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Friday, July 30, 2010

The Chronicles of Narnia Reading Challenge - conclusion

Chronicles of NarniaIs it time? Already? Seriously, this month flew by and I didn't accomplish nearly as much as I had hoped (which is always the case.) That said, I worked my way 'further up and further in' than I had previously and so, ultimately, I am satisfied.

Here are my posts all in one tidy spot:

Book review of Domesticated Jesus, by Harry L. Kraus Jr.
Initial thoughts on Voyage of the Dawn Treader
List of Books About Narnia (1) and List 2
My thoughts about Reepicheep and some Reepicheep quotes. (I did have more to say about Reepicheep. And maybe I'll say it yet. However, when it got down to it, what I learned was too personal for me to want to post. Sometimes that's the way it happens and I don't consider this site a personal diary. Yet. ;)
My review of The World According to Narnia, by Jonathan Rogers

And now I'm curious to find out what all of you read and wrote about.

Because I am desperately afraid of losing links with a Mr. Linky, I refuse to use him for conclusions of challenges. (I frequently go back and read your old links and I've lost some thanks to Linky let-downs so no more!) Just leave your links in the comment section.

But! For each post you wrote up this month, leave a second comment. Because each post gives you one entry to win the following:




Companion To Narnia (2004 edition) and Narnia Chronology: From the Archives of the Last King (which is super cool and fun for younger kids to look at.)

Again, in order to win, simply leave a comment below. (I'll open this contest up to anyone.) But! If you participated in the challenge, each post you wrote up earns you an extra entry. So don't forget to leave a separate comment for each post.

This contest will be open through Friday, August 6th so please leave your links in the comment section sooner rather than later!

Lastly, I was extremely (extremely!) remiss in not selecting winners for the two copies of The Magician's Nephew that I offered up for grabs. The winners of these two copies are Welcome to Our Wonderland and Page Turner. (I'll be sending you an e-mail shortly. However, if you see this post before you see an e-mail - feel free to send me your mailing address and I"ll get these right out to you!)

I hope all of you enjoyed our foray in the world of Narnia and, of course, we'll be going back again next year. (I really enjoy doing this in the summer months, personally. But would anyone care for a move of this challenge to another season of the year? If so, let me know in the comments.)

36 comments:

Amy @ Hope Is the Word said...

Hi Carrie! (Post #1)

Amy @ Hope Is the Word said...

I only got around to reading Prince Caspian this time--->

http://www.hopeisthewordblog.com/2010/07/28/prince-caspian-by-c-s-lewis/

Melinda said...

Thanks for hosting this challenge. I have greatly enjoyed reading through the Narnia books. I'm trying to make it through all seven books for this challenge...and I still need to finish The Last Battle.

Post #1: http://wholesomewomanhood.wordpress.com/2010/07/22/the-horse-and-his-boy/

Annette W. said...

Go Melinda! WOW!

My first post was earlier this month.

http://livelearnlove226.blogspot.com/2010/07/narnia-anyone.html

Annette W. said...

My second post I just put up. http://livelearnlove226.blogspot.com/2010/07/audio-books.html

stephanie @ Simple Things said...

Here's my post ... http://herdofsteph.blogspot.com/2010/07/to-wrap-up-july-head-into-august.html! I had just the one post this month, but it's done! :)

Janet said...

Here's my first Narnia post, about watching 'LWW' together as a family:

http://acrossthepage.wordpress.com/2010/07/08/family-movie-night-into-the-wardrobe/

Janet said...

Here's post 2, about 'A Book of Narnians':

http://acrossthepage.wordpress.com/2010/07/20/a-book-of-narnians/

Janet said...

And here's post 3, on 'The Land of Narnia:'

http://acrossthepage.wordpress.com/2010/07/23/the-land-of-narnia/

Janet said...

So now I make 3 extra comments, right?

Janet said...

One thing I didn't get done was reading 'Inside Narnia.' Just wasn't the time for it, I guess.

Janet said...

I did read the Edith Nesbit story some folks think was an unconscious inspiration to Lewis because it concerns a magic wardrobe. And I have 'The Narnian' (Alan Jacobs) on my tbr list for... soon.

Okay, that's my 3 extra comments -- which I filled all too easily with chatter --

Mark said...

