guess what i saw on google this morning?

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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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  1. I saw this too but no clue whi is he 🙂 Thank you for the info Sis 🙂 I love their animation too, so cool so entertaining 🙂 Visiting from Thursday Brownies, hope that you can return the visit too.

  2. It was also nice that google made it redirect to his books offered for free sa ereader. It took me sometime identifying the characters in the doodle, i do hope I got all correctly. – Bookish

    Thanks for linking up to Thursday Brownies sis!

  3. i saw it too and great that Google honored him! 🙂 visiting late from Thursday Brownies, hope you can visit me back. thanks and have a great week. 🙂

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