The C. S. Lewis Tag

    Yay!! Time for the C. S. Lewis tag. I have been looking forward to this. :) It's just a normal tag, like all the rest, but this time it's about our dear Jack. ( I am calling him Jack, because that's what his friends called him, and it's easier to type then C. S. Lewis. Call me lazy if you wish. ;)



Rules:

1. Thank or link back to the blogger who nominated you.

2. Answer the questions. :) Put as much as you want, or as little.

3. Tag some of your blogging friends, to get the tag around!

Let's start!

1. How did you hear about C. S. Lewis?

2. What was the first of his books that you read?

3. Which one of his book(s) is your favorite?

4. Describe what you feel when you read his books.

5. How have you been touched or impacted by his works?

6. What would you say to anyone who hasn't read any of his books?

7. If you could write a letter to Jack, thanking him, or asking him questions, what would it be? (show us as your answer.)

And that concludes the tag! Now I'm going to answer the questions. :)

1.  The first time I found out about C. S. Lewis was when our family got The Chronicles of Narnia for Christmas.

2.  My mom read The Lion the Witch and The Wardrobe, (and the rest of the series I believe) to us when we were young.  To be honest, I don't remember much, other then that I was absolutely terrified of the White Witch.  I mean, Lucy had barely gotten into the wardrobe and stepped on the snow, when I was scared that the snow was the Witch. Don't ask me why.



3. Agghhh. Why did I even make this a question??? Well so far, The Chronicles of Narnia are my favorites, but that's a series. So to narrow it down, I'm going to say The Voyage of the Dawn Treader, or the Magican's Nephew. I can't decide between those two.

4. I feel like I'm home. Like I'm in the presence of an old friend, like we are having a deep, lively, heartfelt conversation. I feel like his word's just dance and leap off the page. They come alive, forming a memory so sweet and real, that I can never forget it.


"Those who read great works will read the same work ten, twenty, or thirty times during the course of their life."
               - C. S. Lewis 



5.  * climbs up on podium* Well...... His works have touched me in the deepest way possible. They have comforted, amused, challenged, and taught me in way's that other things haven't. I know I have said that a lot, but that's really the best way I can describe it at the moment. His stories have helped my love of books to grow, and become an essential part of me. His stories have encouraged me on my walk with God. Quite frankly, I am indebted to him.

6.  *this is my polite response* :) I would say that they are missing out. I would force tell them to give his stuff a shot. That he is an amazing author, who is worth reading. And that quite possibly, their life will be touched by his beautiful writing.

7. My dear Mr. Lewis,

   I just wanted to let you know how much your books have impacted me. They have made me laugh when all I wanted to do was cry, and encouraged me when I was tired of trying. They have taught me more about the nature of the Lord, and helped me in my walk with him. They have been a place of adventure and valor when I needed one. Your books are like old friends; they are all so wonderful and real and lovely to read. Thank you for being so honest and personal when you write. Thank you for making your characters human, and giving them depth. Thank you for writing about Narnia, and for believing in fairy tales. And thank you for your writing in general. Your books are some of those works I will read, and re-read for the rest of my life. 

  I hope this doesn't sound overly fan-ish or patronizing. It wasn't meant to be.

  Yours truly,
                      Abigail

P. S. Am I correct in stating that The White Witch and The Green Lady are NOT the same person? Because it really does drive me mad when people think they are. Much obliged.



And that concludes the tag! Now I tag anyone who is a fan of Jack's. :) Have fun!

-Abigail

Comments

  1. Yay, I was hoping for a tag! :D

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  2. Tags are always fun! Enjoyed your answers.
    Sadly my week has been really busy, so I didn't have time to a post on this, but here are some answers from the top of my head:
    1. I regularly watched an old BBC adaption of The Lion The Witch and the Wardrobe growing up.
    2.The Lion The Witch and The Wardrobe
    3.*winces* I have actually only ever read TLTWATW, so that must be the favourite.
    4,5. I love stories that create new fictional worlds to live in. To make me forget about the real world for just a little while is quite an accomplishment, but the stories (books nad movies) about Narnia do that everytime.

    This was fun! Thank you for making this week:-)

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  3. I know this post is nearly a year old, but.. Your letter nearly made me cry!! <3 <3 It was perfect.

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