These lists just keep getting longer! Per usual for this time of year, here’s a list of classic literary paraphernalia that was released or rediscovered for the first time this year. I’ve tried to make it as complete as possible, but if you know of any other previously “lost” works that were found or published this year, let me know in the comments.
Long, long ago, not long after I started this blog, I published a list of favorite authors of mine and the authors whom they had pointed to as influences on their work. It was just lists of names, nothing more than that. So today, I’d like to update and expand on some of those entries, guided by the words of the writers themselves.
All this talk of quotations puts me in mind of a very famous one, supposedly by G. K. Chesterton. No doubt you’ve seen it floating around Pinterest, Twitter, etc. by now: It certain sounds like Chesterton, and it’s in line with things he did say, but it’s not Chesterton. It is in fact the workContinue reading “The Time Neil Gaiman Invented a G. K. Chesterton Quote”
You might have noticed that in my last “Bookish Links” post, I included a link to Eric Metaxas’s page on Soundcloud where he published excerpts from interviews he conducted last month in Oxford, England. One of his interviewees was Walter Hooper, C. S. Lewis’s former secretary, a trustee of his estate, and, in the words ofContinue reading ““Dear Mr. Lewis, I’m Sorry You Died””
I’m not going to lie: I was never a big fan of Edgar Allan Poe. It’s not that I read his stories and didn’t like them, or read his poems and found them wanting, I simply didn’t like his reputation, and for this reason, never tried him. Dead girls who aren’t really dead? Brothers whoContinue reading “An Anniversary I Had to Mark”
Today is a very special day for book geeks everywhere: it’s To Kill a Mockingbird‘s 54th birthday! As you might have gathered already, TKM is one of my most favorite books in the world, so in honor of the anniversary of its publication, allow me to indulge in some useless knowledge concerning the book. 🙂 IContinue reading “In Which I Shamelessly Geek Out Over All Things “To Kill a Mockingbird””