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The Golden Compass
The Golden Compass | Philip Pullman
Published in 40 countries, Philip Pullman's His Dark Materials trilogy--The Golden Compass, The Subtle Knife, and The Amber Spyglass--has graced the New York Times, Wall Street Journal, San Francisco Chronicle, Book Sense, and Publishers Weekly bestseller lists. In 1996, The Golden Compass changed the face of fantasy publishing, and 2006 marks its 10 Year Anniversary--and an opportunity to celebrate with a deluxe hardcover. Pullman created new material just for this edition (archival documents, scientific notes and "found" letters of Lord Asriel) which has been illustrated and handlettered by renowned British artist Ian Beck and will be included in the back matter. The deluxe edition also features Pullman's own chapter opening spot art. A quality collectible--with the enticement of never-before-seen new material--for Pullman fans.
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“being a practiced liar doesn't mean you have a powerful imagination. many good liars have no imagination at all; it's that which gives their lies such wide-eyed conviction.“

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Mitch
Northern Lights | Philip Pullman
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OMG she‘s perfect! Love Ruth Wilson!

AmyG Agree. She is truly a wonderful actress. 2w
Kimberlone Her outfits are 💯 2w
Kalalalatja She is perfect for the role! 2w
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Mitch @Kimberlone 👏 👏 👏 2w
Mitch @AmyG I loved her in Luther! 2w
Mitch @Kalalalatja She really is 2w
AmyG I loved her in The Affair. I still need to watch Luther. 2w
Mitch @AmyG I love Luther! It‘s all shot around my neighbourhood and Idris is a local boy🥰 2w
AmyG Idris is a joy to look at. ;) I became a fan of his when I watched The Wire. Did you see him when they were filming? I‘d have fainted. Ha! I am now watching Atypical on Netflix. Up next Luther. 2w
Mitch @AmyG I was working in Iceland one year when he was filming on the next street to ours. Mel went out in the rain and FaceTimed me so I could watch Luther live through the phone! It was bizarre I was knee deep in snow and Mel was commentating as I was watching Idris no more than 5 m from Mel! 🤣🤣 2w
Mitch @AmyG I‘ve not seen the Affair. Must rectify that! 2w
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Mitch
Northern Lights | Philip Pullman
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Looking forward to this one - might watch episode 1 tonight. 👍🏼

LibrarianRyan I started it and it was so good. I would have finished it, but I fell asleep because it was late and I had just seen Harriett. (Also a great movie). 2w
Soubhiville I can‘t wait to see this! The tech is here now working on our wifi, so maybe tomorrow... 👋 also I got your letter today. ❤️ 2w
Mitch @Soubhiville I thought about you when I saw the poster. Hope the house is giving you joy 😘 2w
Mitch @LibrarianRyan definitely going to watch tonight. It‘s been the kinda work day that needs a treat to celebrate it being over! 2w
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Hope you all got to catch the pilot episode tonight! I thought it was fabulous! I am now eagerly awaiting the next episode! I was also pleasantly surprised by the slightly creepy factor 😏 If you have watched it yet make sure that you do! Let me know what you think!

