Hi All! I had a pretty good weekend again, with a lot of outside time, but I want to go a completely different direction…
I’m sure many of you are aware that I devoted last week on the blog to Bleak House. Last year Yvette Prior and myself did a “Dickens Challenge” with his book Little Dorrit. We did another challenge this year using Bleak House.
Last year I was a bit behind and read the book at the last minute in a semi panic, so this year I started early. I finished the book in mid-March and wrote five essays. I wrote them straight off while the book was fresh on my mind and without going to outside reference material. I wanted those first impressions. I did use the book itself as a reference as I wrote. I also went back over the last three months and tweaked them a bit.
I wrote several reminder posts over the last few months including some interpretations of the book, so those five essays weren’t the only material created for the challenge.
And then I posted them all last week with an intro and a recap.
I spent quite a few hours last week reading and responding to comments.
And now it is all done. At least my part – there will be at least two more posts and possibly even more!
I did put quite a bit of effort into it, so it is great that it is finally done and over (for me).
That is my smile for the week, the successful wrap up of this months long journey into the heart of Bleak House.
What made you smile?
Come on, I’m sure you smiled at least once last week. Why don’t you share it? I hope you can join in!
Here is list of “rules” and guiding ideas. If you don’t have time to read it right now, just remember that this is an exercise to spread positivity. Don’t smile about the misfortune of others. Don’t smile in a way to excludes others. Make sure a 12 year old can read it.
To join in, write a post to share your smile and then leave a comment on this post with a link to your smile. Or, if you prefer, do a pingback to this post (pingback = have a link from your post to this one) (Note – pingbacks have been very inconsistent – please leave a comment :) ). You can post any time until next Sunday evening (to be simple, I will say midnight GMT, which is 7 PM Sunday for me). Note – I am no longer compiling the smiles into a weekly post as I used to – Sorry, I do not have time.