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Monday, January 11, 2010

A Christmas Carol - Charles Dickens

this was another Kindle download, but this one was a freebie! books that were published a long time ago don't really belong to anyone - there's no copyright on them - so anyone may use them for free. Such is the case with this book, so I'm allowed to download it for free. Of course I had to read this one over Christmas break even though I've read it many times before and also seen the play.

This is the story of Ebeneezer Scrooge, a not very nice, miserly man who treats pretty much everyone poorly and won't part with a penny of his money without a fight. Ebeneezer is visited on the eve of Christmas by three ghosts - the ghost of Christmas Past, Christmas Present and Christmas Future. The visions he sees are not pretty, and he's pretty afraid, wondering if there's time for him to change or if his fate is sealed.

This is a wonderful classic tale, and I am wowed by it every time I encounter it. It is a little challenging because of the language - it was written an awfully long time ago.

This book is available at the WOMS library and is highly recommended for strong readers, especially around Christmas time :)

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