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Our Mutual Friend by Charles Dickens
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Apr 26, 2012

bookshelves: to-read

i am horrible. i meant to read this on my vacation, but i got 100 pages in and then there was drinking and i was reading it... compromised and then the week after that, i got the flu or something, and for the past few weeks i have been so involved in a slow nervous breakdown, that i have not picked this up since then. i am going to re-start this after ALA, and everything will be good with a clean slate and i won't feel so much guilt over my short attention span.

i suck.
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message 1: by El (new) - rated it 5 stars

El Man, I freaking love this book.

message 2: by karen (new) - added it

karen i am very excited.

message 3: by Shashank (new) - added it

Shashank Tell me how it is,Im planning to read it in the next few weeks.

Sparrow I, too, freaking love this book.

message 5: by Jen (new)

Jen Estrella How in the world do you have time to read all you do, and then write such long reviews, AND have a job/family/friends etc? You must read fast. You make me feel like I need to read more, more more!!

Gary Karen is super bitch of books, that's why!!!!!

Gary Let me know how this book is, Karen.....it's on my shelf, unread as yet.....

Sparrow It is okay! It is a very long book. When I read it, I had the feeling that I might be reading it for forever. But, sadly, it ended.

Melanie I harbor some resentment of this book because I had to read it all in roughly two weeks (for class), but I won't deny that it's interesting. For me, at least, it seemed in places that Dickens was juggling a few too many plotlines.

message 10: by karen (new) - added it

karen i liked the first 100 pages, but the brain got muddled. and then all these books i had been waiting for came out and authors i liked sent me their books... dammit.

message 11: by David (last edited Jun 30, 2012 09:48AM) (new)

David Lentz It's not you: on the whole Dickens was a flaming hack. The only worthwhile Dickens that I ever read was "David Copperfield." You, my dear, are a star.

message 12: by karen (new) - added it

karen dude - bleak house is simply amazing. i love it. i haven't read copperfield, though. someday...

message 13: by karen (new) - added it

karen oh, and thank you! i am a star! shazam!

message 14: by karen (new) - added it

karen me? but i like franklin peirce!

message 15: by karen (new) - added it

karen oh, awesome! yes, join me in championing the forgotten!

message 16: by karen (new) - added it

karen not my man...

well, yeah, i guess so.

message 17: by karen (new) - added it

karen yup. his family did not fare well. hence the drinking.

Richard I hope you like the book, Karen. When you have finished, please treat yourself to a viewing of the miniseries based on it:


Travelling Sunny Tell me you are NOT still reading this? *whining* Is ALA STILL going on?

message 20: by karen (new) - added it

karen hahahahah i put it down ages ago and have not found my momentum. it got moved to the bottom of the damn stack and the stack keeps growing. poor dickens.

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