“I’ve Always Meant to Read That Book!” Challenge: Bleak House by Charles Dickens

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I have a huge confession and apology – I have not finished Bleak House yet. To be honest, this book is killing me! I still have a couple hundred pages to go, and hope to finish it within the next week. I am not loving it like I loved Great Expectations and A Tale of Two Cities, and I find all the different plot threads a bit confusing. I love Esther’s story, and keep wishing I could just get back to what’s happening to her. I will persevere, however – this book will not win!

If you have been more faithful than I and have finished Bleak House, please add the link to your review to the Mr. Linky. I am anxious to hear your thoughts.


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8 Responses to “I’ve Always Meant to Read That Book!” Challenge: Bleak House by Charles Dickens

  1. Care
    Twitter: bkclubcare
    says:

    Have fun! I enjoyed it but I recommend you write down characters names and who they are because there are aplenty! And the BBC miniseries is great.

    • CarrieK
      Twitter: booksandmovies
      says:

      Care – I’m almost finished, so it’s too late to take your suggestion. :( I’ll keep it in mind for the next classic chunkster!

  2. hillarypat says:

    This book is huge and February is the shortest month of the year; it was a real push to finish on time! I loved this book though so it was easy to make myself sit down and read. I want to watch the BBC miniseries soon; it will be interesting to see what they leave in and out.

    • CarrieK
      Twitter: booksandmovies
      says:

      Hillary – I’m excited to read your review – and to watch the mini-series, too.

  3. LadyInRead says:

    I have the same confession as well :) But I am going to finish it and will link back here when I do..Hope that is OK.. and will start keeping track of the characters as I continue..
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  4. Sheila (Book Journey)
    Twitter: bookjourney
    says:

    One of these days I do need to read this. I bought it last year for a read a long and did not get to it… now here is another read a long and I am still missing out… :)

    • CarrieK
      Twitter: booksandmovies
      says:

      Sheila – I’m glad I’m reading it, but it’s definitely not a quick read!