Canadians are currently enjoying the Victoria Day long weekend. Most Canadians, that is. I have to work today. The wheels of late capitalism stop for nothing, especially not deceased British monarchs. So, pressed for time, I managed to come up with a Victoria related topic. There are two Victorian novels that I feel that I should have read but have only begun them and never finished: Middlemarch by George Eliot and Dombey and Son by Charles Dickens. Embarrassingly, I wrote a paper on Middlemarch when I was an undergraduate without having finished the book (cheeky!). I have read almost all of Dickens’ work and Dombey and Son is a gap that the completest in me cannot abide. Therefore, I am challenging myself to read both of these massive novels before September 1, 2014. If anyone wants to join me, since reading challenges seem to be en vogue, please do so. I will report on my progress as it happens.
Enjoy what remains of your weekend! – Kirt