Friday, November 30, 2018

Literary Christmas Challenge


I'm joining the Literary Christmas Reading Link-up at In the Bookcase. It's easy. Make a list of Christmas-themed books you'd like to read this season, write a post about it, and link-up over at In the Bookcase.

My list isn't very long. There are two books I would like to read in December, and I read them with my kids. So here it goes:

A Christmas Carol 
Charles Dickens


Holly & Ivy
Rumer Godden, Barbara Cooney


Want to join? There's still time!

9 comments:

  1. Thanks for the heads-up, Ruth! I'm going to join too. If I throw in some children's books, I might be able to participate in one challenge this year that I feel good about. Can't wait to start!

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    1. Right? Whatever you have to do!

      Notice I'm only hoping to read TWO?

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  2. A Christmas Carol is nearly an annual read...always good. Enjoy!

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  3. I'm doing this too - having a few weeks of Christmas short stories :)

    I LOVE Christmas Carol, so much so I just finished forcing my way through Malthus' Essay on Population, which Dickens refers to with the "If they want to die then let them do it" comment.

    Have fun :D

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    1. This is interesting! I admit my ignorance on Malthus and Dickens. So I read an op ed on the connection, and it is fascinating.

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  4. I've always wanted to read A Cricket on the Hearth by Dickens. I think I will try this challenge and read that one. The Holly and the Ivy is one of my absolute favorites. And of course A Christmas Carol is THE classic! I just discovered your blog. It's lovely!

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    1. Thank you, Faith.

      Last Christmas I read A Cricket on the Hearth. It was a sweet and quaint love story, but difficult at times (for me) in comprehension, being Dickens. If you do struggle with it...don't give up. It really is sweet.

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  5. Woohoo! Thanks for joining A Literary Christmas!

    "A Christmas Carol" is always worth another read. Plus, I've enjoyed some delightful books that are based on the original Dickens' story that are also interesting. :) The other books you've chosen looks pretty cute too!

    Merry reading to you!

    Tarissa
    http://inthebookcase.blogspot.com

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