Emma chose this one – and I’m afraid I’m going to be very literal. Here’s the novel I’m currently reading.
This can double as my winter pleasures post for the day as I do like a weighty classic as winter reading. There are some classics I return to in the summer, but Dickens is one of those authors that for me require cosying up – if not full-on winter, then at least a rainy day. I don’t know why, as they’re not inherently cosy books – but there it is.
I’ve not read Bleak House before, so I asked the library to get it for me. It has ‘STOCK’ stamped on it in big letters – I infer that it’s not in great demand! I’m enjoying it very much – there’s a wonderful cast of characters, some of whom are very sharply and satirically judged, and I do like Dickens’ writing. His books were originally published in installments, and I think I’d have struggled if I’d only been allowed a chapter a month!