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His Dark Materials: The Amber Spyglass
His Dark Materials: The Amber Spyglass | Philip Pullman
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Without this child, we shall all die. Lyra Belacqua and her animal daemon live half-wild and carefree among scholars of Jordan College, Oxford. The destiny that awaits her will take her to the frozen lands of the Arctic, where witch-clans reign and ice-bears fight. Her extraordinary journey will have immeasurable consequences far beyond her own world... The first volume in Philip Pullman's incredible HIS DARK MATERIALS trilogy, re-issued with a striking newly-designed cover by Chris
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dainarmb
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It's a beach day here in LA, so I've set up shop with my library book and booze and will be here until further notice ✌🏽 What are y'all reading this weekend?

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dainarmb
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Finished The Subtle Knife (book #2) last night, and I was NOT ready for those last ~30 pages. On to the third and final installment, which I immediately picked up from the library!

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jackilynn
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https://www.goodreads.com/review/show/348716949?book_show_action=false&from_revi...

**art found on Google. I really love this artist's pictures. There is also one of Pan with the alethiometer. I wish there was one for the subtle knife.**

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jackilynn
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EmilieGR
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So different from the first two but I loved it and watching the characters grow up

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Oryx
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A picture from my audio dog walk today. The park has exploded with croci - so gorgeous.

Lcsmcat I love the brave crocus flowers! 7mo
britt_brooke Gorgeous! 7mo
Cathythoughts The crocuses are sturdy little guys 💪🌸 7mo
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rohit-sawant So vibrant! 💜 7mo
HippieChickHomeschool Oh my! 😍😍😍 7mo
Soubhiville Lovely 7mo
JennyM 🌹❤️ 7mo
minkyb Beautiful! 7mo
eraderneely Yes! My Park was full of them when I went for a walk yesterday! 7mo
Severnmeadows They‘re glowing. 7mo
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Leftik
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Since I just finished this, I was revisiting my trip to Oxford almost a decade ago when my friends and I made the pilgrimage to the botanical gardens to see Lyra and Will‘s bench. It‘s hard to see, but their names are scratched in the arm.

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Leftik
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😭😭😭😭😭😭

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steph_phanie
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Higgledy-piggledy. One of those words I've heard on occasion, but seldom seen in print or had a reason to write myself. Well, The Amber Spyglass and The Little Paris Bookshop both contain higgledy-piggledy, and I just happened to read these two books back-to-back! The coincidence made me chuckle! The hubs was not too impressed when I explained. He just looked at me blankly. 🤷‍♀️😆📚❤
#words #booknerd #nerd #language #higgledypiggledy #reader

rather_be_reading 😂😂 us littens understand!! 8mo
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4 stars I‘m giving it 4 stars because once the book started giving me more of a story line and focusing on fantasy mixed with a little science and less anti-God and religion I was able to enjoy it more so book 1 was my favorite book two was eh not really and book three sort of redeemed itself but it took about 350 pages to do so . 3 books down for my series binge for reading rivalry challenge.

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I'm in Oxford on a beautiful autumn day and have just discovered the Botanic Gardens bench made famous by Philip Pullman's His Dark Materials. I'm not going to lie, there's a year in my eye. (NB Philip Pullman has urged fans NOT to deface the bench which is dedicated to the memory of Jane Tomkinson and Mary Monteath)

Cathythoughts Have a lovely trip 👍🏻❤️ 11mo
Kalalalatja Wonderful! Have a great trip 💕 11mo
Dragon Okay I‘m officially green with envy, have a fabulous day ! 💚 11mo
HardcoverHearts One of my favorite spots in Oxford! 11mo
Moray_Reads @HardcoverHearts It was lovely on today's crisp cold October morning 11mo
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posierope
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Work stress and black dogs. I carry around a model of my daemon as an anchor. Anyone else know what theirs is?

Much to my delight, my patronus on Pottermore is also a leopard - surely too much of a coincidence.

