We have decided to read ALL of Charles Dickens’ novels and novellas. Here’s how we’re doing.
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I can only manage Dickens as audiobooks – is that cheating?
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We were just talking about this, and we don’t think it is cheating! We think it’s the difference between running on a treadmill or running outdoors. One may be easier, but it still counts 😀 And Sarah said something very true, that she wouldn’t tell a blind person that they hadn’t really absorbed a book as they had listened to it.
Very true! And I believe Dickens especially is written to be read aloud. Plus it allows you to ‘read’ whilst hanging out the washing or shopping for groceries! My favourite Librivox Dickens recordings are David Copperfield read by Tadhg Hynes and anything read by Mil Nicholson. At the moment, I’m listening to a dramatic reading of Hard Times, which is pretty good too…
I’m working on a post about this very thing! I won’t say too much here or I’ll have nothing left for the post, but audiobooks do seem to be a contentious area 😉
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I’m a big Dickens fan. I’m right there with you, trying to read all his books. I think I’ve done 4 so far.
Good luck, it will be quite an achievement to know all of them, not many people have read his complete works, we will all deserve medals 🙂
This is cool! 🙂
Thanks, and it’s taking a very long time! I must crack on, I think we’ve bitten off more challenges than we can chew, er, read.
I need to go over all Dicken’s works now to make sure I haven’t missed any… I blame you for that! 😀
Yay! There’s so many, it will be fun, I promise 😉 My mother gave me the entire set, so the unread ones, including books of short stories remind me of their ignored existence regularly by giving me angry looks from the bookshelf.
Aye, I’ve heard such promises before… remains to be had… Now don’t go blaming your mother! I had to buy mine! 😀
What a brilliant challenge! I am distressed by how few Dickens I have read.
I found it shocking how many I thought I’d read because I knew the story from films and the like, but had never actually read the book. It’s Dickens’ fault for being just everywhere!
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