Category Archives for Chronicles of Narnia

The Last Battle – Chapter 3

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Alexis Record   “Aslan and Tash are the same thing? That makes so much sense!” “No, he’s lying.” “Really?” “Yep.” “But really? I mean, it makes sense.” “In this book it’s not Aslan doing all these things. It’s the ape and donkey pretending to be him.” “Aslan did plenty of bad things already in all […]

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The Last Battle – Chapter 2

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Alexis Record “Great, the king murders people.” “He did seem to be itching to do it from the first page.” “He’s probably a bad guy that this book will say is a good guy since he loves war.” “Wars not make one great.” “What?” “Yoda.” “What?” “Tell me you know who Yoda is.” “…” “I’m […]

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The Last Battle – Chapter 1

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Alexis Record   “Ugh, I want to go save Puzzle from the bad ape. It’s not right to be tricked like that.” “That’s true. You’re not morally wrong for having gaps in your information. We all have gaps, even as we work hard to fill them. But anyone who takes advantage of you is wrong. […]

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The Last Battle – Introduction

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  Alexis Record “What are we going to read next?” “We have one more Narnia book.” “What’s it about?” “The end.” “Does anyone die?” “Um, yes…” “Who dies?!” “Spoilers! We have to read it!” “No, just tell me which one dies!” “Er, more than one.” “Wait, what?!” “Like, uh, fine! Almost all the characters die.” […]

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The Magician’s Nephew – Chapters 14-15

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Alexis Record   “This was your favorite of all the Narnia books, Mom?” “Yep.” “But we talked so much about everything wrong with it.” “Yeah…” “Why is it your favorite again?” As we finish up The Magician’s Nephew I realize I have utterly (predictably) failed to avoid the problematic aspects of the series and simply […]

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The Magician’s Nephew – Chapter 13

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By Alexis Record   “Digory will do the right thing.” Nodding, “Yep, he…” “He’ll go home and save his mom.” “…?!” The children wake up to a newly-grown toffee tree that popped up overnight from a piece of their toffee dinner. This world is still growing! They bathe in a clear river with brightly colored […]

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The Magician’s Nephew – Chapter 12

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Alexis Record   “And now for the boy himself.” “What about Polly?” “Aslan doesn’t seem interested in her.” “Well, I’d be glad if Aslan wasn’t interested in me. She’s lucky.” “Not if she’s going to live in Aslan’s world for very long, she’s not. Then she’s just forgotten at the bottom of the totem pole. […]

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The Magician’s Nephew – Chapter 11

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by Alexis Record “In my old school, my aide told me to forgive [name of boy] for hitting me.” “You don’t have to. That’s up to you.” “No, she told me I had to. It wouldn’t have been nice if I hadn’t. Then we’d both be wrong.” “He committed the wrong. Only him.” “Still, I’d […]

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The Magician’s Nephew – Chapter 10

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By Alexis Record [We interrupt the usual dialog between mother and daughter to bring you: Little Bit barks the entire time.] “So what did you think of…?” “Ruff ruff ruff!!!” “How did you like…?” *pants and cocks head* “Rrrrrrrrruff!” [Bulldogs were mentioned and she’s ten. Just keeping it real.] Quick recap: In the last chapters […]

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The Magician’s Nephew – Chapters 8-9

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Alexis Record “What if the leopard didn’t like the other leopard?” “Well, too bad they have to populate Narnia.” “Oh, Mom! There are only two people! Human people!” “Well, they’re already married at least.” “But what about their kids?!!” [And here is where Little Bit accidentally stumbles upon the biggest ick factor in the creation […]

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