Monday, April 16, 2012

A to Z: Narnia and Nancy Drew

My love of reading began with both C.S. Lewis and Nancy Drew.

I could never get enough of either of them, and it's interesting to me that in my adult years, movies were made out of both. Makes you wonder if that's how long it took for someone as addicted as I was to put their childhood treasure into a more visual form.

That first sense of wonder, of getting lost in a book, in another's irreplaceable. I'm still addicted to words, to letting my mind get lost in them, obviously. There's a freedom about it all.

I still have yet to see the latest in the Narnia series - The Voyage of the Dawn Treader...

After finding this preview, it's something I'll have to remedy soon. I've seen the first two movies and thought they were done well. It still can't replace that feeling of first reading them, that *magic* they held, but it's close. And it brings back warm fuzzy memories.

The Nancy Drew movie that came out a few years ago, while cute, just wasn't the same for me. Not even close. It could possibly be because I'm in denial about how cool she is. In my mind she was the epitome of awesome, cute and smart. The movies have her a bit more, I don't know, goofy or too cutesy or something. Obviously Nancy and I go way back. It didn't work for me, what can I say?

I much prefer the computer games they have available now. So much fun. Seriously. Hubs and I frequently buy and play them.

What about you? Any childhood favorites that have come back around? Were you a Narnia fan? Have you watched the latest installment?


  1. I'm a huge fan of the Narnia books . . . and that hasn't really changed from childhood to adulthood. The latest installment is well done, although as usual it's a bit Hollywoodized, and the book is better.

  2. The third movie was good! That was my favorite of the books, so maybe I'm partial, though. Still, it's got Ben Barnes in it. How can it NOT be good, right? ;)

  3. I can't wait for The Hobbit. :)

  4. I used to love Nancy Drew! I didn't see the movie but I like that actress - saw her in something else not for kids (It's Kind of a Funny Story, which I loved).