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  • Christmas Carol

    Posted by Jacy Cohen on December 5, 2022 at 6:00 am

    Merry Christmas, ladies! We’re starting Christmas Carol today 😊 Can’t wait to dig in and hear how you all are enjoying it!

    Jacy Cohen replied 1 month, 2 weeks ago 5 Members · 12 Replies
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  • Melanie Benoit

    Member
    December 5, 2022 at 8:57 am

    I’m ready and on time for once. Let’s do this! 😂

  • Jessica Lasley

    Member
    December 5, 2022 at 11:56 pm
    • Jordan Sparks

      Administrator
      December 7, 2022 at 1:57 am

      I love seeing how author’s lives shape their writings.

  • Jordan Sparks

    Administrator
    December 7, 2022 at 1:55 am

    In my copy there are little footnotes that tell about buildings he is describing that are actually from Dickens childhood and what the old words mean! Fun little tidbits!

  • Jacy Cohen

    Member
    December 8, 2022 at 12:51 am

    I love when authors can’t help but foreshadow. You can almost feel their excitement! Looking at you page one Shakespeare reference 😏

    • Jordan Sparks

      Administrator
      December 12, 2022 at 2:42 am

      (the throng of spirits eerily drifting through the fog just outside Scrooge’s window).

  • Jacy Cohen

    Member
    December 12, 2022 at 11:56 pm

    We are finishing up Christmas Carol this week (or you can take the rest of the year, if you like 😊)! January 1 we will start Little Women, so make sure you have your copy 😊

  • Jordan Sparks

    Administrator
    December 13, 2022 at 2:59 am

    I think I’ll be in it till Christmas at least. I’m only on stave 3. I’m glad I’ve seen the movie before reading because his descriptions with the spirits are so odd and dream-like. I have those movie scenes in my mind to help pull together what he’s talking about.

  • Jordan Sparks

    Administrator
    December 13, 2022 at 3:02 am
  • Jacy Cohen

    Member
    December 14, 2022 at 1:54 am

    I just finished up. Thanks, again, Jordan for the audio link! That helped me finish it up quickly. Fred is my favorite character and my goal is to be more like him, not letting others diminish my spirit or have effect on my attitude in life! I also love that when Scrooge came to reconcile with him, there was not a moment of hesitation! Fred heartily welcomed Scrooge into fellowship.

    Over all, a great little read. Short, sweet, and to the point 😊

  • Jaime Lingle

    Member
    December 17, 2022 at 1:45 am

    What a fun novella! And this is the first time I’ve read Dickens, and I LOVE his writing!

    Christmas is not my favorite time of the year, nor my favorite holiday. I have a cute household decoration that says, “Bah, humbug!” that I put up every Christmas as a funny reminder to my family that this season is just not my season, but after reading this book, I am reconsidering it…

    • Jacy Cohen

      Member
      December 18, 2022 at 10:33 am

      Jaime, Doug Wilson has a couple great books on Christmas and several podcast episodes/videos on the topic as well. He has really helped me see the importance of celebrating Christmas! This was my first time reading Dickens as well. While I like his writing, I still prefer Austen or Brontë. I found myself getting a smidge lost with Dickens.