I am pleased that you finally finished it.The lake is looking lovely at the moment. I love the autumn tree.
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.
Congrats! That's one of the books I'm contemplating for my year of "stop avoiding doorstops" reading next year.
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.
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...
Wow. That's quite an achievement! Congrats. Hope you liked it. ;)
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.
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.
Yippee!!! I bet you're relieved!!!
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 ;-)
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..
Phew! Other than A Christmas Carol, my only Dickens ventures have been on television. Looking forward to your thoughts on this one!
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.
Well done!! I look forward to your review!I'm in the midst of 1400 pages for The Count of Monte Cristo...
Congratulations! It is long, but worth it, and...nope, want to read your thoughts.
Glad you finished it! Looking forward to your thoughts. :)
Ouch! 26 CDs? I think it would have been easier to read it ;)
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.
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.
Thanks, Em! It's definitely my biggest accomplishment of the year.
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