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Sunday, December 12, 2010

January 13th Phantastes

SEE HERE I was over at the Barnes and Noble today dropping off the reading list for 2011. The manager said that he would order some copies of Phantastes in, especially as there is a 150th anniversary annotated edition. He said it might be a fews days before it comes in, but it might be just the edition to read if you don't have it already.

January 13th is the date. Barnes and Noble at 7:30 p.m. the place.

See a REVIEW of The Voyage of the Dawn Treader (the movie) HERE

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Saturday, December 11, 2010

Planned Schedule for the New Year

Phantastes January 13th






Phantastes by George Macdonald



The Silver Chair



Pilgrims Regress



The Problem of Pain



Till We Have Faces



Studies In Words



Out of the Silent Planet



Essay Collection:Faith, Christianity, and the Church



Are Women Human? by Dorothy Sayers



The Discarded Image



The Man Who Was Thursday by G.K. Chesterton




There were only three books at the meeting on Thursday, December 9th that got more than one vote. They were five votes for Till We Have Faces and 2 votes each for Studies In Words and Pilgrim's Regress so those are scheduled in. The rest I tried to balance with a mix of Inklings, Lewis work and Scholarly Secondary Literature. I hope you like the selection. Don't forget that our book in January is George Macdonald's Phantastes.

Meetings are held each month on the second Thursday at the Harrisonburg Barnes and Noble starting at 7:30 p.m. The meeting generally runs to 9:00 p.m. Some stalwart souls tend to show up for dinner at Panera's across the way from the Barnes and Noble around 6:30 p.m. You can tell who they are by their loud boisterous Inkling-like behavior (stop throwing things at me).

Friday, November 12, 2010

December 9th C.S. Lewis Society Meeting

The C.S. Lewis Society of Harrisonburg will be meeting on December 9th at Ray and Jessica's house. The book under discussion with be "The Voyage of the Dawn Treader" the third volume in the Chronicles of Narnia.

Come and bring a snack to share. If you need directions email Ray at The meeting will start at 7 p.m. and include the planning for the society's readings for the coming year.

The movie opens the day after the meeting on December 10th ... so you'll be prepared to critique the movie. Christabel will be leading our discussion. See you there!

Thursday, November 11, 2010

Nov 11 Dorothy Sayers: The Man Born To Be King

Great meeting tonight. Christabel did a great job. We had quite a crowd although Iain had to come late since he had other engagements. After a lively discussion of "The Man Born to Be King" the subject of planning next year's meeting came up but was quickly sidetracked by a discussion of the fact that "The Voyage of the Dawn Treader" was coming out in December.

Iain suggested maybe we should read "The Voyage of the Dawn Treader" in anticipation of the movie. Meanwhile Ray and Jessica said that the meeting in December would be combined with a party at their house and members should bring snacks to share. The meeting will be on December 9th, Thursday. The movie opens the following day.

We'll discuss readings for the coming year at the meeting as well as Christabel leading discussion of The Voyage of the Dawn Treader.

Phantastes which was going to be the book for December will be moved to the January meeting.

Friday, October 15, 2010


The November meeting will be on Dorothy Sayer's "The Man Born to be King." (November 11th at 7:30 p.m.) and in December we'll be reading George Macdonald's "Phantastes." (It would have been December 9th at 7:30 p.m. but Barnes and Noble is having a Bookfair that evening which usually makes having the meeting pretty impossible so we need to discuss alternatives)

One Possibility: Combination Christmas Party and Meeting at our house on December 9th!!

At the November meeting we'll be considering the reading schedule for next year so please come and participate.