Pages – Becoming Mrs. Lewis and Hoopla

I’ve been planting in the garden like a madwoman, hence, not as much time as I’d like to blog and keep up with the never-ending housework. Happily though, I’ve been reading, or should I say listening, to a good book while I am tending to the weeds and seeds. Becoming Mrs. Lewis by Patti Callahan is a wonderful novel about the friendship and love of Joy Davidman and C.S. Lewis. As with the best of books, any nagging thought or worry I’m facing at the moment disappears when I’m listening to the story. You can read a good synopsis of the story on GoodReads/Becoming Mrs. Lewis. I’ve found that fiction based on true-life often prompts me to delve further into biographies and photo records of the subjects; this has been the case with Joy Davidman and C.S. Lewis, the main characters in the novel.

I’m listening to this book on a digital streaming service called Hoopla.

Hoopla Digital is a web and mobile library media streaming platform for audio books, movies, music, ebooks, comics, and TV. Hoopla allows library patrons to download or stream media content. Hoopla Digital is a division of the Holland, Ohio-based company Midwest Tape, and is housed in the same facility.” Wikipedia

I joined Hoopla free through my local library. Many libraries offer Hoopla. Check with yours to see if you can download and use this free service.

I am sometimes hesitant to use photo images of book jackets for my ‘pages’ reviews. Here’s a good article written by The Librarian Who Doesn’t Say Shhh, that puts most of my fears to rest over violating copyright laws when I use a book cover image on my blog: Book Cover Images.

17 thoughts on “Pages – Becoming Mrs. Lewis and Hoopla

  1. Anonymous

    I am still looking for the reblog button but can’t find it.
    I have put book covers on my blog and never thought about copyright. I always assumed the authors would like the free publicity and reviews for what it was worth. But now I know.
    The story from the synopsis seems quite intriguing. I googled both their names and came to know more about both CS Lewis and Ms. Davidman.
    Thank you,

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    1. Timelesslady

      Hi Susie, I know there are reblog buttons, and I have noticed them, but right now, writing out this response, I can’t remember at all where they are! Isn’t that always the way? When I want to remember a thing I don’t use very much it somehow eludes me. I have used many C.S. Lewis quotes on the blog, and I hope to use more in the future. He had great insight.


    1. Timelesslady

      I knew about Joy Davidman and C.S. Lewis, but never too much about her. I love many of his quotes, and have read bits of some of his books, but now want to read even more.

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          1. I have found that very highly “intelligent” people go through a phase of “atheism” before they find their way. It is a normal phase of growth. Our religion is wonderful because it allows us to ask questions and those who seek will find.

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            1. Timelesslady

              That’s true. It is hard for them to sufficiently explain eternity and why horrible events happen. I think both these people say God found them, not the other way around.

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