The Silver Chair (C. S. Lewis)

Turns out I will have a difficult time deciding on my favorite Narnia book.  I thought it would easily be The Voyage of the Dawn Treader, but after reading The Silver Chair I’m not so sure. In this installment, Eustace is back, along with his schoolmate Jill Pole.  In another jab at “progressive” childrearing (whatever … Continue reading The Silver Chair (C. S. Lewis)

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The Sabbath in Puritan New England (Alice Morse Earle)

If you ever go looking for reading material about New England history, Alice Morse Earle will eventually come up. I didn’t know initially whether this was due to her merit as a historian, or just nostalgia for old books. The Sabbath in Puritan New England was first published in 1891, and while the old-fashioned writing … Continue reading The Sabbath in Puritan New England (Alice Morse Earle)