I had hoped to watch a movie or two, but didn't get around to it. Did get two books read, however. Here's post one:

http://markcarstairs.blogspot.com/2010/07/thoughts-on-lion-witch-and-wardrobe.html

Mark said...

And here's post two:

http://markcarstairs.blogspot.com/2010/07/thinking-about-horse-and-his-boy.html

ibeeeg said...

Thanks Carrie for hosting this challenge. It is one of the most satisfying challenges that I participate in.

I read/used the Companion to Narnia last year, and really love that book. I checked it out from the library, and was unable to use it this year. I think it will be great for whoever wins it because it really is packed with a whole lot of information.

ibeeeg said...

Not certain if this post will count towards the Narnia Challenge because I did not specifically mention the challenge, but nevertheless...it is Narnia related and thought I would share it here.

http://ibeeeg.blogspot.com/2010/07/song-of-week-open-up-your-eyes.html

ibeeeg said...

My daughter and I read The Voyage of the Dawn Treader. It was great fun reading this book with her.

http://ibeeeg.blogspot.com/2010/07/voyage-of-dawn-treader-by-cs-lewis.html

We plan on watching The Lion, The Witch, and The Wardrobe this evening.

Carrie, Thanks again for hosting this challenge.

Alison said...

Very cool books and challenge. (Even though I didn't read anything Narnia related lately. :-) )

bekahcubed said...

I wrote a total of five posts on The Chronicles of Narnia (although a couple did double duty with my "regular" book notes).

Here's the link to my Chronicles of Narnia Reading Challenge Wrap-Up (It's got links to the rest of the posts if you'd rather not be jumping around through my links here in the comments.)

bekahcubed said...

Or you can go to each post individually:

A Review of Inside "The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe (Which was a great book, by the way.)

bekahcubed said...

A post on the theology of the cross as seen in The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe (also a part of my series of notes on John Stott's The Cross of Christ)

Part 1: The Cross Satisfied the Devil's Demands?

bekahcubed said...

The second part of the previous set of notes:

Part 2: The Cross Satisfied the Law?

bekahcubed said...

And finally, a post On Evaluating Trustworthiness (In Narnia)

This one isn't a double-duty post! ;-)

bekahcubed said...

Do I get a normal old comment in addition to my post links? I think so! (or, at least, I'm going to take it anyway.)

Summer works well for me currently--but if others prefer other times, I think I'd be willing to shift it around too. I'm pretty much reading and writing anytime of the year, so one time's as good as another :-)

Stephanie's Mommy Brain said...

I so intended to participate! Truly I did. The kids and I listened to half of one of the Focus on the Family books on cd. I love their version! Unfortunately we haven't been still enough or taken a long enough van ride to finish the story. One day we will!

butterfly wishes and Wonderland Dreams said...

me and my girls had so much fun with this challenge!

butterfly wishes and Wonderland Dreams said...

here is post # 1:http://lettersnumbersandbooksohmy.blogspot.com/2010/07/narnia-reading-challenge.html

butterfly wishes and Wonderland Dreams said...

what my 9 year old read for this challenge: http://lettersnumbersandbooksohmy.blogspot.com/2010/07/justice-girlsmy-9-year-old-narnia.html

butterfly wishes and Wonderland Dreams said...

here is a link to my post about the books princess (my 4 year old) and I read together

http://lettersnumbersandbooksohmy.blogspot.com/2010/08/princesses-age-4-narnia-reading.html

butterfly wishes and Wonderland Dreams said...

a post about the movies and games we played for the multimedia part of the narnia challenge:

http://lettersnumbersandbooksohmy.blogspot.com/2010/08/narnia-multimedia-narnia-reading.html

wmmahaney said...

We love all things Narnia, and would love to add these to our library. They look like so much fun to read.
wmmahaney(at)att(dot)net

Melinda said...

Here is a second post for this challenge.

http://wholesomewomanhood.wordpress.com/2010/08/02/best-quotes-from-chronicles-of-narnia/

Chanelle said...

Would like a chance to win.
cparkins14 AT teancum.net

Melinda said...

Post #3
http://wholesomewomanhood.wordpress.com/2010/08/05/reflections-from-prince-caspian/

Judylynn said...

Please enter me in this giveaway - Thanks!

seizethebookblog(at)gmail(dot)com

Page Turner said...

I will take any excuse to escape to Narnia! Our reading/listening summary is here.

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