Thursday, January 31, 2013

Celebrating Dickens Intro Post

With February starting tomorrow, I am doing my first celebrating Dickens post.  I am excited to get involved in this reading event from Fanda.  The whole point of the month is to read and talk about Dickens, and if you want to join in there is still time!  I have only read two Dickens novels my whole life: A Tale of Two Cities and A Christmas Carol.  I have loved both, especially A Tale of Two Cities.  So with this reading event, I have decide to grab one that I haven't done before though I was severely tempted to do T2C (as I fondly call it)....maybe I'll have to do some Character Thursdays with it.  But I will be reading.....The Pickwick Papers.

So why that one? Because of Little Women--which is one of my all time favorites books.  If you haven't read it, then you should know that the four sisters in the book form a society called the P.C. or the Pickwick Club which is modeled after the book by Dickens.  I have been told that there are a lot of references to the novel in the chapter that I will never pick up on until I read it.  AND...I want to know more about Dickens' characters and see if they make sense with the ones that the girls gave to themselves. So I am waay excited to do this....though I really want to finish Sense and Sensibility first.  I am SO close!


Fanda said...

It's always exciting to find classics in other books, right? It's like I want to tell the character: 'Hey, I've read it too!' :))

Btw, is T2C = A Tale of Two Cities? I liked it too. I'm curious which one of it you'd feature for Character Thursday...

Anonymous said...

Very interesting! Little Women is on my TBR list, but I didn't know about the Dickens reference. I love this books-within-books business.