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Tuesday, November 10, 2009

December's Book Club Selection - A Christmas Carol

Hello Everyone,

December's Book Club selection was chosen by yours truly; the Christmas theme was an obvious choice for this time of year and I've always enjoyed the film adaptations of this book. I have decided on A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens. This is a Christmas classic that I hope we can all enjoy! If you would like to read more about this title, please click here.

About A Christmas Carol (from Wikipedia):

"The tale begins on Christmas Eve seven years after the death of Ebenezer Scrooge's business partner Jacob Marley. That night, the ghost of Jacob Marley appears before Scrooge and warns him that his soul will be bearing heavy chains for eternity if he does not change his greedy ways, and also predicts that a series of other ghosts will follow. Three Christmas ghosts visit Scrooge during the course of the night, fulfilling Marley's prophecy. The first, the Ghost of Christmas Past, takes Scrooge to the scenes of his boyhood and youth which stir the old skinflint's gentler and tenderer emotions. The second spirit, the Ghost of Christmas Present, takes Scrooge to the home of his nephew Fred to observe his game of Yes and No and to the humble dwelling of his clerk Bob Cratchit to observe his Christmas dinner. The third spirit, the Ghost of Christmas Yet to Come, harrows Scrooge with dire visions of the future if he does not learn and act upon what he has witnessed. Crippled Tiny Tim does not die as the ghost foretold and Scrooge becomes a different man, treating his fellow men with kindness, generosity, and compassion, and gaining a reputation as a man who embodies the spirit of Christmas (Restad 137-8)."

If you'd like to participate, please pick up a copy (old or new) of the selected title as soon as you can and please do your best to read it before December 31st, 2009. You can purchase a copy, borrow it from a friend or family member or you can borrow a copy from your local library. There is a free, OPEN BOOKS copy available at the following website.

All official members will meet (online) on Saturday, December 12th, 2009 in a specified meeting place to chat.

We are still accepting new members so feel free to fill out the Bloggers Unite Book Club Registration Form if you would like to become an Official Member.

Thanks a bunch!

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