Hello Abigail, I'm glad you're back.
I was also going to put Dickens on this thread, but first, why do you call him Charles BLEEP- Bleep as in "Bore" ?
When I was at college, I notice that the books I hadn't enjoyed reading always seemed to attract the most boring professors, the most memorable example being a long series of lectures about Dombey and Son
, in a droning tone of voice... Amazingly, I sat through them all (I hadn't yet learnt about voting with my feet).
So, what some fellow students and my colleagues often describe-- the scenario when a brilliant professor makes you love a topic you had previously not felt attracted to-- never happened to me.
I'm sure there must be many things to admire about a writer like Dickens, if only the subject matter, one learns a lot about nineteenth century England from reading him-- but then again, the nineteenth century in Europe was my least favourite era in history (and it was taught every year from the last year in high school and thoughout college); I would have been happy to hear about the Industrial Revolution, briefly-- ONCE.
Note: I have just read this post in preview, and what I really wrote in the first line, "D-I-C-K-E-N-S" has been turned into "BLEEP".
Have you been casting spells on these threads Abigail?