Happy Birthday, Mr. Dickens

It’s the 200th anniversary of Charles Dickens’s birth. (Also, on a much smaller scale, my second anniversary on my job, but who cares?)

LibraryThing is having a “Dickens of a” ReadaThing. Go read some Bleak House or something. I’ll wait.

Bleak House
A Christmas Carol
Cricket on the Hearth
David Copperfield
Edwin Drood
The Old Curiosity Shop
Oliver Twist
Our Mutual Friend
Pickwick Papers
Tale of Two Cities
Barnaby Rudge

I do like Google doodles –

I don’t know if this is a real Dickens quote, but it’s marvelous: “There is nothing better than a friend, unless it is a friend with chocolate.”

Perhaps in honour of his birthday it will finally penetrate the layers of my brain that it’s ENS, not INS. *sigh*

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2 Responses to Happy Birthday, Mr. Dickens

  1. I do have to say that I truly enjoyed A Tale of Two Cities. :-)

  2. stewartry says:

    We read Great Expectations in high school and I hated it – but then I watched Beauty and the Beast and had to read it again, and I loved it. Go fig. :)

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