Bleak House is a big, sprawling Victorian novel with multiple plot lines and characters too numerous to count. Rather then give a summary and quotes (I quoted the opening sentences for Teaser Tuesday), I'll share my approach instead. Check out Amanda's post for a summary.
My history with Dickens is inconsistent. A Christmas Carol was enjoyable enough, but I struggled to get through A Tale of Two Cities. Last year, I listened to Great Expectations and was enthralled. I simply couldn't get enough, and began to wonder if perhaps the audio format had something to do with my enjoyment. We all know Dickens can be wordy, and sometimes his descriptions do go on and on, but it didn't seem to bother me at all while listening.
This time, I'll be both reading and listening. The unabridged audio version read by Robert Whitfield has been downloaded from audible, and I'm reading from the Penguin Classic edition at home. So far, this is working out very well.
The initial section introduced several characters and storylines. I easily became involved with each one, and can't wait to see them woven together. At this point, I'm not sure whether I'll post weekly, but the journey will certainly be enjoyable!