Her Dark Materials

A new book for a holiday

Recently, I was packing to head over east on a little holiday and needed a book. I had recently caught up to where Robin Hobb has left the Farseer series and needed something new. I thought of following Robin Hobb with Philip Pullman‘s His Dark Materials, and I’m devouring it. And I now have a strong desire to meet my daemon… haven’t we all:)

So we spent some time discussing what our daemon’s would look like, should we be able to see them. We used Pullman’s method of identifying three prominent traits of each other. This was a lot of fun, and quite eye-opening. (Incidentally, it didn’t help that we’d just seen Zootopia and the idea of having a sloth for a daemon was pretty neat).

I still can’t see my daemon, although I strongly suspect it to be a type of hopping mouse. In his series, Pullman has a wonderful way of introducing a person to us by using three words that encompass them in a holistic way. I had to really think about three strong aspects of myself, and I chose Brooding, Intuitive & Capable.

A VERY well stocked artist’s studio where we stayed. LOTS of materials for scribbling and being very artsy. Perfect for people like me who don’t always travel with supplies.

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