Great Expectations (1946), which aired last week to honor Sir David Lean's birthday, is airing again today, at 10 a.m. ET, to honor another birthday: Sir Alec Guinness's centennial. (I had hoped for Oliver Twist as well, but no such luck!)
The new Edwin Drood monthly readalong is underway, over at Cloisterham Tales. Hereare the first two posts. (Please take note of the NO SPOILERS rule -- I broke it once with the Tale of Two Cities readalong, and earned myself a reprimand. I don't want that to happen to the rest of you!)
And there's more: There's another new readalong, of Our Mutual Friend, going on over here! This is not an April Fool -- we've got two monthly Dickens readalongs going on at once now!
Blogger Brett Janes has posted a list of opening sentences from all of Dickens's novels and novellas, for the excellent reason that no one else had done it yet. And then he set up a poll! Go here to vote for your favorite.
Could part of The Lord of the Rings have been inspired by part of Our Mutual Friend? Blogger T. M. Doran at Novel Thoughts traces an interesting resemblance between the Lammles and the Sackville-Bagginses.