I received some inspiration from Melissa Wiley's blog yesterday. She was stating her intention to spend the year with Charles Dickens. Reading his novels in order of publication seems a daunting task to me but I was inspired to pick my copy of Oliver Twist off the shelf where it has languished for many a year and begin. I was quickly immersed. So maybe not a whole year of Dickens but definitely Oliver Twist, The Pickwick Papers, David Copperfield and perhaps The Old Curiosity Shop.