Monday, November 26, 2012

Celebrating Dickens – February 2013 – Sign Up Post


On the occasion of Charles Dickens’ 201st anniversary on February 7th, 2013, Fanda Classiclit will be dedicating the whole month for…

Celebrating Dickens



An event where we will show our loves and admiration to Dickens by reading his works (books, short stories, poems, plays etc.), reading books about Dickens, watching his movies adaptations, sharing our thoughts about Dickens, analyzing his famous book’s characters, or sharing how Dickens has been affecting our lives. In short, during February we could post anything, as many as possible, all about Dickens. We will be celebrating Dickens the whole month!

For now, the main plan is to read any Dickens books, but if you guys meet friends who are planning to read the same book and want to do it together, you can host your own mini read along for that certain title in your blog. I will support you by announcing your mini read along and putting the announcement on my side bar, just let me know by filling this form. I have Little Dorrit (book and DVD of the miniseries) and The Mystery of Edwin Drood to read for this event, let me know if you want to read them together! :)

==UPDATES!==

#1. I have created a master post for Mini Readalongs. You can simply comment there if you'd like to join others or to create a new one.
#2. Birthday should get along with gifts! For Dickens' 201st anniversary, you could join 'Me and Dickens' Meme which take place on February 7th as your special gift to Mr. Dickens. The best part is, it come with giveaway too! (it's from me, of course, not from Dickens, LOL). You don't need to sign up, just post your meme on that date, and you're in! 

Other than that, you are also invited to post about Dickens’ characters on my Character Thursday feature every Thursday during February. And of course, you can write about anything ‘Dickens’ (be creative!).

If you are interested to collaborate with me in any ways (hosting games, quizzes, giveaways, guest posts or anything) on Celebrating Dickens, please fill this form and let me know via comment when you have done it (because I do not check everyday).

You can sign up from today, just leave a comment with your name, blog name and URL! The sign up will be closed at February 1st, 2013. So come…let’s celebrate Dickens!

Any question about Celebrating Dickens? Just leave a comment here or mention me (@Fanda_A) on Twitter using hashtag #celebDickens.


List of Participants:

1. Astrid @ Books To Share
2. Darjeeling @ Darjeeling Classic
3. Sam @ Tiny Library
4. Melisa @ Surgabukuku
5. Arenel @ Slightly Cultural, Most Thoughtful and Inevitably Irrelevant
6. Dessy @ Craving for Books
7. Desty @ Desty Baca Buku
8. Bzee @ Bacaan Bzee
9. o @ Delaisse
10. Maria @ HobbyBuku's Classic
11. Rachel @ Resistance Is Futile
12. Aleetha @ It's All About Books
13. Mei @ ma petite bibilotheque
14. Joyful Reader @ For The Love Of Books
15. Cat @ Tell Me A Story
16. Melissa @ Avid Reader's Musings
17. Lydia @ Eternal Simplicity
18. Sabrina @ Notes of the Dreamer
19. Alouette @ Reading For The Sky
20. Tezar @ Membaca Buku
21. Ellie @ Musings of a Bookshop Girl
22. Whitney @ She is Too Fond of Books
23. Rereong @ Wonderful Books
24. Sarah @ Reader.Writer.Nerd
25. Delia @ Postcards from Asia
26. Priya @ Tabula Rasa
27. Joon Ann @ A Novel Attachment
28. Ruby @ House of Bronze
29. Danee @ Melihat Kembali
30. Emily @ Classics and Beyond
31. Gina Lu
32. Asha @ Asha's Literary Corner
33. Kimberly @ Inspirefly
34. Elyssa @ Unscripted
35. Ann @ My Reading Journal
36. Caro @ Reading Against The Clock
37. ahorseandacarrot @ ahorseandacarrot
38. ebookclassics @ ebookclassics
39. Patricia @ Reading During Intermission
40. You!

