As a classic blog I would be remiss not to wish Mr. Dickens birthday. He would have been 200 years old today (putting aside the fact that he died in 1870) Sadly, and I’m embarrassed to say, I have only read A Christmas Carol, the first time I read A Christmas Carol was in 7th grade and did not pick it up again until last year. Perhaps, it was because of my age but I did not appreciate it the way I did when I read it last year. His writing/storytelling was spellbinding and other classics such as Oliver Twist and Great Expectations were soon downloaded to my kindle. In short, 10+ years later I realized what an amazing writer he is and am saddened that it took me so long to come to that conclusion. The unfortunate thing about posting at eleven in the evening is the coming of sleepiness, so I shall sign off now and perhaps read a few words of Dickens before I sleep. Happy Birthday Charles Dickens!