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2016: A Year of Reading

This time last year I had a sense of the kind of season that 2016 would be, but I did not know the how deeply the experiences of… 3,812 more words

C.S. Lewis

Dreams of Christmas Cheer: The Nutcracker as Fairy Drama

It’s Christmas Eve, and my sisters are in bed, trying to fall asleep so that Santa will come sooner and they can open their presents while my mom, stepdad, and myself are too tired to remember what it was like to wake up Christmas morning at 9 and 12. 1,766 more words

On fairy stories

The realm of fairy-story is wide and deep and high and filled with many things: all manner of beasts and birds are found there; shoreless seas and stars uncounted; beauty that is an enchantment, and an ever-present peril; both joy and sorrow as sharp as swords.

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Criticism

"New Every Morning" by Jessica Shaver Renshaw, a Review

I am at the point in my PhD on C.S. Lewis where everything is narrowing to a point. I have a number of canonical lists… 845 more words

Fantasy

Tolkien on Sub-Creation

J.R.R. Tolkien was a man who worked to create a mythology for his own nation of England. That was the driving thought behind his entire work, and the reason why his world-building was so extensive and stretched across three ages in his world, including his own version of the creation story. 1,055 more words

Christian

The Princess and the Hound

Once upon a time on a shelf in the library stood a book waiting to be read.  Between its covers waited a love-sick prince, feuding kingdoms, a revengeful old man and an enchanted princess, all necessary elements of a fairy tale.   590 more words

Book Review

On reading, books, and First Hills (Part I)

THIS IMAGE IS THE COVER to The Shepherd’s Crown, Terry Pratchett’s final work and one that still lies far Hubwards of our current position in this project. 1,420 more words

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