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review 2017-06-13 17:41
Lovely if a bit heavy handed
The Voyage of the Dawn Treader - C.S. Lewis,Pauline Baynes

This was a lovely read. A great opening line, lots of magic and adventure, and Reepicheep, a character that has shot to my favorites list.

 

I have issues with the fact that Aslan was mixed up with turning around every bad habit or decision, because it says redemption or improvement is impossible without religion to me. I like the concept of free will, and I like to think we can pick the right path without constant divine nudges, so a start docked for the heavy handedness.

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text 2017-06-13 16:00
Reading progress update: I've read 220 out of 256 pages.
The Voyage of the Dawn Treader - C.S. Lewis,Pauline Baynes

“My owns plans are made. While I can, I sail east in the Dawn Treader. When she fails me, I paddle east in my coracle. When she sinks, I shall swim east with my four paws. And when I can swim no longer, if I have not reached Aslan’s country, or shot over the edge of the world in some vast cataract, I shall sink with my nose to the sunrise and Peepiceek will be head of the talking mice in Narnia.”

 

 

I love this mouse, and his bigger than a lion's heart.

 

Life intruded on my reading, but I'm close to finishing now and it's a beauty.

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text 2017-06-11 14:55
Reading progress update: I've read 40 out of 256 pages.
The Voyage of the Dawn Treader - C.S. Lewis,Pauline Baynes

This so infuriated Reepicheep that in the end the number of things he thought of saying all at once nearly suffocated him and he became silent.

 

I hate when that happens to me. Like when your throat closes with tears from sheer anger.

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text 2017-06-11 03:33
Reading progress update: I've read 1 out of 256 pages.
The Voyage of the Dawn Treader - C.S. Lewis,Pauline Baynes

THERE was a boy called Eustace Clarence Scrubb, and he almost deserved it.

 

That's a first line for the memorable list.

Also, it sounds positively Dahl-ish.

 

*burrows happy on couch* I think this will be a one-sitting kind of book.

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review 2017-05-22 03:10
C.S. Lewis & Narnia For Dummies - Rich Wagner

I enjoyed this one. I even learned a few things. :) It's a good reference for C.S. Lewis' writings.

 

I like that Wagner acknowledges that his readers will not all be Christians, but doesn't attempt to soften Christian themes. And he explains things that those who are not familiar with Christianity might not understand.

 

There's a pretty glaring error on page 13. Page 12 ends with a complete paragraph, then page 13 has a picture at the top followed by the end of a sentence... I'm surprised that wasn't fixed in editing.

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