I finished reading Quentin Durward. It was a really good read. After reading so much Dumas stuff of the French Kings, e.g. Three Musketeers, La Reign Margot, this was a welcome variation. It was kindof like Braveheart meets the Musketeers, and was very interesting for that point. It also was well written and had a bit of a different voice/voabulary to it, which made it even more delightful. So, if you've read the three musketeers saga, and would like something enjoyable that has to do with those fun French kings, it would highly recommend Quentin Durward.
I also finished up reading Treasure Island, and the last half of the book was much more enjoyable than the first half, though the ending did seem kindof weak. It was like ending a movie with the postscript of what became of the characters, though not as bad.