A few months ago, a simple comment on Caroline’s blog sparked an idea. That idea was an event to celebrate Dickens’ work, and also his 200th birth anniversary. The name of the event was inspired by Roof Beam Reader’s Austen in August.
Caroline and I will co-host this event which includes book and movie reviews, a read-along, and two give-aways. We decided to post about it in advance in order to give people some time to arrange their reading schedule.
About the event:
1 December – end of the month: book reviews. You can choose any novel or short story by Charles Dickens, also books by other authors that are connected in some way to Dickens or his work. An excellent book is Drood, by Dan Simmons. If I hadn’t read that last year, it would have been a great choice for this event.
9-15 December: watch-along. This week is dedicated to watching movies based on Dickens’ books.
16-21 December: give-away. There will be two give-aways, one on Caroline’s blog, the other one here.
21st December: a read-along of A Christmas Carol
End of the month: wrap up post. This will be a post containing all the links of the participants. You can join Caroline and I at any time during December. Choose a badge and tell us about your plans in a comment. Your level of involvement is entirely up to you. It can be only a movie, or a short story, or five books if you like. Just make sure you come and tell us about it so we can add your link.
I will start with three short stories by Charles Dickens:
To Be Taken with a Grain of Salt
The Story of the Bagman’s Uncle
They are part of a short story collection, The Wordsworth Book of Horror Stories, which I bought today.