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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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yoavshai
The Golden Compass | Philip Pullman
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#BookCoverChallenge
Day 178.
Here I will note 365 books (or as many as I will have before I get tired) that have shaped my taste in literature. No explanations, no reviews. Just the cover of the book.
I do not challenge anyone. You are all welcome to take part.

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Ast_Arslan
The Golden Compass | Philip Pullman
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I am posting one book per day from my to-be-read collection. No description and providing no reason for wanting to read it. Some will be old, some will be new - don't judge me, I have a lot of books.

Day 140th

Join the fun if you want!

#tbrpile

persephone1408 I read these booms years ago & I just LOVED them 8mo
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Kiralyn
The Golden Compass | Philip Pullman
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It‘s a celebration of the sad & beautiful moments that take you from childhood to being an adult. The adventure is captivating and the theme of institutional power unchecked resonates. Lyra uncovers mysteries around her while navigating her way towards being the adult her world needs.

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bookiemonster_ph
The Golden Compass | Philip Pullman
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ᴛɪᴛʟᴇ: ᴛʜᴇ ɢᴏʟᴅᴇɴ ᴄᴏᴍᴘᴀꜱꜱ
ᴀᴜᴛʜᴏʀ: ᴘʜɪʟɪᴘ ᴘᴜʟʟᴍᴀɴ
ꜱᴇʀɪᴇꜱ: ʜɪꜱ ᴅᴀʀᴋ ᴍᴀᴛᴇʀɪᴀʟꜱ

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Jovy
The Golden Compass | Philip Pullman
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Another classic I should have read earlier. I love Lyra and this magical, complex world Pullman concocted. Pure genius! The audiobook was brilliant.

#MountTBR2021 #SeriesRead2021

TheSpineView Great job! 11mo
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#curiouscovers
@Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks
@Eggs
Day 24: Close up
I pick the Golden compass by Philip Pullman. These are some of the best books. 🐻🦊🦎❄🐿🔪

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Awesome cover!! 11mo
Eggs 👍🏼❄️🐻 🧭👏🏻 (edited) 11mo
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erinachu
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Brilliant. A wonderful adventure story about a girl who hates her parents, a mother who loves her dearly, and a father who just wants to kill God.

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#bookreport and #weeklyforecast
🎧 Big Summer - done. Enjoyed this, though the ending was rushed.
🎧 Tuesdays with Morrie - done. #bookspin and a pleasant read.
🎧 The Library Book - starting today. #doublespin
📚 The Golden Compass - 77% done. Enjoying it, but taking so long to read.
📚 A Storm of Swords - 78% done. I'm picking this one back up (almost a year later) during the long car ride to my brother's graduation this week.

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MayJasper
Northern Lights | Philip Pullman
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#MayCharacters *9 #marginal

John Faa was the king of the Gyptians, the boat people on the margins of mainstream society (or vice versa depending on your point of view).

@Eggs @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks 📚🙌🏻😹 13mo
Eggs Lovely 👏🏻👏🏻 13mo
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#bookreport #weeklyforecast
🎧 The Last Time I Lied - done. Loved this book! ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
📚 The Golden Compass - 75% done. Loving this one too. I watched the first season of the show, so I know what to expect.
🎧 The Knockout Queen- up next. Reading it because of Litsy, so let's see if I actually like it.

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camilla_788
Pickpick

Initially found this quite complicated and hard to understand, but I was soon drawn in. Definitely recommend if you enjoy reading fantasy.

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freeatlast1137
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Lyra finds herself on an adventure to the north to discover what is dust.

GingerAntics I quite enjoyed this book and a short story from this world. I haven‘t read the rest of the series, but I need to. 14mo
freeatlast1137 @GingerAntics I did too, what was the name of the short story? 14mo
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Golden Compass | Philip Pullman
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“𝐺𝑜𝑜𝑑 𝑎𝑛𝑑 𝑒𝑣𝑖𝑙 𝑎𝑟𝑒 𝑛𝑎𝑚𝑒𝑠 𝑓𝑜𝑟 𝑤𝘩𝑎𝑡 𝑝𝑒𝑜𝑝𝑙𝑒 𝑑𝑜, 𝑛𝑜𝑡 𝑓𝑜𝑟 𝑤𝘩𝑎𝑡 𝑡𝘩𝑒𝑦 𝑎𝑟𝑒.”

- 𝑀𝑎𝑟𝑦 𝑀𝑎𝑙𝑜𝑛𝑒, 𝑇𝘩𝑒 𝐴𝑚𝑏𝑒𝑟 𝑆𝑝𝑦𝑔𝑙𝑎𝑠𝑠.

