Sunday, July 1, 2012

Chronicles of Narnia Challenge with A GIVEAWAY!!

Chronicles of Narnia Reading Challenge

My participation is going to be a little different than I originally planned this year. Last year, as I read the books, I kept this uncomfortable feeling. I honestly thought I had worked through all that, but apparently I haven't. I think more than anything I tried to ignore it. I started reading The Silver Chair, and I'm still uncomfortable. Best I remember, it pretty much started with Prince Caspian last year. I don't completely understand why I'm uncomfortable, but there's no sense forcing it. Through my reading I'm constantly learning what types of books I like/don't like, books that I'm uncomfortable with, and books that I need/don't need to read. My reading has drastically changed since I started blogging. It has both greatly widened and narrowed in different aspects.

Since I did think I'd worked through it, I had been greatly anticipating this challenge. I've picked up several Narnia related books after last year's challenge, but since I no longer need/want them, there's no sense in me hanging on to them. I know they would make one of you very happy. Just to make sure no one misunderstands me, I'm not saying this series is wrong!

Stay tuned to the end for the giveaway!

I am still going to participate this year, just a little different than what I originally planned. Here's what I hope to read:

C. S. Lewis, My Godfather: Letters, Photos and Recollections by Laurence Harwood

The Magician's Book: A Skeptic's Adventures in Narnia by Laura Miller

I'm curious about this one. I almost ordered it last year during my reading. I finally ordered it a few days ago, but hopefully it won't take too long to get here.

Now for the GIVEAWAY! Just because I'm all weird doesn't mean these books don't deserve a great new home. :)

Up for grabs?

(Some of my Narnia related books are simply going in storage for the moment, so these actually aren't all of them. Some of these are brand new, and some of them I picked up used at various thrift stores).

Finding God in the land of Narnia by Kurt Bruner and Jim Ware

A Family Guide to The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe by Christin Ditchfield

The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe: Edmund and the White Witch adapted by Scout Driggs

Inside Prince Caspian by Devin Brown

Inside the Voyage of the Dawn Treader by Devin Brown

The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe

Prince Caspian(the cover is slightly different, but pretty close).

The Voyage of the Dawn Treader

The Last Battle

(If there's some of these that you don't want, but some that you do, please enter anyway. Just let me know if you don't want some).

EVERYONE is welcome to enter whether you're participating in the challenge or not.

-U.S. only(I'm sorry, but shipping is SO expensive international)
-Must be 13 years or older
-Ends @ midnight central on July 8th(I'll try to mail them as soon as possible, so you can use them for the challenge if you want to).
-Winner will be picked using

To enter:

Just leave a comment with your spam-free email address. That's it!


  1. I took a class on C.S. Lewis this last spring, and I really enjoyed reading more of his books and discussing them in class/writing papers on them. :) He definitely has some interesting perspectives - making his books thought-provoking.

    Since I read The Magician's Nephew and The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe, I would love the chance to read some more books in the Narnia series (Prince Caspian, The Voyage of the Dawn Treader, and The Last Battle). :)

    Is it OK if I enter the giveaway for those 3 books, even if I'm not a part of the challenge? (I understand if the giveaway is just for participants!)



    P.S. I found The Magician's Book by Laura Miller in Corban's library and used a quote from it in my Senior Seminar paper. :) I didn't read the whole book, but I'd be curious to hear your thoughts on it!

    1. You can definitely enter! I need to edit that it's open to everyone whether participating or not. :)

      That's really cool that you took a class on C.S. Lewis. I'm hoping to learn a little about him through the godfather book, since I don't know much at all about him.

  2. Well, this definitely caught me by surprise (but now I vaguely recall your remarks last year). I'm glad you are going to read "around Narnia" this year. That sounds like a very good idea.

    I think I have most of the books you are offering here so I'll skip the contest but here we go! :)

    1. I was surprised, too! Since I did mostly clear my reading schedule, though, I'm thinking it's the perfect time to finish The Mysterious Benedict Society books! :)

  3. I have the first two, but the rest sound interesting.

    Everyone is moved by different things- that's what makes the world beautiful.

  4. Well, I still look forward to what you have to say about the books you read this year. That is a whole lot of books to give away though!

    I have the basic Narnia books, so I'll pass on the last three books you are giving away.

    Thanks so much!

  5. Guess what just arrived in the mail!!! THANK YOU SO MUCH!

    I have to say that my daughter was all disappointed to see my name on the package...and then...ta-da! A book for her and her brother, too! Thank you!

  6. You're welcome! :) I'm surprised(but glad) it got there so quick as media mail. I hope y'all enjoy them.