Tuesday, July 01, 2014

Chronicles of Narnia Reading Challenge 2014

Do you know what today is?!!

It's the start of the FIFTH annual Chronicles of Narnia Reading Challenge. That's what today is. (It's also Canada Day, the 182nd day of the year, International Tartan Day and Olivia de Haviland's birthday. But mostly it marks the start of this reading challenge.)

Chronicles of Narnia Reading Challenge

And what is the Chronicles of Narnia Reading Challenge? It's an excuse to spend a month reading as much Narnia as you can, that's what!

That's right, friends. I'm giving you - as a gift - the entire month of July to revel in the individual stories in The Chronicles of Narnia. You can watch the movies (if you can stomach them), listen to audio books/dramatizations, or read books about Narnia or C.S. Lewis. I give you full permission (if you were looking for such a thing).

As you proceed through this challenge, write up various posts about what you have read sharing your thoughts and impressions of the stories. On Thursday, July 31st we will conclude the challenge and, at that time, I will invite you to share your posts with us.

If you are participating in this challenge, please leave a comment below stating as much, and then feel free to add my Reading Challenge badge to your own post or blog sidebar with the following code:

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I love this challenge for myself and I have also been enjoying taking my children into Narnia with me. You can read of some of our past adventures here:

* In which we meet Aslan.

* Playing Narnia

* Fighting against the Queen of the Underworld

Make this month a fun one! Celebrate this glorious country with your kids by either introducing them to it or sharing in a new adventure. Share what you are learning about yourself or the characters in the stories with them (and with us)!

I hope you will consider joining in and I hope to hear from you if you do!

To Narnia and the North!


Sky said...

I was just wondering when we would start! I'm going to get the boys on it too! :-)

Mark Baker said...

Last year, I bought the BBC movies (yes, we can all shudder in unison). I think I might have to see how painful they are as an adult (I did like them as a kid), or at least the first one.

And we all know which one the real first one story should be.

Amy @ Hope Is the Word said...

I have fond memories of the BBC movies. :)

Stephanie said...

The goal is to read The Last Battle this month, but we're stalled on our current read-aloud due to swim lessons / vacation / half a dozen other reasons. This summer, for sure.

Cassandra said...

I hope to read the first book! I've been reading very little fiction lately but hope to dive into some soon. 101 Dalmatians is on hold at the library. And I MUST read Narnia!

I will admit to liking the first Narnia movie. We bought it. Then I saw the second movie in theaters and walked out sputtering. I haven't seen any others. To be honest, I don't even know how many have been released now. I didn't like the magic presented in Voyage of the Dawn Treader so haven't seen it. Maybe I'll watch it at some point. Maybe I won't.

Barbara H. said...

I was thinking I wouldn't be participating this year, though I hated to miss it. I just finished the Narnia series last year and didn't feel like starting over again yet and have been too overrun with non-fiction to look into any. But I just started reading On Stories by C. S. Lewis, and though it's not totally about Narnia, he does discuss it. So if that's not too much of a stretch, I'll read this for the challenge.

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