We are currently at the 32nd hour of the 36 hour Readathon, for my time zone of Eastern Standard Time. Please send back up, my brain is slowly rebelling against the words I’m trying to read!! I’m 50 pages into my third read, 2nd full book, and boy am I starting to slow down! I have a huge book hangover from The Color of Rain by Cori McCarthy. That story took me on a rollercoaster of emotions, which is probably why I was able to finish it in less than 24 hours! I highly recommend it if you’re looking for a great Dystopian/Sci-Fi read with a strong female protagonist who faces many difficult choices just to give her brother and herself the best chance at survival.
My current read is The Magician’s Nephew by C.S Lewis, which I actually found out is the prequel to The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe, even though it was published 5 years later. This piqued my interest, so I went through all seven books of The Chronicles of Narnia and realized that their publications were all out of order in my boxed set. I dug a little deeper and found my answer. According to an interview with C.S. Lewis in about 1958, he stated that the British publication order which is by chronological events in the stories not actual dates of publication, is the best way to read them. He did not plan to write anything more than The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe (which was his first book), and Prince Caspian which is the sequel (by publication date). However, the other books just took form in his mind and he wrote them all out of chronological order even though he never intended more than the original two books. You can still read them in order of publication and not miss anything. My mind is still blown by this! Or maybe I’m just in an extended food coma from brunch with the book club gals. Check out the skillet french toast I had!! It had a delicious gooey middle of cinnamon and cream cheese! *drooling* Well my friends, I’m off to read a little more before bed. I may or may not make it til 11:59PM, the exact end time of the Readathon, but I will try my darnedest! Tomorrow is a work day, you know. 🙂