“It is at such moments that the wise, standing on the thresholds of decaying old heaps of mansions, turn and leave, rush back to their homes and retreat under their bed-clothes. It takes a dose of thoughtlessness to go forward at such moments. And thank heavens for that, for no books would ever be written if it weren’t for those characters who did not look before they leaped.”—The Haunting of Charles Dickens I t’s no secret how I’ve been faring in the sweltering heat these last several weeks; not well, in case you’ve missed a post here and there. You can imagine my disappointment then upon realizing The Haunting of Charles Dickens, a mid-level reading adventure is a book set in Dickens’ world, revealed…