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Subject: the "Dickens", you say?
Date Posted: 1/7/2012 10:55 AM ET
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Memo to those of you who plan to read a work of Charles Dickens this year:

     February 7 will be Charles Dickens Day, since he was born on this day (February 7, 1812)

Matt C. (mattc) - ,
Date Posted: 1/7/2012 1:46 PM ET
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Excellent.  Also my youngest brother's birthday :p

Maybe I'll start my "long" book selection that day...David Copperfield.  Over 1100 pages, if I recall correctly.

Kat (polbio) -
Date Posted: 1/8/2012 10:00 AM ET
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I am also planning on reading David Copperfield this year. It has been on my TBR for years. So I guess Feb 7 is the jumping off point, lol.

Subject: Audiobook recommendation
Date Posted: 1/18/2012 8:41 AM ET
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I'm planning on reading Dickens this year too, but then I read Dickens every year.  There is an all-volunteer site that provides a wide selection of public domain  audiobooks, including the master's work.  It is Librivox.org.  There is an excellent rendition of David Copperfield.  Even if you are reading the book, you might enjoy this as well.

Subject: Dickens
Date Posted: 1/18/2012 11:10 PM ET
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I have Dickens on my list for this year, also.  I will read Great Expectations for my February selection.  I wonder how many others will read Dickens next month.

Date Posted: 1/19/2012 7:22 PM ET
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Maybe I'll finish Great Expectations.