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Super Prince Sensibility and the Good Dawn Wardrobe

The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe, by C.S. Lewis (audiobook, reread)
Michael York did a superb job reading this. Everything sounded exactly how it should. So many layers of memory and imagination.
(216/200, 119/100)

Sense and Sensibility, by Jane Austen (nook, public domain)
Daffy in all the right ways, and incisively thoughtful enough to balance out the daffiness. My second-favorite Jane Austen so far.
(217/200, 120/100)

Fables, vol. 16: Super Team, by Bill Willingham et al
There were some very nifty resolutions in this volume, but overall I found it a bit frustrating and scattered. Willingham picked up the superhero theme with a deft hand, but he didn't dive into it nearly as deeply as I would've liked. Not that that will keep me from pouncing upon the next volume as soon as it comes out...
(218/200, 121/100)

Prince Caspian, by C.S. Lewis (audiobook, reread)
I was startled by how much of Prince Caspian I had forgotten, and how good those bits were. Also, there are aspects of this book that I found dull as a child, but don't now.
(219/200, 122/100)

The Voyage of the Dawn Treader, by C.S. Lewis (audiobook, reread)
As mysterious and strange and wonderful as ever.
(220/200, 123/100)

Where Good Ideas Come From, by Steven Johnson
There is a fine line between sweeping generalizations that drive me crazy and put books in peril of being thrown, and sweeping generalizations that set off mental sparks and incite enthusiasm while remaining sufficiently respectful of their source material, and Johnson held steady on the righteous side of that line. Fascinating stuff.

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