24 December 2013

A Christmas Carol, Charles Dickens and holiday cheer - Reading Review

It's raining, but I'm playing Christmas Carols, admiring our wonky Christmas Tree, and feeling very thankful for the wonderful people in my life. And gluten free Mince Pies.
It occurred to me, that despite watching the several incarnations of the film (the Muppets Christmas Carol is a special favourite) and calling myself a bookworm that adores Christmas, I've never actually picked up the classic heart warming tale, A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens.
Published originally as a novella in December 1843, everyone knows the basic story, right? Bitter old miser Scrooge is visited by his passed away business partner Jacob Marley and the Ghosts of 'Christmases Past, Present, and Yet to Come', who scare him into being a nice person.
“There is nothing in the world so irresistibly contagious as laughter and good humor.”  
It's a tale warning all and sundry to enjoy the seasonal spirit (regardless of your religious beliefs - oh wait, no that's my spin), spending time with your friends and family, of being generous to people who have less than you and above all understanding and treasuring the gifts that you have, that is the people who surround you and love you.
I'm going to tie this book 'review' (I highly recommend it by the way - A Christmas Carol is so amazing, it's never been out of print) into a linkup with the lovely Lou's Lakes Views.
Ojos WorldWhat are my reasons to be cheerful?
  • Wonderful friends and family
  • Fairylights
  • Fantastic opportunities that blogging has presented
  • Small things that make me smile
  • A purring cat
  • The ability to pass joy on to all and sundry
  • A public holiday that everyone in Britain/America/mostly everywhere can take advantage of inspite of their religion
  • Warmth
  • Having two homes in my heart
  • Being able to be cheesy
  • Knowing that the festive season is so much more than material possessions
  • You!
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I hope you have a wonderful, wonderful day tomorrow - hopefully full of whatever brings you the most pleasure.


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8 comments :

  1. I've read them all and these books are the best Christmas choice!

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    1. Back to you Ged! I hope you had a wonderful break!!

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  3. What lovely Reasons to be cheerful. I'm glad you found the linky it's great to give perspective if you're having bad week. the next one goes live tomorrow hosted by Ojo's World (no 1 on the list). Merry christmas to you :-)

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    1. Oh, I loved this linkup, and it worked in so perfectly with the book as I was reading it. I hope you also had a wonderful Christmas!

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