Thanksgiving is the gateway to Christmas, so my favorite time of the year has now officially started! Time for some thematic blogging.
Of course, Charles Dickens's A Christmas Carol is a long-standing tradition. I have it and his other "Christmas Stories" ready to go on my iPod, since I am in a Dickens mood lately.But now I am going to add The Man Who Invented Christmas by Les Standiford to my holiday reading list, thanks to a great review by Ruth Douillette over on the Internet Review of Books. Standiford has written a mini-biography of Dickens, focusing on the circumstances surrounding Dickens's self-publication of A Christmas Carol. Sounds great!
I read "Christmas Carol" when I was in middle school, and don't really remember much of it. I should probably reread it this break, lol. I don't think I understood it very well at the time anyway, and it'll be a nice way to recover from the semester.ReplyDelete
BTW, I'm AA1986 on LT. :)
Hey there! I don't think you'll be disappointed. The backstory to "Carol" is fascinating, and I found the publishing process in those days particularly interesting.ReplyDelete
I reread Christmas Carol every year! I love it. But I've never read his other Christmas stories until this year. Just finished Cricket and am starting The Chimes.ReplyDelete