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The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe
The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe | C.S. Lewis
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The.Great.Catsby
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Pickpick

Okay, but Edmund is the worst, right? There is zero reason to act the way he did.
Enjoyable read! I can't wait to read more. ⭐⭐⭐⭐

MegaWhoppingCosmicBookwyrm I actually really love Edmund. 😅 3d
The.Great.Catsby @MegaWhoppingCosmicBookwyrm hopefully I will grow to like him! 2d
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ozma.of.oz
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Whether you celebrate Thanksgiving or not, know I‘m grateful for every single one of you. 🥰

1. Tamora Pierce. No exaggeration, but that woman‘s books probably saved my life.
2. I don‘t, but I do like to do a mental mantra at the end of the day of at least one thing that made me smile.
3. First book I remember my dad reading to me and sparking a love for books for the rest of my life.

#SundayFunday Have a great day everybody! 🧡

Vansa Tamora Pierce ❤️❤️❤️❤️Such excellent characters and writing. I honestly think she's light years ahead of Ursula Le Guin in her progressiveness and stories, I don't know why she isn't as celebrated. 5d
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mcipher
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1 Cliche but Narnia ❤️
2 Very grateful for the day off today because I‘m jet lagged from a quick CA trip for work and headed out to England Sunday (for vacation) so my body needs this day of rest!!
Thanks for the tag @kspenmoll — better late than never right?? Tagging any other latecomers who want to play #wondrouswednesday

Eggs Thanks for joining in 😍📚👍🏼 2w
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megnews
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1. With Narnia as an option, there‘s no place else I‘d rather travel! I‘d want to go during the tagged book or The Magician‘s Nephew.
2. That I can hug my daughter who‘ll be home from college in a couple weeks!

@sblbooks @Chrissyreadit would you like to play #WondrousWednesday

sblbooks I see somebody already had the same idea I did. Pages & Co Tilly in the Book Wonders that way you don't have to pick just one. Thankful for family and friends 2w
megnews @sblbooks that‘s a great idea!! I‘d enjoy that too. 2w
Eggs Thanks for joining in 📚🥳🎈 2w
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TheAromaofBooks
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1. Oh, soooo many, but it would be hard to pass up a chance to visit Narnia!!

2. Our neighbor died suddenly this past weekend & it's really had me thinking about how every day with my husband & other loved ones is such a blessing. You really never know how long you have with someone - you assume you're both going to live long & healthy lives, but no one can say that for sure. Waking up next to my amazing husband every day & acknowledging that ⬇

TheAromaofBooks (cont'd) that isn't a given honestly sets me up for a more grateful attitude all day.

Sorry, that got a little bit of a downer... point is, hug someone you love today, and be glad that they're still with you. ❤

Thanks for the tag @Eggs !!

Would you like to play (don't have to be as morose as me haha) @BarkingMadRun @BoleyBooks @CarolynM @Teresereading @Linsy ?
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Eggs I can relate to this… my hubs died when our youngest was 12. We do take living for granted… 2w
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SayersLover
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1. The Chronicles of Narnia 😀 (they were read to me as bedtime stories while I was a kid. Never could quite recreate that childhood magic…

2. Usually prefer to read indoors during colder days, or anywhere where there‘s sunshine. ☀️

3. Conversation. Just had a friend over for dinner and we ended up talking for hours…What about? Books of course! (Among other things) 😉

#WonderousWednesday
@Eggs

Eggs Thanks for joining in 📚👍🏼🤗 3w
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Ladygodiva7 Gorgeous!! What are they? Details! Or link? 2mo
hannah-leeloo I found it on Pinterest @Ladygodiva7 sadly it didn't have the artist's details 2mo
Gissy So pretty 😍 ❤️❤️❤️ 2mo
Gissy So pretty 😍 ❤️❤️❤️ 2mo
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TheSpineView
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Eggs Perfect 👌🏼 2mo
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jmtrivera
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September Remember! Thanks to audio rereads I got through the first four books of Narnia - forever faves - and I also did John Green's essay collection by audio (I treated it like podcasts and that worked!). I really liked both Ifueko's and Aliche's books, so overall it was a great month of books! I'm still not reading much in print which has me very stressed, but Narnia's making me feel better about it. #SeptemberWrapUp

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kissmehardy
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Don't think about how Susan didn't want to go past the lamp post at the end of the book and only did it because the others encouraged her then remember what happens to her at the end of the series. DON'T THINK ABOUT IT. #classics #childrenslit

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tpixie
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It‘s time to revisit Narnia. As a traditionalist, I‘m going to read the books in published order. Then I will read/ review them in the new order. I want to be ready to read Patti Callahan‘s Once Upon A Wardrobe!
🦁🧙‍♀️🚪 #Narnia

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Nessavamusic
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#wondrouswednesday
1. There are 2 for me, watching the Challenger explode at school when I was 10 and watching the Berlin Wall fall at my grandmas house.
2. Definitely bookstore, though I do enjoy getting library books through Libby.
3. Tagged is probably one of the most important to my childhood. But also many of the delightful 80‘s series - Babysitters Club, Sweet Valley High etc

Eggs Great answers - thanks for playing 👍🏼💕📚 4mo
Traci1 Those were the 2 events I remember most vividly from childhood, too. 4mo
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AvidReader25
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What a joy to reread this childhood favorite with my kiddo! We listened to it and she couldn‘t get enough. I forgot how captivating the world of Narnia is!

