheGoodBooks Congrats! I tackled this one about 10 years ago and it was no easy feat. Way to go! 6mo
bibliobliss Yay!! I‘m on chapter 4 6mo
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Dostoyes
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It could have been twice as long and I wouldn‘t have tired. What a riveting adventure from the first page to the last. I wish I had read it sooner! Thank you @Amiable and others for inspiring me via the chunksterchallenge! Those posts motivated me to dig into it and I‘m so glad I did.

Amiable Oh, yay!! I‘m so glad you were motivated by our posts to tackle this chunkster! It really is a great book. Congrats! 🍾🎊🎉 6mo
Dostoyes Thank you! This book was particularly neat for me as I‘ve been to the setting for the betrayal of Ali Pasha, Janina (Ioannina). I‘ve walked along the lake and been to the old citadel. Amazing to read a place I knew, so special. 6mo
282Mikado One of my top five. I've been contemplating a re-read. 6mo
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GHABI4ROSES
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Unexpectedly gifted with a couple bonus hours this morning. Taking it. Happy #readathon #20in4 #dailycheckin

Goals: 6 chapters of Cristo; 2 chapters of First Forty (no matter your gender or station in life, read this!); and 6 chapters of #potteraday. Modest to be doable👊🏿♥️

Eggs Thanks for the tag 💗 7mo
Andrew65 Good luck 😊👍 7mo
GHABI4ROSES @Eggs happy weekend💗 7mo
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GHABI4ROSES @Andrew65 time to READ❣️ 7mo
Lesanne What a beautiful thing! 7mo
GHABI4ROSES @Lesanne can you believe I got a SECOND bonus the very next morning? Gave God the first fruits of that and got right back to bed with books, coffee, and the sunrise birds ☮️ 🕊🙏🏾 7mo
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SilverShanica
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I am posting one book per day from my to-be-read collection. No description and providing no reason for wanting to read it, I just do. Some will be old, some will be new - don‘t judge me I have a lot of books.
Join the fun if you want. This is day 169.
#bookstoread
#tbrpile
#bookstagram

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rachelk
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‘The Count of Monte Cristo‘ was mentioned in the last two books I read. I now realize how frequently it‘s referenced in pop culture and how much influence it still has. I wish I‘d read it sooner. As you probably know, it‘s an adventure saga of revenge featuring the original most interesting man alive. Written as a serial in 1844, today it would be a multi-book series. In other words, it‘s long. Take it in parts if need be, it‘s worth it!

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pilardib
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I'm actually proud of myself for reading this book :P It took me nine months!
It's easy to see why this book is so popular.

SamAnne One of these days! 9mo
UwannaPublishme 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻 9mo
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DarkMina
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Eggs Perfect 👌🏼📚👏🏻 9mo
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pilardib
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Less than 100 pages left 🔥🔥🔥

Megabooks 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻 9mo
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EmilieGR
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How could anyone not love this story of pain, passion, and revenge? A wonderfully constructed story, which makes the reader‘s heart break for Edmond. You love him when he‘s being generous and even more when he‘s being cruel, because you understand him so well. A long read, but one I could not recommend highly enough.

Butterfinger I loved it. 9mo
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Amiable
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Way to go, Melissa! Another chunkster completed!

@melissajayne
#chunksterchallenge2021

BarkingMadRun 🎉🎉🎉🎉 10mo
Ash.on.the.line Congrats @melissajayne 🎉🎉🎉 10mo
Lcsmcat Congratulations @melissajayne ! Such a great story and an accomplishment to finish it! 10mo
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Bookwormjillk Congratulations 🍾🎈🎉 10mo
Texreader Way to go @melissajayne !! 10mo
LiteraryinLawrence Whoa, great job! 10mo
GinaKButler Congrats, @melissajayne I loved this book! 🤩 10mo
Mollyanna Woohoo! Nicely done @melissajayne 10mo
Butterfinger Congratulations @melissajayne 10mo
Freespirit Well done @melissajayne this is one of my favourite books 💕👍🏼 10mo
CoverToCoverGirl Yippee! Congrats! @melissajayne 🤩👏🏻🎉 10mo
bibliobliss Yay!! 🎉 10mo
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melissajayne
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3.5 ⭐️ While the book is really well done and the book is well written, most of it just kinda flew by and I really didn‘t know for the most part what was going on, as it felt convoluted and after leaving the Chateau, I didn‘t know where most of the story took place; seemed to be all over the place. Probably will use something like Sparknotes next time #2021 #classic #literature #chunksterchallenge2021 #bookreview #bookstagram #fiction

mandarchy I had to take notes while I read this, but I loved it. At the time I read it, Melrose Place was the big thing on TV. I figured they were the same thing. 10mo
Amiable Great job! 10mo
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mollyrotondo
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#MoviesinApril

The Count of Monte Cristo=Revenge story

Klou Brilliant!! Great choice! 10mo
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Sonasandhu
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Youth is invariably self-confident! Starting this colossal classic!

