Ben House has a way with words. But it is the thinking behind those words that always catches my attention. His HouseBlog essay on the four great contemporary writers of the twentieth century--Hemingway, Fitzgerald, Tolkien, and Lewis--is simply not to be missed.
Likewise, Greg Wilbur's insight absolutely bedazzles in his WilburBlog essay on magic in literature--insight he gleaned from, of all places, the writing of the Venerable Bede.
These short pieces should go right to the top of your "must read" list.