December 2016: Charles Dickens

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December 2016: Charles Dickens

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1sweetiegherkin
Set 24, 2016, 3:05pm

We'll be finishing out the year with Mr. Charles Dickens as our final author for 2016. What does everyone plan to read this month??

2sweetiegherkin
Set 24, 2016, 3:08pm

Very excited for this month as I love Dickens. I've read several of his books (some multiple times) in the past -- A Tale of Two Cities, Great Expectations, David Copperfield, A Christmas Carol, Hard Times for These Times, and Oliver Twist.

My face-to-face book group is planning to read A Christmas Carol and Les Standiford's The Man Who Invented Christmas: How Charles Dickens's A Christmas Carol Rescued His Career and Revived Our Holiday Spirits for December.

3.Monkey.
Set 24, 2016, 3:20pm

I've only read Oliver Twist so far but have several more on my shelves. I'm currently reading Pickwick Papers, which has its amusing moments but I'm not sure what I think, it's not grabbing me. I may read Christmas Carol during the actual month, since it's short. We'll see where I'm at with my reading at that point, haha.

4sweetiegherkin
Ott 12, 2016, 11:33pm

5.Monkey.
Ott 13, 2016, 2:31pm

Oh, I finished Pickwick. It was pretty funny, and I adore Sam! But the first 200 or so pages were a bit of a drag, he hadn't caught his stride yet. So, if you can trudge past them (it wasn't bad it just wasn't great), I recommend reading it. :P

6rainpebble
Modificato: Ott 15, 2016, 6:00pm

As I reread Dickens' A Christmas Carol annually during the month of December, I will cling to family tradition and do the same this year. If I have time, I may perchance also read Three Ghost Stories by Charles Dickens. They sound both good & ghoulish.

7kac522
Ott 16, 2016, 8:18pm

I will try to read one of the 3 Dickens' novels I haven't read yet: Barnaby Rudge, Dombey and Son or The Mystery of Edwin Drood. I'm leaning toward the first one.

8.Monkey.
Ott 17, 2016, 3:48am

Oh I just bought Barnaby Rudge! :P

9Tess_W
Nov 20, 2016, 10:38am

Just joined this rodeo late, so probably will read A Christmas Carol this year. Can you believe I'm 60+ years old, have read 7 Dickens', but never a Christmas Carol?!!!

10rainpebble
Nov 20, 2016, 12:37pm

11sweetiegherkin
Nov 24, 2016, 12:38pm

>9 Tess_W: You're in for a treat then! I love the original, even if you're used to the story from the myriad variations.

12sweetiegherkin
Nov 24, 2016, 12:41pm

>9 Tess_W: Also, welcome! Glad to have you on board with the group and look forward to hearing your opinions :)

13sweetiegherkin
Modificato: Dic 14, 2016, 10:40am

Now that we're well into December and everyone is probably busy/stressing with their all holiday and end-of-the-year activities, I figured it's a good time to check in. :) How's everyone doing with their Dickens read??