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Book Review: Bandersnatch by Diana Pavlac Glyer

There is something wonderful about good literature. The words, the phrases, the characters, the exciting plot twists – a good story of an amalgamation of many things working together. When we find a story that captures us, that plants its roots firmly in our imaginations, we quickly develop a deep and lasting appreciation for that work. Have you ever had ...

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Narnia Menu: “Mrs. Beaver’s Leftover Fry”

“Mrs. Beaver’s Leftover Fry” by Astrid Tuttle Winegar The four Pevensie children share a few hours with the Beavers in their snug little home on top of a well-managed dam (“Merely a trifle!”). There’s beer, bread, and butter, “hams and strings of onions hanging from the roof,” and Peter and Mr. Beaver manage to catch some fish. You know from ...

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Narnia Menu: “The Great and Gloriously Sticky Marmalade Roll”

“The Great and Gloriously Sticky Marmalade Roll” by Astrid Tuttle Winegar After Edmund had his treacherous encounter with the White Witch and returned through the wardrobe, all four children eventually end up returning to Narnia. They meet up with the Beavers. Mr. Beaver and Peter catch some fish; Mrs. Beaver boils up some potatoes. My next post will take care ...

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Narnia Menu: “Turkish Delight”

Narnia Menu: “Turkish Delight” by Astrid Tuttle Winegar Yes, Edmund, just keep eating that candy, yes… your cheeks are already turning red from all of that sugar… who needs teeth anyway? If you’ll recall from my last post, I’m going to leave Middle-earth until next year. For now, we’ll finish up with three recipes from The Lion, The Witch and ...

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“Farewell Blue Wizard”: Artist Jef Murray Passes Away

Out of the cold of December, 2013 I walked into the lobby of the Maritime Institute of the Baltimore Conference Center and saw a smiling fellow in a trench-coat and leather ‘outback’ style hat. I was wearing the same kind of hat and instantly knew I shared an unspoken affinity with this traveler. At first meeting I did not know ...

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Narnia Menu: “Edmund’s Downfall”

Narnia Menu: “Edmund’s Downfall” by Astrid Tuttle Winegar Let’s take a break from Middle-earth and visit Narnia again. In The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe, the rather grouchy Edmund Pevensie encounters the White Witch, who offers him a hot drink. At first, you might casually assume this is some sort of hot chocolate, but C. S. Lewis specifically says ...

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Another Look at the “Narnia Chronological” Debate

(Fair warning: While this blog discusses the concept of spoilers for the Chronicles of Narnia, it also contains them in a major and overt way. I would never want to ruin such a fantastic set of books for someone who hasn’t read them; indeed, the entire thrust of the article is precisely that. So if you haven’t read the Chronicles- ...

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When Movie Adaptations Miss the Point: Lord of the Rings Edition

In many film adaptations- most particularly in those with Christian themes or subtext- it is very common these days to diverge from the original intent, plot-line, or characterization of the source material. Often, it is for the purpose of cramming some new tension, conflict, or action sequence to ‘spice up’ the work. (Logic would dictate that, if it is popular ...

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Narnia Inspired Recipes: “A Faun’s Favorite Sugar-Topped Cake”

“A Faun’s Favorite Sugar-Topped Cake” by Astrid Tuttle Winegar In The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe, Lucy Pevensie sits down to have a “wonderful tea” with the Faun, Mr. Tumnus: “There was a nice brown egg, lightly boiled, for each of them, and then sardines on toast, and then buttered toast, and then toast with honey, and then a ...

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The Framerunners: Journey into Fantasy and Sci-Fi

The Framerunners by guest writer, Jef Murray Press Release 2/20/2015 “Since the earliest of times, even from the dawn of man, when mystics first painted images on the walls of the caves at Lascaux and Altamira, there have been rumors: rumors that worlds drawn in pigment and charcoal exist not only in the minds of the artists who created them, ...

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