I decided I would highlight one of my very favorite books this week--The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe by C.S. Lewis. I had the honor of studying abroad in Oxford, England when I was in college, and we studied the life and works of C.S. Lewis--including his Narnia series. Being able to walk where Lewis walked, see where he wrote his books, visit his home, and also see where he went to school and taught, was such a tremendous blessing. It was a wonderful experience, and one that I hold close to my heart.
What are some of your favorite books by C.S. Lewis? Please let me know in the comments below. As always, happy reading!
Grab the book nearest to you and leave a comment with the first line!
Today I am going to post a line from:
The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe
by C.S. Lewis
And the first line is...
"Once there were four children whose names were Peter, Susan, Edmund, and Lucy."
Happy reading and happy Friday!
Let me know your first line in the comments & then head over to Hoarding Books to see who else is participating!
I really enjoyed the Chronicles of Narnia series!!ReplyDelete
I'm so glad! They are some of my very favorite books. :) Happy reading Trisha!Delete
Happy Friday! 😎ReplyDelete
My first lines come from a book I will be reading soon, Through the Autumn Air by Kelly Irvin.......
At what point did a person realize that the special moments in life streak by in a flash, distilled into memories before they could be truly lived? Mary Katherine Ropp stood motionless in the middle of her kitchen, a platter holding a two-layer German chocolate cake covered in whipped cream cheese frosting nestled in her hands.
Have an awesome weekend and happy reading!😊📚💖
How true that statement is! That is why we must treasure every moment. :) Happy reading Susan!Delete
The book I am sharing on my blog today is A Season to Dance by Patricia Beal but the book I'm currently reading is The Reckoning at Gossamer Pond by Jaime Jo Wright. Since it was my FLF last week I'll share the first line from chapter 20 where I am now: "'You know you live in a creepy old house, don't you?' Christen stood from her chair at the kitchen table and retrieved the bag of mint Oreos from the counter." Hope you have a great weekend with plenty of reading time! :)
Lol...I love that line! Of course, now I want some mint Oreos. :) Happy reading Becca!Delete
I've seen all the Chronicles of Narnia movies, but never read the books. I've read Screwtape Letters, which is fascinating and still fits our culture today. The book I'm sharing on my blog is "The Covenant" by Hilda Stahl. Here, I will share the first line in Chapter 9 of the same novel. "In September, Jennet stood beside the open front door, held the satchel of clothes out to Free, and said dutifully, "Take care of yourself."" Have a wonderful weekend!ReplyDelete
Oh, I highly recommend reading the books--they are wonderful! I haven't read Screwtape Letters yet, but it is on my bookshelf. Happy reading Anneliese!Delete
I've read and re-read it! Happy Friday! My first line (actually first 2 and the little poem before) is from "A Little Ray of Sunshine" by Kimberly Rae Jordan.ReplyDelete
"(Shadows around me, shadows above me
Never conceal my Savior and Guide:
He is the light, in Him is no darkness,
Ever I'm walking close to His side.)
Ryan McFadden looked at each of the men gathered around the large boardroom table. He searched the familiar faces for any sign of the unease that sat so heavy in his gut."
I'm so glad you have read The Chronicles of Narnia! :) Happy reading Becky!Delete
Happy Friday! My first line comes from Long Way Gone by Charles Martin.ReplyDelete
I'd seen him before.
Suspense! Brilliant opening line--happy reading Caryl!Delete
Love that series!ReplyDelete
I’m featuring lines from Julia Wolf’s Cut Free on my blog today.
Here, I’m sharing lines from Susan Stoker’s Defending Allye.
“So I’ll see you back at the rendezvous point, right?” Black asked.
“Absolutely,” Gray told his friend and partner as he readied himself to slip over the side of the fiberglass boat into the Pacific Ocean.
I'm so glad you love The Chronicles of Narnia! :) Happy reading Janine!Delete
I absolutely love these books. Last Christmas, a local theater showed The Lion, the Witch, & the Wardrobe and did such a good job with it. I hope they bring it back!ReplyDelete
I'm about to start Hiding in Plain Sight by Mary Ellis, so I'll share that first line here:
It wouldn't have taken much to turn a lousy day into something left of atrocious.
Have a wonderful weekend.
Oh, I would love to see the play version of The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe! That sounds wonderful. :) Happy reading Suzie!Delete
My First line is from Death At Thorburn Hall by Julianna DeeringReplyDelete
Madeline Farthering gripped her husband’s arm a little more tightly as they made their way through the mass of people crowding Waverley Station, certain that if they were separated in the chaos she’d never be able to find him again.
This is another book that is on my TBR list. :) Happy reading Paula!Delete
I'm sharing from True Grit by Charles Portis today, here is a line from the ebook at 7%:ReplyDelete
"If Papa had a failing it was his kindly disposition. People would use him. I did not get my mean streak from him."
I haven't read the book, but the film with John Wayne is wonderful. Happy reading Yvette!Delete
On my blog, I've shared the first line from Kim Vogel Sawyer's upcoming novel Ours For a Season. Right now, I'm just finishing up As the Tide Comes In by Cindy and Erin Woodsmall. I'm going to share the first line from chapter 36 here:ReplyDelete
"Luella drove toward church as Tara fidgeted with notes to her speech."
Hope you have a great weekend filled with relaxing reading time! 😃📚
Thanks Nicole! I love this line--such great imagery in this one statement. :) Happy reading!Delete
Oxford is beautiful! Have you read Can't Help Falling by Kara Isaac? That's CS Lewis and Oxford :)ReplyDelete
I'm sharing from Know You More by Jan Thompson on my blog - it's the latest addition to my never-ending to-read pile. And it's currently free on Kindle (for around another 24 hours).
Oxford is beautiful! And, no I haven't read that book, but I just ordered it from Amazon. Thanks for the recommendation Iola! Happy reading!Delete