87 comments:

  1. Would love to join =) Mystery of Edwin Drood always interested me...probably I'll join you to read that one =)

    Astrid - Books to Share - http://www.perpuskecil.wordpress.com

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    1. Yipiee! Thanks Astrid for joining, it'll be lovely to read Edwin Drood with you!

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  2. Sebisa mungkin aku mengikutimu Mbak Fanda :p
    Count me in!
    Darjeeling @darjeelingclassic.wordpress.com

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    1. OK, you're in Vannya. Don't worry, this time it's purely for fun ;)

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  3. Count me in! This will be the perfect opportunity to read one of the Dickens books on my classics club list.

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    1. Hi Sam, thanks for joining! Have fun... ^__^

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  4. I'm in... I want to read more Dickens and I have been wanting to read Great Expectations after I watched the miniseries.

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    1. Welcome on board Mel! You'll love Great Expectations, I'm on it right now.

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  5. Count me in! I will also participate in "Dickens in December", but... There's never too much Dickens =)

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    1. I'll join Dickens in December too, but as you said...there's never too much Dickens! ;)

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  6. I'm in!
    I think I'm going to read The Old Curiosity Shop, been curious about this book for quite a while :D

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    1. Yayy...glad to have you too!
      Oh yeah...that cute Penguin English Library edition, is it? Hope you'll enjoy it as much as I did :)

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    2. you'll love old curiosity shop mba dessy =D it's my first dickens experience and i fell in luv with it immediately =)

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  7. I have 2 Dickens's in my TBR pile. I'm in. :D

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    1. ups.. i forget my url
      http://destybacabuku.wordpress.com

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    2. Welcome aboard, and thanks for joining, Desty!

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  8. I'm in
    B.Zee @ Bacaan B.Zee
    http://bacaanbzee.wordpress.com

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    1. Ha! We meet again here, thanks for joining every event I've been hosted so far... ;)

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  9. I'm in. I'm hoping to have finished reading the novels by then, but I still have the Claire Tomlin biography to read :)

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    1. I'm glad you're joining, o. Apart from the books, you can watch movie adaptations too.

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  10. Count me in. I have Oliver Twist and Little Dorrit on my shelf, it's all in February 2013 right, I need to re-schedule some of my challenge :D
    Maria | HobbyBuku's Classic
    http://my-classic-books.blogspot.com

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    1. Great! I always like your enthusiasm. I'm going to read Little Dorrit too, do you want to take a read along with me?

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  11. Yea! I'm always excited for another reason to read Dickens! :) I'll be reading Bleak House. :)

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    1. Haha...it's so true! I would never mind reading Dickens for whatever reason ;) I have my own copy of Bleak House, but I'd wait till there's another reason (event) to read Dickens this or next year to read it.. ;). Have fun with Dickens, then, Rachel!

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  12. Ikutan. Ada satu buku Dickens di kost-an :D

    Aleetha @ It's All About Books (http://bacaan-ally.blogspot.com)

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    1. I wonder what movie will you watch?

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    2. Little Dorrit, Melisa lent me her mini series DVD. I'll be reading the book first, then watch the movie. What book will you read?

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  13. aku ikut juga. akan baca Hard Times.
    http://mademelani.wordpress.com/

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    1. Hard Times salah satu yang bikin aku penasaran, pengen segera baca reviewmu deh! Thanks udah ikutan ya Mei..

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  14. I just picked up Oliver Twist...I think I will put it back on the shelf and wait for the Dickens Celebration! Count me in!

    Joyful Reader at http://imaloverofbooks.wordpress.com

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    1. Great, thanks for joining! Watch the movie if you can find it, the 2005 Roman Polanski's can well capture the soul of the book!

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  15. I'm in - will have to think about what I'll read. I have Bleak House waiting but might go for something shorter like The Old Curiosity Shop.

    http://cat-bookmagic.blogspot.co.nz/

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    1. Welcome aboard Cat! The Old Curiosity Shop is really entertaining, it's one of my favorites so far, especially because Little Nell (and her faith in the story) was closely related to Dickens' personal life.

