“A well-composed book is a magic carpet on which we are wafted to a world that we cannot enter in any other way.” Caroline Gordon
The Dark Mirror by Juliet Marillier
Yup! I may be an old broad, but I still haven’t lost my ability to stay awake when I’m in the middle of a good book.
But I must admit that it’s been a long time since I stayed awake reading – actually I was listening to an audible book – until 4:53 a.m. That was the time on the clock in my kitchen – I don’t have one in the bedroom – when I finally looked.
I had known it was late, but not that late.
The book was “The Dark Mirror: Bridei Trilogy, Book One,” by Juliet Marillier.
I knew it was getting late last night, and I kept saying I was going to put the book down as soon as I found out what was happening next, but by the time I did that, there was something else going on that kept me reading. And so it went all through the night.
“The Dark Mirror” was the first Juliet Marillier book I’ve read. I was delighted to know she’s published many more. This first, published in 2004, is an epic fantasy with tangled plots, characters with depth and good writing.
I just downloaded the second audible book in the trilogy onto my Kindle. It is 23 hours long. Let’s hope it keeps me as intrigued about what’s going to happen next as book one.
I predict many more sleepless nights ahead of me.
“O frabjous day! Callooh! Callay!” – and who knows what this is from?
Bean’s Pat: The Blood-Red Pencil http://tinyurl.com/lbxm4nv The woman, who is proofing and editing by book, “Travels with Maggie,” and I differ over the use of commas, which is probably why I enjoyed this blog so much. Perhaps my writer-readers will enjoy it, too