November 30, 2011

Ladies' Goodsreads: December


A Christmas Carol
Charles Dickens

Cruel miser Ebeneezer Scrooge has never met a shilling he doesn't like. . .and hardly a man he does. And he hates Christmas most of all. When Scrooge is visited by his old partner, Jacob Marley, and the ghosts of Christmas Past, Christmas Present, and Christmas Yet to Come, he learns eternal lessons of charity, kindness, and goodwill. Experience a true Victorian Christmas!

*A fairly short read. Go ahead and leave a comment about the book too. :)

1 comment:

  1. Good short read. I liked a few quotes in there, but only remember about this one:

    "There are many things from which I might have derived good by which I have not profited, I dare say," returned the nephew, "Christmas among the rest. But I am sure I have always thought of Christmas-time, when it has come round-apart from the veneration due to its sacred name and origin, if anything belonging to it can be apart from that-as a good time; a kind, forgiving, charitable, pleasant time; the only time I know of, in the long calendar of the year, when men and women seem by one consent to open their shut-up hearts freely, and to think of people below them as if they really were fellow-passengers to the grave, and not another race of creatures bound on other journeys. And therefore, uncle, though it has never put a scrap of gold or silver in my pocket, I believe that it has done me good, and will do me good; and I say, God bless it!"

    I like Dicken's writing style. He's very....himself and there's some sarcasm and fun wit.

    FYI, there's another book written called Jacob T. Marley, that's about Scrooge's business partner (the first Ghost that appeared to him before the past, present and future ghosts). Paul got it from a co-worker for Christmas, but we didn't read it yet. Next year I guess.