Monday, December 22, 2008

That Hideous Strength

just finished reading That Hideous Strength by C.S. Lewis. it has been 12 years since I began reading his Space Trilogy in college. I read the first two books voraciously and have read them again just recently. I had never however gotten more than a few pages into the third book though. now that I'm finished with it, I wish there were more.

you know how when you're in a good book and are enjoying it so much that you keep reading and reading, but at the same time know that if you keep reading it will end quicker? that's how it was with this book. I was really into it. C.S. Lewis has an amazing way with words. when reading his work I find my mind thinking actively more often. I dream more. I am uninterested in TV or other mindless pursuits. it is an interesting effect, I agree.

C.S. Lewis really prompts one to think about a variety of different things in his Space Trilogy: science, religion, love, Christianity, hedonism, beauty...what a great read.

I'm officially over the virus/infection I was struggling with the past 2 1/2 weeks, but have to say that it has taken the wind out of my sails in regards to running and establishing a base of fitness. that and the fact that it's 5˚ outside and has been below 15˚ all weekend. it'll happen though. I'll get back out there.

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