Thursday, December 24, 2009

Blogging Book Goal- Book #47

I decided to read A Christmas Carol, by Charles Dickens, because, well, it's Christmas time! We were going to read it as part of book club on Bound to Books, but, let's face it, no one really pays attention to that, so I just read it by myself.

I had found a 3 dollar copy of it at a used book shop (hardcover!) and was really excited to read through it, even though I know the story backwards and forwards.

I loved it! (but I knew I would!) Yes, it is a dark, DARK story. Yes, it can seem rather depressing at times. But.... YES, it completely redeems itself!

Then, as a reward for finishing it, and because he loves me, Ian took me out to see Disney's The Christmas Carol. If you haven't gone to see it, please do! It sticks to the book almost word for word. Seriously. The character's lines are exactly from the book! It is just unreal! Don't go expecting a happy, jolly, feel good all the time, Christmas movie though. It's purpose is true to the book's purpose though, and can sometimes be dark and suspenseful! I also wouldn't recommend it to kids either. A little scary.


Anne @ Sincerely, Britches said...

I know what you mean about the story "redeeming" itself...I watch the movie just to get to the beautiful ending. :)

Merry Christmas!

Elizabeth said...

Because of you, I am setting a GOAL of reading 12 books in 2010and blogging about each one of them! So thank you!!! I admire your reading habits! Hope you have a wonderful Holiday! Merry Christmas. Thanks for being one of my loyal blog FRIENDS! :-)

katie said...

We went to see the movie this year and my only complaint was that it was a little scary for kids! I think it should be rated PG-13, because a family of 5 (three kids under 10 probably) had to leave when Marley first came to see Scrooge.

Anyway, your post about wrapping a while back (or part of a post) is what inspired me to wrap my gifts this year. You said something about making it that much more thoughtful that resonated with me and I decided I had to get better at wrapping!

Merry Christmas blogging friend! I hope you all have a wonderful time of unwrapping and baking and packing.

Christine said...

I wondered about that movie! I want to watch it now. Although I've never read the book. Your review makes me want to. :)

Anonymous said...

How awesome you read the book! It has been on my list to read for years now! I also want to see the movie! Merry Christmas!!

A Nerd and A Free Spirit said...

The last two years we have gone to see a Christmas Carol at Silver Dollar City in Branson and we LOVE it. it's such a great story.