Sync Read #4: David Copperfield (Start Reading!)

- Sync Read #4 -

– Sync Read #4 –

November 1 through December 30David Copperfield by Charles Dickens

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Today is Day One of our fourth sync read, which is designed to be stress-free and place the focus on reading together, rather than completing assignments. (Unless that’s your thing.)

It’s also cleverly designed to keep your moderators from tearing out their hair doing research. So it’s about you, and the book. And you.

Are you reading? Weigh in below — chat, leave a link to your post if you wrote something, read quietly if you prefer to keep to yourself but love knowing you’re reading with others, even silently. Weigh in here and say nothing at your blog. Whatever suits your personality.

There is no Mr. Linky below because the point in this feature is to talk together in a central place, and list our blogs if it comes up. (Which is of course welcome.)

Tell us if you’re excited, if you know some background on Dickens you want to share, if you have read the novel before and plan to redip with the group, if you feel sentimental about the read for any reason (maybe the book was a family member’s favorite), if you read it in college and want to try it again on your own, if you’ve never read it and don’t know what it’s about but it’s on your list so you’re reading it. Etc.

Is this your first Dickens? Have you read a biography? Can you recommend an edition or an adaption? That sort of thing. 🙂

We’ll toss up another post on November 23 and December 12 to see how the read is going, and one more on December 30 for the finish. Subscribe to the comments below to follow the discussion.

(No spoilers please!) – And it’s no pressure here! Feel free to weigh in in a week or nine months, if you like.

– The Club

(2013 Sync Schedule) / Twitter hashtag: #ccsyncread (so we can group chat!)


9 thoughts on “Sync Read #4: David Copperfield (Start Reading!)

  1. Pingback: Sync Read #4: David Copperfield (The Finish!) | The Classics Club

  2. Pingback: Sync Read #4: David Copperfield (First Check-In!) | The Classics Club

  3. I started it but I’m going at a slower pace with my finish date January 25th. I’m reading Dickens chronologically (started with Martin Chuzzlewit) and I must say that David Copperfield is very different from what I’ve been accustomed to when it comes to Dickens. The narration is very engaging and the circumstances and behaviour of the characters are very believable, without the extreme exaggerations that usually accompany Dickens’ writing.

    How is everyone else enjoying it?


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