#blues #daemon #expectopatronum

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pppooraikul
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I started 3 hours ahead of the EST which is 8 am from where I live. Now I‘ve just finished the third book of His Dark Materials series and picked up my phone and this time I aced it! 🏆🎉💪🏼 #24in48 Oh, I‘m so proud.

Well, my work starts at 9 am so I guess there‘s no harm in reading onto The Book of Dust, is it? 🤔 That‘s what this rereading was for in the first place.

JoScho 👏🏼👏🏼👏🏼 14mo
Bookzombie Awesome!! 14mo
AnneCecilie 👏👏👏🎉🎉🎉 14mo
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Reviewsbylola Amazing! 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻 14mo
Sweettartlaura 🏁🙌🏻 14mo
24in48 🎉🎉🎉 yaaayyy! 14mo
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I switched to listening to this audiobook because my eyes were bloodshot from reading The Hazel Wood on my iPhone for hours yesterday. I'm seven chapters in and I still have over 12 hours left!

Bradleygirl I listened to this one in May! So epic. 1y
AmandaL @Bradleygirl I'm excited for the new Book of Dust book, which I think takes place 15 years after the events in Amber Spy Glass. 1y
Bradleygirl @AmandaL ooh, I have that on TBR but I thought it deadly with characters around baby Lyra- I'd have to double check! 14mo
AmandaL @Bradleygirl The first Book of Dust takes place when Lyra is a baby. That book is fantastic! 14mo
Bradleygirl @AmandaL ahh thanks. I thought I must've got something crossed there! 14mo
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I downloaded two ebooks on Libby, then my hold for the audiobook for The Amber Spyglass came in... and they're all due in 14 days. This should be enough reading material for my 4 day business trip.

TheBookKeepers Eek! Good luck! I recently read The Hazel Wood and enjoyed it! Very creepy but I loved it! 1y
AmandaL @TheBookKeepers Thanks! I hope I love it too! 1y
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Tiyas7 Welcome To Litsy 😃 1y
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Ruthiella Hi and welcome! 😀 1y
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Nikki15
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I forgot how heartbreaking this book is! I don‘t think I could ever quite appreciate this as a child. There are so many dark and complex ideas in this story that even as a adult I‘m a little drained (in a good way). The decisions that Will and Lyra have to make throughout are devastatingly difficult and their final choice leaves me streaming with tears. I could read this a million times and never get bored.

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Not a bad way to spend a Sunday afternoon. I read these years ago, but it is amazing how little I remember. Glad I decided to reread before tackling The Book of Dust.

Chelleo Looks like a well spent Sunday! Welcome to Litsy! New book friends are the best! We hope you‘re loving it here! Checkout these #Litsytips: http://bit.ly/litsytips and #LitsyHowTo videos: http://bit.ly/litsyvideos There‘s so many fun things to do: book exchanges, buddy reads, photo challenges and more! Check out #LitsyHappenings for details. @LitsyWelcomeWagon 1y
PursuitofSanity Thanks for the Welcome! Looking forward to learning more. 1y
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Lost_Boi
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Waiting for the bus in the wet. It's almost ten minutes late. Sometimes I hate public transit.

Itchyfeetreader Not fun. Feels like it‘s been raining here forever. 1y
ReadZenRites Saving the Earth 🌏 is a soggy cold business, I‘ve found. 1y
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emmaturi
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Well I have nearly finished The Amber Spyglass. I visited a really lovely English book shop called A Pile of Books. They sell second hand books as well as new books. #books #bookspines #bookhaul #bookcrazy

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I am looking forward to finding out how the triolgy ends! #books #bookcover #bookcrazy #bookworm #lovetoread #currentread #philippullman

thecurlybookworm This cover is gorgeous! 2y
emmaturi Yes it is great! @thecurlybookworm 2y
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manifestsanity
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His Dark Materials is undoubtedly a fantasy adventure series but, most importantly, it is a cogent philosophical argument. Although The Amber Spyglass has the perfunctory epic last battle, dastardly villains, and bittersweet romance, what I will carry away is its themes: humanity's place in the universe, the role of art, religion, and science. Loved these books, loved its worlds. Long live the Republic of Heaven.

