So... after thinking about it way more than I should have, I finally decided to actually join the tale of two cities readalong. How exciting! It's going to be my first readalong, which I'm a bit anxious about as the rebel in me tends to go NO! AHH!! when I have something that I'm supposed to do (even if it's a fun thing! My brain is stupid)... I'm also slightly worried about the fact that it is Dickens. I have only fully read A Christmas Carol in school, and ended up going OKAY SO HE WAS DEAD GET ON WITH THE STORY! A lot. I also tried reading David Copperfield after seeing a TV adaptation of it (with adorable tiny Daniel Radcliffe! Awwww), but got bored after a while. Or got distracted by something shiny or cheese or something. BUT I am hoping that with those experiences being at least 10 years ago when I was a teenager and stupid(er), I stand a good chance of enjoying the book.
Of course, the main reason that I'm doing it is that I wanted an excuse to get the clothbound classics edition of the book. It's so pretty. Soooo pretty.
Anyway, anyone else reading this who hasn't joined should join too! And quickly because it starts in December!
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Yayyy!!! *excited dance*
...And I am going to get around to posting about other stuff at some point. Honest!
Glad you've joined :-) Don't worry I think everyone has pretty similar feelings about Dickens, I know my experiences of him so far have been.. mixed. Except A Christmas Carol, which I really liked, everything else has been REALLY HARD GOING for at least the first half, which is why I thought a readalong would be good because that way we can all drag each other through the boring bit until it (hopefully) gets good!返信削除
Wow this reply is really late, so I doubt you'll actually read it, but I'm pretty sure that the only reason that I didn't like A Christmas Carol was the fact that it pales in comparison to the muppet version, and that I was forced to read it at school.削除
Yayyyyy, readalong! I'm enjoying it so far!