Dec 6

December 6, 2010 at 9:04 pm (december photo project, reading)

December Photo Project

Books

This picture ties in to my goal to read all of the BBC 100 books… After the recommendation of multiple people, I read The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe this weekend, before I read The Magician’s Nephew. I am now 1/7th of the way through the Chronicles of Narnia!

I was… content with the book. I was expecting a longer, richer story, and yes, I did know this was supposed to be a children’s story. I described it to my sister-in-law as I was expecting something the length of Anne of Green Gables, and I expected the movie version to be a condensed version of the story. Nope – it was very short, about 120 pages, and the movie follows the book almost exactly. In fact, I think I read the book about as quickly as I watched the movie!

Glad I read it… but I’m happy to round out my current reading selection with Dearest Cousin Jane, which is not on the BBC list but I’m enjoying it anyway. It’s sort of a fictionalized account of some of Jane Austen’s relatives. It’s amusing, I gotta say.

Am I the only one underwhelmed by Chronicles of Narnia? Please tell me someone else was expecting a longer story too… 🙂

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5 Comments

  1. New goal: BBC’s 100 books list « just a girl and her macbook said,

    […] -Jane Austen 36 The Lion, The Witch and the Wardrobe – CS Lewis (repeat… cheaters.) DONE! 37 The Kite Runner – Khaled Hosseini 38 Captain Corelli’s Mandolin – Louis De […]

  2. Bethany said,

    I probably would be underwhelmed if I read it for the first time now (it does receive quite the hype!)
    Chronicles of Narnia was a family tradition growing up. My mom read them to us nearly every year. My mom read C.S. Lewis to us, my dad read Tolkien. They both do wonderful voices!

    Tell me if Dearest Cousin Jane is good. My dad gave me A Walk with Jane Austen, if you ever want to borrow it.

    • stacey said,

      Yes, I think if I read them as a child I’d have more of an attachment… The wonderful voices would help too! 🙂

      I tend to have a problem with building things up in my mind – the Alamo, Stonehenge, and now Lion/Witch/Wardrobe… oh, me. 🙂

  3. here be dragons said,

    Looks like you’ve got some fun reads there! I need a few myself.

    • stacey said,

      Have you been on goodreads.com? It’s a fun place to poke around and find new books. 🙂

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