Posts Tagged ‘Philip Pullman’

What I am reading:

Nothing yet until I get over the one below!

What I have finished reading this week:

“His Dark Materials: The Amber Spyglass” by Philip Pullman – I’d forgotten how amazing this series is and how sad the ending is! I always find it hard to start reading something else after this series!

Book Quote:

“Oh, Will,” she said, “what can we do? Whatever can we do? I want to live with you forever. I want to kiss you and lie down with you and wake up with you every day of my life till I die, years and years and years away. I don’t want a memory, just a memory…”

“No,” he said, “memory’s a poor thing to have. It’s your own real hair and mouth and arms and eyes and hands I want. I didn’t know I could ever love anything so much. Oh, Lyra, I wish this night would never end! If only we could stay here like this, and the world could stop turning, and everyone else could fall into a sleep…”

– “The Amber Spyglass” by Phillip 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.


Bookish Image of the Week:

Never thought about this before!

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