Good deed for the day

And he writhed inside at what seemed the cruelty and unfairness of the demand.  He had not yet learned that if you do one good deed your reward usually is to be set to do another and harder and better one. (146)

The Chronicles of NarniaThe Horse and His Boy, by C.S. Lewis


At some birthday a long time ago (I don’t remember which one exactly) I was given a copy of The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe.  I had heard Becca and Spencer talk about The Chronicles of Narnia (I probably heard more spoilers for those books than any others I’ve read 🙂 ), but I had not read any of them before that time.  I was told I should read The Magician’s Nephew first* but I wanted to read the book I owned first, so I waywardly did.

I proceeded to read the rest of the books, and loved them!  I read them so many times that I couldn’t read them any more–which, for me, is 7 times. 🙂  I’m ‘into’ repetition!

So I moved on and read other things.  After a while I got in a conversation with someone about the movies, and she said they were good.  I told Dad I wanted to watch them.  So we watched The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe together.  I liked it–but that’s another story, and a long one too.  After watching the movie, I went and re-read the book (movies do that to me); and found I could read it again!  There were actually some things I had forgotten.

The other day I needed something to read, and grabbed a random book off my shelf.  It happened to be The Horse and His Boy.  I opened to a random place and started reading.  It was delightful!  Of course, I knew exactly what had happend, and what was happening, and what was going to happen, and what had happened and was going to happen in all the other books–but it was still fun!

What are some of your favorite books?  What are your ‘comfort books’ that you know you love?  Some of my others are The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings by J.R.R. Tolkien, Little Women by Louisa Mae Alcott, and Prophet by R.J. Larson.  I go read my favorite parts of these just for fun when I need something to do!  I could probably quote most of them to you! 🙂


* It is a common misconception that The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe is the first book in The Chronicles of Narnia.  And I guess in some ways it is, as it was written first, but The Magician’s Nephew takes place before it does, so I call it the first.

7 thoughts on “Good deed for the day”

  1. Whoa, you actually read those books SEVEN times?! I’m definitely a book-worm, and even I haven’t read my favorite books seven times over!
    Comfort books .. hmm, hard to pick (because I have a lot of them), but here are a few. ‘The Blue Door’ from the ‘Threshold’ series, ‘Meadowsweet’ from the ‘Galleries Of Stone’ series, ‘The Chronicles Of Narnia’, and ‘The Lord Of The Rings’. I only told you a few of my comfort books, because if I listed all of them, my comment would be a mile long! ~Savannah

  2. Hey Hanna! 🙂
    Since you asked, I’ll tell you what some of my favorite books are!
    Here a list of some:
    ( The problem is, that I like a book but haven’t gotten to finish it yet! And that’s a book called, Meadowsweet from the Galleries of Stone.)
    And I also like the ” Threshold” series!
    ( And that might kinda be counted as comfort book……. Or books! :))
    I hope we can get together soon!
    – Jaidyn! 🙂

    1. I do too, Jaidyn! I’m in the middle of reading a book right now, and I was tempted to post quotes from it on here… I decided I should probably finish it first! 🙂

  3. Great post! I have a lot of favorite books, but some ‘comfort books’ would be The Growly Books! 🙂 I also like The Bronze Bow, and A Mid-Summer Night’s Dream ( 🙂 ), Oh, The Places You’ll Go, Winnie the Pooh, and a whole lot more!!! 🙂

  4. P.S. I watched My Friends Tigger and Pooh again. 🙂 I love that show!! 🙂 Super cute!!
    “Maybe we could start moving it to my backyard.”
    “Silly old bear, we can’t move a tree!”
    “You’re right. We should wait for Tigger.” 🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂
    I have quotes from The Princess Bride stuck in my head too! Now, don’t get me started on THAT! 🙂

    1. I love that show too, Ellen! And those are good lines! 🙂 I probably could have guessed “The Bronze Bow” and “The Growly Books”! 🙂 🙂 🙂

  5. Hanna…
    You are such a wayward girl! 😉
    I have and idea…change your blog to ‘doin my thing’. No don’t it is perfect the way it is for now.
    I do enjoy your freedom to express yourself in words and very much enjoy who you are and are becoming.
    You bless me.
    Gpa. R.

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