During the year, as I look online or read other blogs with book reviews, I find tons of books I want to read. Sometimes I bookmark the page, or I take a picture of the cover, and then I tell myself I’ll either put the book on PaperbackSwap.com or check out BookOutlet.com to see if I can get the book at a low price. Most times I forget…that is, until Christmas season. My birthday is in December too, so it’s a major gift month.
When I receive my husband’s question, “What do you want for your birthday and Christmas?”, and it’s two weeks away from my birthday/Christmas, I begin to panic. I know there are books I want…but under the pressure I just can’t remember the titles, authors, or even the subject matter. And all those lovely pictures I saved are somehow buried in a thousand pictures I took throughout the year. How about those bookmarks? Well, seems when I think about making my birthday/Christmas list, I’m nowhere near my computer! It’s quite the ordeal – really, it is! I finally text him a title or two (literally) and shake my head at my poor book planning methods.
Well, this past December was the same hectic rush to send my birthday/Christmas list to my husband. I couldn’t remember any of the books I had coveted throughout the year. With only a little over a week away from the festivities, I finally remember a book series I’ve been wanting for quite a while. I had to Google C.S. Lewis to find out the titles, and then I texted them to my dear husband.
When my birthday came, I happily unwrapped two of the books on my list. Seems the third (which is actually second in the trilogy) wasn’t at the bookstore and had to be ordered.
The books I had asked for were:
- Out of the Silent Planet
- That Hideous Strength
Has anyone else read these?
I’m a huge fan of Lewis’ Narnia series and I love science fiction, and when I discovered C.S. Lewis wrote a space trilogy I was very intrigued. Reading about the subject matter made me even more curious about these books.
Here’s an article I found featured in Relevant Magazine that has more information about these three books: http://www.relevantmagazine.com/culture/books/reviews/3008-c-s-lewis-space-trilogy#ehxQEIcvu6MJwRyz.99
I now have all the books in the trilogy and I’m ready to begin my space adventure…
As for this year, I have already taken a few pictures and I’ve “Pinterest” a few titles. The question is – will I be rushing again come December, or will I have made a nice long list of books ready for my husband when he asks me for my birthday/Christmas list? Time will tell.