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A Christmas Carol

We looked at various elements of the novel: themes, characters, pivotal moments, motifs, social and historical context, settings/places. Students like to engage with the ideas of others and using poster paper enables large scale interaction. 186 more words

English

A Christmas Carol

Taking some liberties with the letter X and using the book A Christmas (Xmas) Carol for the letter X in the A to Z challenge. There are some letters that are very difficult to blog about, Q, X & Z being the chief ones for me. 485 more words

A To Z Blogging Challenge

O My Son!

Bible:

Then Joab blew the trumpet, and the troops came back from pursuing Israel, for Joab restrained them. And they took Absalom and threw him into a great pit in the forest and raised over him a very great heap of stones. 661 more words

Batman vs. Superman: Why Superman's problems are more real than emo Bruce Wayne's

Batman is for children. Superman is the costumed hero for adults.

What’s that you say? I’ve got that backward? That Superman is a candy-coloured confection offering black and white ethics while… 813 more words

Arts

A Christmas Carol

Elle –

I recently finished reading A Christmas Carol as part of my freelance work writing revision questions on English Literature texts. Although it might sound cringeworthy I am in no way embarrassed to say that pretty much my entire comprehension of this story was, up until now, based on watching The Muppets Christmas Carol more times than I care to remember as a child…and a fully grown adult. 200 more words

Elle

Book Review: A Christmas Carol

Author: Charles Dickens
Genre: Drama, Classic

I’m kind of ashamed to admit that this is my first Dickens novel (I just got to read a chapter out of ‘The tale of two cities’), and that I read it in January 2016 :O  . 385 more words

BOOKS

What the Dickens? A Clash with Classics Part 5

Honestly, you know you’ve made it big when The Muppets adapt your work. Though whether people knowing the notes of your novel due to overexposure to cartoons and parodies rather than actually having read it could be counted as success, could be up for debate. 1,159 more words

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