The Window in the Garden Wall, aka Your Daily CS Lewis, is back in business. Arevanye notes that she's not sure she'll have a new post every day, but even a random update schedule will be better than the last 13 months of complete radio silence. Definitely one to add to your list of things … Continue reading She’s baaaack.
I found this old draft of a post while going back through my archives and tagging my old posts. I don't remember why I particularly wanted to quote this (though the rest of the draft post held some interesting clues) nor why I decided not to post it after all. So I'm posting it now, … Continue reading Lewis on size and importance
An interesting note about AN Wilson, whom I had heard of previously for writing a biography of CS Lewis. It seems he's something of a moon-bat, from what David Pryce-Jones writes here. (Part of this anecdote involves a vulgarity which would be excised from an American newspaper but is apparently not verboten in an English … Continue reading Anagrams, Acrostics and Anti-Semites
I've finished three books recently, all new ones to me, and all three were worth my time. The first was The Greatest Game Ever Played, a golf story about the 1913 US Open. This book was subsequently made into a movie, and one can easily understand why even after hearing only the synopsis. Francis Ouimet, … Continue reading Three Books
I've been re-reading quite a bit of Raymond Chandler's work lately, though I did read a book collection of his short stories recently, all of which were new to me. I'm enjoying it and finding that there are few, if any, of his novels that I have not yet read, though when I was looking … Continue reading Books
I still read Window in the Garden Wall every day. (Well, every weekday when there's something new up. Hasn't been anything since January 20, at the time of this post.) But I don't think the proprietress, Arevanye, reads my blog anymore. I'm not upset by that. Heck, outside of a few family and friends, I … Continue reading On the transience of the interweb.
I'm thinking that it may make more sense for me to just have a weekly book update rather than a post at odd times when it occurs to me to write about what I've been reading lately. So I will (try to) make this a Wednesday convention on my blog.Finally finished Our Idea of God, … Continue reading Books and Things
Since I last wrote about the books I'd been reading, I've read Death in a White Tie, Death in Ecstasy, Grave Mistake, and Letters to an American Lady. The first three are by Ngaio Marsh and the last is by CS Lewis.Death in a White Tie wasn't too bad, but I pegged the murderer with … Continue reading Four Books
I'm filling in for Arevanye again over at the Window in the Garden Wall for the rest of the week while she's away. I've said it before and I'll say it again. That's the one blog I read every day. And you should too. And not just because she allows me to blog there every … Continue reading Guest Blogging
An interesting post over at IMonk about why his concerned about the upcoming release of The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe to movie theaters everywhere. I can see his point, I suppose. I understand his concern that the movies may cheapen the books, I certainly think that may have happened to some degree with … Continue reading The Lion, The Witch and The Evangelicals