As a child growing up, I was an avid reader. Sitting by the fire, sipping a hot cup of tea or cocoa and reading a good book was a normal way to spend winter and Christmas holiday evenings. It was also a special time of year when the four of us would read books aloud to each other. With the weather turning cold, I cannot help but think of a few of my favorites, The Chronicles of Narnia, by C.S. Lewis.
I am sure most of you have either heard of this series because of the books or the movies that have recently been produced. They really are the greatest. Even if you have seen some of the movies, I think that at least the first one is worth reading as a family together this holiday season.
What triggered my thoughts on these was a picture of Turkish Delight that I saw on Pinterest. For those of you unfamiliar with these books, Turkish Delight was Edmund's favorite treat that helped him to be lured by the white witch. When Emily and I went to Turkey four years ago we bought some solely for this reason. I love these books, where there is good versus evil in a mystical land, only a few steps away in a wardrobe.