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Everyone has a part to play.

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TrishB
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#weareglass #nuyear
Part of the fabulous series from Philip Pullman ❤️
Thank you for letting me cohost Cindy - it‘s been brilliant and I‘ve loved everyone‘s posts!!
https://youtu.be/-KtGH7eCqm4 last Numan one for the month - it‘s 12 minutes long but forward to about 6.50 for a giggle 🤭

Cinfhen Will check it out and again 🙌🏻🙌🏻to you and Mr.B😘 2y
RachelO You're famous! Love it 🙂 2y
Reggie What did you ask him? Besides to wave to your friend in Liverpool. Lolololol this is awesome @TrishB!!!! 2y
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BarbaraBB Thank you for hosting! It has been a great month 😘 2y
Velvetfur That's so cute! Love the little Scouse voice! 😀 I'm sure I used to sound like that too when I was that age 😀 2y
emilyhaldi You‘ve been a brilliant host!!! 👏🏻👏🏻 2y
Melissa_J Thank you for hosting! It‘s been fun and I loved seeing all the different posts 😊👍🏻 2y
DeborahSmall It‘s been great @TrishB and @Cinfhen The most committed I‘ve been to a photo challenge, only missed 2 days!! 😘😘 2y
TrishB @Reggie I asked him if the stories in the papers that week were true that he needed police protection!! 2y
TrishB @Velvetfur I do not sound that young/scouse or loud now 😁 2y
Cinfhen That was hilarious 😂 thanks for sharing Trish...you are definitely a #superfan 🥇 2y
TrishB @Cinfhen books and Numan ❤️ what more could I want! 2y
Cinfhen It was so nice seeing your posts @DeborahSmall I missed you!!! 2y
DeborahSmall @Cinfhen thank you! I also enjoyed taking part more, after circumstances in recent months prevented more involvement! 😘 2y
Balibee146 Sorry I've missed your month.... Little scroll done and looks awesome 😍 2y
TrishB @Balibee146 no worries - had bigger things on your plate 💕 2y
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Anton
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Although there were parts that dragged (mostly when Lyra wasn't involved), the final book of His Dark Materials does an excellent job of concluding Pullman's epic narrative. While it was a big time commitment, I'm glad I read the trilogy as one long book this time around. I'm very excited for the next Book Of Dust, which is to be set a decade after The Amber Spyglass, to learn what comes next for Lyra Belacqua. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️1/2

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AlliSchwan
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I‘m so torn on this series.

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His Dark Materials may not be one of my favorite series but this passage might be one of my favorites. It ends: She thought the tenderness it left in her heart was like a bruise that would never go away, but she would cherish it for ever.

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Cat is making it very hard to finish this book...

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Anton

There was a strange sound, like the murmur and crackle you hear before you realize that what you're hearing is your house on fire.

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Anton

I'm about 200 pages away from the finish line on this four book (and 1,600+ page) journey, but I'm running out of steam. I'd be lying if I said I wasn't ready to move in to something different.

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HelloImJez
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I don't really know how I feel about the end of this book yet, but I did enjoy the book overall. Gonna need a few days to think about it!

#LitsyAtoZ #LetterA @BookishMarginalia

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HelloImJez
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Going to finish the last two chapters today. I'm crapping myself, I don't even have an inkling of how it's going to end. I suppose I'm experiencing the fear of the unknown, and the feeling that something bad is going to happen. 🙄

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HelloImJez
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My book slump has eased a bit, so I've managed to read the rest of this (finally) the past couple of days. I have just two chapters left and I'm so scared to see how it ends! 😩 I cried like a baby at a particular scene.

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Anton
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If you thought Lyra was sidelined in The Subtle Knife, when book three begins she's being kept unconscious thanks to Mrs. Coulter's doping.

