7th February 2012 is the 200th birthday of Charles Dickens. To mark the occasion Amanda at Fig and Thistle is hosting January – Charles Dickens Month. As Charles Dickens is one of my favourite authors, I couldn’t resist plunging into it.
There is no amount of reading or required posting or mini-challenges. The premise is basic: every Tuesday in January (there are 5 Tuesdays) post something about Charles Dickens. It can be a book, short story, or film review. It could be about his life. It could even merely relate to his time period. On his birthday, Tuesday 02/07 there will be a big wrap-up!
There will also be a Charles Dickens giveaway. After February 7th, Amanda will randomly draw a winner and there will be a Dickensian-themed prize. The only stipulation is that the blog posts MUST actually be related to Charles Dickens.
Today is the first Tuesday of January 2012. Throughout the next four weeks, I will try to post my thoughts on books by Charles Dickens, my likes, my dislikes (I really don’t have many of those though), about his time period; etc,
Thanks to Amanda for hosting the Charles Dickens Month! This will be fun for sure!
Post One : My First Charles Dickens
Post Two : My Favourites
Post Three: Dud from Dickens
Post Four: Dickens and Collins
Yay! I’m really enjoying reading everyone’s posts. Hope you are currently happily immersed in some Charles Dickens!
Hello! I am currently working through some Shakespeare but a Dickens read is not out of the question. 🙂
I’m doing this one as well. It will be a fun way to celebrate his 200th.
Oh yes I saw it on your blog that you’re participating too. I too think it’s a novel way to celebrate Dickens’ Bicentennial. 🙂