Today, February 7, 2012, is the 200th Birthday of Charles Dickens! If you’ve never read a Dickens book, you have lost out on a great adventure into the human soul. I’m sure you’re aware of these gems:
A Christmas Carol
A Tale of Two Cities (Which Spock gave to Kirk in Star Trek II)
The Pickwick Papers
The Adventures of Nicholas Nickelby
And so on and so on. You know what my favorite Dickens quote is? This:
“No space of regret can make amends for one life’s opportunity misused” – The Ghost of Jacob Marley, Charles Dickens, A Christmas Carol
Don’t misuse your life — get off the computer, buy some Dickens, and broaden your horizons as well as your vocabulary!
BTW, Mr. Nimoy played the leader of the street urchins, Fagin, in a Theater production of Oliver! in 1972-3 — One of his first Theater Musicals!