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melissajayne
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1) • Harry, Ron and Hermonie (Harry Potter)
• Flavia and Dogger (Flavia de Luce)
• Vianne Mauriac and Rachel de Champlain (The Nightingale)

2) Several at once

3) France (tagged book)

#wonderouswednesday

Eggs Thanks for playing 👏🏻🦋💙 10mo
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Julia Harris
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Genre: Novel, Romance novel, Historical Fiction, Adventure fiction
Start/end: March 28th-
Summary: This is a wonderful book. This is a fictional book about a life of a person and what life teaches us. The book teaches us that this world gives us life, family, friends, love, ect. but this is also the world that can fall on you in 1 second. Like in this book, it teaches us that though hell/ bad things we learn and become stronger.

deeannloso Great novel! One of my all-time favorites. 5mo
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vivastory
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1) Yep.
2) My dad & my cousin are dedicated readers.
3) I will die beneath a TBR pile, but the tagged book comes to mind. Who knows? Maybe '21 will be the year.
I'm a day late, but thanks for the tag @KVanRead !
#wondrouswednesday @Eggs

Eggs Thanks so much for playing 👏🏻📚🌸🌼 10mo
KVanRead Our TBR piles will be the death of us all here, but what a way to go!😂 I just got to Monte Cristo last year via audio and thanks to Litsy #thatsclassic group and I really enjoyed it. 10mo
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melissajayne
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1. Tagged, Daughter of the Reich and Jane Austen at Home

2. Softcover

3. A Red Herring without Mustard

#weekendreads

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pilardib
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I made it to the last part 🎉🎉🎉

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Tattooedteacher
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Started this #chunkster this morning. Hoping to do audio and paperback so I can also listen in the car. This is also my #doublespin which both scared me and excited me. So I dove in. Thank you Sara @TheAromaofBooks for the courage.

TheAromaofBooks Good luck!!! This is one of those classics that I've been meaning to read for years but haven't tackled yet! 11mo
SamAnne I've been wanting to read this one as well. Maybe in the fall. 11mo
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pilardib
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This book is teaching me the art of patience. Feels like I'm getting closer to the end but there are still soooo many pages left 😫

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Shemac77
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Took me awhile but I got there. Great read!

Annie1215 This was definitely a time commitment! Glad you liked it 😃 12mo
ValerieAndBooks Hoping to get to this one sometime this year!! 12mo
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pilardib
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Interesting and intense chapter. I was eagerly waiting for this encounter. That's all I can say without spoiling the story.

monkeygirlsmama I used to have a copy of this but I never felt inspired to pick it up. Pretty sure I got rid of it when I moved back in 2014. 12mo
pilardib @monkeygirlsmama I'm only reading this classic because I found out the tv show Revenge is based on it 😛 12mo
monkeygirlsmama @pilardib Really? Huh, I had no idea! I haven't watch that one yet, but I have heard of it and thought it looked good. Maybe I'll end up reading this book after all one of these days. haha 12mo
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Therewillbebooks
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So on the show we have "seasonal reads". Books that you want to tackle but take just a little more time to actually finish. We just released episode one of our autumn #seasonalread, one of the greatest epics ever penned, The Count of Monte Cristo. Enjoy!
https://open.spotify.com/show/6A6hXZ7eaOG7BtHOSJpCTI?si=khITsnuJStKqPe3asLub7g

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CrowCAH
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#InspiredNewYear #Victory

In this tale of slow-build revenge, Edmund Dante‘s earns the victory over those who‘ve wronged him.

