I'm enjoying all the love this author is getting today! So I just had to join in with my own little tribute post.
Two hundred years ago on this day Charles Dickens was born! And then, what awesome books he wrote!
Here's what I've read:
A Christmas Carol
A Tale of Two Cities
My favorites from the above are Great Expectations and A Tale of Two Cities. But I also really loved David Copperfield. Hard Times was not my favorite at all. Bleak House, the most recent one I've read, was hard going, but I enjoyed it in the end.
Here's what I want to read some day:
The Old Curiosity Shop
Our Mutual Friend
And I'm really anxious to re-read A Tale of Two Cities, then watch the movie again. But what I really wish is that they'd do a remake of this movie. That would be awesome!
So here's the thing about Dickens books. They are a strange breed. They are hard to read, and hard to understand... yet... they are so full of both amazing characters and crazy plot that once you get the hang of reading this style, you are sucked in completely. They get better and better each time they are read over and over again. I don't know, but I really truly love them!
How do you feel about Dickens and his books? Read any lately?