09 December 2011

Christmas Wee-view: The Christmas List


2¢ Worth: The Christmas List by Richard Paul Evans is a 4-star quick Christmas read that is sure to remind you of A Christmas Carol. James, a cut-throat business man, is accidentally reported dead by the local newspaper. This mistake gives him the greatest gift he ever could have imagined. You see James gets to see what people really think of him and who refuses to belittle him, even in death. What follows is his journey to make things right. It sounds simple but it was really quite moving and original. By the end I cried. This is the kind of books that leaves you wondering if you owe anyone an apology.

Whippersnappers: There are minor mentions to infidelity, drug and alcohol abuse, and suicide.

Warm holiday cheer meter: Low Medium High

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22 comments :

  1. I don't wonder you cried! This sounds like a weeper for me for sure.

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  2. What a unique premise for a book. I bet he had an interesting journey after being reported dead. This one has me really curious. Glad you enjoyed it!

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  3. i almost picked this one up at the bookstore - good to know it is a great read!

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  4. It does sound a lot like A Christmas Carol, I will have to go around stalk more before I decide to read XD

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  5. I'm always on the look for season themed books! Thanks! :)

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  6. This looks really good! Terrific review!

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  7. Sounds like an excellent read for this time of year -- and a good one to make you think!

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  8. Sounds kind of like It's a Wonderful Life--I love that movie. Adding this book to my to-read list! Thanks for your 2 cents! :)

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  9. Oh no, a crying book :/ They are so sad

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  10. Oh this sounds sweet...Ive been so slacky on the Christmas books this year and only read one....but I have been watching all those cheesy Lifetime Cmas movies...:D

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  11. Aw, that sounds like a great one!

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  12. This sounds like the perfect book to kick off Christmas reading (which I've been meaning to do). Great review, Juju!

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  13. Sometimes it is good to get a reminder to stop and think about the way we treat others and the memories that we'd leave behind!

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  14. Love the sound of this book, but I'm not sure I would want that experience of knowing what people think of me. Pretty sure it'll freak me out, lol! But I would love to read about it.

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  15. sounds good, i haven't read anything by this author.

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  16. I got a particular somebody in mind who, after reading your wee-view, this book would be good for ;)

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  17. Accidentally reported him dead? Yikes.

    This sounds like a good story for the holidays,

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  18. Yes, from this author...I'd expect nothing less. Great review Juju.... ^_^

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  19. Have you read his Christmas Box story? How do they compare do you think (if you've read them, of course). :) I need to get a good Christmas story to cozy up with soon. I'm thinking of the Jacob T. Marley book that just came out. Have you heard of it? It's Jacob's story from A Christmas Carol. It sounds so good!

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    1. Good question. I haven't read The Christmas Box yet. Maybe I will read that one next year.

      Oooo Jacob T. Marley sounds great. I should read that one next year too. I read A Christmas Carol a few years ago and loved it.

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