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Literature adds to reality, it does not simply describe it. It enriches the necessary competencies that daily life requires and provides; and in this respect, it irrigates the deserts that our lives have already become. -C.S Lewis

Sunday, March 28, 2010

My Jane Austen theme continues:

Mr. Knightley's Diary by Amanda Grange. This was okay, but it didn't really show me anything about Mr. Knightly that I didn't already imagine.

Wayward Love: Captain Frederick Wentworth's Story by Regina Jeffers. Now this one, I really loved. It went above and beyond the original story.

Persuading Annie by Melissa Nathan. This book is a modern re-telling of Persuasion. Besides the language (what, exactly, is foul language supposed to add to a story?), I thought it was pretty good. The perfect tension just wasn't there though, as it is with the original.

Sanditon: Jane Austen's Unfinished Masterpiece Completed by Jane Austen and Juliette Shapiro. Wasn't too crazy about this. I did like the characters though.

The Abolition of Man by C. S. Lewis. This was a critique of textbooks and their effect on children. Also, about modern philosophy and what happens when we lose objective morals.

Readings for Meditation and Reflection by C.S Lewis. This wasn't a book written by him, but a compilation of excerpts from books he wrote.

Last Chance
by Sarah Dessen. This book was okay although not nearly as good as her other books.