As someone whose blog is named after a Madeleine L'Engle book and whose Friday feature is C.S. Lewis quotes, I should have remembered that November 29th is the birthday of L'Engle, Lewis AND Louisa May Alcott. I forgot, but thanks to Semicolon I was brought back to my senses.
In celebration of this trio of birthdays, I will do the meme that Carol posted in 2007:
Answer for one, both, or all authors.
The November 29 Birthday Meme (several days late)
(Louisa May Alcott, C.S. Lewis, Madeleine L'Engle)
1. What was the first [Alcott, Lewis, L'Engle] book you read?
Alcott: Little Women
Lewis: The Lion, The Witch and the Wardrobe
L'Engle: The Summer of the Great-Grandmother (this was the first book assigned in my first Gerontology class. What a memory.)
2. If you could be a [Alcott, Lewis, L'Engle] character for a day, who would you be?
Alcott: Marmie - such wisdom
Lewis: Lucy - such faith
L'Engle: Meg Murry from A Wrinkle in Time
3. Do you prefer [Alcott?, Lewis, L'Engle]'s fiction or nonfiction?
Alcott: I've only read her fiction. Does she have non-fiction?
Lewis: It's a toss up. I love Narnia, but Mere Christianity...how do I choose?
L'Engle: Fiction. But it was close.
4. Which [Alcott, Lewis, L'Engle] book would you recommend to any reader?
Alcott: Jo's Boys. We have fond memories of reading this out loud. Appeals to boys and girls and to adults.
Lewis: Narnia and Mere Christianity
L'Engle: The Crosswicks Journals (of which A Circle of Quiet is one.)
5. Which [Alcott, Lewis, L'Engle] book did you dislike?
Alcott: The Inheritance (although the movie is one of my favorites.)
Lewis: I am not a fan of his space trilogy
L'Engle: Certain Women
6. What is your favorite [Alcott, Lewis, L'Engle] quote?
Alcott: "Stay" is a charming word in a friend's vocabulary.
Lewis: See Fridays. I don't think I could choose one.
L'Engle: "If I sit for a while, then my impatience, crossness, frustration, are indeed annihilated, and my sense of humor returns." From A Circle of Quiet
7. Which [Alcott, Lewis, L'Engle] book would you like to read next?
Alcott: Jack and Jill
Lewis: The Abolition of Man
L'Engle: The Twenty-four Days Before Christmas
8. What biography of [Alcott, Lewis, L'Engle] would you recommend?
Alcott: none to recommend
Lewis: C.S.Lewis: A Biography
L'Engle: A Circle of Friends: Remembering Madeleine L'Engle (second edition) (I have not read this, but I think it sounds great so I am linking it.)
9. Rate the ALL authors by order of preference
I love Clive Staples Lewis more and more with each passing year.