Hello, everyone!Merry Christmas and happy holidays! Only a few days of 2015 are left and I can't wait to welcome the new year. Plus, The Reading Armchair's blogiversary is approaching. The Reading Book Post this week is mostly Christmas-themed, so enjoy.
- 82 literary critics have created for the BBC a list of the 100 best British books. The results show that many of these books were written by women. The list is pretty interesting!
- A University in Southampton has digitalized the sheet music Jane Austen and the rest of her family had copied. You can see three of these pieces copied by Jane Austen herself. Time to practice my piano skills!
- What's better than listening to a Christmas story? Listen to Ja Rule read How the Grinch Stole Christmas! for the BBC Radio 1.
- And if you want to listen to more stories there are plenty of celebrities who have read our most beloved Christmas tales, like The Polar Express, The Night Before Christmas and A Christmas Carol. Enjoy!
- The San Francsco bookstore The Booksmith has paired children books with the perfect presents for each one of them! This is just the perfect idea!
- Have you ever wondered what is the origin of all of the Christmas words we use? Santa Clause, Mistletoe, Tinsel, Carol and many other words are explained. I would never guess the origin of some of those words!
- Listen to these five clips from the children's books. Can you guess from which books they are and who narrates them? That's one tricky quiz!
- Which "A Christmas Carol" Character Are You? Take the quiz to find out! I got Tiny Tim, which one are you?