Current Reads & #AYearAThon April Wrap-Up

This post is linked at “It’s Monday, what are you reading?”, a weekly meme that tells us what the blogosphere is currently reading. It is hosted by Sheila at Book Journey. The links in the cover images take you to GoodReads.

So, April’s #AYearAThon is now over. The theme was rereads, and I managed to read 394 pages of The Three Musketeers, as well the whole Shades of Milk and Honey, which was 302 pages. That means that I read 696 pages during the re-read-a-thon. Not bad, but I had hoped to read a bit more Musketeers.

I am currently reading

The Three Musketeers
The Three Musketeers
By: Alexandre Dumas
Genre: Historical adventure classic
First published in 1844

One of the most celebrated and popular historical romances ever written. The Three Musketeers tells the story of the early adventures of the young Gascon gentleman d’Artagnan and his three friends from the regiment of the King’s Musketeers – Athos, Porthos and Aramis.

I’m continuing my reread of the Three Musketeers. It is just as much fun as I remembered! Easy to read, rollicking adventure, mixed in with some sillier little skirmishes. I especially love d’Artagnan’s volatile temperament and Aramis’ focus on his looks. It is also very quick to read, for many pages are filled with dialogue only.

Some of the things the musketeers do aren’t so moral (like beating their servants), I either didn’t remember then or didn’t notice these things when I was younger!

#AYearAThon Update

Last week I showed you my TBR for this week’s #AYearAThon, with the theme of Re-reads. Let’s have a look at how I am doing.

Finished books

Shades of Milk and Honey On Monday I started and finished Shades of Milk and Honey by Mary Robinette Kowal. I’ve reviewed this book on the blog when I first read it. I found this Regency-with-magic fantasy book to be quite like I remembered: fun, a quick read, with some predictability if you’ve read your Austen. I think I liked it a bit better the second time around, since I knew what to expect.

Monday: 302 pages

Currently reading

The Three Musketeers On Tuesday I moved onto my second reread, The Three Musketeers by Alexandre Dumas. D’Artagnan is such a hothead! Although I enjoy the book, I haven’t been reading that much, so I am only 90 pages in…

Tuesday: 27 pages
Wednesday: 63 pages

I found it a fun coincidence that The Three Musketeers starts with the words “On the first Monday of the month of April”, and that’s when the read-a-thon started. Just my little dorky source of fun!

Current Reads: Prince of Thorns + AYearAThon

This post is linked at “WWW Wednesdays”, a weekly reading meme hosted by Should Be Reading.

I am currently reading

Prince of ThornsPrince of Thorns
(The Broken Empire #1)
By: Mark Lawrence

I am still reading this grimdark high fantasy. I’m about halfway through – so far I haven’t gotten very immersed into the story, but I do intend to finish the book.

Last week I posted

Review: City of Glass by Cassandra Clare

What I will read next

Shades of Milk and Honey The Three Musketeers
Shades of Milk and Honey by Mary Robinette Kowal
The Three Musketeers by Alexandre Dumas

Last week I stumbled upon this read-a-thon called AYearAThon. Some people came up with a year’s worth of montly read-a-thons for 2014. So, once a month, there is a week-long read-a-thon with a set theme. You don’t have to take part in all of them if you don’t want to – you can just do the month/months of your choosing. You can find more info about the YearAThon here, and join the GoodReads group here.

April’s theme is Re-Reads, and it takes place next week, from April 7th to 13th. I found the theme interesting, since there are a couple of books that I’ve meant to re-read for a while. I think I will also take part at least in May’s Finish/Catch Up On A Series and July’s Classics read-a-thons.

I need to re-read Shades of Milk and Honey so that I can continue with the Glamourist Histories series, and I’ve wanted to re-read The Three Musketeers (and all its sequels) for a while now. I thought this might be a great time for that! I hope to finish both of these next week, but since The Three Musketeers is over 800 pages long, it might be wishful thinking. Let’s see how I’ll do!