Mojo Book Review: “The Voyage of the Dawn Treader” by C.S. Lewis

Started: January 1, 2012
Finished: January 8, 2012
[*It didn’t take me that long to read; I just had a few Do Nothing Days this last week. Actual reading was three days.]

What I loved best: While I always enjoy the return of our beloved Children and Aslan, I’d have to say my favorite part of this book was the character of Reepicheep, the Valiant Mouse. Most consider a mouse to be too small to be of any great assistance but Reepicheep doesn’t know that about himself. He thinks he has much to offer, and behaves so.

I also loved … read the rest. . .

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Mojo Book Review: “Prince Caspian” by C.S. Lewis

Started: December 29, 2011
Finished: December 31, 2011

What I loved best: There were several elements that I pondered during, and after, reading this book.

The first was that while the prior three books seemed to have one linear storyline, Prince Caspian had two storylines going at first: The Prince, and the Children. Of course they meet up in the book, and I won’t ruin it for those who have yet to read the series by giving any more details. But in the course of reading, I was consumed by one story and then reminder of the other. It was … read the rest. . .

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Mojo Book Review: “The Horse and His Boy” by C.S. Lewis

Started: December 28, 2011
Finished: December 28, 2011

What I loved best: This story truly did center on a Horse named Bree, and the boy, Shasta. I loved the way Lewis took a common animal and gave it voice, not only in being a Talking Animal, but in performance, character, behavior… if it had been a Dumb Animal, his portrayal would still have kept me reading.

I also thoroughly enjoyed the few Cats in the book, in particular of course, The Lion. The other cats, and the several lions throughout the book, were quite different than reading about horses, but … read the rest. . .

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Mojo Book Review: “The Magician’s Nephew” by C.S. Lewis

Started: December 26, 2011
Finished: December 27, 2011

What I loved best: The introduction of Narnia. While this book was published sixth in the series, chronologically it is the first. The hardbound collection I have has the books in order of events, not publication so I was able to read this first.

I was hooked, absolutely hooked, at the first sentence: “This is a story about something that happened long ago when your grandfather was a child.”

Because it is written for children, it’s a very fast and easy read. I adore how Lewis refers to characters as “Mother” … read the rest. . .

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My Book Wish List

Yesterday, I posted My New Reading List for 2012. To make sure I keep up with my List, I already started “The Magician’s Nephew” by C.S. Lewis. By the time you read this post, I should have finished that book and moved on to “The Lion, The Witch, and the Wardrobe”. I’m highly excited. I love writings that are so well done, you forget to breathe while writing. That’s how I aspire to write.

I know my List is not nearly exhaustive, but of all the books I have at my house, those are the ones I want to read. … read the rest. . .

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