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I really wish we had a stickied "Random" thread.

I just glanced at Amazon's Top 100 Paid and slots 1-6 are the Chronicles of Narnia books. Did these just come out in eBook format? That just seems kind of random.
 

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In my inbox this morning:

Dear Amazon.com Customer,

Today only, the seven books of C.S. Lewis's beloved "Chronicles of Narnia" series are just $1.99 each. These books are National "PTA Family Favorites."
There you go.
 

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I get a lot of seemingly random recommendations from Amazon. In the last two weeks, I've gotten emails about Narnia, patio & garden products, one of Michael Wallace's books, one of Dalya's books, that *&^&[email protected] artisan *&^[email protected] bread book, and "the best books of March".

Mostly I just nod and smile, like a good consumer. :)
 

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This is a huge sale, I'm not surprised that they gave it wide distribution.  The Narnia books were among the first I bought for my Kindle--they had a sale then for $3.95 each, and I thought that was a bargain.  That was in 2008; they haven't been on sale since to my knowledge.

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It's the Kindle Daily Deal. You can find it in the link at the top of KB too :p

George Berger said:
I get a lot of seemingly random recommendations from Amazon. In the last two weeks, I've gotten emails about Narnia, patio & garden products, one of Michael Wallace's books, one of Dalya's books, that *&^&[email protected] artisan *&^[email protected] bread book, and "the best books of March".

Mostly I just nod and smile, like a good consumer. :)
Did you know that you can tell them to stop sending you some of those? Go to "Your Account" and scroll down to "Settings." On the right is a column about "Email from Amazon" and you can click on preferences to choose what emails you do and don't want to get. I only discovered that recently and I get fewer irrelevant emails from Amazon now.
 

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Patrick Szabo said:
I really wish we had a stickied "Random" thread.

I just glanced at Amazon's Top 100 Paid and slots 1-6 are the Chronicles of Narnia books. Did these just come out in eBook format? That just seems kind of random.
I like the categories they are listed under. "Religious & Inspirational" and "Religion & Spirituality". Who knew that God had a thing for wardrobes?
 

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DarkScribe said:
I like the categories they are listed under. "Religious & Inspirational" and "Religion & Spirituality". Who knew that God had a thing for wardrobes?
CS Lewis was an enormous Christian, and a hugely influential one. His non-fiction books about faith actually outgun his fiction, in terms of volume, and Aslan's such an obvious Jesus allegory, he might as well be winking at the camera and saying "You see what he's doing here, right?"
 

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Betsy the Quilter said:
This is a huge sale, I'm not surprised that they gave it wide distribution. The Narnia books were among the first I bought for my Kindle--they had a sale then for $3.95 each, and I thought that was a bargain. That was in 2008; they haven't been on sale since to my knowledge.

Betsy
If anyone wants a REAL bargain (I just went to "Oz the Great and Powerful" today with my wife) check THIS out on Amazon... Only $0.99 (temporarily on sale for $0.95) gets you ALL of Baum's original Oz novels in one collection:

http://www.amazon.com/Complete-Wizard-Collection-Contents-ebook/dp/B003TU29GQ/
 

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Millard said:
CS Lewis was an enormous Christian, and a hugely influential one. His non-fiction books about faith actually outgun his fiction, in terms of volume, and Aslan's such an obvious Jesus allegory, he might as well be winking at the camera and saying "You see what he's doing here, right?"
Not an allegory... more blatant than allegory ;)

If Aslan represented the immaterial Deity, he would be an allegorical figure. In reality however, he is an invention giving an imaginary answer to the question, 'What might Christ become like if there really were a world like Narnia and He chose to be incarnate and die and rise again in that world as He actually has done in ours?' This is not allegory at all.
Yes, it belongs in those categories.
 

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I wish I had read his books when I was a kid. I couldn't really enjoy ANY kind of a children's book at this age, but I think I would've liked them when I was young.
 

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Millard said:
CS Lewis was an enormous Christian
This gives me an image of a gigantic CS Lewis, lumbering around England, crushing everything in his path...
:D

Betsy
 

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CraigInTwinCities said:
If anyone wants a REAL bargain (I just went to "Oz the Great and Powerful" today with my wife) check THIS out on Amazon... Only $0.99 (temporarily on sale for $0.95) gets you ALL of Baum's original Oz novels in one collection:http://www.amazon.com/Complete-Wizard-Collection-Contents-ebook/dp/B003TU29GQ/
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Less collected an you'll have to "side load" your kindle, but I think all the OZ books are here too:
http://www.gutenberg.org/ebooks/author/42
Sometimes these books have scanned original artwork too.
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Betsy the Quilter said:
This gives me an image of a gigantic CS Lewis, lumbering around England, crushing everything in his path...
:D

Betsy
For Easter Mass, he would scale Big Ben like King Kong.
 

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If you're interested in more grown-up (what does that mean?) Lewis fiction, his Space Trilogy is excellent. Out of the Silent Planet, Perelandra, and That Hideous Strength. That Hideous Strength is one of the more disturbing books I've ever read. Fantastic story. Also, his retelling of the Cupid and Psyche myth, Till We Have Faces, is beautiful. Probably his best story.
 
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