An Appreciation
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An Embarrassment of Riches…

Happy birthday, to the following literary luminaries… all of whom graced my childhood reading.

Some of them just graced it a bit later than others.


“There was a boy called Eustace Clarence Scrubb, and he almost deserved it.”
C. S. Lewis – The Voyage of the Dawn Treader


“It was a dark and stormy night.”
Madeleine L’EngleA Wrinkle in Time


“I’d rather take coffee than compliments just now.”
Louisa May Alcott – Little Women


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  1. I read Little Women five or six times, mostly by flashlight, under the covers, when I was supposed to be asleep.
    C.S. Lewis I didn’t discover until adulthood and enjoyed him mostly for his non-fiction.


    • I read Little Women as but a wee lad, and like you, discovered Lewis late.
      A Wrinkle was later still, but as I refuse to grow up, it still counts as youthful reading, in my mind.
      And I, too, enjoy Lewis’ criticism and other non-fiction works immensely.

      I fear that, like Lewis and Tolkien (whom I discovered just before Lewis), if there are to be many more books that I want to read, I shall have to write them myself.

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