A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens

Who does not love a classic Christmas story? Even one that has been told through different prints and different movie variations (and sometimes, television shows).

A Christmas Carol is a timeless story that I believe everyone should read at least once in their lifetime. It really gives you a different look at life, and know that you cannot take life for granted.

People come and go. People may have a different point of view of you. Who are really there for you, and who is not.

Basically, life is short. Don’t take advantage of others, and everyone is not perfect, but everyone bleeds the same.

Charles Dickens has written many stories, but I believe A Christmas Carol is one of my favorite books based on Christmas.

Day 31 of #31AuthorsofHalloween – Stephen King

Yup, I saved the best for last . . . The King . . . Stephen King. Who else could it be? The guy who delivers the stuff of nightmares. Nothing cuddly, nothing cute . . . Just down right terrifying.

Everyone has a favorite Stephen King novel. I have a couple. The Shining, and Christine. Now, the story hits close to home, as my husband’s car actually tried to kill me . . . A couple of times. It never liked me.

It? Eh. Carrie? Um, YEAH!!! The Green Mile? Still tugs at the heart strings. I read it once, thought the movie might be a lighter. Nope. Scarred me right to my core.

Everyone has at least one of the based-on-the-book movies, my daughter loves It. I personally cannot read/watch it. I had a clown head for a bank when I was a kid, and it still terrifies me just thinking of it.

As you can see, I love Stephen King. And I had to save him for last. His stories are overly dramatic, and/or extremely terrifying.

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