What a sweet book. I have read recently The Man Who Invented Christmas which is a more historically accurate book that Mr. Dickens and His Carol, but the latter is much more touching and enjoyable. Both are fantastic reads leading into A Christmas Carol. I will reread that next week.
I decided to read David Copperfield in the installments as Dickens released them originally. That amounts to about three chapters a night. I should finish by Christmas Eve. I tried once before to plug through this 700+ page book and that didn't work but these smaller chunks are manageable and much easier to "digest."
This is the story on which the Nutcracker Suite Ballet is based (loosely). I wanted to familiarize myself with the Ballet's story but also I want to read Hiddensee: A Tale of the Once and Future Nutcracker by Gregory Maguire. I am not sure what grabbed me about this book because I had a very difficult time with Wicked. I loved the music but I even had a hard time following the musical. I want to like Maguire's works so I will give Wicked another try especially if I enjoy Hiddensee. I will keep you posted!