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Quote for Today: Philip Pullman

The intentions of a tool are what it does. A hammer intends to strike, a vise intends to hold fast, a lever intends to lift. They are what it is made for. 42 more words

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Gods Forbid We Talk About Sex

Every year, I make a point to re-read one of my favourite book series’ of all time: Philip Pullman’s His Dark Materials. Consisting of three novels (Northern Lights — entitled  1,933 more words

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Gods Forbid We Talk About Sex

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Every year, I make a point to re-read one of my favourite book series’ of all time: Philip Pullman’s His Dark Materials. 2,014 more words

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All Writing is Difficult

“All writing is difficult. The most you can hope for is a day when it goes reasonably easily. Plumbers don’t get plumber’s block, and doctors don’t get doctor’s block; why should writers be the only profession that gives a special name to the difficulty of working, and then expects sympathy for it?”

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“If you want something you can have it, but only if you want everything that goes with it, including all the hard work and the despair, and only if you’re willing to risk failure.

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Multiple Universes in Doctor Who, The Wheel of Time, His Dark Materials, and Rick & Morty

Many science fiction and fantasy stories involve multiple universes.  The portrayal of these universes varies from story to story.  Some involve parallel universes that are completely different from our own, alternate dimensions with different types of beings, while others seem to appear very similar to ours.   2,844 more words

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Clockwork

Author: Philip Pullman

Illustrator: Leonid Gore

My rating: 4.5 of 5

In a small German town, a group of townsfolk gather by the fireside in the tavern to hear a story. 262 more words

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