Bklover Wonderful! And what a sweetheart!❤️ 5mo
TrishB Aww, great reading time. 5mo
AvidReader25 @Bklover @TrishB It‘s so fun to see her love of reading grow! 📚 5mo
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Tamra So cute!! 5mo
tpixie That‘s the original cover and book size I had! I‘m pretty certain I still have it packed away but today I‘m rereading it and bought a different set because I did not have time to unpack! 3mo
AvidReader25 @tpixie it was my original set too! I just bought my daughter her own set because mine it‘s falling apart. 💙 3mo
tpixie @AvidReader25 your daughter is precious! She will Cheerios having a set like you! 3mo
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thegirlwiththelibrarybag
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Off to Narnia ✌🏼

Ruthiella Tell Mr. Tumnis “Hello”! 😃 6mo
thegirlwiththelibrarybag @Ruthiella, you should join us for tea! 6mo
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KarinWestbrook
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I just need to dust off an old friend, and sit awhile...

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CrowCAH
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#MayCharacters #Mythical

A lot of the creatures in the world of Narnia are mythical.

Eggs Great choice 🧡🦁🧡 7mo
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bouktique
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111 pages. Great fairytale for a Saturday morning! Looking forward to read the rest of the Chronicles.
While clearly not targeted for adults, I think the world created was interesting and believable. I hope at some point time discrepancy between Narnia and the real world would be explained. And how come kids forgot the lamp post?
#narnia #cslewis #thelion #thewitch #thewardrobe #fairytales

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The_Penniless_Author
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I've been picking up stray Narnia books here and there at library sales and used bookstores in case my daughter would be interested in reading them. Then I noticed they're selling a complete box set at Costco, which led me to notice The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe is now book 2 in the series, and the Magician's Nephew is book 1. I swear LW&W was always the first book. What have I missed in the last 30 years?

MegaWhoppingCosmicBookwyrm There are two ways to read them and good arguments on both sides as to why. There‘s publication order which starts with LW&W, and then there‘s chronological order which starts with Magician‘s Nephew. @CaffeineAndCandy is currently hosting a publication order readalong here on Litsy. We‘re on Voyage of the Dawn Treader. For my whole life I‘ve read it in chronological order, so this reread has been fun. 😅👍 7mo
paulfrankspencer As a kid, I was basically only ever aware of LW&W, though growing up in a conservative Christian home, I'm not sure how I wasn't steeped in them all. When I read them first as a 25 yr old, I read Magician's Nephew first to keep the story straight. 7mo
The_Penniless_Author @MegaWhoppingCosmicBookwyrm @CaffeineAndCandy @paulfrankspencer Of course, immediately after posting this I went and Googled it and found the answer, which I probably should have done right away 😁 It's been so long since I read them I can't tell if I'd prefer it in chronological order or not. Sometimes I like a little jumping around in my timelines. 7mo
Therewillbebooks This is a pet peeve of mine. Lion, Witch, and the Wardrobe is the first and the series is the most enjoyable when read this way. The new ordering is revisionist nonsense 😁 7mo
The_Penniless_Author @Therewillbebooks I'm going to support your position on this, if for no other reason than that's the order in which I read them and I'm old enough now to think things were always better "the way they used to be" ? 7mo
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bouktique

Meanwhile the Italian version of Pride and Prejudice is going slowly, I pulled out The Narnia Chronicles. Never read them before! I am extremely glad that the first time all the kids enter Narnia there is this realistic thinking about food. I can definitely relate. I would stand in a middle of gorgeous city and I would still think "what's for dinner?".

#narnia #fantasy #cslewis #wardrobe #currentlyreading

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Whalien99
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I don't know??

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AmyK1
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Thanks for the tag @Crazeedi
1. Cadillac, MI
2. South Carolina
3. One younger sister, who passed away in 2014.
4. I know I had other books read to me before the tagged but this is the first one I remember my dad reading to me.

#wondrouswednesday @Eggs

Crazeedi ❤🥰 7mo
Eggs I‘m so sorry you lost your sister 💔🙁 7mo
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Kelly_the_Bookish_Sidekick
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This was my first time reading this story, but I saw the movie. It was full of child-like whimsy such as wardrobes leading to faraway lands and talking animals, but the Pevensie children are also facing some very real, unpleasant situations. While I could do with less sibling bickering (or what felt like the need to have them all say something), this was still a pick.

My biggest takeaway: So THAT'S why there's an IKEA wardrobe named Pax!! 😂

UwannaPublishme 😂😂😂 8mo
TheAromaofBooks It's a slang word I think we should bring back!! 😂 8mo
CaffeineAndCandy 💜💜💜 8mo
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TheKidUpstairs
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I fell way behind on the #NarniaReadalong but I'm going to do a quick read to catch up!

