The End of LA BELLE SAUVAGE (Spoilers, Needless To Say)

p. 443:

  • The first boat had swung back. Now it smashed into the canoe again, a deathblow, and the brave little boat was broken open like an egg. Both Malcolm and Asta cried out with love.

The next book on self’s reading list is The Golden Compass. At least, she’ll give it a go.

So far, this year, she’s read three really good novels, the kind that make it into her “favorites” list: Moshi Moshi by Banana Yoshimoto; The Mandibles, by Lionel Shriver; and La Belle Sauvage. Actually, Conclave, by Robert Harris, was pretty good, too. Wow, the first third of 2018 has produced a rich harvest. That’s never happened to self before.

The last time she read a trilogy was way back 2015, when she began Cassandra Clare’s The Infernal Devices. That was a smashing series. She spent part of that year in London, looking for Saint Bride’s and the old Blackfriars bridge. At Saint Bride’s, she chatted with a deacon who was amused that Saint Bride’s was the setting of the Shadowhunters’ London sanctuary. She was so into Victorian Steampunk that year, and remembers being mightily impressed that York had an annual Steampunk Festival.

Stay tuned, dear blog readers. Stay tuned.

 

Travel Is So Inspiring! City of York

Street Performer, City of York, England

Street Performer, City of York, England

York is so quaint, and the cathedral is beautiful.

Self was last here (in the City of York) when she was 11.

Self was last here (in the City of York) when she was 11.

And this Magic Ball Man was great fun to watch:

Street Performer, York, England

Street Performer, York, England

The reason these shots are so tight was: last week’s WordPress Photo Challenge was CLOSE UP. And she was trying to find pictures to post. Hence, these.

Stay tuned, dear blog readers. Stay tuned.

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