4 posts tagged Narnia

Review: The Moon Coin

The Moon Coin by Richard Due My rating: 4 of 5 stars I give 4 stars to books I enjoyed while reading and would probably read again. I think The Moon Coin has enough flavor and depth that I can read it again and get more out of it.For a feel of the beginning of The Moon Coin, picture what might come into being if you took C.S. Lewis and Dr. Seuss and locked them in a room until they wrote a book together. Got that? And then Dr. Seuss gets kicked out and the whole thing takes a rather J.R.R. ...

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Best Book Places to Visit

When I read a good book, it’s almost impossible for me not to wish it were real and I could visit the places in it. At least some parts (seriously, who wants to go on vacation to Mordor -- “Get a facial with authentic Mount Doom ash or a massage from one of our professional orcs; autographs by the Witch King at extra charge.” Anyone?) So -- in no particular order -- my list of book places I’d love to visit: Bag End - Tolkien made Bilbo’s home so cozily inviting that I’d go have ...

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Where to find Dragons

Dragons have been sneaking through caves, attacking villages, hoarding treasures, and exchanging riddles for ages. The dragon was even around in Babylonian times with the myth of a giant serpentine dragon who inhabits the sea and could only be killed by an arrow piercing its belly. But what do you really know about these creatures? Where do they live? What do they even look like? Are they enormous lizards or snakes? Do they live in the sea or on land? In Norse and Germanic legends, dragons ...

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Review: Narnia

The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe by C.S. Lewis My rating: 5 of 5 stars I only give 5-stars to books that I can read over and over again. This is one of those kinds of books.As a kid, I found it an entertaining, magical ride from the "real" world, and even insightful about human character. It's a basic story that can impress young children, yet is filled with sarcastic humor that can get grown-ups chuckling and quoting. The book gives a fun, transporting, thought-provoking plot, while ...

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