Tag Archives: Charles Dickens

8 Months, 14 Days or 258 Days, 3 Hours, 18 Minutes, 38 Seconds

Dear Reader: It has been 8 months, 14 days since I started this blog on July 17, 2011.  Seems like a good time to take stock! Reading Spot Central When I started, my goal was to a) limit myself to buying no more than 20 books in a year, b) read my own books at …

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Making It to the Top: The Big 2-0-0…

Dear Reader: Jillian has started a great new Classics Club over at Room of One’s Own.  Yay Classics!  And sorry – I accidentally hit publish when I meant to hit save draft – email subscribers, note that this post is/was not done… The idea is that you set a personal goal of reading a certain …

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Challenges: Am I Up to It?

Dear Reader: I thought it would be fun to sign up for a few challenges this year.  Various book bloggers host different challenges – they are a great way to meet like-minded readers, keep yourself motivated to read great stuff, get some thought-provoking discussion going, and build a community of readership for your and others’ …

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Blood and Love and Dickens

Dear Reader: I’m going to kill two memes with one post today, participating in Fig and Thistle’s 200th Dickens birthday read and Broke and Bookish’s Top Ten Tuesday by answering the question: What Top Ten Books Would You Recommend To Someone Who Doesn’t Read Romance Novels? #151) A Tale of Two Cities by Charles Dickens …

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Happy month before your 200th birthday, Charles Dickens!

Dear Reader: Jillian at Room of One’s Own, a terrific classics blog (and Jillian regularly reads and comments on my blog – thanks!) alerted me to not just the Ten Books for 2012 challenge but also a Charles Dickens challenge at Fig and Thistle in honor of Charles Dickens’ upcoming 200th birthday on February 7th …

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