So, I’ve had this dream for a while: to have a group of readers called “C.S. Lewis and Friends.” Actually, it’s not really just my dream. It is a brain-child of a group of friends of mine discussed several years ago. The primary draw at that time was the t-shirts we planned to make and wear, but I digress (The book club we never had but desperately love).
I’ve really wanted to have something like a book club relating to C.S. Lewis books and other like-minded or not so like-minded authors. However, it is next to impossible to gather a group of people together at the same time for multiple weeks to read one book, let alone an infinite number of books. So, like a bolt from heaven, a thought came into my mind: Why not a Book Review blog?
Not such a unique concept, by itself, but hang on for the kicker. I can’t read all these books myself, and many times, when I finish a book my only response is, “Wow, that sucked.” or “Wow, that was great!” I’m sure that could get boring real quick. So, my idea is to use your brains a bit by inviting you to write on a blog YOUR thoughts after you’ve read such and such a book. I know…I’m obsessed with the blogging thing, but I’m pretty jazzed about this idea.
The one question that came into my mind was, “What if I don’t agree with what someone is saying?” Well…that’s why they’re called opinions and I really don’t care what someone says (vulgarity excepted) so long as a discussion can be started. The great thing about WordPress is that you can have multiple authors on one blog. (I’ve never seen this on a blog-site before…but then again, my experience with platforms is limited.)
So, what do you say? I know I’ve got some super-smart people out there who like to read. I know that I’ve got some not-so-smart (wink) friends who have had some very smart responses to books and would willingly enter discussions on them. Let me know if this is something you may be interested in. If you are, AWESOME! I will jump for joy and get right on setting it up. If you aren’t, I will scrap the whole idea and be thrown into the depths of despair for years to come. If enough are, I’m sure that one or some of my particularly artsy people would be able to come up with a super-cool banner for the blog (and, yes, maybe even a t-shirt!)
God bless ya!
Sounds like fun! 🙂
I think it’s great if people have different ideas and opinions!
For example, I love love love “The Great Divorce”.
But I didn’t really appreciate “The Abolition of Man”. And I’m loving “The Four Loves”
I would love to hear why people liked Abolition of Man, since it is a really important work of his. And I would love to hear people’s thoughts on the Four Loves.
I have friends who didn’t really like Great Divorce as much, and it’s interesting to hear their take on it.
Also, for people who like the Great Divorce, I would also recommend another book, “Hinds Feet on High Places” (not by CS. Lewis… but still a great classic). And I’d love to hear other readers’ recommendations of other books that jump off of various works of CS Lewis~ 🙂
(just my 2 cents! and my support!)
Hey! Thanks for stopping by! Would be interested in being a guest writer on said blog? 🙂 Let me know!