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I've read quite a few biographies of both J.R.R. Tolkien and C.S. Lewis, so I was worried this book would be too much of stuff I already knew, but it wasn't. It did a good job balancing its focus on Lewis, Tolkien, and Charles Williams, and Owen Barfield and even throwing in stuff about the other lesser-known members of the Inklings. The book did multi-page analyses of the the Inkling's most important works - decently insightful, too. There were some fresh ideas about books I've read and re-read and read about quite a lot.
Title
The Fellowship: The Literary Lives of the Inklings
Author
Philip and Carol Zaleski
Review
Natasha has one day left in the US, one last chance to find a way to keep her family from being deported back to Jamaica. Daniel has an important interview that will determine the course of his future. Following a series of improbable events, the two will meet and spend this one unforgettable day together and fall in love. Natasha doesn't believe in fate or destiny or love at first sight. But Daniel thinks that something is drawing the two of them towards each other, something more powerful than simple coincidence. He thinks that the universe couldn't possibly allow them only one day together...could it?

First of all, let me say that romance is not my favorite reading genre. But I did enjoy this! I think I tend to be cynical about "destiny" and "love at first sight," but this book does address that perspective and persuaded me not to be so uptight about it. :) The only thing I had was that for a story that takes place all in one day, this book felt pretty long. But otherwise I really enjoyed it!
Title
The Sun Is Also a Star
Author
Nicola Yoon
Review
good
Title
Aunt Dimity and the Lost Prince
Author
Atherton
Review
good
Title
Aunt Dimity and the Village Witch
Author
Atherton
Review
The second book in the Dresden Files series. This time Harry goes up against werewolves. It was just as good as the first one, maybe even a bit better because Harry gets even more 'filled in' so to speak.
Title
Fool Moon
Author
Jim Butcher