I have only ever read one book by Charles Dickens – and that was only a short story, A Christmas Carol – and so I am determined that next year shall be The Year I Read Dickens. And yes, that is entirely worthy of such a grand title :') Furthermore, since next year is a cause for celebration in the world of Charles Dickens, what better time to give it a go?
And so I would like to invite you all to join me in attempting to read or re-read a number of books by Charles Dickens next year, whether you are already a devoted fan or, like me, a newcomer to his work.
The event will run from January 1st 2012 until December 31st 2012, and you may decide – from three options – how many of Charles Dickens’s works you would like to challenge yourself to read next year. The options are:
· 3 books
· 5 books
· 10 books
If you’d like to attempt the challenge, please sign up in the linky-thing below - just put your name and/or blog name as the Link Title. Also, if you have a blog, you may wish to post about how many books you are going to read, and which ones these will be, once you have made your choices. I am challenging myself to read 5, and shall soon be putting together a post of my choices.
Throughout the year I’ll be posting reviews of the books I read and the adaptations I watch, along with a number of other Dickens-related posts. I'd encourage you to do the same!
Also, feel free to put the button (above) on your blog :) I do hope many of you decide to take part, but please do leave a comment with any thoughts or questions you might have either way!
For more information on the celebrating of Charles Dickens’s bicentenary, see http://www.dickens2012.org/