A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens


“‘Every idiot who goes about with ‘Merry Christmas’ on his lips should be boiled in his own pudding,” says Scrooge. Mean old Scrooge despises Christmas, until Christmas Eve when a haunted voice from the past changes his life – overnight!”

-Synopsis from Libby


Hello everyone, this post is coming up a little later than planned due to it being a surprisingly busy month for me.

A Christmas Carol was my pick for this month’s Rory Gilmore Book Club, being hosted by Jules over at The Literary Lifestyle. The prompt for this month was to read a book adapted to a film. I chose this because I’ve never read it, and it was my first Dickens as well.

First of all, I was under the impression this was a long novel. I had no idea it was in fact under 200 pages! Now I know why people say they read it ever December as it would be very easy to squeeze in even at a busy time of year 😉

I loved reading this book so much more than I thought I would. The writing was both whimsical and serious as was the topic. Having seen the various film adaptations, I was familiar was the story but reading it is a very different experience.

I’m so glad I chose to read this, something new to me, rather than reread a book I was already familiar with. It’s also given me a jump start on reading some of the classics that have been looming on my reading list for years.

I look forward to continuing this challenge next month!

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