The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe (C. S. Lewis)

I don’t remember how young I was when I last read The Chronicles of Narnia.  Around nine, I think.  And even then I didn’t read them on my own:  my mom read them to me chapter by chapter before bed.  Since I was so long overdue for a reread, I put all seven books on … Continue reading The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe (C. S. Lewis)

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Farmer Giles of Ham (J. R. R. Tolkien)

If you’re only familiar with Tolkien through popular culture and Lord of the Rings, you might not know that he wrote short books too, and most of them aren’t set in Middle Earth. I’ve read several of these over the years. Last year I read Smith of Wootton Major, which is a meditation on imagination … Continue reading Farmer Giles of Ham (J. R. R. Tolkien)