Cecily's book reviews

In general I've written reviews of every book I've read since I joined GoodReads (RIP) in May 08, along with one or two I read prior to that. More recent reviews tend to be longer (sometimes a tad too long?). I always carry a book, though I don't get as much time as I'd like to get engrossed - life is busy, but in a good way. Too many of my favourite authors died without writing enough! Apart from reading, and writing about reading, I enjoy Scrabble, good restaurants, woodland, and attending the theatre.
The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe - C.S. Lewis Although raised as a Christian, I'm now agnostic and perhaps that's why I'm uncomfortable with this retelling of the life of Jesus as Aslan. I have no objection to Bible stories, but this is more underhand.

That said, I still don't like it: it's too preachy and the way Mr Tumnus lures Lucy to his lair doesn't feel right - despite his upstanding character. There are plenty of better written and more engaging stories in this genre.

Currently reading

The Illustrated Gormenghast Trilogy
Sebastian Peake, China MiƩville, Mervyn Peake
Mervyn Peake