October 2nd, 2007

thinking

Thoughts on Narnia Part I

Jewish holidays aren't entirely eating, sleeping and going to shul. There are a few hours when there's nothing to do. Oh, one can take walks or visit friends, or even attend a class, and there's the ever-popular naps (see: sleep.) But I like to read. Some prefer not to read secular novels on Shabbat or Yom Tov, but I'm not one of them.

This time around, starting on Yom Kippur, I began reading the complete Chronicles of Narnia, in the proper order of publication, which was also the order in which I originally read them as a teen-ager. Note that, btw. I didn't read these books as a small child. This means I was always somewhat aware of the subtext.

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More later.