Sigh. I’m still plugging away at Les Miserables, with only about 900 more pages to go. : ) Back when I started reading it near the beginning of February, I had so hoped to finish it by today. However, by the time I had gotten well into the first section, I realized that this book requires the type of concentrated reading that I don’t get to do much. I tend to read in spats and spurts, with maybe a good thirty minutes at night before I turn off the light. It’s hard to get through 1400 pages quickly like that. I am enjoying it, though, and I intend to keep posting my Reflections in Progress as I finish the major divisions of the novel. I’m almost through with the second section, so stay tuned to Hope Is the Word for my thoughts on it. You can read my thoughts on the first section, “Fantine,” here.
To read others’ thoughts on this wonderful story, click over to 5 Minutes for Books.