Friday, July 04, 2003

Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone (Harry Potter #1)
J. K. Rowling, Mary Grandpre (Illustrator)

There are lots of interesting details in these books - things I've missed on the previous times through. It is also interesting to sift this through what I'm reading in John Granger's book The Hidden Key to Harry Potter. I might take a break now, and wait to LISTEN to HP, since I've got a library request for the first two books on tape.

Thursday, July 03, 2003

The Horse and His Boy (The Chronicles of Narnia #3)
C. S. Lewis, Pauline Baynes (Illustrator)

The Voyage of the 'Dawn Treader' (The Chronicles of Narnia #5)
C. S. Lewis, Pauline Baynes (Illustrator)

Two more - closing in on the end of the Narnian series. So far I'd say that I don't care for the chronolgical reading.

Dawn Treader is probably my favorite of the books - Reepicheep is my hero and Eustace's reform is excellent. I do remember reading this to my little brother when he was small and found that the "voice" for pre-reform Eustace was much easier than the "good" Eustace, who wound up sounding like Ronald Coleman....

Now reading the Hidden Key to Harry Potter. Good - kind of lecture-ish, in the sense of being colloquial and repetitive. This has spurred a re-read of HP#1.