Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Finished...


BLEAK HOUSE
 ...989 pages,
26 audio CDs,
and 3 months.
Dickens spins a tale like no other.
Thoughts to follow...

20 comments:

  1. I am pleased that you finally finished it.

    The lake is looking lovely at the moment. I love the autumn tree.

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  2. Woo hoo congratulations. I bought it for Warmth last Christmas as he;s a lawyer and he read it and enjoyed it. I love Dickens but BH does just seem a little too long.

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  3. Congrats! That's one of the books I'm contemplating for my year of "stop avoiding doorstops" reading next year.

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  4. Good for you, JoAnn! I completely agree with your assessment...Dickens is a master storyteller. I began David Copperfield this morning and, as usual, within the first pages, he had me hooked. Look forward to reading your final thoughts.

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  5. Vivienne - Me, too! There were times when I thought it was going to go on forever.

    Joan Hunter Dunn - I have to agree. Although I enjoyed it, Bleak House was just too long!

    Amy - Thank you. It's a great story, but I got to page 750 before I had that 'can't put it down' feeling.

    Stacy - I think David Copperfield will be my next Dickens. So glad to hear it's drawn you in right away. I'm going to need a little break from Dickens though...

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  6. Wow. That's quite an achievement! Congrats. Hope you liked it. ;)

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  7. Well done!! Congratulations, it is quite an achievement. I look forward to reading your comments. And I love your lake photo -- nice colors! We're having a little color change in Texas but not nearly as dramatic.

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  8. Woo hoooooooo! Congratulations! How exciting. I love the combo of audio and print--that's what I'm doing with The Odyssey, and I'm finding it's a great way to get through a long, dense book.

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  9. Yippee!!! I bet you're relieved!!!

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  10. Les - Thanks... liked it, but didn't love it. Trying to collect my thoughts.

    Karenlibrarian - There's definitely a feeling of accomplishment that goes with finishing Bleak House. Not my favorite Dickens, but still enjoyable. The leaves are almost all gone now... time for a new header photo :-)

    Erin - The combination print/audio worked very well with Bleak House. Think I'm going to try it with To The Lighthouse... thanks for giving me the idea!

    Staci - I sure am ;-)

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  11. As I said on twitter, congratulations on finishing Bleak House! It looks like you enjoyed it more than some of the other read-along participants. Looking forward to your thoughts..

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  12. Phew! Other than A Christmas Carol, my only Dickens ventures have been on television. Looking forward to your thoughts on this one!

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  13. Iris - Thanks. I really did enjoy BH, but it's not my favorite Dickens.

    Darlene - I'll definitely watch Bleak House on DVD... curious to see how they are all portrayed. I may reread A Christmas Carol next month.

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  14. Well done!! I look forward to your review!

    I'm in the midst of 1400 pages for The Count of Monte Cristo...

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  15. Congratulations! It is long, but worth it, and...nope, want to read your thoughts.

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  16. Glad you finished it! Looking forward to your thoughts. :)

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  17. Ouch! 26 CDs? I think it would have been easier to read it ;)

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  18. Coffee and a Book Chick - Oh, I loved The Count! For that one, I put everything else aside and gave it my full attention.

    DS - Definitely my longest book of the year! Dickens weaves quite a story.

    Amanda - Feels like quite an accomplishment ;-) Hope to get the post written before Thanksgiving...

    Tony - The audio/print combo actually worked pretty well for me. I listened in the car and read at home.

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  19. Congratulations!
    It's the only novel by Dickens I've read, but I loved it and it took me less time than I thought to read it.

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  20. Thanks, Em! It's definitely my biggest accomplishment of the year.

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