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The Golden Compass & The Tarot

So I just finished re-reading this book called “The Golden Compass” about an 11-yr old girl called Lyra in an alternate world where people have their souls outside their bodies, which they call “daemons”, who take on the form of animals and have personalities of their own. 435 more words


The Book of Dust: Volume One La Belle Sauvage by Phillip Pullman

It’s been some time since Pullman finished His Dark Materials. Now there’s a new prequel series. It seems it will be a trilogy the same as  893 more words

Calendar Girls October: Best Book with Witches

Weeeeeelllll dang, I probably shouldn’t use Harry Potter two months in a row!

But never fear! I love fantasy and adore witches, so I have many other amazing books I can talk about and recommend to you! 462 more words


Trying to Understand Superstition

The Guardian today carried a rather lovely piece by Philip Pullman, the “Dark Materials” author: Why We Believe in Magic, subtitled “The world of magic defies rational explanation, but beware dismissing it as nonsense. 584 more words


The OceanOfPDF.com Debate

I’ve heard a lot of stuff about the closure of OceanOfPDF.com.  If you look at the #oceanofpdf tag on Twitter, the feed’s been blown up.  In fact, I would say that the whole thing has become a major Internet debate.  3,405 more words