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bibliobliss
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Making good progress in the tagged book. It's sooo good 👍☕️

The book is hiding my child playing with a hairdryer; yes, I'm watching him like a hawk 😂

#currentlyreading #bookish #bookshot #fiction #novels #bookseries #openbook #20in4 #readathon

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RamsFan1963
The Golden Compass | Philip Pullman
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I am posting one book per day from my extensive to-be-read collection. No description or reason for wanting to read the book. Some are old and some will be new. Don't judge me - I have a lot of books.
Day 247

Books in a series will be posted together, instead of individual posts for each.

#tbrmountain #bookbuyingdiet

IamIamIam 😍😍 Loved these!!! I bought a used copy of all 3 books when I was on the last one and figured they'd be good for a revisit! 1y
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bibliobliss
The Golden Compass | Philip Pullman

"I see the Master as a man having terrible choices to make; whatever he chooses will do harm, but maybe if he does the right thing, a little less harm will come about than if he chooses wrong. God preserve me from having to make that sort of choice."

#currentlyreading #bookquotes #bookblurbs

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bibliobliss
The Golden Compass | Philip Pullman
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• Pretty much the only book I'm reading right now!! •

#currentlyreading

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bibliobliss
The Golden Compass | Philip Pullman
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This book has grabbed me and won't let go. I love that feeling!!

#currentlyreading #fiction #novels #bookseries

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TheBookAddict
The Golden Compass | Philip Pullman
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We had started watching His Dark Materials on HBO Max and I remember watching the movie years ago. So I decided to read the books.

#TookeyToles does not care if I use her as a book rest while I read, as long as she can use my lap as her bed.😔🤦🏻‍♀️ cats these days...😆

#YesiReads

bibliobliss I just started this book and it's so good so far 1y
TheBookAddict @Readage yes! Even after having watched the first season of the show before starting it it‘s really good. 🙂👍🏽 Have you watched the show or movie? Or are you planing on watching either one or both? 1y
bibliobliss @TheBookAddict I haven't watched either but if the books keep my attention, I'll eventually get to them!! 1y
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bibliobliss
The Golden Compass | Philip Pullman

"That's the duty of the old," said the Librarian, "to be anxious on behalf of the young. And the duty of the young is to scorn the anxiety of the old."

#currentlyreading #bookblurbs #bookquotes

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The Golden Compass | Philip Pullman
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Arvena
Golden Compass | Philip Pullman
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Mehso-so

I didn't read this as a kid and maybe I would have enjoyed it more if I had. Although I don't understand why this is considered a children's book...
It was a little too technical for me, the story felt very slow, too much of political banter and there were no funny moments in this book...
I have bigger expectations for Book Two ;) Now - watching it on screen 🎬

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Zephsomething
Golden Compass | Philip Pullman
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I still quite like this book even reading as an adult which is nice to learn. It is still just as dark as I remember but also like? More overtly religious. It‘s not that I remember it as less religious I just thought it was slightly more subtle and it is decidedly not.
Still baffles me that this book is considered 9-12 though

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Leowlima
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Starting another adventure! 😉😄

booksellerofyourdiscontent That is a beautiful copy!!! 1y
Leowlima @booksellerofyourdiscontent it is indeed very beautiful 🤩 1y
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erinachu
The Golden Compass | Philip Pullman
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Time to get back to this one 😍 its time to finish all of my half read books

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Gogobooks
Northern Lights | Philip Pullman
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Winter insomnia reading. This is my son s copy from age 16. Now 32! I saved it because I thought it was a classic read. Excellent brown page reading in the dead of January nights. #brownpages #classic #lyrabellaqua #latetotheparty #trilogy #phillippullman

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Zephsomething
Golden Compass | Philip Pullman
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Because I really needed more books on my currently reading list >.< I watched the first two episodes of the new show and had to break out my old copy to give it a reread

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Cinsarly
Golden Compass | Philip Pullman
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So I never finished this series and I wanted to before I watch the HBO series. This first book was just as good as I remembered. However, I can't say the same for the audiobook. It was a full cast and the woman doing Lyra's voice was like nails on a chalkboard. I almost bailed. I recommend the print version. Also, I'm counting this as a winter read due to the North Pole setting and the armored polar bears. 26 pts #WinterGames2020 #MerryReaders

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Johanna414
The Golden Compass | Philip Pullman
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Borrowed this from the library after a discussion with a coworker about how I had never read the whole trilogy... I thought the full cast audiobook was very well done! I've been enjoying some #audiocrochet time after the kids finally went to sleep tonight

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Ast_Arslan
The Golden Compass | Philip Pullman
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Soooo from left to right
#AuroraRising
#TheGoldenCompass
#Draculea

Two of them are gifts, I bought only the Golden Compass at a very very low price 😍
Sono happy!!

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SassenachTheBookWizard
The Golden Compass | Philip Pullman
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I am somehow 28 and have never read or watched the adaptations of this series so I'm joining in a book club rear for it this month and then hoping to try the show this month once I'm on holidays.

