I think I mentioned way back at the beginning of the year, that I wanted to read a new-to-me book by Charles Dickens this year in honor of the 200th anniversary of his birth. It took until November, but I finally listened to The Life and Adventures of Nicholas Nickleby. I enjoyed it. It seemed a bit lighter than some Dickens I've read, at least for the most part. I also listened to Great Expectations for my classics book group in September, but that wasn't the first time for that one which is why I wanted to try something else too.
And, since I'm talking about books: I also listened to The Hobbit last week and my daughters went with me to the classics book group to discuss it. Someone even made seedcake as a snack during the discussion. :-) This was my first time listening, rather than reading, which I've done a couple of times, and it was fun to hear the songs rather than reading them (and I admit I tend to skim a bit in the reading). I hadn't remembered how much focus there was on pocket handkerchiefs, or the lack thereof. ;-)