The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe by C.S. Lewis

Title: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe
Author: C.S. Lewis
Published: 2009 (originally 1950)
Language: English
Pages: 173
Rating: 5/5
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Top 5 | Fictional Worlds and Places in Children’s Books

What is more engrossing in a novel than a whole new and fascinating world? Escaping our world becomes reality in the land of Dagonout, Narnia or Middle Earth. These are my top 5 fictional worlds in children’s books! Continue reading “Top 5 | Fictional Worlds and Places in Children’s Books”

Top 5 | Books to Get You Out of a Reading Slump

I’m in a pretty awful reading slump right now, and its getting me on my nerves … I mean: I want to read! Reading is my ultimate way to relax and it feels weird to only have read two books this month (one of which was a reread). I had a minor reading slump last year, so fortunately I know a few tricks to get out of one … Continue reading “Top 5 | Books to Get You Out of a Reading Slump”

Lilith by George MacDonald

This book took me ages to finish. I picked it up towards the end of May, but only finished it on the 4th of August. I wanted to read this book because C.S. Lewis, one of my favourite authors of all time, wrote that he regarded MacDonald as his ‘master’. Next to LilithPhantastes and The Princess and the Goblin are probably MacDonald’s most famous (children’s) books. Want to see what I thought of Lilith? Continue reading “Lilith by George MacDonald”

Read #7 July 2015

I’ve read quite a few books this past month: nine to be precise! Three of them were volumes of the Chronicles of Narnia, so that probably explains the high number of books. Today I’m going to show you what other books I read and what I thought of them. Continue reading “Read #7 July 2015”

Prince Caspian by C. S. Lewis

The Chronicles of Narnia are probably one of my favourite children’s books of all time, although I discovered the series when the first film came out in 2005. I was thirteen at that time, so I was already in my teens but I started reading the first volume and was absolutely captivated. Last April I was given The Voyage of the Dawn Treader in a beautiful facsimile edition by my lovely friend and of course I couldn’t resist buying the other available volumes as well! Today I’ll tell you something more about my revisit to Narnia in Prince Caspian. Continue reading “Prince Caspian by C. S. Lewis”

My Summer TBR Update

In June I posted this blog post on my Summer TBR: all the books I intended to read during the summer months (June, July and August). I thought it would be fun to do two updates before the end of summer, at the start of each new month, and tell you how my TBR is coming along! Continue reading “My Summer TBR Update”

Read #6 June 2015

This month I decided to split the Read & Seen blog post up. Every time they turn out quite long and take up much time to compose, so I figured it would be better to spread the fun over two posts. Of most of them I have yet to write a review, but today I’m going to give you a little sneak peak of what I thought.  Continue reading “Read #6 June 2015”

New Narnia Books!

They’ve finally arrived! The three facsimile volumes I ordered have made quite a journey: apparently they’ve travelled via Austria (!?). Anyway, they’re now on my bookshelves, safe and sound, next to The Voyage of the Dawn Treader. Aren’t they beautiful? Continue reading “New Narnia Books!”

The Coffee Book Tag & The 100th Blog Post!

Yeah, I did it! This post is going to be the 100th blog post on Tale of the Lime Tree. I’ve been loving blogging so far and I hope to continue to post fairly regularly in the future. To celebrate this milestone I’m going to answer some questions of the Coffee Book Tag. So grab yourself some coffee (tea is allowed as well …) and relax! Continue reading “The Coffee Book Tag & The 100th Blog Post!”