Tag Archives: love of books

Natural Food for the Imagination, or Growing Up on Books

One of my pleasurable memories of childhood was of my mother waking me up very late one night. She had just returned from a business trip and she had bought me a book. I can no longer remember what that … Continue reading

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On a Love for Books; or, An Apology to My Patient Wife

I am, alas, a frequenter of used bookstores. While I like new bookstores, I find them too bright, too organized, almost clinical. They are garish and ostentatious, and all of them share the great sin of not selling my own … Continue reading

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The Glimpse of Joy: C.S. Lewis Discovers George MacDonald

This is a letter C.S. Lewis wrote as an 18 year old while at school before going to war. He is writing to his great, childhood friend, Arthur Greeves. Gastons 7 March 1916 Tuesday My dear Galahad, I was very … Continue reading

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