Round the Christmas Fire: Festive Stories by Vintage Classics

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I was given this book as a Christmas present last year and decided to read it in the run up to Christmas. The sleeve notes say that it is a tradition on Christmas Eve to read ghost stories.

It was a nice collection of stories by a variety of authors, some of which I had read before. There were ghost stories, diary entries, stories of Christmas carolling and feasts and each one made me want to read on.

At least at this time of the year you don’t have to get up early for work the next day, as I ended up reading well into the small hours. Sadly now the book is finished and the alarm clock is turned back on.

It also means tonight when I go to bed I get to be excited by which book I choose from my unsafely high stacked ‘to read’ piles. It doesn’t seem to matter how many books I have to read, I still seem to be unable to stop buying more.

I’m starting to dream of opening a book shop. Although sadly I think as a business plan it would be more fun in theory than practice given the competition of cheap book stores.

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