I was glad to have a bit of time for myself the other day when I managed to wake up in the wee hours of the morning to catch up on my online tasks + other activities {read: Facebook + whatnots! :)}. I took advantage of the fact that my little man is fast asleep + I can use the computer all to myself sans the usual interruptions from my ever-energetic little boy!

+ boy, was I delighted to see this quirky bit of artwork when I visited Google. + when I checked further, I found out that the doodle is a tribute to Charles Dickens, who is celebrating his 200th Birthday that day.  I am sure we all know who this Dickens guy is + I will bet my bottom dollar that we all have read or watched {that movie version with Ethan Hawke, remember? :)} his very famous novel, Great Expectations.

A bit of trivia about Charles Dickens:

  • He was born Charles John Huffan Dickens on 1812 in Portsmouth, England
  • This famous English novelist is well-known for his novels: A Tale of Two Cities, A Christmas Carol, Oliver Twist and The Pickwick Paper, among others
  • His final resting place is at the Poets’ Corner in Westminster Abbey in London

Reading about Dickens 200th birthday celebration inspired me to re-read my paperback of The Great Expectations, which is now lying lonely + gathering dust in one of my drawers at home. I made a mental note to get it the next time I visit. Reading the classics is one of the things that I enjoyed doing when I was still in school, it is something I’d love to rub on my little man + I guess there is no perfect time to teach him how to appreciate Dickens + his associates, than now.

Thought I’d share the brown doodle with Thursday Brownies :)

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