CRP: “The Chronicles of Narnia” by C.S. Lewis (Part 2)

The Classics Reclamation Project is my personal challenge to read and enjoy the classics. Each Wednesday, I post about the classic I’m reading at the moment. At last, I’ve finished The Chronicles of Narnia by C.S. Lewis! I posted about the first four books in my seven-in-one volume two weeks ago. This week I’ll talk […]

CRP: “The Chronicles of Narnia” by C.S. Lewis (Part 1)

The Classics Reclamation Project is my personal challenge to read and enjoy the classics. Each Wednesday, I post about the classic I’m reading at the moment. I’m currently reading The Chronicles of Narnia by C.S. Lewis. It’s taking me some time to get through The Chronicles of Narnia by C.S. Lewis. I’m enjoying them immensely, […]

Halloween for the Faint of Heart: Spooky Audiobooks

Last Friday I introduced a miniseries featuring some of my favorite audiobooks. Since Halloween is right around the corner, I thought I’d highlight two of my spookier picks!

I didn’t realize until I began writing this post that both of my choices are (1) about young boys battling the forces of evil, and (2) narrated by Brits! The two books provide quite different experiences, though: the first is spooky and fantastical, while the second is rather zany.

In My Mailbox: October 10-16

In My Mailbox is a weekly meme, hosted by The Story Siren, in which bloggers share books they’ve acquired in the mail / at the library / from a bookstore. Books came to me from every direction this week! One arrived in the mail, one came home with me from the bookstore, and one (um…I […]

Thoughts on “The Phantom Tollbooth” by Norton Juster

10-year-old Milo isn’t interested in anything at all. Life is boring, ho-hum. That is, until he comes home one day to find a mysterious package in his room. “ONE GENUINE TURNPIKE TOLLBOOTH,” reads the accompanying card. “EASILY ASSEMBLED AT HOME, AND FOR USE BY THOSE WHO HAVE NEVER TRAVELED IN LANDS BEYOND.” Confused, but having nothing better to do, Milo assembles the tollbooth (signs and all), hops into his small mechanical car, and drives through.

In short, The Phantom Tollbooth is a lot of fun. Anyone who enjoys light fantasy, likes words and language, or has a penchant for well-done allegory will no doubt be glad they spent a few hours breezing through this childhood classic.