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HelloImJez
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I'm in a huge book slump and have been for a few weeks now. I started this book back in December and I'm still only about 30-40% of the way through, despite actually really enjoying it which is super annoying. This is also the reason for my lack of content recently, and why I'm just posting bullet journal things instead. Hope that's alright with you guys 💕

What are your tips and tricks to getting out of a slump?

#bookslump

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Rarely have I read a series that ended sufficiently enough for me and this is no different. I loved the characters, I loved most of Will and Lyra's journey but I was really disappointed in the way this whole book just kind of severed itself at the end. #LitsyAtoZ @BookishMarginalia

BookishMarginalia Yep, I‘m ambivalent about this series too. 2y
IamIamIam @BookishMarginalia Glad I'm not the only one. People seem to be quite dedicated to it and I felt like this whole book just fell flat. 😕 2y
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IamIamIam
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I am not confident in how this trilogy will wrap up in only 93 pages...
#HisDarkMaterials #TheAmberSpyglass

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hgrimes
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And finished! I loved this series! One of the best I‘ve read. But it left me with unanswered questions and wanting more, which I hope the new trilogy will help satisfy.

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Everyone in this book is a Snape.

Missusb Aaawwww 2y
julesG Jep. 2y
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hgrimes
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“We‘ll be alive again in a thousand blades of grass, and a million leaves; we‘ll be falling in the raindrops and blowing in the fresh breeze; we‘ll be glittering in dew under the stars and the moon out there in the physical world, which is our true home and always was.”
An atheist afterlife worded in the most poetic way.

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And now I suddenly feel bad for religious people.

freyaheart Such a sad part of that book 2y
hgrimes @freyaheart I don‘t know if it‘s meant to be cry-worthy sad, but I teared up! 2y
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hgrimes
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“You‘ll drift apart, it‘s true, but you‘ll be out in the open, part of everything alive again.”

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It‘s snowing and I‘m Home Alone and can do this thing!! 🎄⛄️❄️📖📚

MinDea I just got that series from Book Depository. Do you like it? I hope to read it next year 2y
hgrimes @MinDea yes, it‘s outstanding! Fresh and original, and just the right amount of depth and complexity for a trilogy. 2y
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hgrimes
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After a challenging search, I finally found an empty chapel on campus to retreat from the student mahem during finals week and now it‘s so quiet in here I‘m having trouble staying awake. I like this book but apparently suck at reading it! Week 3 I think, chapter 15.

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Still plugging away at this book. I‘m only about halfway through! I always get so busy during the holidays. Meanwhile, we‘ve been working on training this quirky dude to go on the furniture the past few days and to quit sleeping on the cold hardwood floors all the time, and look where I found him! He‘s on the armchair I was planning to read in!! Yay, Dart!! #catsoflitsy

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I really liked this quote, how it kind of opens up to the fact humans are so anatomically made independent (does that make sense?) that we aren't as connected as perhaps we should be.

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hgrimes
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Sitting down to read with the tree and the Budweiser yule log (which is seriously a giant horse eating in front of a fire for two hours). #christmas

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IamIamIam
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I love this concept, being a morbid person by nature!!! #HisDarkMaterials #TheAmberSpyglass #deathbecomesus

398.2 I like this too. 2y
IamIamIam @398.2 👍👍👍 One coffee for me and one French vanilla for my buddy, Death. 😂😂 2y
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hgrimes
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We are starting to make progress on this boy. He now allows me to read next to him on the floor without growling at me. And he snores! So cute. #catsoflitsy

rubyslippersreads Such a handsome boy! 😻 2y
hgrimes @rubyslippersreads I tell him that every day! 2y
Tanzy13 🐱 2y
Johanna414 We‘ve fostered a few feral kittens and I‘ve found that quietly sitting on the floor with a book is the best way to start earning their trust. 2y
hgrimes @Johanna414 Solid advice! Seems to be working on this dude (slowly)! 2y
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