N is for Narnia

"It isn't Narnia, you know," sobbed Lucy.  "It's you. We shan't meet you there.  And how can we live, never meeting you?"                                  - C.S Lewis  The Voyage of the Dawn Treader


As a child, who could resist 'The Chronicles of Narnia?'  It's another favourite of mine.  Imagination, is such a wild thing.  I have very fond memories crawling into the back of my mother's wardrobe, searching earnestly behind her coats, - for that secret passageway that would lead to this magical, mythical land. I dreamt of meeting the wonderful faun, Mr Tumnus, -I longed to sit in the White Witch's sleigh with the added promise of turkish delight, but mostly, I just wanted to meet Aslan, the noble lion with that magnificent mane, and I would dream of riding across Narnia on his back.  See, -with the magic world of books, anything is possible. 

How about you?  Did you spend hours playing in Narnia?


A/N: Hello, it's a quick post for Saturday, I hope you are all enjoying your weekend.  I shall be shopping, writing and lunching.  Have a fab day! Talei x 

Comments

  1. oh yes I loved the Narnia books and would spend hours dreaming of what it would be like if I could just get there, what an awesome choice for N :)

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  2. I read Narnia as an adult, and still loved them.

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  3. I did love the Chronicles of Narnia! I don't remember ever playing it though - doh, an opportunity missed ;)

    Hugs,

    Rach

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  4. You found Narnia in the closet. Books are make-believe. Oh what a lovely weekend of Shopping, Writing, Lunching. Enjoy.

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  5. Oh I just loved the Narnia books as a kid. Still do! Every closet in our house was a gateway to another world!

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  6. I didn't read the Chronicles until I was an adult, so no, I never played in Narnia. But as an adult I definitely explored!

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  7. I found Narnia as adult as well. I love the stories...some of my favorite characters: Reepicheep, Puddleglum, Bree, Polly & Digory, the Beavers, and of course Aslan!

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  8. I've read and re-read Narnia since I was a little girl. It truly is magical -- and it only get more so the older I get.

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  9. i didn't find Narnia until i was in junior high, so i didn't do a lot of pretending about it, but i did wish i had a secret room at the back of my closet. in the movie, i love the scene you have pictured here - the way the sheet fell off the wardrobe was wonderful. and i love when she goes back after her return from Narnia and the professor is there to say he's already tried getting in that way, too.

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  10. I remember when I was a kid and first read the books, as soon as I had finished the series I started right back at the beginning and read through it again. Such was my love for the series.

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  11. Growing up in the US in the 70's I could not find turkish delight for love nor money. When I lived in London in the 90's I probably ate too much of the stuff. But I love Narnia, unapologetically and forever. Have you read The Magician's Book by Laura Miller? Great book about Narnia. Also, there's a wonderful short story by Neil Gaiman for those of us that think Susan got short shrift from C.S. Lewis towards the end. It's called The Problem of Susan.

    BTW, I gave you the prestigious Versatile Blog Award. You can see it here: http://bit.ly/dXjs0w, if you are into awards and such. If not, that's totally cool. Consider it a virtual high five.

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  12. Loved Narnia as a child, and loved it again as an adult!

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  13. Love. Voyage of the Dawnteader is my fave.

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  14. You know, it's strange. I read the first book when I was younger but then saw how many other books were in the series and was turned off. I also struggled following four main characters. I really wish I would've stuck with them though.

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  15. I hate to admit I never read them. I only found out about it when the first movie came out. One of these days I must read them.

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  16. I discovered Narnia through my daughter's eyes and found great delight there.
    Nice to mee you on A to Z

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  17. Have read every single book in the series! :)

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  18. Read the books as a child. Saw the musical as an adult with my father. Neither of us liked it - and the theology irritated by then. I have not been back to the books and I wonder if the musical experience would get in the way. I hate to think that it might.

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  19. I came late to the Narnia party but I enjoy teachg the books now.Great post talei.

    Denise<3

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  20. Loved "The Lion, The Witch and the Wardrobe" as a child, but I'm afraid I was a Star Wars geek so daydreamed my way across the galaxies instead... :o)

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  21. I loved the monopeds and reepacheep.

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  22. I did! I used to constantly hope that one wardrobe might transport me away... sigh!

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    Best,
    Talei x

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  24. Definitely! If I came across a wardrobe now, I'd still go looking for Narnia, one of these days, I will find the right one. :)
    I read the books with my kids and we truly loved them.
    Beautiful blog!

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  25. Oh yes! I do love Narnia. It's great now reading those books to my boys and enjoying them for all they are worth through their eyes :)

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  26. Narnia was my very favorite place to go as a child and now I'm taking my nephew there. We are currently ensconced with Prince Caspian.

    I love coming here to your beautiful site and I've tapped you with a Versatile Blogger Award. The badge is here http://melissasimaginarium.blogspot.com/ Your posts always make me smile and look at things differently.

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  27. I read the Narnia stories as a teenager but that didn't stop me from checking the backs of wardrobes ;)

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  28. I think the Narnia books were probably much more popular across the pond than here (or at least, more popular than here in Nebraska!). I read the first three Narnia books last year and loved them. :-) Growing up, though, I played Nancy Drew! Always did want to be a private detective.

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