remember when you were in school and had to write a book report? one of the most important aspects of the book was the number of pages read. well, i am beginning to feel that way about the book i have been reading for the last few weeks. The Count of Monte Cristo by alexandre dumas. this book has a whopping 1,462. what was i thinking when i began this swashbuckling epic? well, after several weeks and 586 pages, i am setting it aside. now don't get me wrong, this is a fine piece of literature, excellent characters and intriguing plot twists, but when i find myself glancing at the top of the page to see how far i've read now and discover i have only advanced 3 pages, it is time for a break.
i know, i am a lightweight.