#Survivor Insights 281: Winners At War – Lessons of The Story

Episode 12: Temptations are every where. Temptations are short-term. Whatever it is, feel free to get it. No one can stop you. Just be fully aware what will happen next.

My Early Favorites: 3 on EoE, 1 Safe

Kim Spradlin, 37, Texas

Episode 11: Sometimes, life is like writing a fiction story. You either choose to be a character who choose to rise and stay above the plot or you allow the plot to control you and get lost.

More Lessons: Episode 1Episode 2Episode 3Episode 4 – Episode 5Episode 6 – Episode 7Episode 8Episode 9Episode 10

Sophie Clarke, 30, New York

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#Survivor Insights 280: Winners At War – Lesson of The Story (Episode 10)

Redemption fails when you depend on others to work things on your favor. Other people have their own personal interests, why would they save you?

My Early Favorites: 3 on EoE, 1 Safe

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Tyson Apostol, 40, Arizona

More Lessons: Episode 1Episode 2Episode 3Episode 4 – Episode 5Episode 6 – Episode 7Episode 8Episode 9

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#Survivor Insights 279: Winners At War – Lesson of The Story (Episode 9)

Overplaying leads to errors. These are the errors you do with and without intention. For fewer errors, it is best to play simple with controlled level of anxiety.

My Early Favorites: 3 on EoE, 1 Safe

Survivor Winners At War Adam Klein, 29, Los Angeles
Adam Klein, 29, California

More Lessons: Episode 1Episode 2Episode 3Episode 4 – Episode 5Episode 6 – Episode 7Episode 8

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#Survivor Insights 278: Winners At War – Lesson of The Story (Episode 8)

Likeability is liability. Sometimes, the good relationships you make with people makes you a threat to their personal interests. They get you before you get them.

My Early Favorites: Wendell (Winner of season 36) was sent to EoE

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Wendell Holland, 36, Pennsylvania

More Lessons: Episode 1Episode 2Episode 3Episode 4 – Episode 5Episode 6 – Episode 7

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Book Review: The Chronicles of Narnia by C.S. Lewis

The Chronicles of Narnia by CS LewisDone reading THE CHRONICLES OF NARNIA. The collector’s edition on the right contains the seven unabridged books arranged in chronological order.

Author’s Writing Style: ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ It is ideally written for children and young adults in third-person POV in past tenses. The narration is easy to read. It is easy to understand too …except that its font size is small which is torturing to the eyes especially for the sleep-deprived. Pacing of narration is fast.

Character/s Development: ♥ ♥ ♥ Aslan is my number one favorite character (as pictured). This is an ideal choice, I know. I love the idea that everyone respects, and at the same time, fears him due to his reputation. Aslan receives more pagetime in The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe – the second book in the series. I get to see how he submits himself to vulnerability and how he bounces back after being bullied.

Not a fan of him but Edmund makes a mark on me. In Books 4, 5 and 7, he proves to himself that he is someone special after betraying his siblings due to Turkish Delight.

Plot: ♥ ♥ ♥ I commend the series for having a different plot in every book. The main characters are children, yes, but it doesn’t always follow a strict and predictable formula. Book 2 and Book 3 The Horse & His Boy tell a different story without sacrificing the plot quality. I am a bit disappointed with the “travel for a rescue mission plot” in Book 5 – The Voyage of The Dawn Treader. Travel is an essential part of every fantasy series. Yet, this book heavily reminds me of the plot used in Rick Riordan’s Percy Jackson & The Olympians.

My Overall Rating: ♥ ♥ ♥

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