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text 2017-12-13 15:17
Reading progress update: I've read 224 out of 224 pages.
A Christmas Carol: And Other Christmas Stories - Charles Dickens,Frederick Busch

Listing this as a "read" book feels a little like cheating, as of the four stories contained between its covers I only read the title one. I had read "A Good Humoured Christmas" as a chapter of The Pickwick Papers, though; as for the other two, they just didn't appeal to my mood at the moment.

 

As for "A Christmas Carol," I'm disappointed in myself for not having read it sooner. What a great story!

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text 2017-12-13 00:55
Reading progress update: I've read 78 out of 224 pages.
A Christmas Carol: And Other Christmas Stories - Charles Dickens,Frederick Busch

I’m reading the title story now, and I’m appreciating how sympathetic his portrayal of Scrooge is — certainly more so than in any of the adaptations that I can recall watching.

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text 2017-12-07 15:22
How is it already December 7th?
Living with Shakespeare: Actors, Directors, and Writers on Shakespeare in Our Time - Susannah Carson
The Drowned and the Saved - Primo Levi
The Adventure of the Christmas Pudding (The crime club) - Agatha Christie
Magic's Promise - Mercedes Lackey
Widow's Web - Jennifer Estep
The Subtle Knife - Philip Pullman
Christmas Stories - Diana Secker Tesdell
Hercule Poirot's Christmas: A Hercule Poirot Mystery - Agatha Christie
Prince Caspian - C.S. Lewis

 

We're rapidly approaching the end of 2017 and I'm not ready.  Christmas is coming at warp speed it seems, and I have a family party on the 23rd and I'll spend Christmas Day at my niece's house, staying with my sister in between those two events.  Then on the 29th, I fly to the west coast to see my other sister and go to a family wedding on New Year's Eve.  I'm looking forward to all of this, but I'm wondering when I'm going to get my Christmas cards written, the food contributions prepared, and my suitcases packed.

 

And of course, I want to tie up the loose ends of this reading year, read some Christmas books, and prepare for 2018.  A bit of Peace on Earth.

 

Last weekend, I got my Christmas tree set up & decorated.  I'm enjoying the coloured lights, celebrating the upcoming solstice and the return of more light.  These days it feels like I go to work in the dark and go home in the dark--I feel like a mole!

 

I know I will get it all done.  I always do.  And if I don't, the world will not end.  Keep telling me that.

 

Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays to you all. 

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text 2016-12-24 18:58
Christmas Bloody Christmas
Christmas Bloody Christmas - Richard Gib... Christmas Bloody Christmas - Richard Gibney,Jennifer Byars,PJ Webb,Claudette Melanson,Lynn Lamb

Happy Christmas, everyone! Am celebrating the holiday by reading Christmas Bloody Christmas - the first story, Lora Lee, which is all I've read so far, is excellent. Can't find a proper cover for the collection, but each story has its own. Here's the first:

 

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review 2016-12-24 10:45
Supernatural Short Stories for Christmas
Supernatural Short Stories for Christmas - Denise Jay

by Denise Jay

 

This was just two short stories with a Christmas theme. Nothing too special, but good enough to finish. The odd thing is that it seems to have disappeared from Amazon, so I assume the author pulled it.

 

The writing was reasonably good with no errors, so perhaps she will try again. The plots were perhaps the weak point as there wasn't anything very original, just more Christmas stories to add to the Horror collection.

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