Sunday, November 7, 2010

A Christmas Carol Read-a-Long

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A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens is a book I've been meaning to read for a long time.  Every year around this time I tell myself that I am finally going to read it.  And every Christmas when the movie plays on television I kick myself for yet again NOT reading the book.  Well, not this year, no way.  I admit that I love the movie but as a self-professed bookworm it just seems wrong that I have never read this book.
 
Right before Thanksgiving (in America) I am going to read the first part of this book.  By Christmas I will have read the whole thing, darn it.  Who wants to join me? This is my first time hosting an online read-a-long but I know this will be fun.  Each week, I'll post a few questions about the section we've just finished and we can blog about it together.
 
If this sounds like fun to you too - then please sign up below to participate.  And feel free to invite other friends to come and participate with us.  Oh, and don't forget the button I made just for this event.  LOL I had fun making the button and would love to see it around on your blogs!
 

8 comments:

  1. I've had this book sitting on my book shelf for years and this seems like a fun way to get started with it :) I've never done an online readalong and I'm really looking forward to it!

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  2. I just bought this book today from amazon, so this will be a great chance to read it.

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  3. I've owned this book for ages. I can't wait to get started!!

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  4. Hi! Just wanted you to know I've posted your button on my blog. This looks like fun. :-)

    - Jillian

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  5. I've been wanting to read this book for a long time, and this is going to be the year! I think I've seen every movie edition in the last few years, while I've been putting off reading the actual book. I started it once years ago on a copy from the library, but had to take it back unread. Now I've bought my own copy- a lovely hard bound, fake leather feel, large format edition, illustrated by Quentin Blake. I run a bookgroup on yahoo that is reading through all 1001 books in 1001 Children's Books You Must Read Before You Grow Up- and I've scheduled it for our end of year read (anyone is more than welcome to come and join us-http://au.groups.yahoo.com/group/1001childrensbooksyoumustread/). And now this. I'm putting the button on my blog too. I'm fully committed, it's going to happen. Great idea Sheery. Thanks.

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  6. Sorry about entering twice in Linky. 'The Sound and the Fury' was attached because I'm in a literary Blog Hop, and I forgot Linky remembers the last post! Please delete my first Linky entry, where I included 'The Sound and the Fury. :)

    I'm not sure I'll be participating each week to answer questions, but I intend to read 'A Christmas Carol' through Christmas Day. (I started last night.) If it's not cool to include my blog in the Linky without full participation, feel free to delete. :-)

    - Jill

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  7. What a great idea! I've put the button on my blog.

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  8. I'm so excited! Like all of you, I've had the book forever, but have never read it.

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