London, April 1878
The demon exploded in a shower of ichor and guts.
— Prologue, Clockwork Angel, Book One of Cassandra Clare’s The Infernal Devices
Beg pardon, dear blog readers, but ever since self read those lines, in the house of her cousin Mike V in Calgary, Canada, her life has never been the same.
It’s almost like the way she felt when she encountered Annie Ernaux and Gish Jen and Nina Berberova for the first time!
All three (500-page) books in Cassandra Clare’s TID trilogy are going with her to London and Ireland.
Self had to think long and hard about this one, because she’ll be hauling ass. Oh! Pardon the language. She means, hauling suitcases on and off trains and buses. By herself.
But, dear ones, self must be permitted her eccentricities. After all, they’re part of what make her such an indefatigable writer/blogger!
Stay tuned, dear blog readers. Stay tuned.