Sunday, June 13, 2010

a long over-due confessional

I confess that....
I've never liked any book by Charles Dickens that I've ever read. I didn't like Great Expectations, Bleak House, or A Tale of Two Cities. I even tried to reread Great Expectations recently and still I loathed it. It's so depressing.
My sister's book club decided to read David Copperfield and my sister encouraged me to read it because I haven't before. She loves this Charles Dickens book, but, after my recent Great Expectations fail I really had no desire to pick it up and read it. I had all sorts of excuses: I'm reading other books, I don't own a copy, Mr. Dickens is depressing, etc. You get the picture. Still, Erin continued to suggest I read it. I finally caved and bought a copy at Barnes and Noble two weeks ago. It continued to sit on my pile of books I want to read. I finished A Room with a View and the 3rd book in the Thief of Eddis series.
SO, finally, out of excuses, I picked it up and started to read it this weekend.
I have to confess that that I am really enjoying it so far. Even though I'm only to page 97, I am having a hard time putting the book down. I want to know what happens to this lovable boy, David Copperfield, and how his life turns out.
Thank you, Erin, for suggesting and then persisting that I read this book!