Saturday, February 11, 2012

Charles Dickens Birthday Week - Conclusion

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"No one who can read, ever looks at a book, even unopened on a shelf, like one who cannot." - Our Mutual Friend by Charles Dickens

As Charles Dickens Birthday Week draws to a close let's take a look at how this week played out.

Saturday the 4th I posted the Charles Dickens Tag Questions. Thank you to everyone who took the time to answer the tag questions! It was so much fun seeing everyone's answers!
If you didn't have time to answer the Tag Questions this week feel free to do them next week, I'd love to read your answers!

Those who answered the Charles Dickens Tag Questions:
(if your name isn't here leave me a link and I'll add it to the list)
Elizabeth at The Endless Road
Eva-Joy at Between The Covers
Charity at Austenitis
Miss Laurie (me!) at Old-Fashioned Charm
and Anne-girl even answered the Tag Questions as her character Dicken at Scribblings of My Pen and Tappings on My Keyboard

On Sunday the 5th I post Charles Dickens Games including a Charles Dickens Knowledge Quiz, Charles Dickens Unscramble Puzzles and links to other Dickens related games. 
Here are the answers to the Unscramble Game:
1. William Guppy
2. Betsy Trotwood
3. Bill Sikes
4. Herbert Pocket
5. Sydney Carton
6. Agnes Wickfield
7. Judy Smallweed
8. Pet Meagles
9. Charity Pecksniff
10. Josiah Bounderby 





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On Monday the 6th we had a guest post, Dickens' Quotables by Charity of Austenitis. She highlighted some very lovely quotes from Mr. Dickens's novels. Thank you Charity for such a delightful post!


Tuesday the 7th was Charles Dickens's 200th birthday! In my post Happy Birthday Charles Dickens! I highlighted 10 facts about Mr. Dickens life and works and celebrated a truly great writer. We also had a guest post featuring Poems by Anne-girl of Scribblings Of My Pen And Tappings On My Keyboard. Thank you Anne-girl for your clever tribute to Dear Mr. Dickens and his characters!





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On Wednesday the 8th we had our third guest post, What Makes A True Hero? by Miss Dashwood of Yet Another Period Drama Blog. Thank you Miss Dashwood for your insightful look at what makes Dickensian heroes great!





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On Thursday the 9th we had our fourth and final guest post, The Dickensian Heroine by Melody of Regency Delight. Thank you Melody for sharing the similarities seen between all of Dickens' interesting heroines!


On Friday the 10th I posted about Charles Dickens's Last Work: The Mystery of Edwin Drood, telling about the story, the history of the book and the major film adaptations.





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Also on Friday evening I posted a Charles Dickens Birthday Giveaway which will be open for entries all next week. Don't forget to spread the news!

Before you go it would be nice if you could take a few seconds and let me know what your overall opinion of this event has been. Thanks!

What is your overall opinion of Charles Dickens Birthday Week?
Fantastic!
Fun
Interesting
Not Interesting
Boring
I'm not a Charles Dickens fan






  
pollcode.com free polls 

Before I go I'd like to thank my dear guest posters for all their help this week, I truly couldn't have done this event without you! And much thanks to all of my sweet readers for celebrating Charles Dickens's life and works with me!

Now a word from Mr. Dickens:




"The pain of parting is nothing to the joy of meeting again." 
Nicholas Nickleby by Charles Dickens


What was your favorite part about Charles Dickens Birthday Week?

4 comments:

Jemimah C. said...

I thoroughly enjoyed the Charles Dickens Birthday Week, Miss Laurie! Every post was interesting. Thank you for hosting another fantastic, fun event!

By the way, here are my answers to the tag: http://beautifulblankpages.blogspot.com/2012/02/celebrating-charles-dickens.html

Miss Laurie of Old-Fashioned Charm said...

Thanks Jemimah! I'm glad you enjoyed this event! I've added your answers to the list, thanks so much for taking time to talk about Charles Dickens! :)

Eva-Joy said...

I like your CD birthday week but for one thing - the giveaway was only for US residents. :(

birdienl said...

Thank you so much for hosting this Charles Dickens birthday week. There were some really interesting articles, I learned a lot of new things!

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