Also, I've only ever had mass produced Turkish Delight as a kid and I hated it. But there's a great candy store in town that makes their own, so I decided to give it one more try. Fingers crossed!

Mitch I always match my book mark to my current read - but seeing this I think I also need to think harder about matching snacks! 👍🏼 8mo
LeahBergen How was the Turkish Delight?? 8mo
TheKidUpstairs @LeahBergen i actually liked it! The lemon one was really quite nice, just a hint of a floral note. While it's super sweet, I'll enjoy the rest of them as little treats. The rose i didn't love, but I also didn't hate it. In small bits, it's not bad! 8mo
LeahBergen Good to hear! I‘ve always wondered what it was like but had only tried the (gross) Big Turk bar. 😆 8mo
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CaffeineAndCandy
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Here we are with more parallels between the Bible and The Lion, The Witch, and the Wardrobe.

After his resurrection, Aslan goes to the witches home (page 182) and there he frees those who have been turned into stone. Similarly, Jesus, "After being made alive, he went and made proclamation to the imprisoned sprirts" (1 Peter 3:19) that were in Sheol or hell.

CaffeineAndCandy Aslan freed a giant who was turned into stone, and following his newfound freedom the giant says, "Bless me! I must have been asleep." Those who are dead in Christ are also said to be asleep. "And if Christ had not been raised, your faith is futile; you are still in your sins. Then those who have fallen asleep in Christ are lost 8mo
CaffeineAndCandy 👆 (1 Corinthians 15:17-18) 8mo
CaffeineAndCandy At the end of the story the people of Narnia shout, "Ling live King Peter! Long live Queen Susan! Long live King Edmund! Long live Queen Susan!" (Page 199) Those who believe Jesus is the Son of God and that he died for our sins will be made into royalty when Jesus returns. "...and had made us kings and priests to His God and Father, to him be glory and dominion forever and ever. Amen." ( Revelation 1:6) 8mo
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CaffeineAndCandy On page 166 Aslan allows himself to be bound at the White Witch's command, "though, had the Lion chosen, one of those paws could have been the death of them all. But he made no noise.. " Jesus also could have saved Himself when he was on the cross, but he too mowed himself to be bound. "Then the detachment of soldiers with its commander and Jewish officials arrested Jesus. They bound him." (John 18:12-13) 8mo
CaffeineAndCandy Page 168 says, "And they surged around Aslan, jeering at him, saying things like 'Puss, puss! Poor pussy,' and 'How many mice have you caught today, cat?' and " Would you like a saucer of milk, pussums?'" Luke 22:63-65 reads, "The men who were holding Jesus in custody taunted him while they beat him. They blindfolded him and asked him, repeatedly, 'Prophecy! Who hit you?' Insulting him, they said many other horrible things against him." 8mo
CaffeineAndCandy Just as Satan would like for us and our family and friends to fall and go to hell, the White Witch feels the same about Peter and his siblings. On page 107 the White Witch says to Peter, '" How dare you come alone!... Did I not tell you to bring the others with you?'" 8mo
CaffeineAndCandy '"Here is your brother,' Aslan said, 'and there is no need to talk about what is past.'" Aslan instructed Peter's siblings not to speak of what he had done and Peter is forgiven. Similarly we are all forgiven our sins when we confess Jesus as Lord, and He does not bring them up again. "And he sat upon the throne and said, 'Behold, I make all things new.'" (Revelation 21:5) 8mo
I.be.Stef Thank you for tagging me! I love seeing the parallels 8mo
CaffeineAndCandy @I.be.Stef 😉🙂 8mo
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CaffeineAndCandy
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Hi! It's a few days late, but I want to bring up some of the symbolism in The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe. Not to be religious and hopefully noone is offended, but as you may already know, a lot of the story mirrors stories from the Bible. I will start with the story in its entirety, and we will see how overall it is akin to the Bible.

