D is for Dickens

D is for Dickens!

For this year's A to Z I'm featuring books I've read based on the Reading Challenge.

Today's book is one you can finish in a day:

The Chimes: A Goblin Story of Some Bells that Rang an Old Year Out and a New Year In by Charles Dickens

I know I can finish this one in a day, actually less than a day, because that's exactly what I did. One day, eons ago when I had more time (so far back that I was still living with my parents!), I was reorganizing my bookshelves (one of those things you do when you have oodles of time, before life happens), and I came across a palm-sized hardcover I'd picked up at a book fair: The Chimes. I read the first page, got suckered into the story, and sat on the floor and read the entire book.

Apparently it's part of his series of Christmas tales, along with A Christmas Carol, The Cricket on the Hearth, The Battle of Life, and The Haunted Man and the Ghost's Bargain.

The Chimes is available on Gutenberg! As are the others. Maybe this year I'll read the full Christmas set.

The only other book I've finished in one day was It by Stephen King. I had to finish it because I couldn't go to sleep without finding out if everyone was okay at the end!

Which books have you read in one sitting?

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