J.R.R. Tolkien

One of the most popular authors of the 20th Century, J.R.R. Tolkien was born to English parents in 1892 in Bloemfontein in the Orange Free State. The family moved back to Britain at age 3. He studied at Oxford and eventually taught there as well. He would go to author some of the English language’s most read books, including The Lord of the Rings, The Hobbit and The Silmarillion. For more on Tolkien, click here.

J.R.R. Tolkien

One of the most popular authors of the 20th Century, J.R.R. Tolkien was born to English parents in 1892 in Bloemfontein in the Orange Free State. The family moved back to Britain at age 3. He studied at Oxford and eventually taught there as well. He would go to author some of the English language’s most read books, including The Lord of the Rings, The Hobbit and The Silmarillion. For more on Tolkien, click here.

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C.S. Lewis

Clive Staples Lewis, the author of the Chronicles of Narnia, and much, much more, was born on this day in Belfast, Ireland, in 1898.  Jack, as he was known to friends and family, was a professor of literature at both Oxford and Cambridge, as well as a prolific author of both fiction and non-fiction.  More on C.S. Lewis.

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C.S. Lewis

Clive Staples Lewis, the author of the Chronicles of Narnia, and much, much more, was born on this day in Belfast, Ireland, in 1898.  Jack, as he was known to friends and family, was a professor of literature at both Oxford and Cambridge, as well as a prolific author of both fiction and non-fiction.  More on C.S. Lewis.

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Allegiant

You have been asking for it.  If you were impatient you went and bought your own copy last week. For those who were able to wait a few days, your patience is rewarded. We now have some copies ready to lend to you… FOR FREE!

For those who want to start from the beginning, check out Divergent by Veronica Roth.  This dystopian YA novel was followed up by Insurgent.  Many fans claim that the trilogy is superior to the “Hunger Games” series. Read them and decide for yourself.

Check out our Sci-Fi & Fantasy section, with all sorts of related titles including Dystopian, Time Travel, Steam Punk, Alternate History, Fairy Tales, Mash-Ups and more.