Monthly Archives: January 2019

What Counts as an Old Book? A Response by Dale Nelson

This is a response to “What Counts as a Classic? A Conversation with C. S. Lewis and Goodreads,” a blog post I wrote on 18 Dec. 2018 centred on images like the one above. There was quite a conversation that … Continue reading

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Girls, Boys, and the Maps in Their Heads: A Reflection on Narnia

I walk around with a map in my head. Or at least I try to. I have driven in Tokyo, Manhattan, Vancouver, Kobe, Toronto, Chicago, Montreal, and–most terrifying of all–Wales. There were times in the wilds of Japan or BC … Continue reading

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1946 TIME Review of C.S. Lewis’ The Great Divorce

After digging into Time’s 1947 cover article on C.S. Lewis, I thought it might be fun to reprint a couple of Time articles from the 40s. Last week I shared a review of George MacDonald: An Anthology. This week’s review of The Great Divorce shows a little … Continue reading

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C.S. Lewis in The Christian Century

Last year I introduced an occasional feature I call “Throwback Thursday.” This is where I find a blog post from the past–raiding either my own vault or someone else’s–and throw it back out into the digital world. This might be … Continue reading

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1947 TIME Review of C.S. Lewis’ George MacDonald Anthology

After digging into Time’s 1947 cover article on C.S. Lewis, I thought it might be fun to reprint a couple of Time articles from the 40s. This week it is interesting to note that C.S. Lewis’ relatively unpopular anthology of George MacDonald quotations at … Continue reading

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Help Me Find the Accusation of Misogyny in the TIME Article on C.S. Lewis, Don v. Devil

Two recent references have created a bit of a puzzle for me which I hope you can perhaps make clear for me. Both in Mary Stewart Van Leeuwen’s A Sword Between the Sexes: C.S. Lewis and the Gender Debates and the edited volume … Continue reading

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2018: A Year of Reading: The Nerd Bit

“With such wishes for the New Year as still seem possible” ~ C.S. Lewis to his father from the trenches in France during WWI “Is there any point in wishing each other a happy New Year? Well, yes, I suppose … Continue reading

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The Tolkien Letters that Changed C.S. Lewis’ Life (On Tolkien’s Birthday)

Today is J.R.R. Tolkien’s birthday. Born on January 3, 1892, he would be 127 today if he had been a longliver or immortal. To celebrate the occasion I decided to reblog my most popular Tolkien post. Tolkien’s work has made many … Continue reading

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2018: My Year in Books: The Infographic

I will have some fun putting together the data in an upcoming post. It’s not often I get to play with graphs and charts, so I’m looking forward to it. Meanwhile, I wanted to share the Goodreads “My Year in … Continue reading

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Wintersmith: Terry Pratchett’s Mythic Showdown and a Good Winter Read

Wintersmith by Terry Pratchett My rating: 4 of 5 stars I love the Tiffany Aching character within Terry Pratchett‘s imaginative and expansive Discworld, though I found this book a little slow in the middle. Though anatomy majors will do better, … Continue reading

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