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Featured Author – CS Lewis

For several weeks, I have been wanting to spotlight an author on my blog, but it just didn’t happen until today. I have enjoyed reading my whole life, although I did not spend much time reading for fun during high school and college. There was so much I had to read, I just didn’t want to want to read anything else.

One of the reasons I started my blog was so I would be able to share ideas (mostly concerning saving money, hence the name…) and I would also like to share some of my favorite authors with you. Hopefully I will be able to feature an author each Thursday, by sharing some information about the author and what books I liked by him/her.

My choice today is C.S. Lewis. The Chronicles of Narnia are probably his most famous works. I read them as a child and then reread them a few years ago. They are children’s stories, but can be enjoyed by any age. Lewis has a wonderful imagination and can illustrate his ideas very well. If you have never read The Chronicles of Narnia series, I highly recommend it. (This series is probably not suitable for small children, perhaps 5 or 6 years and under, but obviously, you can make that choice for your family.)

C.S. Lewis also has a space trilogy that is also amazing. By reading books by Lewis, you can enter new worlds and step into another person’s lift. If you like reading science fiction books, the space trilogy is a set of books you will want to check out.

Lewis has penned quite a few non-fiction works. Many are about Christianity, as well as an autobiography, Surprised by Joy, a book about his conversion from atheism to Christianity.

For more information about C.S. Lewis, visit


March 5, 2009 at 4:28 pm Leave a comment

Booking Through Thursday – Best Book You’ve Never Read


We’ve all seen the lists, we’ve all thought, “I should really read that someday,” but for all of us, there are still books on “The List” that we haven’t actually gotten around to reading. Even though we know they’re fabulous. Even though we know that we’ll like them. Or that we’ll learn from them. Or just that they’re supposed to be worthy. We just … haven’t gotten around to them yet.
What’s the best book that YOU haven’t read yet?

There are quite a few books that I have been wanting to read for a long time, but still did not get to them yet. Les Miserables by Victor Hugo is probably at the top of my list. I started this book years ago, and really enjoyed the first section of the book. But I had a hard time getting into the next section, so I stopped. I loved the movie and I know I will love the book. What I really need to do is to start at the beginning again.

Some other books that are highly recommended and I know I’ll like, and I need to actually read soon are:

The Phantom of the Opera by Gaston Leroux
The Children of Hurin by JRR and Christopher Tolkien
1984 by George Orwell
The Small Rain by Madeleine L’Engle
A Severed Wasp by Madeleine L’Engle
Surprised by Joy by CS Lewis
Lady Susan by Jane Austen
Walden by Henry David Thoreau
Redeeming Love by Francine Rivers

I could make a much longer list, but I’ll just stop here.

Do you have a favorite book you’ve never read yet?

Check out more responses to this question at Booking Through Thursday.

March 5, 2009 at 9:15 am Leave a comment

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