Bookish Advent Calendar - Day Twenty-Five. MERRY CHRISTMAS!
I received my first copy of Northern Lights on Christmas Day in 1996. Nineteen (!!!) years later, it's still my favourite book of all time. Lyra's wondrous and magical journey captures my heart everytime I read it.
I feel like there's always one book you read at just the right moment in your life. For me, it was Northern Lights. I had never read anything like it, and the characters captured my imagination. I suppose it connected so beautifully to me because Lyra's journey out of childhood accompanied my own. We say lots of stories are magical, but none are as magical to me as Northern Lights.