Saturday, November 26, 2011

Checking in from the depths of a long weekend...

Hail, one and all! I hope all my fellow Americans are enjoying a long weekend, such as I am enjoying. I am having a great time with family, and also loving that I have time to do some casual reading.

I'm assuming that most of you know about the Chronicles of Prydain. I for one find it superior to the Chronicles of Narnia, but both have their merits. It's a matter of personal taste, of course. At any rate, I've decided to reread the Prydain Chronicles, and I'm really enjoying The Book of Three. I'm almost done, and can't wait to move on to The Black Cauldron. I can't wait until my kids are old enough to appreciate Prydain, Narnia, and Middle Earth, so I can read these wonderful tales with them.

I am also working my way through The New Death and Others by James Hutchings. I'll be writing a review of Jame's work soon (and perhaps a deeper discussion of Prydain).

Anyway, time to run off and do some more holiday relaxing, etc. Hope one and all are well out there!

P.S. One of the Encore channels on cable is showing all three Lord of the Rings movies all day long. I love the holidays! You can tune in at random times to such marathons and just drift away...


  1. The Prydain Chronicles are an excellent choice. I have very fond memories of reading these books. I never did bother with the Disney version of The Black Cauldron due to concerns with any alterations I suspect they would have made.

  2. @karnak: yeah, good idea to stay away from Disney's Black Cauldron. I watched it with the kids, and it wasn't really that close to the source material, as far as I can remember. I mean, they did a decent job, but it just wasn't the same, you know?

  3. I just heard them this week as radio plays, in German translation. Fun, but a little too short, may have to re-read them... when I can find the time...

  4. @Drance: thanks for the verification! I see it at Wal-Mart for like $5 BUT is it really worth Disney trampling on my nostalgia and memories of this fine tome? I think not!

  5. I love the Prydain series, I must have read each of them 5 times as a kid. I just finished reading through them again with my wife.