“A Bookish Charm” began as a book review blog, though even in the beginning it was clearly an interdisciplinary project. As a musician and writer with diverse interests, it is only natural that my website be a reflection of my mind and, indeed, my bookshelves, which are overflowing with novels, theology, music, more than a little Ray Bradbury, and my own journals. And yet, this rich variety is not without unity; after all, if there is anything to be gleaned from interdisciplinary studies, it is that what we read, listen to, and do are intricately and inextricably interconnected.
Posts here are organised according to the categories on the menu above, and include anything and everything from literary criticism to short fiction, original songs to sacred music, recipes to running, and devotions to satires. In all areas, though, the title “A Bookish Charm” remains resonant, for everything published here aims to inspire literacy, creativity, and delight, as well as to foster rational discussion and imaginative living. The mission of “A Bookish Charm” is perhaps best summarised in the words of G.K. Chesterton: to pursue and promote “an active and imaginative life.”
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