I read the introduction and first chapter of The Man Who Invented Christmas last night. It was mostly background on Dickens' early life and his career up through Oliver Twist or so. Some of the information I already knew, but some was new and interesting. The book seems like it will be a pretty quick read over all, but I'm not thrilled with the quality of the writing so far.
Okay, time to go read some more. Busy day . . .