CaffeineAndCandy A child, Lucy, discovers a secret land in a wardrobe. Later, her brothers and sister also find the land of Narnia inside the wardrobe. Perhaps of it is a coincidence, but Jesus says, "...Unless you change and become like little children, you will never enter the kingdom of heaven." (Matthew 18:3-4) 8mo
CaffeineAndCandy Secondly, I will discuss the characters. The professor is likened into King Solomon, the wisest king who ever lived according to the Bible. On page 53, the professor says of Lucy that, " If she had been pretending, she would have hidden for a reasonable time before coming and telling her story." Aside from King Solomon, the professor could also be likened to Sherlock Holmes because of his knowledge of the situation. 8mo
CaffeineAndCandy It is odd that the White Queen, who is evil in the story, is not named the Dark Queen or the Black Queen. Then again, maybe omit is not so odd, for the Bible says, "...when I consider how Satan himself masquerades as an angel of light." (2 Cor. 11:14) 8mo
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CaffeineAndCandy The White Queen is also 1/2 giants and 1/2 Jinn, which is comparable to the Nephilim in the book of Genesis. "The Nephilim were in the earth in those days, and also after that, when the sons of God came in unto the daughters of men, and they bore children to them; the same were the mighty men that were of old, the men of renown." (Genesis 6:4) 8mo
CaffeineAndCandy Aslan, the Lion, is obviously likened to Jesus who is called the Lion of Judah (Rev. 5:5). Just as Aslan sacrificed himself in place of Edmund, so Jesus is said to have sacrificed himself to redeem all of humanity. 8mo
CaffeineAndCandy Peter in the story has a strong resemblance to Jesus's disciple Peter in the Bible. On pages 140 and 142, Peter approaches with his sword drawn. John 18:10 says, "Simon Peter therefore having a sword, drew it, and struck the high priest's slave, and cut off his right ear." Peter was also the first to approach Aslan (page 140) due to the other's being afraid. Matthew 16:18 says, "...Thou art Peter, and upon this rock I will build my church." 8mo
CaffeineAndCandy Lastly, Edmund sadly resembles Judas Iscariot from the Bible. Edmund was more than ready to hand over his siblings for more of the White Queen's Turkish Delight, just as Judad readily gave up Jesus for 20 pieces of silver (Matthew 26:14-16). Page 197 says that Peter is not told about the sacrifice Aslan made in place of him because, "'It would be too awful for him.'" This may be so because Judas hanged himself because of his shame (Matthew 27:5) 8mo
megnews I always think of this song when I think of Aslan: https://youtu.be/h5BViw3xppE (edited) 8mo
CaffeineAndCandy @MeganLindell I haven't seen the movie yet. I wanted to read the book first. That song is so pretty and the video is moving. I can only imagine how powerful the movie is! Thank you for sharing 😘🥰 8mo
CaffeineAndCandy Should be 30 pieces of silver that Judas gave Jesus up for. ** 8mo
Catsandbooks Unfortunately I'm just not able to keep up with the readalong at this time. Thanks though! 8mo
CoffeeAndABook Thank you @CaffeineAndCandy for the insights. I had no idea there were so many parallels to the Bible. I obviously recognized Aslan‘s sacrifice and resurrection but that‘s it. How fascinating! And well done by C. S. Lewis, it really works! 👏🏼 8mo
CaffeineAndCandy @CoffeeAndABook thanks for mentioning Aslan's resurrection. Can't forget that! 8mo
Riveted_Reader_Melissa Yes, I knew what a lot represented the first time (as a teen), but it stood out even more this time as an adult. Even Aslan heading to the stone table with his head hanging down and then Susan and Lucy going with him was alluding back to Jesus‘s walk, the weight of the cross on his back and I thought the two on either side of him that day. 🤷‍♀️ (edited) 8mo
SeaToSkyes I knew the story had references to the Bible, but never realized there were so many! 8mo
rwmg I first read it whrn I was about 8, and I recognised the parallels between Aslan and Jesus, but I was worried because I thought it might be mocking the Biblical story. 8mo
CaffeineAndCandy @Riveted_Reader_Melissa yes! I didn't even think about that. Nice 👌👍 8mo
CaffeineAndCandy @rwmg I'm not so sure that it is mocking, I rather feel like it endorses the biblical account. 8mo
CaffeineAndCandy @SeaToSkyes and there are even more. I will be posting more tomorrow in a new post.👍😘 8mo
Riveted_Reader_Melissa @rwmg @CaffeineAndCandy no, it wasn‘t meant to be mocking at all CS Lewis was very intentional in his efforts to help explain Christianity to children. 8mo
rwmg @CaffeineAndCandy @Riveted_Reader_Melissa I recognise that now but aged 8 re-telling the story of Jesus in a fantasy world really wasn't something that occurred to me as something you could do 8mo
Riveted_Reader_Melissa @rwmg I understand that! I‘m sure it still seems scandalous to many. I know some religious groups still debate whether it was a good thing or bad for Christianity. I seem to remember there being a fuss when the newest set of movies were being made....whether it brought a greater audience that could learn more or made light of something that should be more serious. And of course, that‘s always in the eye of the beholder no matter the intent. (edited) 8mo
BethM I had always known there were parallels but as a kid I thought it was just adults making something of nothing. Reading it for the first time as an adult I was astonished how thinly veiled the symbolism really was. 8mo
Vansa As someone not brought up in a Christian country, or in the Christian faith,I didn't get the Christian symbolism at all when I read it as a kid.I've read about that later, so I know of it,but even in my reread now,it isn't something that strikes me at all,since I have no context for it! It's very easy for me to ignore that bit of the books,really,and if CS Lewis wanted to make the religion more accessible to children,good for all of us, we've (1/2 8mo
Vansa (2/2)one of the best works of literature ever out of it. 8mo
I.be.Stef So many parallels! All I could recognize was Aslan‘s sacrifice and Edmund representing Judas. What‘s even more great is how CS Lewis depicted that in such a simple story. I‘m loving the read along. It also helps to see your inputs on it. Thanks for hosting @CaffeineAndCandy ! 🥰 (edited) 8mo
PurpleTulipGirl I was struck by the imagery of the stone table. It serves as a gathering point, and is presumably meant to invoke connections to an altar. In the Gospel according to Mark, the temple curtain is torn apart when Jesus dies. When Aslan dies, the stone table breaks in half. 8mo
CaffeineAndCandy @PurpleTulipGirl nice 👍Great insight 💜💜💜 8mo
MegaWhoppingCosmicBookwyrm Growing up religious, the parallels were noticeable to me and even pointed out in greater detail by my father. My church even had a short Sunday school series themed around it. Looking back as someone who is now nonreligious, I have to applaud Lewis for writing an allegory that still stands well on its own without the reader having to be a believer to enjoy it. ❤️ 8mo
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#SeriesRead2021 @TheSpineView #BookSpinBingo @TheAromaofBooks
#Narniareadalong @CaffeineAndCandy

