Dickens in Christmas


I keep wanting to read Charles Dickens this year but haven't got around to it yet. Been grabbing up classics when I get the chance so have several of his laying around. This seasonal challenge is perfect for me to knock one back before 2012 ends. Here's the details quoted from Beautiful is a Sleeping Cat:

As you know, this year marked the 200th birthday of Charles Dickens. When I reviewed The Dickens Dictionary this summer Delia (Postcards from Asia) had the wonderful idea to dedicate the last month of the year to Dickens and celebrate him in different ways. We decided we will read and review one or several of his novels in December, host a readalong and a watchalong and at least two giveaways. Because Christmas isn’t far, it seemed a good idea to choose  A Christmas Carol as our readalong title. It’s a short novel and online copies are available for free. The readalong will take place on Friday 21 December. We will send out questions one week in advance, you can either use those or just post a review.

The weekend of 14/15 December is dedicated to movies based on Dickens’ novels. You are free to choose whatever you like, just post your review either on Saturday or Sunday.

Here is the detailed program of the event
Book reviews - You can choose any Dickens book you like, even books inspired by his work like Lynn Shepherd’s Tom-All-Alone’s are an option. Non-fiction on Dickens is welcome too. We will collect and add all your reviews on a page dedicated to the event. Date: 1 December – end of month.
Watchalong: You can choose any movie based on a Dickens novel. Date: 9 – 15 December
Giveaway: There will be two giveaways during 16-21 December. One will be on this, the other one on Delia’s blog.
Readalong: We decided to read A Christmas Carol.  We will send a couple of questions to those who participate. If you don’t like that approach, just post a review or your impressions and join the discussion. Date: Friday 21 December
Wrap up post: At the end of the month, the event will be wrapped up and a post containing all the links of the participants will be posted on our blogs.



For Mine:

Choosing for my book, Great Expectations
Will check out A Christmas Carol
Not sure on the movie just yet!!

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