We Have Nothing If Not Belief
Hello friends! It has been far too long . I’m working on a long post for you- soon- I promise! 😉 But I’ve got a special post today. Ahem! Where are my manners? A proper introduction:
Hello kings and queens of Narnia, talking mice, centaurs and brave adventurers! If you have never read Narnia and are worried I’ve had an overdose of holiday desserts- welcome to the place where mice talk, trees dance, hope persists and “where the adventure beings”*. (*C.S. Lewis)
I was tagged for the Narnia Blog Tag by the lovely Allie Jo Anderson. You can check out her blog here. I am excited to have a chance to talk about one of my favorite book series: The Chronicles of Narnia by C.S. Lewis. And what better time than in the grip of Winter?
Lets Begin! Here are the rules:
- Thank the person who nominated you
- Describe the rate of your Narnia fanatic (nostalgic, serious, or maniacal)
- Answer the questions below
- Tag 5+ bloggers
- Have fun!
Thank you so much Allie for tagging me in this!
The Rate of Narnia Fanatics:
1. Nostalgic Fanatic—You read the book and/or watched the movies as a child and the word Narnia gives you a warm feeling
2. Serious Fanatic—You rediscovered the wonder of Narnia after you were older and have read the books and watched the movies
3. Maniacal Fanatic—You have lived Narnia from childhood, hid in closets on more accounts than is healthy, have read and watched all the movies including the BBC version
I am probably a serious fanatic. I love these books (and movies) with a passion and there’s no denying it. If you say that Narnia is too childish… Take it from C.S. Lewis himself, one day you will be old enough to start reading fairy tales again. There is so much truth in these books as well as the delightfulness that captured my heart to begin with.
1 . Who is your favorite Pevensie sibling?
Um… in the end I think I have to go with Lucy. That’s the kind of faith I want to have. Although I love the others too. There’s something about Peter (in the books) that I really love as well.
2 . What is the most underrated book in the series?
I think that its probably The Last Battle. At least, I know that I didn’t appreciate it very much when I was younger. It used to be my least favorite book. How could Narnia come to an end?! But reading it now, it has such a glorious hope in it, for us. That after the darkness of the last battle the Narnians were finally brought home to Aslan’s Country, and we as Christians will be brought from this land of pain and sin and into heaven in a similar way.
3. Who is your favorite Narnian king?
Well, it may come as a surprise (I kind of surprised myself) but the Cabby from The Magician’s Nephew is my favorite. I love his character so very much. “Everybody quiet, I want to listen to the music!”
4. Who is your favorite Narnian Queen?
Lucy is my favorite queen as well as character. 😉
5. Which non-human Narnian do you like best?
Aslan, is Aslan. I couldn’t not say him. However, I have to say that I love both Reepicheep and Puddleglum so much!
6. Which book deserves a movie?
All of them! But if I had to pick just one, I’d say The Silver Chair. I went back and forth on this decision a few times but landed on this one. There’s something about this one that I just loved. Plus, you get to see the new Eustace, and you get Puddleglum, and both of them deserve a movie.
7. What is one thing you did as a Narnia fanatic you do not regret?
I do not regret quoting Puddleglum at my eighth grade graduation. (I know that he’s not the most optimistic fellow but you gotta love him all the same!)
Anna Asher at Gathered Tulips
Mia Harden The Windows Blog (wordpress.com)
Abigail Blessing at Abigail Blessing – Treasures of the Soul
Heaven at https://thehbbyhouse.wordpress.com/
Esther Josephine at Esther Josephine Writes – For the Glory of God (wordpress.com)
No pressure to do this tag! I had to guess on a few of you if you’d like this or not. 😉
Thanks for coming along on this little blog tag! Go ahead and answer the questions in the comments if you like! Courage, dear hearts, hang on to hope when its hard.