Did you know that this is Words Matter Week? In celebration of this, the National Association of Independent Writers and Editors has issued a blog challenge. The final question:
Words, like moths, are captured by writers who pin them to the page in various forms. What writer's work most deftly captivates you? Why?
Okay, so first, I love the entomology imagery here! That captivates me.
But thinking about one writer who captivates me? Wow.
I can think of so many authors whose work I simply cannot put down. Or authors who really made me think.
But I guess the one person I come up with right now who does both is one I quoted earlier this week: C. S. Lewis. Whether it is his Narnia series (the first work of his I ever read), or a book like Screwtape Letters, or a recent favorite, Till We Have Faces... Lewis' works never fail to make me think, and I usually have trouble putting them down.
I wish I had time to be more eloquent.