December activities

The past month I haven’t been posting much. That doesn’t mean I haven’t been reading. For one part I’ve been occupied with some non-fiction and my policy is not to include non-fiction in my postings except for certain non-fiction that is worthwhile reviewing and also more accessible for readers of my site.

Besides the non-fiction I have also been reading some heavier stuff which simply doesn’t read as fast as other books I read. One is the already longly listed novel Eline Vere by Louis Couperus. Although I do enjoy it, I need to be in the mood for it. I hadn’t been into it for a while and some weeks ago I suddenly felt in the mood to pick it up so I’ve finally made some serious progress. I hope to continue it so I can finally review it and remove it from my list.

I also still have plenty of novels on my stash and I decided to pick up the third Musketeer-novel by Alexandre Dumas, titled The Vicomte Of Bragelonne (1850). It is actually the first part of greater work Ten Years Later, but as this work is 2000 pages (in small print), the work is usually cut into three parts. Of the five Musketeer-novels it is one of the two less known ones. The stories of the second novel, Twenty Years After, and the fifth, The Man In The Iron Mask, have been adapted (more or less) for TV and film. To discover what the other novels are about is a nice experience and hopefully I can determine why they have not been adapted.

Either way, I blog my reading activities for my own pleasure. I try to be sufficiently active, but slower periods can always happen. I’m actually pretty amazed I’ve been able to post fairly regularly for 1.5 years already.

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