Lauranahe Love this book. 12mo
CrowCAH @Lauranahe same here! ❤️ 12mo
BookNAround I‘m finally reading this one! 12mo
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Karkar My favorite classic that does not read like a classic! 12mo
Cuilin Love this book ❤️ 12mo
TheKidUpstairs Every year I tell myself I'm going to read more classics. Someday I'll get to this one! 12mo
CrowCAH @BookNAround it will be well worth the chunkster pages! 🥰 12mo
CrowCAH @Karkar it‘s one of my favs! It reads well for modern audiences. 12mo
CrowCAH @Cuilin wholeheartedly agree! 😍 12mo
CrowCAH @TheKidUpstairs I actually read the physical book on this, one summer. But I most often listen to audiobooks for these large books, just to make it through them. 12mo
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zezeki
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Four chapters in and things are already heating up. I expected the first chapters to be slow, with not a lot going on, but nope. And this book has over 1500 pages (ebook edition).

#chunksterchallenge

The_Penniless_Author I'm following your reviews with interest. This book has been sitting on my shelves for the better part of a decade, and I really need a push to finally pick it up and start reading 😂 13mo
zezeki @The_Penniless_Author There are couple of other Littens who are reading it as a part of a #chunsksterchallenge @BookNAround @mom2bugnbee 13mo
mom2bugnbee @The_Penniless_Author Join us! I'm about 20% in & am hooked! It's so good! 13mo
The_Penniless_Author @mom2bugnbee Thanks, but I'm already reading both The Man Without Qualities and The Perfect Spy and will probably short circuit if I try to add one more book to the mix. 😀 13mo
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Amiable You‘re going to inspire me to read this one again! 13mo
mom2bugnbee @Amiable ☺ Can't believe it took me this long to finally pick it up! 13mo
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mom2bugnbee
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Goodness. Just 7% in (reading with Serial Reader, so I don't have page numbers) & I am HOOKED. This is so good! #chunksterchallenge2021 @Amiable

zezeki I hope to start reading it today. Good to see you're already enjoying it! 13mo
Amiable I loved it when I read it, too! More than I expected, which was a pleasant surprise! 13mo
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mom2bugnbee
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Please join us if you're planning to work through a chunkster over the next weeks, months, or year! @amiable is our head encourager. There's no time limit, no requirements, no specific book to read. Just encouragement & accountability! I'm actually tackling two chunksters - The Count of Monte Cristo and Dune. #chunksterchallenge2021

Suet624 Hmmm...I've been wanting to read The Count. I think I'm edging closer to actually doing it. 13mo
HeatherBookNerd I loved Monte Cristo! So good! 13mo
mom2bugnbee @HeatherBookNerd Just read more than I anticipated b/c it's so good! 13mo
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melissajayne I‘m starting on January 2 13mo
Amiable @mom2bugnbee That‘s what I love to hear—that you read farther than you‘d planned because it‘s so good! This is why I try to encourage the chunkster reads—too often we avoid them because the size is intimidating. But once we finally take that step and dive in, we find a great book! 13mo
mom2bugnbee @melissajayne Starting Count or another chunkster? 13mo
mom2bugnbee @melissajayne Never mind - just saw your post. Lessgo! 😁 13mo
mom2bugnbee @Amiable To be fair, part of it might be because I'm reading it digitally, so I'm not holding the tome in my hand. 😂 😂 😂 13mo
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Butterfinger
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I'm one of the few who savoured the long, slow, and torturous build-up of the Count's revenge. I found it titillatingly delicious.

Zoes_Human It's the best revenge story ever told. I sometimes think of wonderful it must have been to read it as it was published in serial form, chatting with friends who were also reading it. That must have been delightful. 13mo
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pilardib
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One of the only good things that happened this year was having more time to read, mainly because I was tired of staring at my phone/computer screen all day. My reading breaks were essential for helping me make it through each day.
Let's hope that 2021 will be a better year! It can't get any worse, right? :P

PurpleyPumpkin Well done!🎉 13mo
pilardib @PurpleyPumpkin I'm already thinking of all the books I'll read next year 🎉🎉🎉 13mo
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Butterfinger
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Monte Cristo will be my last and The Sun Sisters will be my first. #lastfirst @BookNAround

Crazeedi You will love sun sisters! 13mo
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Annie1215
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FINAL THOUGHTS on our #thatsclassic December pick:

❄️it was long and wordy but was wrapped up nicely at the end. Each plot point was revisited
❄️ interesting that the vampires make an appearance as a rumored monster - makes me wonder about their literary and cultural relevance at the time
❄️Was glad that despite the plot of revenge, there was still a glimmer of the kind and dutiful Dantes

What did you guys think? Have you been able to finish it?

