I finally finished it. Over seven hundred pages. And I finished it.
It was fantastic. Plots and schemes. Duels. Men thrown in prisons. Gambling. Sword play. Admirable women and treacherous women. Friendships among men. Loyalty. Struggles for power.
My favorite read of the year. Not sure anything else could even come close.
To be honest, that really surprises me. I never dreamed I would love The Three Musketeers like I do.
Ever read something you'd expected to hate but found yourself loving?
And tonight we hope to watch the 1948 movie version. Here's a clip:
Two awards this week:
What is the Sunday Salon?Imagine some university library's vast reading room. It's filled with people--students and faculty and strangers who've wandered in. They're seated at great oaken desks, books piled all around them, and they're all feverishly reading and jotting notes in their leather-bound journals as they go. Later they'll mill around the open dictionaries and compare their thoughts on the afternoon's literary intake....
That's what happens at the Sunday Salon, except it's all virtual. Every Sunday the bloggers participating in that week's Salon get together--at their separate desks, in their own particular time zones--and read. And blog about their reading. And comment on one another's blogs. Think of it as an informal, weekly, mini read-a-thon, an excuse to put aside one's earthly responsibilities and fall into a good book. Join the Salon.