I had a hard time getting into this one because the Narnia I loved so much was gone but the end of the book more than made up for it. Such a bittersweet ending. When everyone came back I may have gotten a little misty eyed. Susan has a non-ending but for fans of Neil Gaiman he has an interesting short story that takes a stab at this (The Problem with Susan).
I have just learned audiobooks are dangerous!!! Last year I got into the habit of listening to audiobooks while I mow the lawn but after today I may have to rethink that. Apparently I butt dialed the emergency line while I was mowing today so I got a nice surprise visit from the wonderful police. The officer was really nice about it but I still can't even wrap my head around how I managed to do that. Oooops!!
Patrick Stewart‘s narration was impeccable! So good!
The last book of the series and I have problems. First, the Calormenes are back, so more troubling descriptions of the dark-skinned barbarians. Second, Susan is left completely alone in her own world, because she‘s now interested in boys and lipstick (I.e. no longer “innocent” enough for the reward of Narnia)?! That‘s FUCKED UP. I‘m disappointed that it ended like this, because the last few books were charming.
Only 2 more days of my conference! Wahoo!
1. ☝️☝️☝️😆😆😆 (French bulldog + meme)
Such a Frenchie look on his face! 😆😆😆
Also, why does he want to come IN to poop? 😆😆😆
2. My lamp
3. Uhhhh... young adult....🤔
4. Yesterday! I made Tater Tot Casserole! 😋
5. Big. Fat. Nope.
I am so glad that I finally read this series for the first time this year. I really enjoyed it. 💙💙
#Chloe getting her nightly playtime in and #Burley sitting in his bed in the background (😆😆😆) @mcipher #CatsOfLitsy
Trying to finish this one up but have had 100 pages to go since Friday. 🤦🏽♀️ Very unlike me but #TheStruggleIsReal to stay awake lately 😴😴😴😴😴😴😴😴😴😴😴😴😴😴 #AdultingIsHard
I have 1 more book to read to finish The Chronicles of Narnia series! I have really taken my time reading this series this year but I am actually going to make my #ReadingGoal by finishing this one up this weekend! 🙌
3.75 ⭐️up to about chapter 10, I could not stand this story, and even with Patrick Stuart reading it on audio I could not get into it. The writing was very flat and not at all like Lewis‘ previous storytelling. After chapter 10 into the Last Battle and into the New Narnia, that is where it was very “beautiful “( if that‘s the right word for it!). ☀️And thus ends my Journey through Narnia!!🦄🦁🐁 Audiobook on SCRIBD and book copy
Excited to listen to the final wrap up in audio while on the road today! I also 💙 Patrick Stewart- this is gonna be good!
Tonight‘s #bathandbook. Trying to finish this one up finally.
"And for us this is the end of all the stories, & we can most truly say that they all lived happily ever after. But for them it was only the beginning of the real story. All their life in this world & all their adventures in Narnia had only been the cover & title page: now at last they were beginning Chapter One of the Great Story which no one on earth has read: which goes on forever: in which every chapter is better than the one before."
The last book of the Chronicles of Narnia was beautiful and a fitting close to the series. I enjoyed the descriptions of Aslan's country and seeing all the characters from other books come back. There is some language and some stereotypes that we would now consider offensive, so parents reading to their kids might want to edit it a bit. On the whole though, reading this book and the series was a great experience.
I have finished the last Narnia book! Unfortunately this might be my least favourite book of the series. The first half of the book was enjoyable, but the last half felt rushed, and to focused on the Christian imagery. The language of the characters annoyed me all way through, and I wanted it to be over. I made a mistake reading all the books one after the other, but I am glad to have read the series now, so I know what all the fuss is about.