When I think of what to read at Christmas time I often think of A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens.
When I think of A Christmas Carol I always remember a library program that I attended back in the mid 90’s in Kansas City. Gerald Dickens the great, great grandson of Charles Dickens presented part of A Christmas Carol at the local library. I was fortunate to meet him and shake his hand as I was good friends with several of the library staff. Always remember, be nice to your librarians 🙂
Today I finished read Mr. Dickens and His Carol by Samantha Silva while eating my lunch. The book is an interesting fictional account of the writing of A Christmas Carol. It really is interesting and in some ways retells the story while Dickens writes it. It is complete with a ghost, a bit of a Christmas miracle and Dickens disguising himself as Scrooge.
It is interesting that A Christmas Carol was written in a short time period and out of financial necessity for Dickens.
You can read more about his other stories in my post Dickens Christmas.
Will you read A Christmas Carol or watch one of the versions on TV this year?