Wednesday, October 25, 2017

Can't Wait Wednesday - Mr. Dickens and His Carol

Linking up with Wishful Endings today :)

Every week, I skim through the "Coming Soon" list at Barnes and Noble for the following week.  
I love looking at the covers and selecting finalists for my upcoming favorites.
Yes, I'm a book nerd.

If I find a cover that interests me, then I open it up and read the blurb...there are way too many books to read for me to waste one more second, so a book has to grab me...where I am in that moment.
And most of the time, I can't even predict what that moment looks like.
It's up to the book really ;)

I force myself to stop at 1 choice.
That's it.

Without further adieu, here's my Can't Wait choice among the "Coming Soon" selections on Barnes and Noble for the week of October 30, 2017:

Mr. Dickens and His Carol by Samantha Silva

Here's the synopsis from Barnes and Noble: 
(I've highlighted in red the parts that yell at me loud and clear that I must read this book!)

A charming, comic, and ultimately poignant story about the creation of the most famous Christmas tale ever written. It’s as foggy and haunted and redemptive as the original; it’s all heart, and I read it in a couple of ebullient, Christmassy gulps.” —Anthony Doerr, #1 New York Times bestselling author of All The Light We Cannot See
Laced with humor, rich historical detail from Charles Dickens’ life, and clever winks to his work, Samantha Silva's Mr. Dickens and His Carol is an irresistible new take on a cherished classic.

Charles Dickens is not feeling the Christmas spirit. His newest book is an utter flop, the critics have turned against him, relatives near and far hound him for money. While his wife plans a lavish holiday party for their ever-expanding family and circle of friends, Dickens has visions of the poor house. But when his publishers try to blackmail him into writing a Christmas book to save them all from financial ruin, he refuses. And a serious bout of writer’s block sets in.
Frazzled and filled with self-doubt, Dickens seeks solace in his great palace of thinking, the city of London itself. On one of his long night walks, in a once-beloved square, he meets the mysterious Eleanor Lovejoy, who might be just the muse he needs. As Dickens’ deadlines close in, Eleanor propels him on a Scrooge-like journey that tests everything he believes about generosity, friendship, ambition, and love. The story he writes will change Christmas forever."

Y'all, seriously...I'm squealing...I want this book so badly and am hoping hoping hoping that it's as good as it sounds!!!!

What do you think of this week's choice??
Do you want to read it as much as I do??


  1. I'm thinking about reading this around the Christmas season. It's not my normal read but then again, it's nice to read outside the box!

    1. I'm usually a very Halloween first, Thanksgiving 2nd, and then Christmas kind of girl, but Dickens is my favorite, and I try to read A Christmas Carol every year :) This has my name written all over it. It's nice to just sit down with a warm and fuzzy read sometimes too.

  2. Seems like a good holiday read. Thanks for sharing. Hope we all end up liking the story :)

    Shane @ItchingforBooks

  3. I've seen this one around and it looks interesting! Great pick!

    Here’s my WoW!

    Ronyell @ Rabbit Ears Book Blog

  4. I love the sounds of this one! Thanks for sharing it!

    1. Me too! So many good books out there just waiting to be read!

  5. This sounds SO good! Thanks for sharing! :)

  6. I squealed when I first heard about this one too. :-) I can't wait to read it. I love A Christmas Carol. Have a great rest of the weekend!


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