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"A Christmas Carol" by Charles Dickens


But he was a tight-fisted hand at the grindstone, Scrooge! a squeezing, wrenching, grasping, scraping, clutching, covetous, old sinner! Hard and sharp as flint, from which no steel had ever struck out generous fire; secret, and self-contained, and solitary as an oyster. 155 more words


Freedom Is Knowing It All Counts

It’s been a long time since I have been bored or discontent with my life. I owe this partially to remembering that whether our lives consist of traveling the world or cleaning toilets, meeting with leaders or caring for those in need, making laws or making dinner, brokering big deals or digging big ditches, it all matters just the same… 38 more words


There are hopes, the bloom of whose beauty would be spoiled by the trammels of description; too lovely, too delicate, too sacred for words, they should only be known through the sympathy of hearts. ~ Charles Dickens


Events Buzz: Happy Thanksgiving Edition

We have extra thanks to give this week at Annie’s Book Stop of Worcester, the “bigger on the inside” bookstore at 65 James Street—we had a record-breaking weekend with our… 1,274 more words

The Pirate of Peace

One of my favourite writers and illustrators is Mervyn Peake.

I’d rank his Titus Groan trilogy alongside the best of Charles Dickens and the works of Lewis Carroll. 172 more words


Book Review - Jack Maggs by Peter Carey

If I say “Dickensian London” the English reader generally knows what I mean. Industry, soot, fog, poverty. Children working dangerous jobs for little pay.

Jack Maggs has just arrived back in London after what was supposed to be a life sentence to Australia. 480 more words

Book Reviews

11/23/15 - A Disturbing World


Viva la France!

Normally, I post something different each week; but I’m going to stay with Viva la France again this week.

SELF-HELP BOOKS… 578 more words

I'm Tired Of Being Ordinary