#SassyBookworm😏 #HisDarkMaterials #HBOSeries #PhilipPullman #BookToScreen

GingerAntics I‘m going to have to wait until the whole thing is released, so I can binge watch it during the preview period. 2w
Lidia I did watched it tonight! I‘m a big fan of the books and hope they do them justice. The first chapter was good. I really liked James McCavoy as Lord Asriel. 2w
emmaturi I really enjoyed it! Good choices in actors for each character! 2w
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Laughterhp Should I wait until I‘ve read all the books to watch it? I‘ve only just recently read the 1st book and don‘t want to spoil things for me! 2w
Caroline2 I really enjoyed. I just wish the BBC would put the whole series on iplayer so I could binge the lot!! 😆 2w
LibrarianRyan I watched 1/2 and fell asleep. I loved what i saw so far. I am going to finish it later tonight. 2w
SassyBookworm @GingerAntics I definitely understand that I want to see e next episode sooo bad!!! 2w
SassyBookworm @Lidia yes I thought he played a fabulous Lord Asriel! I need to read the other books since I‘ll I‘ve read was The Golden Compass as a kid so I think a reread is definitely in order! 2w
SassyBookworm @emmaturi I agree the actors are fabulous! And I loved the cute little guy who plus Roger! 2w
SassyBookworm @Laughterhp I have only read the first book and it was just a small ways in so I think you‘ll be fine, I plan on rereading book 1 and actually reading the others in the series 2w
SassyBookworm @Caroline2 Amen to that! I love being able to binge watch stuff bc the anticipation til the next episode is killing me! 2w
SassyBookworm @LibrarianRyan my oldest wants to watch it so I‘ll get to rewatch it with her! I‘m so excited! 2w
LibrarianRyan @SassyBookworm Yeah. I love this book. I wonder if they will do a book a season? Even though from the first 30 minutes I saw things that were not in the original book that might be in the Book of dust. But I have not read that yet so I don't quite know. 2w
GingerAntics It looks really good...and it‘s not like I don‘t know what happens. lol 2w
SassyBookworm @LibrarianRyan I need to do a reread it‘s been soooo long ago when I read it. A book a season would be good but that means only 3 seasons 😔 2w
LibrarianRyan @SassyBookworm not if they include the book of dust series. And they could do what GoT did and go past the books. Not that that was the worlds best idea. 2w
SassyBookworm @LibrarianRyan ohhh I had no clue there was an extra book! I really need to get more in the know 🤦🏼‍♀️ 2w
LibrarianRyan @SassyBookworm Yes there is a new spin off series. The book of dust starts before Golden Compass, but is mostly about life after the original series (I think I have not read it yet, and the newest book is the Secret Commonwealth. 2w
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Andrew65
Northern Lights | Philip Pullman
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Today‘s the day the new series of Philip Pullman‘s His Dark Materials starts on the BBC1 at 8 pm. HBO and BBC jointly produced this so presumably is available elsewhere too.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p07h7byr

Gaylagal2 I can't wait and I'm hoping they did a great job with it 🤙 2w
Andrew65 @Gaylagal2 Me too🤞 2w
Balibee146 So excited for this 🎉🎉😃 2w
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emmaturi Can't wait! 2w
Leniverse Thanks for the reminder! Although I‘m happy iPlayer is an option. 2w
youneverarrived Thanks for the reminder! 2w
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Laughterhp
The Golden Compass | Philip Pullman
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Wow, this book was great! I can‘t believe I‘ve never read this series before. I was so drawn into this world and Lyra‘s journey, I was finding stuff to do around the house so I could finish this!

I can‘t wait to read the rest of this series.

#probooknerdschallenge - 2019 TV/Movie adaptation

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Balibee146
Northern Lights | Philip Pullman
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So excited to watch this on Sunday night.... The trailers look awesome #hisdarkmaterials #northernlights #pullman #bbc #sundaynight

vivastory I'm really looking forward to this, but I definitely want to read it first 3w
Balibee146 @vivastory definitely and I'm a teensy but envious of you reading them for the first time 😊📖 3w
Cathythoughts I‘m very excited too! Can‘t wait ... Sunday night 8 o‘clock ❤️ ( BBC 1 , I think (edited) 3w
Balibee146 @Cathythoughts yup straight after Sunday Strictly 😁 3w
Cathythoughts Wooohoooo 💃🏾 3w
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The Golden Compass | Philip Pullman

“'Master,' said Lord Asriel. 'Yes, I'm back. Do bring in your guests;I've got something interesting to show you.'“

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ds111717
The Golden Compass | Philip Pullman

I would use this book in my classroom because it allows children to use their imagination about animals and different creatures. I'm not sure if the book is a series but I would recommend it to my students.

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ds111717
The Golden Compass | Philip Pullman
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The Golden Compass written by Philip Pullman. Chapter 1 p.1-14. This book takes place in an alternate universe where “daemons“ are real. A daemon is a supernatural creature but in the book, it's basically your soul in the form of a talking animal that goes wherever you go. I would classify this book as High Fantasy or Science Fiction because of the complex characters and journeys.

