Sunday, June 16, 2013

Finding Narnia

Book cover
Now that I've completed the Dresden Files novels, I'm finally moving on to reading The Chronicles of Narnia. This did present me with one problem though: actually finding the books.

I realized that this might be a challenge when I searched the library catalog. I found cookbooks, an official guide, computer games, manuals for the computer games, and in general just lots of books written about the books I want to read. Which might have been nice if I wanted to cook, but it meant that I had a bit of a hard time finding the actual books written by C.S Lewis.

Narnia. It's difficult to find.

Maybe I shouldn't complain. It's an amazing thing when books capture the imagination so that other people feel compulsed to write about them, make games based on the imagined world, and even write cookbooks. It's just...can't the original books be placed at the top of this list in the library catalog?

After a bit of looking I did manage to find a giant book that contains all the novels, and even has them in chronological order. I also discovered that I do remember reading the first one years ago, though for some reason I didn't exactly take to it.

I've finally found Narnia (or I can pretend that I have), and it's certainly an interesting place.


Debra She Who Seeks said...

I'm surprised to hear it was so difficult to find the books at the library. I bet second-hand bookstores are packed with them!

Sarita Rucker said...

Sorry, I meant it was difficult to find in the catalog online. Once I confirmed our library had it and sent what the spine label is to mom (since she works there I regularly ask her to bring me books...) there was no problem.