Butterfinger I still have 300 pages. 13mo
Annie1215 @Butterfinger can‘t wait to see how you like it! 13mo
Butterfinger @Annie1215 I love it. I have read the Three Musketeers series several times. I don't why I never read Monte Cristo. 13mo
Michael_Gee What a cutie on the cover! 13mo
Annie1215 @GhostStories He really is lol, this is how I‘m picking my books going forward haha 13mo
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Butterfinger
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Did anyone else get mad when the Count manipulates a sister/brother relationship? I'm screaming at my Kindle. Too far Count. You are going too far. Dumas is a genius. #thatsclassic @Annie1215

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pilardib
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I give up on finishing this book before the year ends. It doesn't look like much, but I still have 500 pages left. Still, this was a great year for reading 😊

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KVanRead
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This has me summoning that old Alka Seltzer commercial and thinking “I can‘t believe I read the WHOLE THING” and in under a month! All thanks to audiobaking-cooking-decorating-wrapping-and-walking little #LordByron.
It‘s a pick for the the gripping beginning right up to leaving Chateau d‘If and the brilliant plotting that comes together quite thrillingly towards the end but not for the uneven, tough slog of the middle, nor for benevolent slave⤵️

KVanRead -master bits with Ali and Haidee😳. Without treading into spoilers, I loved the pay offs provided for the most of characters but the very last one was a little over the top and maudlin for my taste. Still, this chunkster is kind of like a mammoth rollercoaster where the thrills make up for all the waiting in line, and the long slow climbs, and make you glad you bought the ticket. I can definitely say #thatsclassic (edited) 13mo
LeahBergen Handsome lad! And yes, my book club read it (all of us, surprisingly) and we couldn‘t believe how quickly we all read it. 😆 13mo
Annie1215 Nice job finishing! We all deserve a reward 😂 it‘s is the ultimate classic genre! 13mo
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Reggie You gave me amusement park flashbacks. 🎢 lol 13mo
batsy Oof, this has always seemed both intriguing and off-putting at once. Great review and Lord Byron is looking as handsome as ever! 13mo
Freespirit This is one of my favourites..one I reread every decade or so 😊 13mo
JackOBotts @Freespirit same here! This is a top 5 favorite of mine! @KVanRead great review! 13mo
MsMelissa I read this one back in high school (not for school, I picked it up on my own). I loved it! Glad you also found it a worthwhile read. Lord Byron needs to be featured in your posts more often 🥰 13mo
KVanRead @LeahBergen @Book_Fiend_Melissa Lord Byron says thanks - he does enjoy showing off his snazzy new bow tie☺️ 13mo
KVanRead @Annie1215 _We definitely do!🏆 13mo
KVanRead @Reggie lol, at least we still have books 📚 13mo
KVanRead @batsy it‘s an investment but it‘s worth it😊 and I recommend mixing in some audio (edited) 13mo
KVanRead @Freespirit @JackOBotts @Book_Fiend_Melissa I‘m so glad I finally read it thanks to thatsclassic but it will probably be a decade before I think of a reread 😌 13mo
vivastory Great review! I've been meaning to read this for years. I read Three Musketeers a few years ago & despite some problems I thoroughly enjoyed it. I should make it a priority in 2021. Also Lord Byron is def living up to his namesake with the bowtie! 13mo
KVanRead @vivastory Thanks! I find he‘s definitely at his most Byronesque with dog bone looking like a pipe 😂 #dogsoflitsy (edited) 13mo
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Butterfinger
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Dumas is one of my favorite authors so I am slowly savouring this classic. I cannot believe I waited so long. #ThatsClassic @Annie1215

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Annie1215
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Pickpick

I really put the work in to get this one finished, but what a great experience!

Full disclosure, this is not the type of book I would normally pick for myself, but I‘m so glad I expanded my horizons. This one plays the long game, but the plot - though involved- is brilliant. It‘s so clear why this is a classic.

