Welcome to the Bloggy Book Club, where we shall read to our heart's content.

Scroll down the blog for this month's discussion questions. Read the book and comment on the blog. And have fun!!!

Friday, July 24, 2009

July: A Grief Observed (C.S. Lewis)

Feel free to share your general thoughts and opinions on the book - the plot, the characters, the style of writing, the setting, whatever strikes you. Also, you're invited to reference any scenes or passages you found memorable (for whatever reason).

If you'd prefer to answer questions rather than write freestyle, here are some:

1. Did you like the book? Why or why not?
2. Would you read it again or recommend it to a friend?
3. Who was your favorite character, and why?
4. Did it make you think? What about?
5. Did it make you happy or sad, afraid or hopeful...what did it make you feel, was there an overall impression when you finished it?

Friday, July 10, 2009

My Endorsement

This month's book is very short and easy to read - easy as in the language is understandable; the subject matter is of course quite sad (hence the book title) and might not be considered "easy" to read in that sense.

I highly recommend you read this selection if at all possible. My copy of the book is very thin, and half of it is an "afterword" by one of Lewis' biographers. Thus, the actual reading for this month is VERY short. I would guess that there are copies of this book in local libraries because it is a widely-read book and very well known.

This is a very personal book, an insight into Lewis' soul and will help you wade through the difficult work of grief, should you ever experience great loss of any kind in your life.

I've yet to strongly recommend a book this year, but I'm going to do so this month. I know from your comments and emails to me that many of you are very busy and have fallen behind in the readings. THAT'S OKAY!!! Put the other books on your shelf, saving them for another time. But if at all possible, read A GRIEF OBSERVED by C.S. Lewis.

And then let's chat.

Happy reading!