Laughterhp The books are so good on audio! If you listen to audiobooks. 1y
SassenachTheBookWizard @Laughterhp that's how I'm reading it! 😁 1y
BarbaraTheBibliophage I love these books. And this adaptation is quite good as well. 1y
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Suet624
The Golden Compass | Philip Pullman
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I loved the audio version of this first book of the trilogy. While I‘d read it ages ago, listening to the cast was a delightful way to explore the story again. Like @Jas16 said, it was a lovely way to keep away from the news and was a balm to my nerves. Lyra is a wonderful heroine.

Jas16 So glad it had the same effect for you! I need to try the audio versions. 2y
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BookwormM
Northern Lights | Philip Pullman
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Less than 30 minutes to my highlight of 2020 series 2 of #HisDarkMaterials

I found it comforting to visit Lyra and friends again and can‘t wait to see where series 2 takes us.

The book was as good as I remembered and this time I noticed things I missed first time round when all that mattered was finding out what happened.

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Jas16
The Golden Compass | Philip Pullman
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A friend of mine decided to read this series for the first time and I decided to join him since I have been meaning to reread the original trilogy before I begin on the newer books. So glad I did because this book is what has kept me sane this week and prevented me from breaking my phone with my constant updating of the news feeds. I love Lyra so much.

hermyknee 💙💙💙💙💙 Lyra is amazing! 2y
SassyBookworm The HBO series is actually pretty good too! One of the best adaptions I think. 2y
BookwormM I just re read this ready for series 2 2y
Suet624 Me too!!! It calmed my nerves. 2y
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BookwormM
Northern Lights | Philip Pullman
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Anyone else excited for season 2 of His Dark Materials coming to the UK next weekend. Something to look forward to in the year that is 2020

Jess861 I so wish this was on Amazon Prime Canada - but it is not...loved the books! 2y
BookwormM @jess861 that is a shame we have it on TV so totally free to watch they will probably release a DVD 2y
Jess861 @BookwormM It looks so good! I remember when the trailer came out for season one and I said I wanted to watch it! It is on Crave here in Canada but we already have Amazon Prime, Netflix and Disney + - we can't keep subscribing to different streaming services, lol. 2y
BookwormM @Jess861 I feel your pain lol it is really good 2y
emmaturi Oh yes! I must check when it is on! 2y
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jenniferw88
Northern Lights | Philip Pullman
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That's #thereptileroom sorted for #anunfortunatereadathon then - thanks @Clwojick ! I reckon it took me 4 hours to read so 474pts in total for #teamslaughter #scarathlon2020

Clwojick 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻 2y
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jenniferw88
Northern Lights | Philip Pullman
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Mehso-so

431pts #teamslaughter #scarathlon2020 @Clwojick

#norway #readingeurope2020 @Librarybelle @BarbaraBB

#bottomofthetbr #booked2020 @Cinfhen @BarbaraTheBibliophage @4thhouseontheleft (I think it's been on there since 1998!)

Forgot #bookspinbingo again! @TheAromaofBooks

4 ⭐ - I think I'd have enjoyed it more if I hadn't seen the TV show first.

Librarybelle Good choice on a modern classic! 2y
Cinfhen Oh wow!!! It‘s almost as old as you!!! 2y
Clwojick Way to go!!! 2y
TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!! 2y
4thhouseontheleft That‘s a long time! 🙌🏽🙌🏽 2y
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Jovy
Golden Compass | Philip Pullman
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#3Books #bannedbooksihaventread

So many banned books I haven‘t read, but here‘s three I hope to get to this year.

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Andrea313
The Golden Compass | Philip Pullman
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Here are #3Books that #IHaventReadButShould get around to one of these days. On the plus side- I own copies of all three! Now to make them a priority...!
@Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @OriginalCyn620

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Soooo many!!! Right?! 2y
OriginalCyn620 I Capture the Castle is on my TBR too! 2y
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Deifio
The Golden Compass | Philip Pullman
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Day 11 #20days20series
Great YA series!

emz711 Ooo I've never seen those covers 2y
Deifio @emz711 I bought the first one a couple of years back. Unfortunatly couldn't find one to complement the others. But it's pretty 2y
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sb3626
The Golden Compass | Philip Pullman
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I‘ve been told I had to read this so here I am counting it as a book from the year I was born for a bingo challenge I‘m doing with a friend. So far I‘m liking it and hoping that it‘s better than the movie.

LibrarianRyan Way better than the movie. Way way better. The TV show is not bad but still different. 2y
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Soubhiville
The Golden Compass | Philip Pullman
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The world of His Dark Materials trilogy and the new (not yet complete) Book of Dust trilogy is another favorite. They‘re pretty dark and have quite a bit of violence for a series with children as the main characters. The concepts are complex and deep. And I just love the idea of having an animal companion who is part of you, like a twin almost.

I can‘t wait for the next installment of Book of Dust!

#20series20days

Deifio I haven't read the new ones yet! I think I'll wait til the last one's out then read them all at once 😆 2y
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