Review: A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens

Challenge criteria: A book you’ve read before that never fails to make you smile


In October 1843, Charles Dickens ― heavily in debt and obligated to his publisher ― began work on a book to help supplement his family’s meagre income. That volume, A Christmas Carol, has long since become one of the most beloved stories in the English language. As much a part of the holiday season as holly, mistletoe, and evergreen wreaths, this perennial favourite continues to delight new readers and rekindle thoughts of charity and goodwill.

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My name in books TBR

This is a challenge I’ve seen around the Internet a couple of times. The basis of it is pretty simple – just name out some books that start with each of the letters of your name. Sounds simple right?

No. For this, I’m going to list a book that I haven’t read, and it’s then my TBR of sorts. Once I’ve read it, I can come back here and talk about it. All of these books are already on my Goodreads TBR shelf, so hopefully this will be what spurs me on to actually tick them off.

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