Tuesday, February 7, 2012

A Twisted Tale of Curious Carols & Expectations

Old-Fashioned Charm

That's the best conglomeration of Dickens' novels titles I can assemble. :)

I saw on my friend Lauren's blog that today is Charles Dickens' 200th birthday! I find it very ironic that I happen to be reading "A Tale of Two Cities" right now!

I've never done a blog tag or anything, but I thought this would be fun. So, although I don't know a whole lot about Charles Dickens or his novels, I'm going to answer these questions and join the fun from this blog that my friend linked to. (They are similar questions to another Dickens birthday blogger, so I just answered the first set.)

Charles Dickens Birthday Week Tag Questions:

1. How were you first introduced to Charles Dickens?
Umm, either seeing Oliver Twist on PBS or A Christmas Carol at Silver Dollar City.

2. Which Charles Dickens novels and stories have you read? Which are your favorites?
Oliver Twist, A Christmas Carol, and A Tale of Two Cities (in progress)

3. Which Charles Dickens novel(s) do you most want to read?
David Copperfield

4. What are your favorite Charles Dickens quotes (up to three)?
"The only thing more ridiculous than Christmas is falling in love!" from A Christmas Carol

5. Which Charles Dickens film adaptations are in your top three favorites? (If you've never seen one which three film adaptations do you most want to see?)
A Christmas Carol (2009), and I don't really remember Oliver Twist well, but that's the only other one I've seen. But SDC does a great job on their musical of A Christmas Carol.

6. Who are your Top 3 favorite Dickens heroines? and why?
Lucie Manette, because she reminds me of Cosette from Les Miserables

7. Who are your Top 3 favorite Dickens heroes? and why?
Oliver Twist, because he's a little orphan, and Scrooge's nephew because he's so cheery. (And his film voice is Colin Firth! Duh!)

8. Which three Dickens villains do you most love to hate?
I'm not very good at hating. And I'm not finished with A Tale of Two Cities, but I can tell there's about to be a good villain or two. :)

9. Which Dickens characters (up to three) do you find the most funny?
Pretty much everything about A Christmas Carol cracks me up! Also Miss Pross, and Mr. Lorry from Tale of Two Cities.

10. If you could authorize a new film adaptation of one of Dickens' novels, which would it be and why?
I'm not familiar enough with any of of the film adaptions to have a proper opinion.

11. If you could have lunch with Charles Dickens today, what question would you most like to ask him?
What the Dickens he thinks of his fame! (pun intended of course)

12. Have you ever read a Dickens biography or watched a biographical film about him?
Nope. I wasn't kidding when I said I didn't know much about Charles Dickens. :)


  1. Thanks so much for doing this tag! I'm glad you enjoyed it and I had fun reading your answers! :)

    I'm in the middle of reading 'A Tale of Two Cities' too. The characters are really interesting and funny (Miss Pross and Mr. Lorry lol)!

    Do you mind if I link to your answers in the conclusion post for my Charles Dickens Birthday Week?

  2. Wow, how did I not know you had another blog? I just ran across it from the comments at Old-Fashioned Charm!

  3. You have a wonderful world opening up to you. I love DIcken's book and movies... Well, most of the movies....