I hope everyone had a lovely Christmas. I know I did. It has been great being home with family relaxing after a stressful first semester of grad school (which I survived. YAY!). The first thing I do when on Christmas break is pick up a book that is not at all related to school. Usually I have some series or new book that I was eagerly waiting to suck my teeth into (not literally of course). This time there really wasn’t a book from a new series waiting for me to pick up. However, there was a biography that my Dad recommended I read.
This biography is of one of my favorite authors. Irish author Clive Staples Lewis or more lovingly known as C.S. Lewis. The author of the biography is Alister McGrath. I love McGrath’s writing style. It is so easy to read and understand. It doesn’t at all feel like a biography.
The second book I decided to pick up and read for the first time is The Hobbit by J.R.R. Tolkien. I know what you are thinking. You haven’t read The Hobbit! Shame on you. I know I should have read it along time ago but I just didn’t get around to it. And before you ask, yes, I have read The Lord of the Rings. In fact, I read Return of the King twice. Once for fun and the other time for my high school senior thesis which was on analyzing two books by no other than Lewis and Tolkien. I find it rather fitting that I am reading a biography on Lewis and a book by Tolkien who happened to be not only friends but were also part of the same literary club known as the Inklings which met at the infamous Oxford Pub, The Bird and the Baby. I just reached chapter 2. I am enjoying it.
On a different note, do you think I should start a Instagram account that is all about books? Also do you think I should join the world of book tubers? Answer in the poll down below.