This November we’re celebrating some of the books bloggers we’re grateful for by featuring a new one each week and sharing 5 things we love about their blog.
I’m a Christian reader, writer, teacher, scholar and amateur sometimes-pianist.
I do all this in California, where the kids frequently say things weirder than the wildest stories I’ve read. I love fantasy and medieval-inspired tales especially, but am up for a grand adventure and the numinous experience wherever, or whenever, it takes me.
He Has an Eye for the Beautiful.
David at The Warden’s Walk features a lot of diverse content on his blog from book and film reviews to reflections on writing but the content is connected by his sense for the beautiful and the true. When you read his blog you might be introduced to moving films such as Cloudrise, discover C. S. Lewis’s words on writing for children, or find a new fantasy recommendation.
He Loves J. R. R. Tolkien!
David regularly features the work of J. R. R. Tolkien and he offers insightful commentary on the professor’s work and some of the movie adaptations (Here you can read his insightful analysis of An Unexpected Journey.). He even hosted a Hobbit Read-Along awhile back.
His Blog Features Works Other Blogs Don’t Cover.
If you’re looking for a blog that goes beyond all the popular YA releases, look no farther. The Warden’s Walk has an emphasis on fantasy and David has reviewed many of the staples of the genre including The Last Unicorn and Tigana. However, you may also stumble upon a new book such as Catherynne Valente’s The Habitation of the Blessed: A Dirge for Prester John, Volume One.
He’s Friendly, Engaging, and Funny.
Whenever David comments, his remarks and thoughtful and insightful. And though his focus on fantasy and writing might trick you into thinking he runs a very serious blog, his sense of humor is clear in many of his posts. Check out his assessment of Jane Eyre’s Mr. Rochester.
He Has a Lively and Engaging Prose Style.
Reading his posts is a treat because he seemingly possesses an ability to make any topic interesting. It feels like you’re having a lively chat with your book-loving friend by the fire.