October 20, 2017
The day finally arrived -- the first volume of Philip Pullman’s long-awaited new series, The Book of Dust, published yesterday. In feverish anticipation, the members of the NoveList Book Squad spent some time having a Very Professional Librarian Conversation about dæmons. Specifically, how we imagine our own dæmons might appear, and why…
Autumn: Levitating goat
Always hungry; Hard headed; Small but tough
Lindsey: Gray wolf
Loyal to friends and family; Tends to initiate group activities; Intuitive
Rebecca: Kit fox
Prefers small groups; Appreciates a cozy den; A bit pointy
Gillian: Trash cat
*hiss*; *hiss*; *HISS*
Clever paws; May bite; Loves eyeliner
Shauna: Greyfaced Dartmoor Sheep
Spends a lot of time outside; Curly hair; Can’t see very well
Krista: Red fox
Fantastic red hair and lots of it; Really…reeaaally private; Always looking ahead
Cuddly but sometimes prickly & highly interested in boundaries; preferred mode is napping; likes birds a lot
Want to tell us about your own dæmon and why you chose it? Head on over to Tumblr.
Happy reading, Pullman fans!
Rebecca Honeycutt is a Readers' Advisory Librarian at NoveList.