I've never read this series before, but even as an adult, I loved this book. There's so much childlike wonderment in it that I almost felt like a kid again while reading it. The characters all play off of each other beautifully helping to create a world of adventure and excitement.

I can't wait for the next one. 💚

TheSpineView 👍📖📚 8mo
TheAromaofBooks Yay!!! 8mo
CaffeineAndCandy Super fun 💜💜💜 8mo
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PurpleTulipGirl
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Loved reading this for the first time in 20 years. The children take their thrones and rule Narnia wisely. One day, they are riding and come upon the old lamppost, but don‘t recognize it. And yet it feels familiar. They end up back in the wardrobe and no time has passed. The professor once again supports them, saying they‘ll return again one day. Looking forward to book 2.

@CaffeineAndCandy #NarniaReadalong

CaffeineAndCandy I also love how the professor tells them not to look for the secret land, but to expect it. This is a lot of fun! 💜💜💜 8mo
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TheAromaofBooks
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What can I say about this classic that hasn't been said? This is definitely a series far too bound up in nostalgia and happy memories for me to really review it with any type of objectivity. I love this one, love the way Lewis presents a story of sacrifice and redemption, love the illustrations, love the delightful cast of magical characters. It was wonderful to reread this one at a slower pace & I am so excited about delving into Prince Caspian!

TheSpineView Love this book! 💙 8mo
TheAromaofBooks @TheSpineView - Right?? This is one of the first chapter books I ever remember reading & it still just fills me with happiness every time. 8mo
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TheAromaofBooks Got distracted & forgot to thank/tag the #NarniaReadalong host @CaffeineandCandy - thank you so much for organizing. Rereading this one at a slower pace was an absolute delight!! 8mo
LiteraryinLawrence I agree about objectivity being out of the question! I‘m like that with my early favorites too. 8mo
rubyslippersreads What a lovely edition! 😍 8mo
TheAromaofBooks @LiteraryinLititz - Yes, I have several books that will always be 5* reads for me no matter what other people have to say about it!! 😂 8mo
TheAromaofBooks @rubyslippersreads - Thank you!!! My mom gave me the boxed set ages ago... one book at a time spread out over several birthdays & holidays 😂 8mo
Gissy Beautiful edition!😍 8mo
rubyslippersreads @TheAromaofBooks That‘s a great way to gift a boxed set. 😊 8mo
TheAromaofBooks @Gissy - Thank you!!! 8mo
IMASLOWREADER such a classic 8mo
Kelly_the_Bookish_Sidekick So I thought I mailed out the Caraval trilogy to you but it turns out my guy moved the box thinking it was guitar pedals and it wasn't one of the ones I took to mail out a couple months ago. I feel like an idiot!! If you're still interested I can take them to the PO tomorrow and send them to the POBox address on the Litsy Love form. 8mo
TheAromaofBooks @Kelly_the_Bookish_Sidekick - haha no worries! I definitely haven't run out of things to read yet 😂 I am still interested in them if you want to send them my way, but if it's easier to dump them off at Goodwill or whatever, that's fine, too!! Thanks for remembering me!! 8mo
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TheAromaofBooks
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My ideal government!

#NarniaReadalong

Julsmarshall So lovely! 8mo
marleed Ohh, yes! 8mo
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BookwormAHN
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Pickpick

I haven't read this in years, so it was a fun reread.
#NarniaReadalong @CaffeineAndCandy

BehindthePages I love these books! 8mo
manifestsanity I disagree. NOT Book 2. 8mo
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PurpleTulipGirl

Chapter 16: The Great Battle finally happens. Aslan has died and come back to life. He breathes on the statues and they come back to life.

The chapters about Asian‘s death and return are so full of biblical allusions that I‘d never noticed as a child. I love when stories are like this — enjoyable on multiple levels.

#NarniaReadalong @CaffeineAndCandy

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megnews
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Finished a day early. Couldn‘t stop myself.
I‘m looking forward to more adventures in Narnia. Thank you so much @CaffeineAndCandy for organizing the #NarniaReadalong.

Book 75, #MGMarch book 14
⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

CaffeineAndCandy 🙂😘 8mo
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Therewillbebooks
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Just a view from the back portch. Always winter and never Christmas in Colorado.

