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Fighting the Cold, with a Book!

By December 17, 2013

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A Christmas CarolIt's that time of the year... I'm fighting a cold; it's cold outside; and the chill goes straight to the bone. It's the perfect time to curl up somewhere with a good book. But, the chill also reminds me of the first time I read A Christmas Carol. Do you get a chill when you imagine Scrooge's cold, dank environs? Or worse yet, Scrooge's absence of human compassion, feeling and emotion has a way of casting a chill. As Dickens writes: "External heat and cold had little influence on Scrooge. No warmth could warm, no wintry weather chill him."

But, if the chill is here, at least the time of year logically lends itself to an exploration of the history of A Christmas Carol. On December 17th, 1843, Charles Dickens published A Christmas Carol. So, to celebrate the book's birthday, READ the text with us. And, then, take a look at more about the history of this favorite Christmas Classic.

So, do you have a favorite book to help you get past the winter chill--that warms you body and soul, and gives you faith in humanity? Or perhaps you'd have any book that suits your fancy (preferably a good one) in your hands: nose deep, immersed, and blissfully lost in the written word. I hope you're enjoying your book of choice today!

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