“I can’t pretend anymore. You’ve chosen your way, I’ve chosen mine.”
-Lily Evans to Severus Snape, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows
“No natural feelings are high or low, holy or unholy, in themselves. They are all holy when God’s hand is on the rein. They all go bad when they set up on their own and make themselves into false gods.”
-C.S. Lewis, The Great Divorce
*WARNING:* Lots of Harry Potter spoilers, for all seven books.
Hello there, readers!
First of all, I’m sorry that I haven’t been posting lately. My workload from school has made sure that I don’t have a single free moment, and to top it all off, a wrist problem has made it very painful for me to type anything.
Have you ever read a book, put it down, and said “What the heck did I just read?”
That’s a pretty decent summary of Evelyn Waugh’s novel The Loved One. But here’s a longer one, just in case that’s not quite sufficient.
An open letter to the creator of this infograph. I’d recommend at least skimming it before reading this article.
I am female, but I love the blog The Art of Manliness. I know I’m not exactly their target audience–the blog is the pillar of modern “gentleman culture” and features articles on the care of beards, etiquette, and ways to fold pocket squares. But it’s also full of solid advice and useful tips that everyone can benefit from.
Hello, everyone! Since it is now October, my September hiatus is officially over.
I’ve really enjoyed my break from blogging, and I feel ready to jump back in. But I feel that I owe you an explanation of why I took a hiatus in the first place.
I love reading, but I am terrible about getting off my bum and reading important, weighty books. You know, hard books. Books that are over a thousand years old. Or books that wrestle with tough questions. Or books that delve into the darkness of the human soul.
If left to my own devices, I’d just read Shakespeare comedies and C.S. Lewis (whose writings, although complex, are quite readable) all the time. That’s why I appreciate literature classes: they push me into books that I’d never read otherwise.