Re-Reading Part Two

By on December 12, 2010

So I finally finished reading The Voyage of the Dawn Treader, for the first time ever. This post is a little late, actually, I finished it the day (before) the film released, a few hours before I sat down for the midnight showing. (I’ll post my thoughts on the film after I see it for the second time Tuesday. I love seeing films in the theatre multiple times, too.)

As a kid, for some reason, I never was able to finish the book. I can’t remember how old I was when I was first experiencing the series, but let’s say I was 7 or 8. Maybe 9. Anyhow, my attention span just wasn’t what it should have been for Dawn Treader, and I put down the book without ever getting to fully appreciate such a beautiful story.

Since the movies have been releasing, I’ve been trying to re-read (or finish) each of the Chronicles of Narnia before I see the films. I have no problem doing this, because I try NOT to compare books with their film versions.

But that’s for another post.

Puddleglum, the Marshwiggle

Puddleglum, the Marshwiggle

Naturally, after I’ve finished Dawn Treader, I’m ready to jump right in to The Silver Chair, one of my favorites! (I’m absolutely naming my next Chinese Pug after Puddleglum.)

With such a long list of books to finish that I’ve never read, though, I’m trying to resist the temptation to stay in Narnia, though my will is weakening. It’s so hard to get to new books when I have a list of old favorites that keep calling to me.Working in a library makes this especially difficult. Every time I give a suggestion for one of my favorites, that call gets a little bit louder…

So, I’ve caved. There are a few weeks left of 2010, and so before the year is out, I’m going to dive into nostalgia and reread my personal classics, or at least a few of them. The new books can wait for the new year.

Here are a few I am currently considering:

  • The Silver Chair by C.S. Lewis
  • The Seer and the Sword by Victoria Hanley
  • The Circle Series by Ted Dekker
  • Redeeming Love by Francine Rivers
  • The Red Badge of Courage by Stephen Crane

What’s on your “To Reread List?”

**edit**Just suggested Out of Time by Caroline B. Cooney to a teen, and it’s now been added to the list! Victorian insane asylum + time-travel romance = Sarah’s guilty-pleasure favorite. *happy sigh*


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