His Dark Materials

The Book of Dust Spoilers

Eleven-year-old Malcolm Polstead and his dæmon, Asta, live with his parents at the Trout Inn near Oxford. Across the River Thames (which Malcolm navigates often using his beloved canoe, a boat by the ...

7.8 Good

The Book of Dust Review

Eleven-year-old Malcolm Polstead and his dæmon, Asta, live with his parents at the Trout Inn near Oxford. Across the River Thames (which Malcolm navigates often using his beloved canoe, a boat by the ...

7.8 Good

The Book of Dust

Eleven-year-old Malcolm Polstead and his dæmon, Asta, live with his parents at the Trout Inn near Oxford. Across the River Thames (which Malcolm navigates often using his beloved canoe, a boat by the ...

The Golden Compass Spoilers

Chelsey and Alexandra talk about the Golden Compass, a book that meant a lot to them when they were growing up and how their views on it have changed with age.

9 Amazing

The Golden Compass

The Golden Compass was an instant classic that holds up today. It’s a masterpiece of writing, and deconstructing the way Pullman crafts his story just reveals how great a writer he is.

9 Amazing

His Dark Materials

The extraordinary story moves between parallel universes. Beginning in Oxford, it takes Lyra and her animal-daemon Pantalaimon on a dangerous rescue mission to the ice kingdoms of the far North, where...

9 Amazing

Top 5 Wednesday: Fictional Items We Want

Chelsey and I talk about the top five fictional items we want. How many times have you been reading a book and you’ve come across an object (magical or otherwise) and wished that it existed in the rea...

Freedom to Read Week 2016 | Book Tag

In honour of Freedom to Read Week Chelsey and Alexandra do the Freedom to Read Tag!

Top 5 Wednesday: Books to Read By the Fire

Winter is no longer coming, it’s finally here. There’s no better way to spend the cold dark days curled up inside under a few blankets with a crackling fire in your fireplace. This week on Top 5 Wedne...

Top 5 Wednesday: Books That Made Us Think

These are the books that stuck with us and made us question our beliefs, our faith or even just our day to day lives. Whether these books were written with this in mind or it was just a happy accident...

Top 5 Wednesday: Wintry Reads

Welcome back to Top Five Wednesday! We’re now smack in the heart of the winter months and to distract us from our ongoing battles with those pesky white walkers, Chelsey and Alexandra are here to talk...

Day 4: A Book That Makes You Cry

When I first tried to read His Dark Materials I could not get myself past the first few chapters. I was bored and confused, and put it down for a year or two.  When I ran out of things to read I final...

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