A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens

When I was young I shied away from this story because I thought I knew it all from the movies and I thought Tiny Tim was sappy. But for the past couple of decades I have re-read this beautiful little book almost every Christmas and everytime I come away with a new insight; sometimes small, sometimes big.
It’s not too late to read it for Christmas this year. It’s a short book and can easily be read in an evening. When our kids were young we read it a once or twice in the lead up to Christmas; reading 1 chapter a night. The kids are all grown up now so I read it on my own.

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Reading: The Warmth Of Other Suns by Isabel Wilkerson

The Warmth Of Other SunsAuthor: Isabel WilkersonCopyright: 2010Type: Non-FictionFinished: July 4, 2020 Rating: ★★★★★ 5 out of 5 stars. Image from Amazon Between 1915 and 1970 over 6 million Black southerners escaped Jim Crow by uprooting their lives and moving north and west.  “They fled as if under a spell or a high fever. ‘They… Continue reading Reading: The Warmth Of Other Suns by Isabel Wilkerson

Reading: Redhead by the Side of the Road by Anne Tyler

Redhead by the Side of the RoadAuthor: Anne TylerCopyright: 2020Type: FictionFinished: May 3, 2020 Rating: ★★★★★ Image from Amazon What a fantastic novel! Micah Mortimer is a loner – but not a rebel; he’s just a bachelor who lives a very quiet, very regulated life. “You have to wonder what goes through the mind of… Continue reading Reading: Redhead by the Side of the Road by Anne Tyler