Top Ten Tuesday: Ten Books from My TBR List

Top Ten Tuesdays is a weekly meme hosted by The Broke and the Bookish. As you may know, I keep a long, long, long list of books that I hope to read at some point in the future. And with this week’s Top Ten Tuesday topic being “Ten Books I’ve Added To My To-Be-Read ListContinue reading “Top Ten Tuesday: Ten Books from My TBR List”

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Book Review: The Fellowship: the Literary Lives of the Inklings by Philip and Carol Zaleski

Year of First Publication: 2015 Year of Publication for This Edition: 2016 Number of Pages: 644 Publisher: Farrar, Straus, and Giroux Genre: Nonfiction Sub-Genres: Biography, Literary Criticism Note: this post contains affiliate links. Exciting things are happening in the world of the Inklings. Once a bit of esoterica for fantasy fans, this small club ofContinue reading “Book Review: The Fellowship: the Literary Lives of the Inklings by Philip and Carol Zaleski”

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Next Sunday: ‘Inspector Lewis,’ Starring Charles Williams

You may remember last Fall, there was a slight brouhaha among Inklings fans online when the British detective series Lewis aired an episode centering around a murdered Charles Williams expert and a shadowy cabal reminiscent of Williams’s own Companions of Co-inherence. The episode, whose premiere coincided with the publication of Grevel Lindop’s long-awaited biography ofContinue reading “Next Sunday: ‘Inspector Lewis,’ Starring Charles Williams”

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Bookish Links — December 2015

Please, Lord, don’t let this turn out to be a hoax: C. S. Lewis worked for MI-6 during World War II. A new internet error code, one denoting government censorship, was added to the books earlier this month, and, as is only fitting, it was named in honor of a certain author whom we allContinue reading “Bookish Links — December 2015”

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100 Facts about Charles Williams

Last week, the first full-length biography of novelist, poet, and Inkling Charles Williams sprung on the literary world (in Great Britain; the US release date is scheduled for December 29). Leading up to the book’s release, its author Grevel Lindop tweeted a fact about Charles Williams every day for 100 days. Because I know aContinue reading “100 Facts about Charles Williams”

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Bookish Links — June 2015

How the greatest poet of the twentieth century saved The Lord of the Rings from oblivion. Here, Dwight Longenecker of The Imaginative Conservative tells us all about the friendship between Edith Sitwell and (of all people) Marilyn Monroe. Did you know that the Marion E. Wade Center (Mecca for Inklings nerds) has a blog onContinue reading “Bookish Links — June 2015”

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Book Review: War in Heaven by Charles Williams

Year of first publication: 1930 Year of publication for this edition: 2004 Number of pages: 256 Publisher: William B. Eerdmans Publishing Company Genre: Fiction Sub-genres: Fantasy, Supernatural thriller Note: this post contains an affiliate link. Almost two weeks ago, I introduced you to Charles Williams, a poet, editor, novelist, and one of the principal membersContinue reading “Book Review: War in Heaven by Charles Williams”

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The “Eminently Combustible” Mister Williams

Because C. S. Lewis is too mainstream . . . . Most book geeks are well-acquainted with the name of The Inklings, the Oxford-based writers’ club founded by C. S. Lewis and attended by J. R. R. Tolkien which served as a crucible for some of the twentieth century’s greatest works of fantasy literature. ThroughoutContinue reading “The “Eminently Combustible” Mister Williams”

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Malcolm Guite on Charles Williams

Despite having yet to read his books, Charles Williams has become a sort of fascination for me recently. That’s why I was excited to find this video, in which Malcolm Guite, a poet and teacher, gives an excellent overview of this bizarre little man’s life and work.

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Bookish Links — March 2015

Mental Floss put together (Surprise!) another list, this time of common phrases that come from the Bible (a few of them are pretty obvious, but others? Not as much). Found an interesting article about Shirley Jackson. If you’re into that kind of stuff. Here, Suzannah Rowntree makes the case for what allegory truly is andContinue reading “Bookish Links — March 2015”

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Guest Post: A Tour Guide to Classic Arthurian Literature

Greetings, booklings! Today, I’m handing the reins over to Suzannah Rowntree, curator of the wonderful blog, Vintage Novels. Suzannah is the author of four books, the latest of which is Pendragon’s Heir, a historical fantasy based on the legends of King Arthur. If you, like me, are a newcomer to the Arthurian realm, Suzannah hereContinue reading “Guest Post: A Tour Guide to Classic Arthurian Literature”

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Poem of the Week: Sonnet VI

Greetings, all! Today’s poet may need a little introduction. His name is Charles Williams and he was a British novelist, playwright, and theologian, as well as one of the integral members of the famous Oxford Inklings. He was rather obscure in his own day, and even more so seventy years after his death, but nevertheless,Continue reading “Poem of the Week: Sonnet VI”

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