A Very Dickens Christmas Read-Along discussion

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message 1: by Shae (ShaeLouiseReads) (last edited Nov 07, 2014 03:18PM) (new)

Shae (ShaeLouiseReads) | 1 comments What a great idea! I have had these sitting on my shelf for a while now so this is the perfect excuse for me to pick them up. I have never read anything by Charles Dickens so I hope this will be a good place to start.

message 2: by Luisina (new)

Luisina (luisina08) Hi! I'm Luisina. I'm so glad you decided to create this readalong Sam, I was planning on reading A Christmas Carol this year so this works perfectly. I'm excited to participate!

Kailey (Luminous Libro) (luminouslibro) Hi, I'm Kailey. My book tube channel is booksformks! http://m.youtube.com/channel/UC8zVhBD...

I'm a huge Dickens fan, but I haven't read most of these Christmas stories yet, and the others are definitely due for a reread.

I'm so pleased to be a part of this group! Happy reading everyone!

message 4: by Kimberly (new)

Kimberly | 4 comments Hello everyone! I'm Kimberly.
My booktube channel is The Adventuring Bookworm:

Thanks for creating this read-along Sam, it looks like a ton of fun and a great way to get in the holiday spirit!

I have only read A Christmas Carol (a long time ago) and Hard Times by Dickens, so I am looking forward to exploring all of these short stories!

message 5: by Mpauli (new)

Mpauli Hi, my name is Michael. Except from The Christmas Carol I haven't read any Dickens yet, but this idea sounded like a great opportunity to have a first look at his writing.
And Sam is radiating the Dickensian Christmas spirit, so I could hardly resist.^^

I'm also on booktube and my channel is Bitten by a radioactive book: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCaqr...

message 6: by Terri (new)

Terri (terrib) I'm Terri and I love reading Dickens in December! Dickens has always felt like a winter season author to me. My first experience with Dickens was reading David Copperfield when I was 8. The librarian made the mistake of suggesting that I read something more age appropriate. Yep, I was a stubborn little thing.

Looking forward to reading with you all!

message 7: by Rosa (new)

Rosa Barretta | 2 comments Hey! I'm Rosa. I've never read anything by Charles Dickens before and I had these stories sitting on my shelf for a while now. I'm glad you started this read-along, Sam! I'm excited to finally read these stories and start the holiday season with this read-along.

message 8: by Katarina (new)

Katarina | 1 comments This is such a great idea! I don't think I've ever read any Christmas story by Dickens. Or I have, but I was to little to remember it now :D
I will definitely be joining you!

And, I've almost forgotten, haha- Hello everyone! My name is Katherine, and I do have a booktube channel. You can find it here:

I'm really looking forward to this read-along! :D :D

Tanya (aka ListObsessedReader) (listobsessed) | 5 comments Hi everyone! I'm Tanya, or ListObsessedReader on booktube https://www.youtube.com/user/listobse...

A Christmas Carol will be a reread for me, but I have never read any of Dickens' other Christmas stories, so I am looking forward to finally getting forward to these! I have been meaning to start a tradition to read A Christmas Carol every Christmas for years and it just hasn't happened, so really glad for the push! I'm actually planning to listen to the audiobook of this one. The version I have is narrated by Tim Curry who I think sounds PERFECT for this story.

message 10: by Maddie (new)

Maddie (themaddiehatter) Hello everyone! My name is Maddie. I am super excited for this because I LOVE Christmas and the Holiday Season!

I don't actually think I've read anything by Dickens before...but I've watched movie adaptations of his books and liked the stories. Except for A Christmas Carol, I haven't heard of any of the other stories, so I'm really excited for them!

Oh yeah, and here's my Youtube Link:) :

Looking forward to a super fun read-along!

message 11: by Titta (new)

Titta (throughbookshelves) | 4 comments Hi! I'm Titta and I have a blog: throughbookshelves.wordpress.com

I have only read A Christmas Carol years ago, so I am excited to read Dickens. I am glad to be taking part on this read-along!

message 12: by Jack (new)

Jack (tomesandtravel) | 1 comments Hi everyone, I'm Jack and I am really excited about this idea! I'm hoping to read as many of the books as possible, but I'm most looking forward to A Christmas Carol - the one that I'll definitely find time to read. I've heard great things about it :D

My YouTube link is here: https://www.youtube.com/user/ReadingW...

