by Charles Dickens
Town crank Ebenezer Scrooge is visited by the Ghosts of Christmas Past, Present and Yet To Come, and is taught the true spirit of Christmas.
I had never read A Christmas Carol previously, nor had I ever seen the movie, so I got to go into it with a fairly clean mental slate. The story was pretty much what I expected, but for some odd reason I was surprised at how delighted I was by the writing itself. Maybe I thought it was going to be more cumbersome, but that was not at all the case. It's easy to see why many readers revisit this classic every holiday season.
NOTICE: (Updated March 5, 2010)
Beginning December 19, 2009, Books 'N Border Collies will be posting but only intermittently while I pursue personal goals. I plan to share some reading I'm doing, but there will be no reviews. I will, however, be sharing my exploration of vegetarian cooking and the cookbooks and websites I use to educate myself. I hope you enjoy it!