Hello again, dear readers. I hope that your first week of March is going well. It seems impossible that February is over, but here we are.
Spring is taunting us at the moment. We had a couple of warm and muddy days and then the past few days have been very cold and windy. Before moving to where we live now, I had never experienced real wind. Here, at least a few times throughout the winter, there are nights where the wind is so strong as it whips around our house that not only do you feel and hear it, you wonder if it will pick the house up and carry it away. (Or at least I wonder…I am not sure if anyone else does.) I love wind, it is so powerful, beautiful and destructive, a bit like fire I guess. Anyway, I believe that we are supposed to get some warmer weather again as this week goes on. I am quite excited to start taking pleasant and somewhat long walks again.
I must admit to neglecting both sleep and school (only slightly) for books this week. Hopefully I will manage to focus a bit better tomorrow and Friday, but only time will tell, and considering all of the good books begging for my attention it seems unlikely.
And, now moving on to the point of this post, Narnia. The Chronicles of Narnia are classics and books everyone has at least heard of, so there is no need to explain the series to you. I was tagged for this lovely tag by the wonderful Maya Joelle, and after putting it off for months here I am. Enjoy!
*Also, all quotes are random ones from the books, credit goes to C.S. Lewis.
Rules / Necessary Information
- Thank the person who nominated you | Thank you again, Maya!
- Describe the rate of your Narnia fanatic (nostalgic, serious, maniacal) | Somewhere between Nostalgic & Serious (Check out Maya’s post for details.)
- Answer the questions below
- Tag 5+ bloggers
- Have fun! | Who doesn’t love being told to have fun?
1 || Who’s your favorite Pevensie child?
Lucy is my favorite Pevensie child. Lucy is the only one of the siblings whose story arc, from beginning to end, is consistent. I understand, consistency can be boring, but it can also be comforting in a way. Lucy simply has a beautiful heart and her trust in Aslan from the beginning is always wonderful to experience.
2 || What is the most underrated book in Narnia?
The Horse & His Boy never gets the recognition it deserves. It is wonderful, and too often is forgotten or dismissed in favor of The Lion, The Witch & The Wardrobe.
“One of the drawbacks about adventures is that when you come to the most beautiful places you are often too anxious and hurried to appreciate them.”
3 || Who is your favorite Narnian king?
Caspian, easily. His story is interesting and sad, as well as full of adventure. (I also love his character in the movies, to be honest.)
4 || Who is your favorite Narnia queen?
The White Witch (yes, you read that right), the evil Queen of Narnia. She is one of the most interesting and complex characters. She has a whole complicated backstory (Magician’s Nephew) and is truly horribly evil. To be honest, sometimes well-written female villains are more interesting than female protagonists, and I found The White Witch, although terrifying to young me, more interesting than the other Narnia Queens. (Once agin, my opinion of the movies’ White Witch influenced this choice.)
“But who is Aslan? Do you know him?” “Well-he knows me,” said Edmund. “He is the great Lion, the son of the Emperor-beyond-the-Sea, who saved me and saved Narnia.”
5 || Which book deserves a movie?
I would love to see a Magician’s Nephew movie. It would be complicated and very interesting.
6 || What is one thing you did as a Narnia fan that you do not regret?
To be honest, I have done very little as a Narnia fan. I did read a lovely story about a hardcore Narnia fan who does all of the things associated with hardcore Narnia fans. (You know, hiding in wardrobes etc.)
“People who have not been in Narnia sometimes think that a thing cannot be good and terrible at the same time.”
7 || Which non-human Narnian do you like best?
Undoubtedly, ASLAN. No one compares to him in the end.
Bonus Question || Which book is your favorite? Why?
And back to: The Horse & His Boy. I love the feel of this book, it is so different than the others in a wonderful way. I love the characters and the talking horses, the discovering of family and growth of friendships.
“Wrong will be right, when Aslan comes in sight; at the sound of his roar, sorrows will be no more; when he bares his teeth, winter meets its death; And when he shakes his mane, we shall have spring again.”
I am Tagging: (No worries if you are not a Narnia fan.)
Are you a Narnia fan? Has spring begun to touch where you live? What is one good thing that happened to you in February?