CaitZ Yikes! Hope you're safe and warm 8mo
AmyG Whoa. I am near Vail and while they may have gotten more snow- we got a few inches. 8mo
BethM 😳 8mo
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Therewillbebooks @CaitZ Yup! No driving anywhere today 8mo
BarbaraBB Wooo.. no spring yet I assume 😉 8mo
Tera66 Im in Colorado too! Arvada, we are over a foot of snow already 8mo
Therewillbebooks @Tera66 About the same in Ft. Collins 8mo
Gissy Wow!!! Impressive!😳 8mo
EmilyM I'm in eastern Colorado Springs! Lots of snow here, too...and the wind! 8mo
Bette Snow was almost gone yesterday...but we‘re blanketed now and the snow keeps coming. Shoveling tomorrow in MN. 👍. Woo hoo! 🥳 8mo
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PurpleTulipGirl
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Playing catch-up in the #NarniaReadalong . Our dog had to go to the emergency vet (70 miles away) and now we know she has hemolytic anemia. ☹️

Chapters 11-13 are full of action. All parties head to the Stone Table. As they travel, the world around them changes from deep winter to spring.

At the Stone Table, the children meet Aslan. When Edmund and the WW arrive, she claims Edmund‘s blood - he‘s a traitor. WW and Aslan talk and she gives in. ⬇️

PurpleTulipGirl I‘m always amazed by the description of Aslan - simultaneously scary and comforting. A single look stills protests and offers calm. We don‘t get to know what he says to Edmund or the WW. He refuses to try to go against the Deep Magic of Narnia, against the Emperor. It‘s been so long since I read these books that I don‘t remember if we learn more about that, but I‘d bet we do. 9mo
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Chrissyreadit
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I received this lovely gift hand painted with a CS Lewis quote with a favorite tea from a local friend- also I passed my comps- onward to finish my internship and graduate.

wanderinglynn How lovely! And congrats! 🎉 9mo
Soubhiville Yay! Congratulations! 9mo
Palimpsest Congratulations! I sent you a letter and bookmark back in December which I‘m guessing never made it to you and I‘m sorry for that. This is a lovely gift. 9mo
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Christine Congratulations!! ✅ 9mo
Chrissyreadit @palimpset I‘m so sorry- it actually came about 3 weeks ago- and was the best surprise- but I‘ve been so focused on studying I missed posting! Thank you so much- and I will be responding soon! 9mo
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Bookzombie Yay! Congratulations!!!🎉 9mo
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Emiranda
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This MF novel has been made into a movie and is popular among many people. The story is about four siblings who end up in Narnia where they face many hardships and trials. This book is great for Independent reading or a book club.  https://www.edutopia.org/article/making-most-class-book-clubs story.

Emiranda UDL 7.2 is used in book clubs because it makes the literature relevant as they are discussing the book in a social way. EL 44 is used because when they report back to their book club they are summarizing and sequencing the 9mo
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SeaToSkyes
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The scene/part where Edmund reveals what he's learned from the Beavers to the White Witch always makes me sad. He jeopardized his siblings' safety all for promises of Turkish delight! Image by Christian Birmingham from an illustrated edition of the book.
#NarniaReadalong #thelionthewitchandthewardrobe #edmundpevensie #thewhitewitch #thechroniclesofnarnia

megnews This is beautiful and it feels like you could step right in and would be freezing. Not that I‘d want to be in the presence of the White Witch! 9mo
SeaToSkyes @megnews Yes it does! It makes me want to look up this illustrated edition and see the other pictures. 9mo
CaffeineAndCandy Yes, very pretty 💜💜💜 8mo
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Riveted_Reader_Melissa
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Yep, I read ahead....sorry, not really sorry. I noticed some of the overtones when I read this as a teen, but I definitely noticed even more now. And I just didn‘t remember the chapters being so short, so much happened and yet it‘s such a short book. I still enjoyed it though, and every twist and turn was just as good as the first time. Thanks for encouraging me to pick up this childhood classic again.

 @CaffeineAndCandy #NarniaReadAlong

megnews I completely agree. Knowing the story, I keep thinking to myself, how was it so short? It seemed so much longer. 9mo
MrT My all time favorite kids books. Have read them many many times over and I still don't get bored with them. 9mo
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PurpleTulipGirl
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Catching up on the #NarniaReadalong with chapters 8 and 9.

The children meet Mr and Mrs Beaver and enjoy dinner. They learn about Aslan and the White Witch. Edmund sneaks off and makes his way to the WW‘s castle, where he finds statues of the unlucky souls to have found disfavor with her. Edmund‘s jealousy toward his siblings (fueled by the enchanted candy fr-m earlier?), particularly Peter, makes him petty and vindictive.

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I forget, between readings, how charmed I always am by Mr and Mrs Beaver.
@CaffeineAndCandy #NarniaReadAlong

Ericalambbrown Same! And this looks like a lovely edition you have! What edition do you have? 9mo
Mavey Yes! Love these two and their home! Beautiful art! 9mo
bookandbedandtea @Ericalambbrown It's the boxed collector's edition (paperback) from 2000 by Harper Trophy. That sounds fancy but the set was quite inexpensive when I bought it. 9mo
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bookandbedandtea @Mavey Their home always sounds so cozy to me 🧡 9mo
Ericalambbrown @bookandbedandtea the illustrations are lovely ☺️ 9mo
Charityann Love this version!😊 8mo
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jessjess The is one of my favourite series. 9mo
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TheKidUpstairs
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When photo challenges and readalongs collide. Heading into the #Forest with the Pevensie children for the #NarniaReadalong. I'm so enjoying returning to this old favourite. I'd forgotten how wonderful the professor is in his brief appearance.

@Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks #LitsySpringBreak

@CaffeineAndCandy

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Love it!! 🌳 9mo
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CaffeineAndCandy
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#NarniaReadalong check-in.

How is your reading going?

Question: Do you think lying is a bigger deal to children than it is to adults? Is lying a big deal to all children in general, or are the children in the story a special exception?

Question: Which character are you most fond of so far?

Riveted_Reader_Melissa I‘m ahead of the group, and might just finish it up this weekend. I‘m really enjoying this, it‘s a fun trip down memory lane. I love Lucy, always have. 9mo
Addison_Reads I started reading today and read the 6 chapters. In so tempted to keep reading, but I also want to take my time. My favorite of the children is Lucy, but my favorite character is Mr. Tumnus. 💚 I think lying is a bigger deal for children because of their innocence. Once they break the seal and tell a lie it's almost like a little piece of childhood is chipped away. 9mo
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BookwormAHN I don't think children always realize what a big deal lying is. I don't think I have a favorite character 🤷🏼‍♀️ 9mo
MegaWhoppingCosmicBookwyrm I‘m loving this chapter-a-day return to a childhood fav! I think lying is a bigger deal to adults. I‘ve worked around kids for several years, and they lie about the silliest things, sometimes not realizing the gravity of the situation. Maybe it‘s today‘s generation..? Answering as if I don‘t know the rest of the series: the Professor is my fav so far. 😅 9mo
megnews Like @Riveted_Reader_Melissa I‘m having trouble stopping at one chapter but succeeded so far. I don‘t remember the chapters being so short. And like her and @Addison_Reads Lucy is my favorite. Her age makes her most open to magic. 9mo
rubyslippersreads I‘m caught up. I like Lucy best but, like @Addison_Reads I also love Mr. Tumnus (especially because I‘m picturing him as portrayed in the film by James McEvoy. 😊) 9mo
HufflepuffGirl90 This is so much fun reading a chapter a day. I have to force myself to stop reading tho 😅 I growing up I always loved Lucy, but I have really come to love Edmund as I‘ve gotten older, the poor thing, his growth throughout the book is wonderful. (edited) 9mo
bookandbedandtea I agree with @MegaWhoppingCosmicBookwyrm that lying is generally a bigger deal for adults than children. At this point I like Lucy the best but by the end of the book I usually switch to someone else. 9mo
BethM I‘m loving Lucy. And yeah I think kids have more of an issue with lying bc they haven‘t learned to use it as a “tool” yet. 9mo
Lesanne I think lying is a bigger deal to adults, generally. Kids don‘t yet realize how lies can be damaging in the long term. And my favorite character so far is the Professor. (“What do they teach them in school these days?”) I love the chapter a day format, too! 9mo
SeaToSkyes I'm a little behind, but hopefully will catch up tomorrow! 9mo
Catsandbooks I'm a little behind, but planning to catch up this week. This is my first time reading the series and I'm enjoying it so far! 9mo
Vansa I think lying is definitely a bigger deal to adults(at least some adults),I think it comes quite easily to kids to lie,to impress a friend,to avoid a scolding from a parent.I absolutely love Mr.Tumnus!In this case,they're horrified that Edmund lied though,and didn't back up his sister-you don't break your honour code that way!That's something that's easier to do as an adult when we can justify to ourselves that self-interest has higher stakes 9mo
PurpleTulipGirl As cranky as I‘ve been lately, the Professor‘s character is definitely more relatable. I like him this time around more than I remember liking him. And I‘m really enjoying reading this again. The chapters are so short, it‘s almost like devotional reading. 9mo
CoffeeAndABook I‘m really enjoying the chapter-a-day format! Even though it‘s hard to stop after each chapter, it‘s great how relaxed it is to keep up, even on busy days. * Lucy is definitively a spunky favorite ~ but the professor is a blast, his reaction to the children‘s questions just wonderfully unexpected!! I had no memory of that from reading the book as a child!! 😃 9mo
BethM @CoffeeAndABook I agree on both counts! 9mo
CaffeineAndCandy @Addison_Reads I agree with you about their innocence making lying a bigger deal, but I also agree with @BookwormAHN and @MegaWhoppingCosmicBookwyrm who provided insight into the nature and reasoning of children taking lies. With this in mind, lying is more often a bigger deal to adults who know right from wrong and are held more accountable for untruths. @bookandbedandtea @BethM @Lesanne @vansa 9mo
CaffeineAndCandy @Lesanne yasss! Loved the part where the professor said, "What do they teach them in school these days." ??? 9mo
CaffeineAndCandy @PurpleTulipGirl true, the reading does seem devotional 👍👌 9mo
CaffeineAndCandy @CoffeeAndABook very relaxed reading. 🙂 9mo
CaffeineAndCandy @Catsandbooks @SeaToSkyes no worries! We will be here when you catch up! 👍😘 9mo
CaffeineAndCandy @rubyslippersreads I've not yet seen the movies, but I can't wait to finish reading so I can watch them! 🦁🧙‍♂️ 9mo
CaffeineAndCandy @BethM "to use them as a 'tool' yet" ?? 9mo
CaffeineAndCandy @Riveted_Reader_Melissa how long has it been since you read the series? This is my first time. 9mo
Riveted_Reader_Melissa @CaffeineAndCandy I read it in Jr. High I believe, so late 80‘s...maybe 1988-ish. I didn‘t get into fantasy until about then, so I have memories of reading this on the school bus. 9mo
Read4life I‘m really enjoying this readalong. I know I read these when I was very young but don‘t remember the details much. I like the professor the most so far. 9mo
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Susan, ever the practical surrogate mum of the group.
#NarniaReadalong

