A new year makes one stop and reflect, as Nibs has said elsewhere. And one of the things I've been reflecting on is the balance of topics on this blog. You'll have noticed, I'm sure, that some Dickens novels get all the love around here and some barely get a mention. I suppose it was inevitable -- the content of any blog is going to reflect its owner's biases -- but it doesn't feel quite right.
This year -- even though I'll probably never be able to completely stop babbling about my favorites -- I'd like to go for a little more balance. And toward that end, I have a suggestion. I've checked to see which novel has received the least number of posts here, and the winner of that dubious honor is Barnaby Rudge. I'd like to propose a virtual reading group to tackle Barnaby this year. Would anyone be interested? It would be a reread for some of us and a first read for others, but in any case, I think it might be fun. We could take it slowly, have discussion groups about it at intervals, and maybe even have some of you do guest posts on anything that struck your fancy.
What do you think? Who'd like to give it a try?