Monday, September 10, 2007

After my own heart...

My heart was just made exceedingly joyful. I was waiting for my coffee to be made at The Well (the coffee shop at Regent) and I started looking around me. Imagine my unbridled joy as I found that the second most important bookcase (after the textbook case) was called "The Inklings". It is none other than the writings of all of those from those most famous of all literary clubs.

The Inklings, if you're not sure, was a group of people who came together to discuss literature, and specifically Christian literature. They met in a pub called "The Eagle and Child" (though they called it "the bird and the baby"), and the group included C.S. Lewis (my personal hero), J.R.R. Tolkien, Charles Williams and several others.

To have a bookcase called "The Inklings" is pretty much my dream. They did add a couple of authors in who were technically not Inklings (like George MacDonald, who was C.S. Lewis' personal hero), but were closely linked in other ways.

I like it here. I think I am going to like it here. I'm going to go read now... and sip on my mocha. Actually, the book I am reading is by one of the Inklings... Charles Williams. "Descent of the Dove". If you can, give it a read, it is fabulous.

3 comments:

Roger said...

Nuts!

By the title, I thought you were going to tell more of this gentleman you met... But you found some books. You can't marry a dead guy Bethany... besides, the conversation would be lousy. (I'm done. I promise {fingers crossed})

Bethany said...

Thanks Roge. Appreciate it. And actually, the conversation with dead guys is usually fabulous. One-sided, I admit, but good nonetheless.

Anonymous said...

It is so great to hear all your news. Great about the scholarship and the new lover - that is awesome. We miss you terribly at Sol Cafe.
Glad I figured out how to blog.
love Shirley