Weekly Roundup

Posted April 25, 2020 by Nicky in General / 18 Comments

Good evening, folks! It’s been a busy reading week around here, with the readathon today boosting my read count a little (okay, and short books helped there too). And I haven’t bought any books this week, though I’ve been putting together a preorder or so!

Linking up with The Sunday Post @ The Caffeinated Reviewer and Stacking the Shelves @ Reading Reality & Tynga’s Reviews.

Books read this week:

Cover of The Magician's Nephew by C.S. Lewis Cover of The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe by C.S. Lewis Cover of Love Around The Corner by Sally Malcolm Cover of The Horse and His Boy by C.S. Lewis

Cover of Prince Caspian by C.S. Lewis Cover of Hither, Page by Cat Sebastian Cover of The Voyage of the Dawn Treader by C.S. Lewis Cover of The Silver Chair by C.S. Lewis Cover of The Steerswoman, by Rosemary Kirstein

Almost done with my Narnia reread, as you can see!

Reviews posted this week: 

The Magician’s Nephew, by C.S. Lewis. I always read them in chronological order, so this is where I always start. Some great bits here, despite it never being a favourite. 4/5 stars
Love Around the Corner, by Sally Malcolm. Silly stupid boys and silly stupid miscommunication, but it’s cute. 3/5 stars
The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe, by C.S. Lewis. Not as beloved as it was once, perhaps, but I think it is still very moving and worth thinking about. 4/5 stars
The Horse and His Boy, by C.S. Lewis. I used to love this adventure so much, but I have cooled on it as an adult. 3/5 stars
Hither, Page, by Cat Sebastian. Both a romance and a mystery, I really enjoyed this one. There are some great moments of non-sexual intimacy that really made me feel for the characters. 4/5 stars
Prince Caspian, by C.S. Lewis. I always loved Caspian the best of all the main characters… 4/5 stars

Other posts:

WWW Wednesday. Chatting about Digging Up Armageddon and my Narnia reread!
24-Hour Readathon. I decided to take part again on a whim. I’ve read 3.3 books so far and there’s a bunny pic at that post… *tempts*

So that’s my week! How’re you doing, folks?

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18 responses to “Weekly Roundup

  1. I’m loving your Narnia reread reviews – I haven’t revisited these books for a few years, but still have a great deal of affection for them.

    I’m still struggling to settle – I’m halfway through Goldilocks, a quarter into Gods of Jade and Shadow, and I’ve put Kingdom of Souls aside for now. I’m not sure I’m taking in enough of any of them to write a review though. Boo.

    • These books were such a big part of my childhood, I doubt I’m at all objective about them. They feel like… not a hug, they’re slightly too paternalistic and old-fashioned for that, but like a trusted family member’s voice telling me everything’s going to be alright.

      I know that feeling. 🙁 It’s why I’ve been going heavy on rereads or short books.

  2. Ooh I love seeing the Narnia books! How fun you’re doing a reread!! I loved A Horse and his Boy as a kid. I wondr now if I should reread it and see how it holds up?
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    • It’s quite interesting, though a little too gossipy about the archaeologists rather than the archaeology, for my taste! Thanks for dropping by.

    • I didn’t see all of the most recent movies — to me the correct adaptation is a cartoon one, or the old BBC ones, haha. 😀 Thanks for dropping by!

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