Happy Birthday Mr Dickens!

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Charles John Huffman Dickens, 7 February 1812 - 9 June 1870.

As I'm currently involved in following a reading schedule that includes several of Dickens' novels in 2012, I couldn't let the day marking the Great Victorian writer's 200 Birthday go by without being noted....:)

For anyone who may not be aware, we've started a Dickens' reading club over in the Book Clubs subforum (including a posted thread detailing the reading schedule for 2012)...so feel free to join in at any time.

Hip, Hip, Hooray!.....:D
 

David B

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It's great to celebrate his 200th birthday. I'm definitely going to read the Tale of Two Cities this year.
 

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I'll be picking up David Copperfield for some nice summer reading on vacation. Happy Birthday, Chuck.
 

Connavar

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HB Dickens fans i would say since im not one of you who celebrate this.

It is interesting the brits are making a big deal of this, party,celebrations and the american icon Edgar Alan Poe 200 years BT there was no celebrating by the leaders of that country.
 

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Well, fancy that: I didn't know that this event was upcoming; but I read "Tale of Two Cities," again, just two weeks ago. I hadn't read that one, or any other Dickens for something in the order of forty years.
 

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There was a christmas stories collection by Dickens that i was keen on in the library but of course somebody took just minutes before me. Somebody else who knew the date of his birth :p
 

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I may come off as ignorant here, but I find Charles Dickens to be one of the most boring authors I have ever read anything by. I'm not one of those people who hate classics either. (I loved things like For Whom the Bell Tolls and Heart of Darkness)

But I was once assigned "Great Expectations", and found it to be the most dry, boring, piece of literature I have ever layed my eyes on. I would, in all actuallity, rather read Twilight. (Yes. I just said that.)
 

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