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The Magician's Book - A Review and Giveaway

>> Thursday, January 01, 2009

I can remember reading The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe by C. S. Lewis sometime in elementary school. It was the only C. S. Lewis book in the small school library so I missed out on the rest of the Chronicles of Narnia until many years later.

By the time I read the rest of the Chronicles I fully understood Lewis' Christian allegory within the stories. Not being brought up in a religious household this didn't bother me in the least. In fact, the entire idea of Aslan was comforting to me.

Laura Miller, on the other hand, felt almost betrayed when she realized the connection between Narnia and Christianity. Her book, The Magician's Book: A Skeptic's Adventures in Narnia takes you through her life and the life of C.S. Lewis. It is a fascinating read but not so quick as I had initially thought it would be. By the end of the book you will feel like you spent a week with your most intelligent friend in deep discussion.

You can access an excerpt of The Magician's Book here.


I want to thank Miriam at Hachette Book Group for letting me review this book. Thanks to her generosity I am passing on my book to one lucky reader. It's like new- I have a crazy respect for books.

To qualify visit Hachette Book Group and take a look at the most viewed books on their site. In the comments section tell me which of those books interests you the most.

For an extra entry subscribe to Iowa Geek (you can do this near the top of the page in the left column) or take my button. Leave another comment telling me which you chose.

For a third entry either blog or or retweet this contest (if RT copy & paste this: RT @iatraveler Win a copy of The Magician's Book: A Skeptic's Adventures in Narnia at Iowa Geek. http://bit.ly/tr0S ) Leave another comment with the blog link or your twitter id so I can confirm this entry. And be sure to follow me on Twitter for contest info & giveaways!

International entries welcome!

Only three entries per person, please. Make sure I can easily find an email to contact you; I will not search for one. Contest ends Thursday, January 8 at 10am. I will draw the winner shortly after that time. The winner will be contacted via email and will have 3 days to respond. If I do not hear back from the winner within that time another winner will be drawn.

27 comments:

valerie2350 7:34 PM  

The Host by Stephanie Meyer

valerie2350 7:35 PM  

email subscriber

valerie2350 7:35 PM  

tweet
http://twitter.com/valerie2350/status/1090811716

Cindy 12:49 AM  

I'll have to say, "The Host", by Stephanie Meyer, especially since she is all the rage right now. Reading the description it almost sounds like a Stephen King story and I've really enjoyed a lot of his books.

Cindy 12:50 AM  

Subscriber!

And I know it doesn't get my another entry, but I'll put your button up, too!

Ginny 4:42 PM  

The Host for sure! I read that book, I struggled through it. I luckily kept on reading it though because by the end, I loved it. Couldn't & still can't stop thinking about the world she created in it!

Ginny 4:43 PM  

Email subscriber

Ginny 4:44 PM  

following on twitter ~ momof2dancers

The Fritz Facts 3:03 PM  

The Host by Stephanie Meyer. This one is on my list right now. I love her writing, and can't wait to read this one too.

Thanks!

Kellyn

The Fritz Facts 3:03 PM  

I tweeted!

The Fritz Facts 3:03 PM  

I subscribed too. I can't believe I didn't do that sooner!

Stacie 3:29 PM  

Outliers by Malcolm Gladwell looks good.

Stacie 3:29 PM  

I subscribe.

Stacie 3:30 PM  

I retweeted the contest (im mysticconn)

- Marybeth I. 10:21 PM  

The Host by Stephanie Meyer looks the most interesting to me

- Marybeth I. 10:22 PM  

I subscribe and have your button

Janel 7:05 PM  

To me the most interesting on is The Host by Stephanie Meyer.

Leah 2:49 AM  

I soooooo love Dewey
The Small-Town Library Cat Who Touched the World by By Vicki Myron. Can't wait to read this amazing book!

Thanks so much for this fabulous give~away! : )))

leahita[at]gmail[dot]com

Leah 2:50 AM  

I also subscribe! : )))

leahita[at]gmail[dot]com

Leah 2:50 AM  

And, I TWITTERED about this fabulous give~away.......user name: leahita.

http://twitter.com/leahita/status/1096751072

leahita[at]gmail[dot]com

christin 3:16 PM  

The Small-Town Library Cat Who Touched the World by By Vicki Myron sounds great!! Thanks for the chance!!
christinbanda@yahoo.com

mindy 7:03 PM  

i would also say the host by stephanie meyer thanks for the contest

Renee G 10:42 PM  

I'd like to read Outliers by Malcolm Gladwell.

rsgrandinetti@yahoo.com

Leah 4:11 AM  

I'd love to read "The Small-Town Library Cat Who Touched the World" by Vicki Myron. : )))

Thanks so much for this fabulous give~away! : )))

leahita[at]gmail[dot]com

Leah 4:11 AM  

I'm a subscriber! : )))

leahita[at]gmail[dot]com

Leah 4:11 AM  

And, I TWITTERED about this fabulous give~away.......user name: leahita.

https://twitter.com/leahita/status/1104077126

leahita[at]gmail[dot]com

traymona 4:44 AM  

Beat The Reaper looks good to me.
traymona[at]aol.com

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