The Book of Dust: The Secret Commonwealth
Genre(s) | Fantasy, Young Adult
Goodreads Rating | 4.32
Humpo Show Rating | 4.5
Publisher: Penguin and David Fickling Books
Several years after the events in The Amber Spyglass, and twenty years after what happened in La Belle Sauvage, Pullman has crafted another fascinating story about Lyra, Dust and the magical elements of the world that she inhabits. The Secret Commonwealth is the second installment in the second trilogy called The Book of Dust, and it follows a twenty-year-old Lyra, Patalaimon and Malcolm as they embark on their separate journeys that take them from Oxford to Asia. At the heart of their journeys and all the other events is…roses. Continue reading
Bookish Scenarios Tag
Thank you to FOREVERSHANNON for nominating me to participate in this tag. I love doing these sorts of posts, even if they mainly laud the Harry Potter series, I’ve tried my best to make this more than just about Harry Potter. I really have! Everyone check out Shannon’s blog, we’re new followers of each other, but I can already tell her blog is right up my street!
This is the first time I am participating in a Top Ten Tuesday! I have seen many people I follow participate in this weekly challenge, and after seeing some of their posts today, I thought I would quickly rustle up my own Top Ten Tuesday post in response to this week’s challenge, which has been created by the blog The Broke and the Bookish.
My 100th Post!
With it being my 100th post, I thought I would share some things about me, and I have done that through some top tens of films, books, songs, actors, actresses and places that I like. I also want to say thank you to all my followers that have made me feel that my blog is somewhat interesting and have left comments and liked my blog posts. I know this is a bit of a long post and I apologise for that, but I can assure you this will be the longest post I ever do … until the 200th!
The Amber Spyglass
5 / 5
Important, courageous and heart-wrenchingly brilliant.
Pullman’s Dark Materials trilogy ends with the sensationally imaginative Amber Spyglass, which has expertly managed to blend together adventure, captivating characters and a fearless quest to answer the biggest of questions. He executes his daring enterprise through skilfully sifting through the myriad of religion, myth and physics that builds to an intense climax that undoubtedly places Pullman’s Dark Materials as one of the most important books of our time.