Tuesday, December 21, 2010

In defense of children's books...

A nice piece in the Wall Street Journal this morning about C.S. Lewis (and his place on Sarah Palin's reading list...
Lewis would likely have appreciated making Mrs. Palin's reading list. But he probably would have appreciated the questions about it even more. For Lewis, one of the best ways to know a person was to know what they read. He was convinced that books defined us and shaped our character. He realized that books did more than prepare people for interesting conversations with journalists—they prepare us to respond to the crises we encounter in our own lives.
Read it all...

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