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  16. Melissa at Avid Reader's Musings
    http://avidreader25.blogspot.com/

    I'm going to read Dombey and Son!

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    1. I don't know why, from all Dickens' works, I always forget that there is Dombey and Son among it. Maybe it's Dickens' most unpopular books? Or it's just me :)) Anyway, I'm can't wait to read your thoughts about it. And thanks for joining! :)

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  17. Hmm...sounds interesting! I'm reading Bleak House right now already, but I have plenty of Dickens books in the house right now that I could review. I think I'll sign up!

    Lydia
    Eternal Simplicity
    http://eternal-simplicity.blogspot.com

    Can't wait! :D

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    1. Thanks for joining, Lydia! We would always have reason to read another Dickens, won't we? ;)

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  18. aku ikutan yahh, mba fanda (sry tadi salah malah nulis form)
    email: sabrinazheng89@gmail.com
    url: sabrinazheng.blogspot.com

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  19. i'll try read oliver twist in bahasa

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    1. Try? You'll love it, Tezar! I think Oliver Twist is one of Dicken's works that--for some reasons--is easy to be loved. Have fun! ;)

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  20. I'll definitely join in! I have most of his books but have still only read two, and I'd really like the opportunity to catch up on some of the screen adaptations I've missed too. I'm Ellie, my blog is Musings of a Bookshop Girl, and you can find me here:
    http://musingsofabookshopgirl.blogspot.co.uk/

    Great idea - and roll on February! :)

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    1. Hi Ellie, nice to have you on board, and thanks for joining!

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  21. I'm in! This will be the perfect opportunity to read Great Expectations and Oliver Twist on Kindle.

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    1. Welcome Whitney! You'll enjoy Great Expectations, it's one of my favorites.

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  22. mau ikutan, tapi gak bisa yah kalau postingannya dalam Bahasa Indonesia? :( soalnya Bahasa Inggris yang aku kuasai masih acak-acakan :( boleh yah?

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    1. Bisa kok kalo mau posting bahasa Indonesia. Nanti rules-nya akan aku post pas tgl. 1 February. Thanks udah ikutan ya!

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    2. ye....!!!syukurlah aku bisa ikutan ^^ makasih mbak ^^

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  23. Me please! Sounds brilliant.

    Sarah

    @LovelyStrumpet (twitter) or ReaderWriterNerd (blogger handle)

    www.readerwriternerd.wordpress.com

    Thanks!

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    1. You're in, Sarah! Thanks for joining, and have fun! :)

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  24. More Dickens! Why not? :) I haven't managed to read any novels for the "Dickens in December" event Caroline and I are hosting - just short stories and watching movie adaptations - but I have Our Mutual Friend and Little Dorrit on my shelf and will choose one for your February challenge.

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    1. Yayyy...I'm very glad to have you with us, Delia! I'll read Little Dorrit too, maybe we can read it along? And for Dickens, he has so many works that we always have another of his works that we can devour for another event :)

      You're already on the list!

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  25. This seems like a fabulous event! I've only recently started reading Dickens, but there's a lot more to read by him starting with The Pickwick Papers and Great Expectations, and this event would be a great to do just that. Would love to participate :)

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    1. You're in Priya! I see that you've read a lot for Dickens in December, I hope you'll have fun too with Celebrating Dickens!

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  26. Fanda, count me in! My youngest son gifted me a beautiful copy of A Tale of Two Cities for Christmas so this will be a good time to break it in. :)

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    1. Yayyy...I'm so happy that you'd join us, Joon Ann! And what a wonderful gift it must be your son gave you, he must knows her mother too well to buy you that.. :)

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    2. Thank you, Fanda. Just wanted to tell you to, that I followed you on twitter today. I thought I would dust off my twitter account and learn how to use it. :) I'm @JoonAnn

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    3. I have followed you as well ;)

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  27. Count me in, Mbak *semalam tergoda membeli Ghost Storiesnya Dickens :D

    Danee @Melihat Kembali http://sekotakceritaseusaibaca.wordpress.com/

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  28. I'm in! Emily @ classicsandbeyond.blogspot.com
    I'll be reading Great Expectations, but I might also begin reading Our Mutual Friend, which I've been wanting to read for months. I wanted to dedicate some of this year to Dickens, so this will be a great opportunity!

