So I pretty much totally suck. I was meant to post this on Thursday but then I went away for the weekend without realising I hadn't even written it and now I'm kind of hurriedly scrabbling something together so I can get it kicked off and get reading!
In case anybody doesn't know, The Pickwick Papers was Dickens' first novel published when he was just 24, which pretty much confirms my status as an underachiever (I've always suspected it since Keira Knightley was only the year above me at my primary school and look what's she's achieved...), it has been made into two silent films, a radio play, a 'proper' film (one with sound), and an opera which is pretty impressive for a novel which, according to Wikipedia, basically has no actual plotline. We shall see.
Because I'm rubbish and rushed for time and need to get on with reading I'm going to link you to Ellie's fantastic intro post - thanks Ellie! And stick a linky here so you can link up your intro posts if you've written one! See you back here on Thursday when I will have actually written a post about the first few chapters, I promise!
If you'd like to sign up and read with us, join in here. Schedule for the readalong is here
KEIRA KNIGHTLEY WAS AT YOUR PRIMARY SCHOOL WHAAAAAT? Cool. I'll just link myself up then, shall I? :PReplyDelete
I know right? I think you were the only person who remembered it was starting :-pDelete
No, I remembered. The huge black crosses and sad faces on my calendar gave it away :PDelete
Haha, to be honest so far I'm enjoying it way more than part one of A Tale of Two Cities! The characters are so lovable!Delete
I'm pretty far away from being in the mood for Dickens at the moment (I think it requires a specific mood...), but I'm looking forward to reading all the posts :D Enjoy the readalong!ReplyDelete
Totally agree Dickens needs a specific mood, that's why I only read him in December :-p I think the winter is best for snuggling into whatever books make you feel cosy, not that that makes any sense but you know what I mean!Delete