Happy reading everyone!!

message 13: by Kate (new)

Kate (thatkateperson) Hello, my name is Kate. I haven't read any Dickens before, but he's one of those authors that I've always meant to get around to. I might not be able to read every book on the list due to time constraints, but I'll give it my best shot! Christmas is my favourite time of year, so I'm definitely excited to get into the spirit with a bit of themed reading!

I'm on BookTube as AdorationOfReading:

message 14: by Jena (new)

Jena (thefictionkitten) | 1 comments Hi everyone!
My name is Jena. And thank you for having me!
I'm so looking forward to this read a long! Great excuse to get into the classics!

message 15: by Danne (new)

Danne Cole (dannecole) | 2 comments I am so excited to join in! My name is Danne and I'm the Insatiable Bookie on YT as well as in blog form. Very excited to get to know all of you :)


message 16: by Lauren (new)

Lauren (misslauren) Hi everyone my name is Lauren :) I've never read a Dickens novel before, though I think I have one or two books of his (none that are in this list though) and I haven't gone out of my way to read Christmas themed novels either, so I'm weirdly excited to do this read-along


message 17: by Andy (new)

Andy Capricorn Hey everyone! I'm Andy! I have only ever read Oliver Twist by Charles Dickens and love this idea!

The Rudie Librarian (Brian) (therudielibrarian) Hey, I am Brian. I have read A Tale of Two Cities (and am currently re-reading it) and I have read A Christmas Carol before. That's about it! I have a book tube channel at http://www.youtube.com/user/thelitcave

message 19: by Sarah (new)

Sarah Eastridge (withlovealone) Hey everyone! My name is Sarah. I'm a little late to the party but can't wait to join in. I have never read any of the books on this list so I'm very excited!

message 20: by Sherri (new)

Sherri (marathonsun) | 11 comments Hi, I'm Sherri. Love the classics and hoping this will help get me into the holiday spirit this year!

message 21: by Sherri (new)

Sherri (marathonsun) | 11 comments Hi, I'm Sherri. Love the classics and hoping this will help get me into the holiday spirit this year!

message 22: by Renee V (new)

Renee V Hi, I'm Renée. The lovely Lauren put me on to this group, which is a great idea and I'm looking forward to it :D

message 23: by Jana (new)

Jana (penguininabluebox) Hi, I'm Jana and I first read A Christmas Carol last year and decided to make it a yearly ritual to always read it during Christmas time. Getting to read some of Dickens' other Christmas writing is a huge plus, so I'm really excited for this read-a-long!

I am also a booktuber and my channel is penguininabluebox: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC28h...

message 24: by Claire (new)

Claire (librarygoblin) | 1 comments Hello there! This is such a fantastic idea! I'm Claire and I've been looking for reading ideas to get into the Christmas spirit! I'm looking forward to reading along with y'all!

message 25: by Shelby (new)

Shelby (cleverfox) | 1 comments Hello everyone! Absolutely love this idea! I have been feeling down lately and think that this read-a-long is EXACTLY the pick-me-up I need!I already own most of these so I cannot wait to start reading with you all :) Feel free to add me if you like, I love to meet new friends on goodreads!

message 26: by Jenni (new)

Jenni (jennikreads) | 2 comments Hi! I'm Jenni.

I am baffled by my lack of Dickens reading. So I am defintiely looking forward to dipping my toes in the water and enjoying this read-a-long! Such a great idea Sam!