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    1. Hi Emily, I'm glad you're joining us. Two of us will read Great Expectations as well as you, if you want to read it together, you can join them in: http://klasikfanda.blogspot.com/2012/12/celebrating-dickens-mini-readalongs.html But it's not an obligation, it's just for fun.

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  29. Yay I'm in!! mereveronicas@gmail.com
    I have my copy of Oliver Teist but haven't started reading! Maybe tomorrow? Haha :3

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    1. Hi Gina, welcome! I have put you on the list. Hope you'll have fun with Oliver Twist.. :)

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  30. Thank you Adam! I'll be reading Little Dorrit and David Copperfield. I'll post about this event on www.amidstbooks.wordpress.com

    Happy Dickens-Reading!

    -Asha

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    1. Hi Asha, glad to have you joining! I'm going to read Little Dorrit too :)

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  31. So glad I found out about this! I look forward to reading The Pickwick Papers this coming month :)
    Kimberly @Inspirefly: inspirationflies.blogspot.com

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    1. Thanks Kimberly, for joining Celebrating Dickens. And finally, there's someone who'd read Pickwick Papers! I've been looking forward to read thoughts about this one.

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  32. Count me in! I'll be tackling 'The Old Curiosity Shop' =) I've had a copy sitting on my shelf for almost 10 years and have never read it!!

    Elyssa @ Unscripted
    http://unscripted35.wordpress.com/

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    1. Welcome aboard, Elyssa! 10 years? Wow, the book itself should be placed in an old curiosity shop!... :))

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  33. I am in Fanda. An opportunity to read more of Dickens. Hope to read Oliver Twist and The old curiosity shop.

    Ann @ my reading journal
    http://myrandombookshelf.blogspot.in/

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    1. You're on the list, Ann, thanks for participating!

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  34. I'm so happy I found you! I adore Dickens, so I'm definitely in. Looks like I'll be picking up my copies of A Tale of Two Cities and Oliver Twist sooner than I thought.

    Caro @ Reading Against the Clock
    http://readingagainsttheclock.blogspot.com.ar/

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    1. And I'm so happy to have you in, Caro. Hope you'll enjoy the event!

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  35. I was already planning on reading Bleak House in Feb. so this is perfect

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    1. Well, that's great then, thanks to Classics Club, I think, who are connecting classics lover around the world! Thanks for joining this event... :)

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  36. Please count me in. I'll be reading Great Expectations, my first Dickens book ever!

    ebookclassics.wordpress.com

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    1. You're in..:) And what a great choice to start with Dickens, Great Expectations is one of his masterpieces, and one of my favorites too. Have fun, then!

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  37. I signed up awhile back but don't see my name - I have completed one post for celebrating Dickens and enjoying this very much.
    http://readingduringintermission.blogspot.com/2013/02/the-mystery-of-edwin-drood.html

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    1. Hi Patricia, unfortunately your signing up comment has never reached me, I checked the spam folder too, none's from you. I'm very sorry for this, but anyway...I'm very happy that you joined in! I have put your post in the linky in Master Post, are you going to read another Dickens too?

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  38. Happy birthday Mr. Dickens!!!

    From Catalonia I want to show you our hommage last year :-)

    http://blogdeassumpta.blogspot.com.es/2012/02/dickens-2012-homenatge-on-line-des-de.html

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    1. Thanks for stopping by! and yes...Happy birthday Mr. Dickens! *throwing confetti*

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  39. I wanted to say thank you for having this challenge. It encouraged me to finished two novels by the wonderful Mr. Dickens. I truly enjoyed it.

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    1. I'm glad you've been enjoying the event, Patricia!

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