Posts Tagged ‘Holidays’

I recently read a blog post called The 5 Most Unique Places I’ve Ever Read A Book over on 101 Books’ blog. It made me wonder where the best places I have ever read are.

In all fairness, if I’m somewhere special and fascinating, the odds are I won’t be reading, I’ll be taking photos and staring in wonder at my surroundings!

I recently went on holiday to Croatia and I sat reading by the swimming pool outside where we were staying, which just happened to be by a particularly beautiful bit of Croatian coast! It was pretty amazing…. until the annoying foreign kids started jumping in the pool and splashing chlorine water on my precious book! That’s a no-no!

No-where really unique comes to mind though. I’ve done the usual:

  • In bed
  • On a train
  • In the car (rarely as it made me carsick as a kid… totally worth it though!)
  • On a beach
  • In the garden
  • In a library

So, I’ve been really boring!

But to be honest, who needs an exciting place to read when the book should be exciting enough to make you forget where you are?!

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Charles Dickens: A Christmas Carol. In Prose. ...

Charles Dickens: A Christmas Carol. In Prose. Being a Ghost Story of Christmas. With Illustrations by John Leech. London: Chapman & Hall, 1843. First edition. Title page. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

As i wanted to read it properly, instead just watching the film adaptations, i finally got around to reading “A Christmas Carol” by Charles Dickens!

I can’t believe i left it so long! I know the story, but nothing is as good as reading the original!

Dickens’ masterpiece is just such a great read, especially in the run up to Christmas! I love how Scrooge changes from a grumpy old miser to a thoroughly decent chap after a few visits from spectres! To be honest, i think i would change my ways if i was told off by a bunch of ghosts! I also love the bit with Tiny Tim and his family and how Scrooge is so moved by them!

As it’s a classic, it thoroughly deserves its 10/10 rating because it is a brilliant piece of writing!

“It is a fair, even-handed, noble adjustment of things, that while there is infection in disease and sorrow, there is nothing in the world so irresistibly contagious as laughter and good humour.”

— Charles Dickens, A Christmas Carol