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TimSpalding
Golden Compass | Philip Pullman
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That‘s Golden Compass—and especially the audiobook of the Golden Compass—is so remarkably good. I‘d be a better person to listen to something new, but a relisten is just what I need now.

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bourne.shell
The Golden Compass | Philip Pullman
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I was excited to read this since HBO is coming out with the first season this fall. I enjoyed the first several chapters and the last several chapters. I really struggled in the middle. I feel like you could just cut 100 pages out and have a better book. Even though I would say, it's worth the read.

Not Convinced I'll read the next book in the series. Maybe I'll wait to watch season 1 of the show before I decide.

Caterina I recently read this one for the first time, and I'm currently on the second one, but honestly if I weren't in grad school and desperate for audiobook fluff while I run, I'm not sure I would've even read the first book! I'd say probably don't read the second one. 😂 2mo
bourne.shell @Caterina Haha. I knew it. I feel validated. But I compromised. I found a good podcast about the series called, Unspoiled: His Dark Material. I listened to it after I finished the first book and decided instead of reading the second book, I'd just listen to the podcast. Totally cheating. There are some interesting ideas in the books and I can't wait to see them on screen. You should check out the podcast though, it's good fluff for running! 2mo
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MsLeah8417
The Golden Compass | Philip Pullman
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bullbunny
The Golden Compass | Philip Pullman
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Day 4, actually lol of #7days7covers tagged by @Endowarrior21

You're tagged if you haven't done it yet!

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Ericalambbrown
The Golden Compass | Philip Pullman
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Reading this series again in preparation for the show coming out this fall. I‘d forgotten how good this one is!

Suet624 So good!!! 2mo
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Caterina
The Golden Compass | Philip Pullman
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I've finished one more book (tagged) for #BFC since classes started! While meal prepping a couple days ago. But maybe all of the reading I've been doing for classes counts for something? 😂 I have an intensive course that's eating up my Fridays and Saturdays for now, and when that's over I should be able to get into a better rhythm! Also still wearing a knee brace and not running, it's driving me crazy! #BookFitnessChallenge #bookdragons #BFCr3

Scochrane26 I count books about therapy most of the time, and I‘m sure you‘re reading a lot for seminary. In my presbytery, we recently examined a new pastor for ordination, & she said she‘s happy to be done w/ seminary because she can actually read books for pleasure again. 2mo
Caterina @Scochrane26 I have 6 courses, 15 textbooks, and lots of PDFs, but I haven't technically finished any books yet. 😂 But when I do finish some I'll be sure to count them! 👍 I think I'll probably only get reading for pleasure in through audiobooks during seminary - thank goodness for those! So relaxing to cook or run or clean while listening. 😊 2mo
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I am ready! I know the film was trash, but I have high hopes they did it justice with the show🤞🏻

LibrarianRyan yeahhhhh 2mo
Ericalambbrown It‘s running on HBO over here but they‘ve not announced when. I‘m pretty excited. Re-reading the books in preparation 😊 2mo
dizie_lizie @Ericalambbrown the photo actually releases the dates for the BBC and HBO! HBO will be Nov 4th (I‘m in California), so basically it‘s dropping everywhere nearly the same day and we don‘t have much longer to wait🤗 (edited) 2mo
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Oryx
Northern Lights | Philip Pullman
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The Northern Lights book and record shop on Lewis. Only opened a few weeks! Possibly one of the remotest bookshops in the UK. Specialising in Scottish authors and ideas, which I love the sound of.

TrishB Sounds fab 👍🏻 2mo
LeahBergen Oh, that looks fantastic! 2mo
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Caterina
The Golden Compass | Philip Pullman
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Tried and succeeded to get my pace under 11:00 min/mi today! My first mile was a warm-up pace of 11:28 min/mi, but I sped up for the last 1.5 miles. Fun #audiorun! Enjoying some middle grade fantasy, it's the perfect escape from starting seminary. 😂😊 #BFC #BFCr3 #BookFitnessChallenge #bookdragons

tjwill Great job! 3mo
TheSpineView Awesome job! 3mo
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Kazzie
The Golden Compass | Philip Pullman
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It‘s for kids? But even then thought the story was disjointed. Don‘t care enough to read more

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Caterina
The Golden Compass | Philip Pullman
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Started this audiobook yesterday because my hold came in unexpectedly early and it has a longer wait list than The Night Tiger, so I really need to finish it before it's due. I didn't read The Golden Compass in middle school when everyone was talking about it, since I lived in the Bible Belt and people said it was an evil propaganda tool from the atheists. 😂 Now I have many Christian friends who love it so I figured I'd give it a go! Good so far.

