I loved books and reading growing up. I would walk one mile each way to the public library and come back with as many as my lending limit allowed: 12 books. This was in addition to my required schoolwork. I didn’t mind because skilled wordsmiths allowed me to go on so many amazing journeys. I definitely count The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe as a lifelong favorite.
I don’t know how many of you have seen the film, An Education (which is all at once charming, disturbing and poignant), but the scene where David gets Jenny’s parents to agree to a weekend away at Oxford to meet “Clive” nee C.S. gets me every time.
Did you know C.S. Lewis and J.R.R. Tolkien met and became friends while studying at Oxford? I wish the film adaptations for Narnia were as good as LOTH. What would the world be without Narnia and Middle Earth? Luckily we won’t have to find out!