12 Oct Reading, watching, writing
October 12, 2016
by Casie Yoder
I’ve been asked to lead a discussion tomorrow evening and the following two Wednesdays of C.S. Lewis’ The Screwtape Letters at church. Anyone in Atlanta who wants to come is welcome to join. You don’t have to have read the book as I’ve picked out a few themes from the first 10 chapters/letters for discussion that you should be able to weigh in on simply by being human. I will say that while this book is easy to read, it assumes a great familiarity with Christianity, which isn’t surprising when you consider Lewis wrote this in the early 1940s in Great Britain in the middle of WWII.
My love affair with British television continues this fall, with the return of Poldark (so far every episode has had me yelling at the television “Don’t you DARE hurt Demelza’s feelings, I don’t care how good you look with your shirt off!”) and the start of two new (to me) series: Indian Summers (somewhat soapy historical drama) and Plebs (a fairly broad not-for-children comedy that takes place in ancient Rome).
(Sidebar: We are in the process of searching for a new rector at church, and I may or may not have put on my anonymous survey that I hope the new rector is a handsome vicar, a la James Norton in Grantchester.)
One of the fortunate/unfortunate things about living alone is that I can spread out everywhere when I write. All my table and counter surfaces are currently covered in papers, file folders, pencils and pens. Maintenance needed to access my hot water heater yesterday and I had to peel off several pages of draft notes I had taped across the door to the maintenance room so they could get in. I don’t think they have this problem with other tenants.
Until next Tuesday,