Excerpt from A Christmas Carol





I just validated my NaNoWriMo win! The first draft of Chloe, Between the Cracks #4 clocked in at 114,699 words. 20 days of writing (since three days were Sundays and I don’t write on Sunday.) At least 5,000 words per day.

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Teaser Tuesdays is a weekly bookish meme, read the rules at A Daily Rhythm. Anyone can play along!

Tis the season… for A Christmas Carol and special family readings as we count down the days to Christmas! Who hasn’t read some version of A Christmas Carol, or at least watched one of the movie versions? This advent reader will have you reading it in twenty-four readings from December 1 to Christmas Eve. How about this teaser from the December 3 reading:

“A poor excuse for picking a man’s pocket every twenty-fifth of December!” said Scrooge, buttoning his great-coat to the chin. “But I suppose you must have the whole day. Be here all the earlier next morning.”

The clerk promised that he would; and Scrooge walked out with a growl.

Charles Dickens, A Christmas Carol

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Dickens’ widely beloved A Christmas Carol and his little-known The Life of Our Lord are brought together in this reader, specially formatted into 24 readings suitable for reading during December.
Experience two of the greatest Christmas stories of all time with your family

This Workman Family Classics Edition Contains:
• Background/Introduction
• Biography
• Footnotes
• a scriptural passage and discussion question after
each day’s reading
• Extension activities


  1. Way to go on finishing NaNoWriMo! That is awesome.

    I love A Christmas Carol. Such beautiful writing and a great story.

  2. This is my very favourite Dickens’ novel with Great Expectations running a close second. Here’s my teaser: http://wp.me/p4DMf0-12n

  3. I have a copy that’s beautifully illustrated by Greg Hildebrandt. Thanks for reminding me to read it again soon.
    My Tuesday post features The Beach House.

  4. Congratulations on NaNoWriMo!

    My TT this week is from The Elegance of the Hedgehog (L’elegance du herisson) by Muriel Barbery at http://wp.me/pZnGI-qP

  5. I absolutely love A Christmas Carol!! Thanks for the bit of nostalgia in your Teaser!
    My TT is here: http://justasecondblog.blogspot.com/2015/11/teaser-tuesdaysfirst-chapter-first_24.html

  6. I have never read the book either, but do enjoy the different versions of the movie.
    sherry @ fundinmental My TT

  7. I’ve watched so many different versions of the movie but never read the book. I might do that this year!
    Here’s my TT – http://fuonlyknew.com/2015/11/24/teaser-tuesdays-137-a-piece-of-you/

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