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No. 79 - Bleak House, Charles Dickens Read 21/4/15

I can’t tell you what a relief it is to be done with Bleak House. It is my third Dickens from the list, leaving only  757 more words


Day 116 - A book quote a day. Dickens: Nothing seemed to be going on but the clocks . . .

Nothing seemed to be going on but the clocks, and they had such drowsy faces, such heavy lazy hands, and such cracked voices that they surely must have been too slow. 60 more words

Bring Back the Serialized Novel

Hillary Kelly writesIn 1847, an English cleaning woman was extremely excited to learn that the boy lodging in her employer’s house was “the son of the man that put together Dombey” — that is, the son of… 948 more words

Art & Culture

Final thoughts: ‘A Tale Of Two Cities’ (1859) by Charles Dickens

It’s taken a ridiculously long time to finish this, much longer than I would have liked. It’s been a busy couple of weeks. There’s just been too much… 563 more words

Charles Dickens

The Masterpiece Never Written

A while ago, Emma from BluChickenninja wrote a great post about pens, with pictures and descriptions of half a dozen of her favourite. I was reminded of this when I went through the pens on offer in my broken-handled mug and none of them worked. 117 more words


E-Reader Tour

Hello fellow residents and tourists to this blog!

So since I did my bookshelf tour last week (and I haven’t had a lot of time to read much of my book) I thought I’d do an e-reader tour. 481 more words

Bleak House, by Charles Dickens - Audible Review - part one

Bleak House. What can I say about this one? Well, it’s bleak. Really, really bleak.

After listening to nearly two days worth of Charles Dicken’s Pickwick Papers (review here) I’d been wanting to listen to Bleak House, as it’s meant to be superb. 81 more words