Thursday, December 8, 2016

Book Beginning: A Christmas Carol



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YOUR BOOK BEGINNING



MY BOOK BEGINNING



Marley was dead: to begin with.

-- A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens. I've never read this; I just assumed I had because I've seen so many movies and plays and cartoons. I decided to finally read the book, or at least the audiobook.

And it's terrific! I always forget how funny Dickens is. There are droll asides, witty bits, and sarcasm that is lost in the syrupy movie adaptations.

17 comments :

Laurel-Rain Snow said...

The perfect book for the season!

Roberta said...

Taking another look at A Christmas Carol is a great idea. These stories stick around for a reason.

Thank you for hosting during this busy time of year.

Maria said...

Always a classic beginning! I need to re-read this:)

Anne Bennett said...

And what a perfect first line! Glad you are enjoying it.

Lauren Stoolfire said...

Perfect time of year to read this one! Great choice! :)

Yvonne@fiction-books said...

Classics are just that for a reason, the original versions are always the best!

I read this one many years ago and alomg with so many other greats of their times, I keep promising myself that I will get around to some re-reads ... One day!

A good seasonal choice to compliment your lovely daily Christmas countdown - Enjoy :)

Yvonne

Stormi Johnson said...

Great read! :)

Elizabeth said...

I have never read this book either, but I have seen it on TV.

ENJOY your day and your weekend.

Elizabeth
Silver's Reviews
My Book Beginnings

Sherry Fundin said...

Definitely the right time of year. :-)
sherry @ fundinmental Friday Memes

Katherine P said...

I have never read this book and really just recently forgave Dickens for my high school required reading trauma! This book is definitely one I want to read in the future - hopefully next Christmas. I hope you're enjoying it!

Mandy Sickle said...

I've always wanted to read this one but never actually gotten around to it. I might have to add it to my holiday reading list.
Thanks for hosting and sharing.

JC Jones said...

Great Old Favorite to feature in December. Like others I have never read it just watched various shows based on the story.

Gilion Dumas said...

And it's short! The audiobook is not even three hours long, unlike most Dickens books.

Eli Oldham said...

I think I may have "read" it in college. The seventh graders at the school where I teach read it earlier in the semester, and the week before Thanksgiving, we took them to see the musical version at one of our local (and by local, I mean an hour away) universities. It was fabulous.

Breana M. said...

A Christmas Carol is one of the books I want to read before this year is over.

Sandra Nachlinger said...

I have a copy of this classic, beautifully illustrated by Greg Hildebrandt, and I read it every Christmas. Thanks for the reminder to share it with my granddaughter. Thank you for hosting Book Beginnings too.

Mark Baker said...

It's been years since I read the book, but I knew that first line. Great choice.

Last night, I put in the wrong link to my entry, but I've put in the correct one now. Sorry about that.

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