Thursday, January 13, 2011

THE Chronicles PART 1

Quick recap: I have felt remiss ever since I noticed pretty much everyone has read the Chronicles of Narnia except me. So, I challenged myself to read them all before the new year, and I did. Here's what I thought:

I feel like a sigh is nearly all I need to write. A sigh sums it up. It is everything. 

It says:
No, I didn't actually do this one. It's near Lewis' birthplace.
  • I wish I was in Narnia.
  • I wish I was Narnian.
  • I wish I was a Pevensie, except Susan of course. Does the girl know the meaning of awesomeness? I don't think so.
  • I have totally been bemused and bewildered by lamposts ever since reading it.
  • I'm pretty sure some future child of mine (no, no, not yet or even soon) will be enamored with this world and I will turn their bedroom into a mural of dedication.
  • Nope, scratch that last. I'm turning my future writing office into a mural of dedication to Narnia.
  • I'm going to have a panic attack if they don't make any more Narnia movies
  • I'm already re-reading them.
  • I'm mesmerized by C.S. Lewis and his relationship with J.R.R. Tolkein.
  • I want to write with description like Lewis did.
  • I want a world that's alive for my readers.
  • I will sit and stare out my window, no matter the season, take away all the complications of this world and let my imagination run wild with centaurs, giants, dwarfs, and fawns.
So, I'm sure you're wondering (as f you don't already know the answer) is it THE book worthy? Could it possibly be on THE book shelf? Is it going to join The Giver and Harry Potter? Well, you're just going to have to wait until tomorrow to find out when I go in depth with the final book of the Chronicles and give my final verdict. However, I will leave you with this funny pic below to tide you over until tomorrow:


Shannon O'Donnell said...

Oh, you BETTER put in on THE shelf! Otherwise, I will lose all faith in THE shelf and the quality of what sits there. LOL. :-)

Rachel Searles said...

I think I need to re-read those books. Love the racoon! Thanks for the laugh :)

buddeshepherd said...

I am a little worried that problems with our modern world is due to likes of Harold and Alberta Scrubb.
I am reading Voyage of the Dawn Treader to my daughter, after we saw the movie. I think she is really enjoying it.
I think the Horse and His boy is about my favorite, aside from Lion The Witch and the Wardrobe.

Jennie Englund said...

Lucy! Let's be curious, sweet Lucy!

Kristin Rae said...

I sure hope they make a film of The Magician's Nephew... it's just so interesting!! (and I'm really surprised "I wish I was married to Prince Caspian" didn't make your wish list! ;)

Carolyn V. said...

The raccoon is awesome! I've only read the series once all the way through and I need to reread them. =)