Fans of Charles Dickens – especially those who can travel to England – have an abundance of events to choose from that will be celebrating the 200th anniversary of Dickens’ birth. (A Google search on “Charles Dickens Bicentenary” yields almost a half-million results.)
Meanwhile, maybe 2012 will be the year that you finally pick up one of Dickens’ famous (or not-so-famous) novels, or decide to re-read one of your favorites?
Most public libraries will have several Dickens novels (and movies inspired by them) on hand for the casual browser, and of course you can always place on Hold any particular novel (or film) that doesn’t happen to be on the shelf the day you visit and are smitten with an impulse to find yourself some Dickens. Dickens’ literary output is also available electronically, via the library or otherwise, for those who prefer to read Mr. Dickens that way.
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