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The Magician's Nephew, Chap. 9: Uncle Andrew is "That Guy"

In this chapter we have the first appearance of Aslan, singing the world to life. We have the stars, a young sun, grass and trees…even after all these years, it’s still a magical moment. 459 more words


Middlemarch & other updates

I’m still trying to put into words everything that I want to talk about with respect to Maggie Nelson’s The Argonauts. All sorts of things are being brought up to the surface in the process, and I don’t yet know if/when I’ll be done writing it! 941 more words


[Currently Reading] Read-Along of Glass Sword (Red Queen #2) by Victoria Aveyard

I think this is the first true sequel I’m doing here. Or, rather, first sequel in an existing series, an not an entire sequel series like… 566 more words


Emil and the Detectives RAL

It’s here, time for discussion of our thoughts on Erich Kästner’s Emil and the Detectives! Leave links to your posts in the comments, or feel free to discuss below. 29 more words


The Magician's Nephew, Chap. 3: Pool Party

It took two chapters, but the adventure has finally begun. Digory takes two green rings, one for himself and one for Polly, puts on a yellow ring, and winds up in the “Other Place”. 516 more words


Mid Month for Children's Lit

What a difference a week makes! Where just a week ago we were (alas) cover by a light blanket of snow, this week the flowers have rebounded as if the cold weather never happened. 299 more words


Middlemarch Readalong: Onwards! (Book 3)

“Waiting for Death” is the title of Book 3. Whose death? Literal death? Or a metaphorical one? What will happen to Mary Garth? And the feckless Fred Vincy? 57 more words