Book Nook: Prince Caspian – C.S. Lewis

Book Nook: Prince Caspian – C.S. Lewis

I’m finding it interesting to read all the books in a series consecutively, because it means that I know exactly what book I’m going to read before I finish the one I’m currently working on. There’s no need to look over the books in my shelves to see which seems like a good option.

Also, because these Narnia books are such quick reads, I’m writing the review for book 2 while reading book 5. Being so far ahead gives me some additional context when writing about my opinion on the value an individual book adds to the series.

Keep in mind that I’m reading the series in order of publication. More recent editions of the series rearranged the books into chronological order.

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Book Nook: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe – C.S. Lewis

Book Nook: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe – C.S. Lewis

In previous reviews, I’ve explained that I don’t generally read every book in a series consecutively. There are so many books that I want to read, so I prefer to read a few different books in between each installment.

This is why I’ve only read 4 of the 8 books so far in the Anne of Green Gables series.

However, I decided last weekend that it would be a fun experience to read the entire Chronicles of Narnia series without giving myself the usual break between books.

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Book Nook: The Fiddler in the Subway – Gene Weingarten

Book Nook: The Fiddler in the Subway – Gene Weingarten

In 2007, professional American violinist Joshua Bell performed at the Washington D.C. Metro station as a social experiment to see if anybody would recognize him. In the end, only 1 person knew it was him, and only a few others recognized his talent for what it was.

I remember seeing videos about this experiment, but I didn’t realize that the related article written by Gene Weingarten in The Washington Post won a Pulitzer Prize. Honestly, I didn’t even know who Weingarten was until I found The Fiddler in the Subway while perusing the book section of a local thrift store with my wife.

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Book Nook: Upstairs at the White House – J.B. West

Book Nook: Upstairs at the White House – J.B. West

Do you feel like you know what the First Lady of the United States does during her time in the White House? I mean, what’s she up to?

Is she just there for photo opportunities? Does she stay cooped up in the White House all day? Or is she, conversely, more involved in the decisions the President makes than we might think?

We could all take a wild guess. Maybe there are some out there who know a bit more than the majority of us do, simply because they have more of an interest in the day to day activities of a particular First Family. If this sounds like you, now is your time to shine!

For those of us who know little more than what we see on the news about what goes on at the White House, Upstairs at the White House is an interesting read.

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