Well, here we go - my first attempt at a blog. It's the first day of the new year (2012). It's my sixtieth year. I'm going to use this blog as a journal to keep tabs on my book-reading, music-listening, and film-watching during the year ahead.
I have lots of books, as always, on my to-read list. And many films that I plan to get to eventually.
Today I began a recently-released biography of Charles Dickens - it's called Charles Dickens: A Life, written by Claire Tomalin. I heard her interviewed on a CBC podcast and a BBC podcast talking about the book.
It's not the first book I've read about Dickens. And probably not the last (I still have the huge Peter Ackroyd biography upstairs on a bookshelf - read a few chapters when I first found it in a second-hand bookstore about five years ago). Dickens is a favourite author of mine and I am endlessly fascinated by his life and times - and his novels, of course.
So, on with the show!