I am also on YouTube. Not sure if I am offically a booktuber since my channel is a hybrid channel, but here is nonetheless! https://www.youtube.com/user/pixieinp...

message 27: by Rhiannon (new)

Rhiannon (bookworm21) | 2 comments Hi My name is Rhiannon I read Great expectations at school but apart from that I am excited to be reading more Dickens I just picked up my Copy of a Christmas Carol and other Christmas Writings I also have a book tube Channel https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCsbg...

message 28: by Cataluna6 (new)

Cataluna6 | 1 comments Hi I'm Cathy, what a lovely idea. It's a yearly tradition to read Dickens at Christmas, I think it'll be fun to read along with everyone else :) looking forward to it.

message 29: by Samantha (new)

Samantha | 1 comments Hi I'm Samantha :) I'm excited to join this group ! I haven't read any Dickens so I'm looking forward to starting!

message 30: by Laura (new)

Laura Simpson (booknerd94) | 1 comments Hi I'm Laura, my twitter and YouTube is booknomming :) I am excited to join, always wanted to read some dickens and feel this is the best way to start, plus festive cheer!!!!

message 31: by Michelle (new)

Michelle Brand | 1 comments Hello everyone, my name is Michelle. I think it is great idea! I haven`t read Dickens so this is a perfect opportunity to start. :)

message 32: by Emma (new)

Emma Organdie (organdie) Hi,

Glad to join in with the readalong. I have only read a handful of Dickens' books, but A Christmas Carol is one I read every year!

message 33: by Skye (new)

Skye (skyepieonthefly) I'm Skye,

I haven't read any Dickens before and this sounds like an awesome way to be introduced to him!! Thanks for making this group.

I also have a YouTube channel: http://www.youtube.com/channel/UCQiKH...

and I am looking forward to looking at all the other channels people have listed! :D

message 34: by Rachel (new)

Rachel (rachelynnreads) Hey, I'm Rachel, 25 years old. I've always wanted to read Charles Dickens (David Copperfield has been on my shelf forever) especially a Christmas Carol for Christmas, but never did get to it yet. Been a bit busy or dealing with health issues lately, but hoping I can keep up. :D

I'm on youtube as Bookish at Heart https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCsyE... :)

message 35: by Onka (new)

Onka | 1 comments Hi everyone! I found out about this readalong just yesterday so hopefully it's ok if I join now... I LOVE Christmas Carol and I've always wanted to read more of Dickens stories so thank you, Samantha, for creating this awesome readalong! :)
btw. my name is Veronika and with my friend we have also a booktube channel: https://www.youtube.com/user/BookishL...

message 36: by Elin (new)

Elin Andersson | 1 comments Hi I'm Elin. I have only read Oliver Twist by Charles Dickens before so it will be interesting to get to know more of his writing:) And it is also a great way to get into the Christmas spirit:)

message 37: by Angie (last edited Nov 23, 2014 10:26PM) (new)

Angie (aseagreen) Hi Everyone! I'm Angie :) I'm going into this read a long a bit late, but nonetheless, I'm so excited to be doing this!! Feeling super ready for the holiday season wheeeee ^.^

I also have a booktube channel! https://m.youtube.com/channel/UC66YeR...

message 38: by Sophie (new)

Sophie Hello everyone! I'm a little late into this but I'm going to try my hardest to catch up. I've read Great Expectations and A Tale of Two Cities by Charles Dickens so all is new. :)


message 39: by Katie (new)

Katie Hi all, I'm Katie. I am an avid reader, and am excited about reading some Dickens. I am working on getting my book blog off the ground - hopefully first thing 2015. I currently have a tumblr for quotes I want to remember from the books I'm currently reading: http://justanotheranotherbookblog.tum...

message 40: by Kristin (new)

Kristin (whatskappening) | 1 comments Hello everybody! My name is Kristin from Kap89x on youtube! I love reading and especially talking about books! I have read a few of dickens works before and Im excited to get a little variety into my December TBR this month by participating in this!

Thanks for setting this up Sam!

Here is a link to my channel on Youtube! https://www.youtube.com/user/kap89x/v...

message 41: by Seymone (new)

Seymone | 1 comments Hello Everyone! My name is Sey'mone. I am excited about this read a long. I have not read Charles Dickens in a very long time.

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