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Holidays provide needed reading time for good books

Thanksgiving reading time and The Count of Monte Cristo

Thanksgiving weekend provides great reading time. When two reading events come together, it’s a pleasure and holidays provide added reading time. This weekend my intention has been, if not to finish, to at least gain headway in my reading of The Count of Monte Cristo by Alexandre Dumas. I mean, it is a 1200-page book.

Luckily, the book is the story of a grand adventure and provides a great story coupled with many stories-within-stories. I’ve been wanting to reread The Count of Monte Cristo for some time but it wasn’t until I spotted Elyssa’s 2-month read-along over at unscripted that I finally took up the read-along challenge. As it turns out, both reading events came together. By rights I should be finishing up the Count’s adventures but, I confess, that isn’t going to happen. He will require another few weeks, I’m sure.

I also plan to finish up with a couple of the good short stories I mentioned that revolve around Thanksgiving.  We’ll see in my final post how I did. After all, it is Sunday and I still have hours of reading time available.

Plan your next holiday reading time

How about you? Are you managing to eek out a little reading in between big meals, huge family gatherings, and travel time? If not, then maybe the next round of winter holidays will allow some extra reading time. Sometimes it helps to plan so that you can carve out that time. Start thinking now about a book you’ve been dying to read. Do you have a favorite author whose books are remain neglected on the shelf? Why not pull one down and place it where you can see it every day. Then, when the time comes, you won’t have to waste time wondering what to read.

 What book is calling out to you? Tell me about it.

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