Friday, September 07, 2007

A Wrinkle In Time

This is my ode to an author. I was just merrily going about my day when I log out of hotmail and on the main MSN page, just in a little link, it says "Wrinkle In Time" Author Madeleine L'Engle dies.
Wow. At first I wondered how old she was and if it was just time. I didn't know so I read the article and she was 88 and living in a nursing home. I suppose it was mostly age. But still, it makes me sad. She really was a great author. You know how you can read a book and a year later hardly remember that you read it let alone what it was about? Not so with her. I think I was in junior high when I read A Wrinkle In Time and I still remember the premise as well as some specific scenes. Her other books are just as good if not nearly as famous. I tried to read most of them over the years, but even in college I found one I hadn't read. Go figure, they were always checked out!
It was said that her writing was a precursor to Harry Potter. I'm sorry, but that just makes me gag. There's NO comparing the two! Madeleine makes you think about your life, your choices, and how you affect humanity. And they are a great read on top of that!
Anyways, I hope you all go out and read at least one of her books, you won't be sorry!

Since this took over my day, I'll save my post about being the human Kleenex for tomorrow...


  1. Hi there Krista,

    Just checking out your blog and your colors, I agree about L'Engle! I loved her books too!!

  2. Hey Krista,

    I didn't find out about Mrs. L'Engle until Sunday morning at church, but I was very sad when I heard the news, too. I have the entire "Time Quartet" in my library, as well as her trilogy on Genesis. If you're interested, I wrote an entry in my blog about it. Here's the link:


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