A great end to the year with #thatsclassic and another box checked for #bookspinbingo

melissajayne How do I join? 13mo
Annie1215 @melissajayne I‘m actually about to post for new members! Check it out 😀 13mo
KVanRead Still working on it!!! Reading time has been harder to find this week. Hope I can still finish this year 😅 13mo
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KVanRead Seeing what you mean about the long game though- very long, lol - but after a tough slog for a while it is picking up again and I feel it starting to all come together. 13mo
Annie1215 @KVanRead the audiobook was my savior, I was able to listen all day while I worked. 13mo
TheAromaofBooks This is a classic I've always meant to read! Great review!! 13mo
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coffeewithbooks
The Count of Monte Cristo | Alexander Dumas
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ᴊᴜsᴛ sᴛᴀʀᴛᴇᴅ ᴛʜɪs ᴀɴᴅ ʟɪᴋɪɴɢ ɪᴛ sᴏ ғᴀʀ. #thatclassic @Annie1215 ʜᴏᴡ ɪs ᴇᴠᴇʀʏᴏɴᴇ ᴇʟsᴇ ʟɪᴋɪɴɢ ɪᴛ ? #classic books #classicbookclub

Annie1215 I‘m about half way through! It‘s definitely really wordy, but I am enjoying it more than I expected. 13mo
coffeewithbooks @Annie1215 yes I agree. I am someone annotate it because I request it form the library 13mo
Ifftay14 This has been on my tbr for so long and I couldn‘t muster the strength to start. I love the movie so much, but this just gave me a nudge to maybe start it. 13mo
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abandonedonearth The copy I have is an ancient one. It belonged to my great grandfather, and was his favourite book. He was always rereading it. It still has his bookmark where he had it when he died. 13mo
coffeewithbooks @Ifftay14 I planning on watching the movie when I am done 😊 13mo
bookish_wookish Hey! Just checking in to see if you have shipped/received your #littlechristmasswap 13mo
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KVanRead
The Count of Monte Cristo | Alexandre Dumas
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#audiobaking Dickens Fair cinnamon almonds while listening to Dumas.😊😋

vivastory One of my first retail jobs was at Camelot Music in a mall & every year around the holidays there was a booth that set up right outside that sold cinnamon almonds. So good. Thanks so much for the card!! 13mo
Liz_M @KvanRead A middle-Eastern food import store that I love sells cinnamon almonds. My former roommates forbid me to buy them because they were too yummmy and we'd eat a two pound bag in hours and have tummy-aches.
@vivastory Torture! I love the smell of the Nuts4Nuts street vendors, but at least I can keep walking to escape temptation.
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vivastory @Liz_M I have such a serious craving for warm almonds now..it's unreal. I had to brainstorm earlier today because it's been my tradition for the past few years to have brunch the weekend before the holidays. Decided I'm going to have brunch at home: scrambled eggs, cinnamon rolls, mimosa 13mo
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LeahBergen Those look super tasty! 13mo
Liz_M @vivastory I'm a NYer; I have brunch every Sat & Sun! However, I've spent too much “work“ time today looking up recipes for boozy french toast and baked eggs (ideas for Christmas eve & Christmas day breakfasts). 13mo
MsMelissa Those look and sound so yummy! 13mo
KVanRead @Liz_M @vivastory And now I‘m craving brunch! 🍾🍊 13mo
LeahBergen Thanks! I just saved that recipe. 😊 13mo
KVanRead @LeahBergen You‘re welcome! Enjoy 😊 13mo
LeahBergen I just made a batch of these and they‘re delicious! 13mo
vivastory I ordered some online. They should be here tomorrow or Saturday 🙂 13mo
KVanRead @LeahBergen Yay! Glad they turned out. @vivastory Yum, enjoy! Only problem is mine are all gone now 🥲😂 13mo
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Annie1215
The Count of Monte Cristo | Alexander Dumas
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I‘m starting to really get in to the story, though it seems like so much has happened, I can hardly believe I‘m only a quarter of the way through.

#thatsclassic

KVanRead I‘ve listened to around 7 hours so far and I‘m only at 15%!! And so much has happened but I really love it so far! I really like all the well drawn characters and all the plot twists. 14mo
LitStephanie @KVanRead I am listening, too, and a little daunted by the length. I haven't got very far in (CD 3 of 37), but I loved how in the very beginning Dantes Jr is so concerned about the lack of wine in his father's house. Nevermind the lack of food, the lack of wine is alarming! So veeery French. 😋 13mo
Annie1215 I‘m about half way through and enjoying it, but audiobook was definitely the way to go for this one. 13mo
KVanRead @LitStephanie ha! Yes, wine comes up A LOT 🇫🇷😂 @Annie1215 Yup, audio is really keeping me going. There have definitely been some slow parts but just when I really start to lose interest, something happens that hooks me again. 13mo
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