Posts Tagged ‘Philip Pullman’

“And at the word alone, Will felt a great wave of rage and despair moving outwards from a place deep within him, as if his mind were an ocean that some profound convulsion had disturbed. All his life he’d been alone, and now he must be alone again, and this infinitely precious blessing that had come to him must be taken away almost at once.He felt the wave build higher and steeper to darken the sky, he felt the crest tremble and begin to spill, he felt the great mass crashing down with the whole weight of the ocean behind it against the iron-bound coast of what had to be. And he felt himself crying aloud with more anger and pain than he had ever felt in his life, and he found Lyra just as helpless in his arms. But as the wave expended its force and the waters withdrew, the bleak rocks remained; there was no arguing with fate; neither his despair nor Lyra’s had moved them a single inch.”

The Amber Spyglass, Philip Pullman

What I am reading:

“His Dark Materials: The Amber Spyglass” by Philip Pullman.

What I have finished reading this week:

“His Dark Materials: The Subtle Knife” by Philip Pullman.

“His Dark Materials: Northern Lights” by Philip Pullman.

Random Bookish Thought:

In “Harry Potter”, witches and wizards can conjure Patronuses and these tend to reflect the person they are inside.

In Philip Pullman’s “His Dark Materials” trilogy, people in Lyra’s world have daemons, which are animals and tend to reflect the type of person they are.

Coincidence?

Bookish Image of the Week:

Never thought about this before!

via “I didn’t put my name in that cup, I don’t want eternal glory.” on Facebook

What I am reading:

I’ve currently reading “His Dark Materials: Northern Lights” by Philip Pullman – I’ve read it before, but it’s one of my favourite series of all time!

What I have finished reading this week:

“Northanger Abbey” by Jane Austen

Thoughts on my mind (not necessarily book-related):

I realised the other day that I’ve finally hit 10,000 views on my blog! Thankyou to all of you who read my blog!