"Pause you who read this, and think for a moment of the long chain of iron or gold, of thorns or flowers, that would never have bound you, but for the formation of the first link on one memorable day."
Great Expectations, chapter 9
Today, Dickensblog turns five years old.
It's been a wonderful five years since the formation of that first link, not least because it's brought people into my life whom I now consider friends. Dickens has a way of bringing his fans together, and I'm so grateful that he's done that for so many of us! Thank you all for reading and contributing to this blog. You've helped to make it what it is today, and I hope we'll all be doing this for many years to come!
Thanks especially to all of you who entered our anniversary giveaway. The drawing has been held and Natalie, Selenia, and Marian are the winners of the miniature book Charles Dickens: The Complete Novels in One Sitting by Joelle Herr. I'll be sending those out shortly. Congratulations!
(Image copyright Sterling Books)