Scochrane26 Because us christians should never read anything that might have a different opinion. It might corrupt us. 😂🙄 3mo
Caterina @Scochrane26 Right? 😂🤷 I was told it wasn't a good book, just cheap propaganda, so I figured I wouldn't bother reading it. Turns out that was a lie rooted in the fear of people who didn't want to expand their views - I shouldn't be surprised. I would've loved this book as a kid and it wouldn't've threatened my faith a lick! 🙄 3mo
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emtobiasz
The Golden Compass | Philip Pullman
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When the climax you remember happens, and you still have 3 hours left in your audiobook... 😳 #audiobook #rereading #hisdarkmaterials

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Mandigolightly
The Golden Compass | Philip Pullman
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Thanks @Crazeedi ! Not my most grown up list, but faves nonetheless

Crazeedi Nice list!!! 3mo
Crazeedi I love series, now I have to number my faves 3mo
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Oldschool_millenial
The Golden Compass | Philip Pullman
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Good God that ending was intense! 😭
Now to wait for book 2 to come in....
Yikes, how can I sleep now? 😳

thewallflower0707 This reminds me that I have to reread the book before the tv show comes out!! So excited! 3mo
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Oldschool_millenial
The Golden Compass | Philip Pullman
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My first read-a-thon is over. I may not have put too many hours in, but it has motivated me to put more time aside to read in the future.

#reversereadathon @DeweysReadathon

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Oldschool_millenial
The Golden Compass | Philip Pullman
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A bookmark I spotted at the bookstore yesterday 😆

I saw the movie in the theater having not read the book at the time, so I'm only now seeing how it watered everything down.
Luckily this audiobook has a full cast so it is very much like a radio drama!

#reversereadathon @DeweysReadathon

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Oldschool_millenial
The Golden Compass | Philip Pullman
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My first #readathon !
Last night's reading I finally finished this page while listening to my audiobook.

Meanwhile, if you haven't seen my last post, I'm looking for an audiobook to spend my last audible credit on before I cancel it. Tag your recommendations in the comments.

#reversereadathon @DeweysReadathon

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valeriegeary
The Golden Compass | Philip Pullman
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Working my way through this series. And I might have a crush on a certain armored bear.

LibrarianRyan I know right!! 4mo
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LiterarySloth
Golden Compass | Philip Pullman
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It‘s just as wonderful as I remember. I couldn‘t have been older than 12 when I first read this and it was one of my favorite books. After reading it, I wanted a daemon so bad. I‘m pretty sure I pretended my cat was a daemon. I‘m moving on to book 2 in the series. I never read those when I was younger. Not sure why.

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readingjedi
Northern Lights | Philip Pullman
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Excitement level: CRITICAL!!!!

Just seen the His Dark Materials series trailer & I must say it looks very promising. It might just right some of the wrongs that horrible movie did.

Heck, it has the god-like Lin-Manuel Miranda in it! For that alone it triumphs! 😍😍😍

emz711 I know! So excited 🐀🐁🐼🐨🐻🐍🐱🐺🐒 4mo
Scochrane26 My friend is excited about the show, too. I listened to first book yrs ago & didn‘t really like it. 4mo
KathyWheeler I‘ve only read the first book and liked it. I need to get going on the others. 4mo
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LiterarySloth
Golden Compass | Philip Pullman
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When I was younger, this was one of my favorite books. It‘s been about 20 years since I‘ve read it though. I‘ve also never read the other two novels in the trilogy.

📖: 33/52

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NikkiRae
The Golden Compass | Philip Pullman
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I‘ve been wanting to read this for a long time and never got around to it. Finally decided to do it when I saw the HBO trailer for the show. Can‘t wait to see it and I really enjoyed this read.