Wrap Up

Middle Mark | February 2019

Middle Mark

Hello and welcome to my mid month check in! This month I feel like I have been doing a ton of reading between buddy reads with Jenna @JK I’m Exploring, Reg @Bookish In Bed, and Amy @ Tomes with Tea. The Co-hosting a Count of MOnte Cristo readalong on instagram with Jenna. All of which I have been LOVING. I had no idea I would love Monte so much! Anyway, between reading those I was able to read

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The Clockmaker's DaughterThe Clockmaker’s Daughter by Kate Morton

My rating: 4 of 5 stars

I have to say that the description for this book does not give it justice. There is so much more to this book, but I don’t want to give details and ruin the surprise. It was really magical and I loved the intertwining of fairy tales, history, and a thriller all mixed into one. The authors writing style is very flowery and enjoyable.

If you find the description interesting, I think you will like it even more than you think because there is so much more.
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Death Note (All-in-One Edition)Death Note by Tsugumi Ohba

My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Overall I thought this was a very unique and interesting series. The artwork was fantastic and I felt that it was the perfect match to the story line. For the size of this I felt that I read it fairly quickly, that was mainly because a lot of stuff happened for the first. 60-70% of this book. I felt like the thought process and mental games that were played in here were very well done. The main reason why I did not give this series more stars is because once a particular character died the quality seemed to go down with the mental games and I felt like at times there was something for the sake of events, but it seems kinda random and forced at times. I also felt that the story slowed down all of a sudden at a point and I felt like I had to push myself through because I came so far already.

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The Count of Monte Cristo by Alexandre Dumas-

The Count of Monte Cristo

I am currently page 298 at the time of posting this, but as I have said already in my into I am LOVING this book so much more than I thought I would. Due to its size I thought it would be slow, but I feel like so much happens each chapter. It is mind blowing. I highly recommend this classic.

War and Peace by Leo Tolstoy-

War and Peace

I am on page 154. Yes, I am making progress in my classic of the year while reading Monte as well. Since I am reading a book every 3 weeks, I have a lot of time to read others books. I have read one peace and one war section and so far I think I am enjoying the peace sections more. I think becasue I am seeing more class distinctions that I learned about when I was in college and I really love how the author made a point of adding those in there to showcase the class system in Russia, but also how they spoke more French than Russian.

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What are you reading? Have you read any of the books I have read or am currently reading?


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13 thoughts on “Middle Mark | February 2019

  1. The count of monte Christo and War and Peace are but on my list for trying to read this month (I try to read a classic a month)! Good to hear you ar enjoying them so far 🙂


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  2. I now have 4 books going. I’m reading Duma Key by Stephen King which I actually need to catch up on by Sunday for the discussion with the read-a-long group. I’ve also started listening to the audiobook He Will Be My Ruin by K.A. Tucker which I am slowly making my way through. I am 60% through Siege and Storm by Leigh Bardugo which is what I’ve been focusing on for the past couple of days because I am so into it and I want to know what happens but I need to catch up on other books so I’m going to have to try to put this one on hold. I’ve also started beta reading a book for an author that I have to have read and sent back my feedback on within a week.

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    1. That series I devoured because I needed to know what happened right away. It was one of the series I actually read each book one after the other I think. How are you enjoying Duma Key? Also, Beta reading, that sounds exciting!

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      1. Yeah I am reading them back to back as well and I also have the Six of Crows Duology that I’m going to be reading after I finish this trilogy. I’ve only read 268 pages of it but so far I am enjoying it. I need to make it to page 518 by Sunday so hopefully I can catch up. I’ve been so into Siege and Storm I’ve been neglecting everything else kind of lol. I have beta read before all for the same author 😉 I’m not sure if I’m allowed to talk about it yet but you might be able to guess who it is. I am for some reason really good at being able to spot misspelled words or words that have been left out stuff like that so it’s been fun to do.

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      2. It is great for you to be someones second pair of eyes. I know when I write papers or stuff for work I always have someone else read it because I know what I mean and sometimes I neglect to explain something well because I just “get it”. Anyway, best of luck catching up!

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  3. I don’t tend to read classics as I don’t tend to get on with the writing style (I’m much more likely to watch them!)

    I love the idea for doing mid month check ins. I’m reading so much each month now that my monthly wrap ups are getting very long! Haha

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