Sunday, November 29, 2009

December Dickens Schedule

Here's what it will look like to stick to around 50 pages a day but not break up the stories and novellas unless necessary:

November 29 - December 3: The Man Who Invented Christmas
December 4: A Christmas Carol in Prose
December 5-6: The Chimes
December 7: The Cricket on the Hearth
December 8: The Battle of Life
December 9-10: The Haunted Man
December 11: A Christmas Tree and What Christmas Is, as We Grow Older
December 12: The Poor Relation's Story, The Child's Story, The Schoolboy's Story, Nobody's Story
December 13: The Seven Poor Travellers
December 14: The Holly-Tree: Three Branches and The Wreck of the Golden Mary
December 15: The Perils of Certain English Prisoners
December 16: A House to Let and The Haunted House
December 17: A Message from the Sea
December 18: Tom Tiddler's Ground*
December 19: Somebody's Luggage
December 20: Mrs. Lirriper's Lodgings and Mrs. Lirriper's Legacy
December 21: Dr. Marigold's Prescription*
December 22: Two Ghost Stories
December 23: Mugby Junction
December 24: No Thoroughfare*

I'll probably try to get a bit ahead of schedule at the beginning of the month, as I know that things will get busier as we get closer to Christmas, and there are some days when reading time will be quite scarce.

* These three are only excerpted in this volume, so I will likely read online versions of the complete texts. Tom Tiddler's Ground and No Thoroughfare were written jointly by Dickens and other writers, but it would bother me to just read the Dickens parts.

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