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My Days Off : Reading

By Geeky Gem

There is nothing I enjoy more than curling up on the sofa with a warm drink and good book. I like dong this even more on my days off, I read a lot of books not as many as I would like but I always have at least one book on the go at any one time.

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At the moment I am reading two book nd one graphic novel, i find that delving into a book brings me joy as I set off on an adventure in a new world. That world can be anything from Middle Earth to Hogwarts and back to Narnia. One of my current reads will be no surprise to some people but it is Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix.

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Now many of you might know I am re-reading this book for only the second time. I have to say I am enjoying it just as much now as I did the first time. Its amazing just ho a book can grip you all over again and have you there for hours. There is just somethign about these books that keep me wanting to find out more about life at Hogwarts and having just come back from the Studio Tour it makes it all that richer. But I might tel you about that next week, if you good. The other book i am reading takes me to Middle Earth.

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Now this one is little stranger, I was reading this book many years ago however I misplaced my copy of the book. At that point I had read up to the chapter entitled Out of the Frying Pan into the Fire. So when I got my new copy the first few chapters were a re-read the rest now is pure enjoyment. I can’t wait for the other movies and to reading The Lord of the Rings. The other thing I mentioned I like reading is graphic novels. the series I am most involved with at the moment is The Walking Dead.

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This is the current volume I am reading, The Walking Dead my not be set in a fantasy world but it is set in a world that can get into. If I watch the tv show I love it, if I read the comic I love. Basically I love the walking dead. The art in this graphic novel just brings the writing to life and I cant get enough. It really is worth a read if you’ve never read it. Well untill next time happy reading.

12 Movies of Christmas: The Chronicles of Narnia

By: Caelrona

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Hiya all! Another week is done and gone, so here I am back in action to bring to you number 3 on the list of my 4 Favorite Christmas Movies. Previous blogs have brought you numbers 1 and 2, Rent and How The Grinch Stole Christmas respectively. Number 3 brings us to a really amazing movie; The Chronicles of Narnia; The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe. This movie is visually stunning and is really great for watching during winter (especially if you don’t get snow, like me!) Right then, lets be off shall we?

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The Chronicles of Narnia; The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe (from now on simply; Narnia, that is far too much to keep typing!) was created in 2005 by Walden Media in conjunction with Walt Disney Pictures and was released by Walt Disney Pictures. It is an epic adventure fantasy film based on the 1950 children’s novel of the same name written by C.S. Lewis. The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe was the first published and second chronological novel in C.S. Lewis’s children’s epic fantasy series, The Chronicles of Narnia. It has a respectable runtime of 143 minutes.12-19-12ww2

 

I have loved this movie since it came out. I’m a big fan of the entire series, but the first one is the best in my opinion. Maybe it’s because I read the book when I was a child or maybe because I love pretty much anything fantastical, or perhaps a fair bit of combination of them both but this film really grabbed me and sort of ran away. I can’t even begin to count to number of times I’ve seen this movie, but it never gets old for me. The cinematics in this are spectacular. I’d say some of the cinematography even rivals parts of the Lord of the Rings series. The computer generated graphics aren’t half bad either. Aslan is incredibly well rendered, and I love the phoenix when they appear near the end.

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The Chronicles of Narnia; The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe follows the tale of the Penseive children and their first trip to the magical world of Narnia, where they must over throw an evil, tyrannical witch and restore summer to a land that has seen an everlasting winter. One of the first signs that summer is coming is Christmas, which hasn’t happened in Narnia for many years. In fact one of the very first notable quotes in the movie is Mister Tumnus the fawn muttering, ‘Always winter, never Christmas.’ When he appears, Father Christmas brings the Penseive children gifts to help them in their quest. He also gives them hope, ‘Winter is almost over.’ While not a big part, the theme is strong and I think it is a very touching moment. It does tie the rest of the story together, since Saint Nick is where they get the weapons they use later to fight the White Witch.

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Well, that is all for today, my third installment of Christmas films! Next week I’ll be bringing you the final film on my list, Edward Scissorhands. After that possibly some Christmas anime, even though it’ll be too late for the season (it wouldn’t be, if people would seed the torrents *hinthint* so I could finish downloading.)

Until next time, Happy Holidays;

Caelrona – signing off! ❤

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