Non-Fiction Review: The Fellowship

The Fellowship by Philip Zaleski
The Fellowship: The Literary Lives of the Inklings: J.R.R. Tolkien, C. S. Lewis, Owen Barfield, Charles Williams 
by Philip Zaleski , Carol Zaleski 

4 out of 5 stars on GoodReads


I read this book by listening to the audiobook, and really enjoyed the voice of the narrator and the structure of the book. Following a chronological and sometimes topical format, this book covers the lives of four of the most famous members of the Inklings. Starting from their childhoods and following them through both World Wars, their academic careers, and their writing, this book also includes details of their family lives and personal friendships right up until their deaths.

I already know a lot about these men, because Tolkien and Lewis are my two favorite authors, and I’ve already read other biographies about the Inklings. But I was really impressed with the depth of information and careful research in this book. There are some really wonderful details and anecdotes that bring these historical figures close to the reader. Continue reading

Book Colors Tag

Wait. I missed question number Four?!?! Gah! How did that happen? I’m such a weirdo.

Okay, my answer to question 4 is….The Great Divorce by C.S. Lewis.

QUESTIONS/INSTRUCTIONS
1. Choose a colour.
2. Show all your books in that colour.
3. Separate books by read/unread.
4. What book do you want to read the most?
5. What is your favourite book?
6. What is your favourite book cover?
7. What is your least favourite book cover?
8. What is a book you want to buy?
9. What is something near you/on your bookshelf?

Book Thankfulness

Happy Thanksgiving everyone!
Here are the top ten books for which I am grateful:

10. A Tale of Two Cities- Charles Dickens
9. The Birds’ Christmas Carol- Kate Douglas Wiggin
8. Jack and Jill- L. M. Alcott
7. The Woman in White- Wilkie Collins
6. Boundaries- Cloud and Townsend
5. The Mysterious Benedict Society- Trenton Lee Stewart
4. The Blue Castle- L.M. Montgomery
3. Jane Eyre- Charlotte Bronte
2. The Screwtape Letters- C.S. Lewis
1. Chronicles of Narnia- C.S. Lewis