PurpleTulipGirl Things I ponder late at night: Is Susan the Hermione of the series? 9mo
CaffeineAndCandy Practical and logical 👍 9mo
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quietjenn
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So it looks like for the #narniareadalong, I'll be doing the Kindle version for the first two books. Our shelves are still super random from when we moved and I can't find this one or PC.

Clare-Dragonfly Your copies look so well-loved ❤️ 9mo
BethM These were the copies my mom had! 9mo
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TheAromaofBooks
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For my fellow #NarniaReadalong -ers, I came across this little article/recipe about Turkish Delight - https://www.inliterature.net/food-in-literature/sweets-and-candies/2018/11/turki...

The person writing this article notes that most “western“ versions of this treat are nothing like real Turkish Delight.

And at one point I remember reading someone pointing out that ⬇

TheAromaofBooks (cont'd) this story does take place during WWII with sugar rations on, so Edmund was probably down for anything sweet! 😂

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Chrissyreadit Omg!!!! I am going to ask my daughter to make this- I could never grasp how Edmund ever wanted it! 9mo
Chrissyreadit Thank you 😘😘😘😘😘😘😘😘 9mo
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TheAromaofBooks @Chrissyreadit - Right?? I tried it once (long story, but I ended up as stage manager for a community play version of LWW & the director thought we should all give it a try haha) & it was pretty dreadful. The sugar ration thing has always been interesting to me as well, since it really could have been a few years since Edmund had had a real sweet treat. 9mo
TheAromaofBooks @Chrissyreadit - I think the reason the commercial versions are made differently is because the “real“ version doesn't store very long. Be sure to let me know if your daughter successfully makes it!!! 9mo
TheKidUpstairs I never thought of the sugar rations! That makes a lot of sense. And I did know that the versions we get are very different from the true Turkish Delight. There's a candy store here that makes their own, but after such an awful experience I've been nervous to try it. Maybe this read along is my push to try the local made stuff! 9mo
Chrissyreadit @TheAromaofBooks one important piece of info in case anyone else tries this recipe- it calls for corn flour- but that‘s what CORNSTARCH is called in The UK- so it‘s cornstarch- not corn flour for those of us in the US. And we are making it this weekend. 9mo
TheAromaofBooks @TheKidUpstairs - I read that a few years ago & it really stuck with me because I had never considered it, either! Edmund isn't very old in this story - you have to wonder if he had had Turkish Delight once a few years earlier & remembered it as something special. 9mo
TheAromaofBooks @Chrissyreadit - Oooo good to know!! 9mo
PurpleTulipGirl It always amused me that the WW thought she had to bewitch the Turkish Delight. I‘m pretty sure Edmund would have gorged on it regardless, especially with the sugar rationing. 9mo
CaffeineAndCandy How cool and interesting! Thanks for the link 9mo
MegaWhoppingCosmicBookwyrm Thank you for this!!! ❤️😍❤️ 9mo
Clare-Dragonfly Oh, very interesting! Thanks for sharing! I can‘t believe I never thought of the rationing angle. 9mo
TheAromaofBooks @PurpleTulipGirl - I'm not sure if I would have been willing to gorge on “several pound“ without some enchanted encouragement 😂 9mo
TheAromaofBooks @CaffeineAndCandy @MegaWhoppingCosmicBookwyrm @Clare-Dragonfly - I'm scared to try the recipe myself, but let me know if any of you give it a whirl!! 9mo
Kelly_the_Bookish_Sidekick I can't imagine eating a few ounces of Turkish Delight, beyond pounds of it. Sugar rations or not, does he not know of another sugary treat to request from the White Witch? 9mo
megnews @TheAromaofBooks such a good point! Never thought of that! 9mo
megnews @Chrissyreadit you‘ll have to post a picture and include a review! 9mo
Bradleygirl I can confirm! after eating what our dear coworker brought back from the Middle East a few times, that stuff is amaaaazing and the stuff you get here is not to be put in its category 9mo
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TheAromaofBooks
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For some reason, yesterday was the first time I noticed just HOW MUCH Turkish delight Edmund eats!! No wonder he was grumpy! 😂

#NarniaReadalong @CaffeineAndCandy

Lollymya I didn‘t notice that either. 9mo
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