This meme, hosted by The Purple Booker, asks that participants copy a line or two from where they are currently reading in hopes of teasing someone else into putting that book on their TBR list.

Here’s mine for 3/24/2020 from Dreams Underfoot by Charles de Lint:

“The conjure man rode a red, old-fashioned bicycle with fat tires and only one, fixed gear. A wicker basket in front contained a small dog that seemed mostly terrier. Behind the seat, tied to the carrier, was a battered brown satchel that hid from prying eyes the sum total of all his worldly possessions.”

This has been a fantasy full of hobgoblins, ghosts and other things that go bump in the night. What is special is that all the characters in these related short stories find within themselves the belief in white magic that allows them protection from evil things .

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