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.)
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!