His Dark Materials Anniversary Readalong!

A His Dark Materials readalong? Why, how marvellous! I hear you think. Well, quite. This coming March, I will be joining bloggers Michelle, Jo, Laura, Andrew and Stephen to host just such a spectacular event to mark the 20th anniversary of its publication. All five of us will be leading twitter-based discussions about both the original trilogy; Northern Lights (or The Golden Compass in the US), The Subtle Knife and The Amber Spyglass, as well as spin-off novellas Once Upon a Time in the North, Lyra’s Oxford and audiobook The Collectors.

If you’ve never read Pullman’s classic YA series, or you just feel like it’s time for a re-read, now is the perfect time! Personally, I haven’t read this series in about 5 or 6 years – when I first cracked open their covers – and there’s a lot I’d like to rediscover and re-encounter!

If you’re joining us, make sure to get your copies by March 2nd, which is when it all kicks off, and don’t forget to use the #HDMreadalong hashtag on Twitter! And if you’re looking for some fancy images to advertise the readalong, I’ve attached all the offical promo at the bottom of this post.

Full Schedule

Monday 2nd March – Northern Lights – @ChelleyToy  and @CometBabesBooks

Monday 9th March – The Subtle Knife – @Loopy_Lu_

Monday 16th March – The Amber Spyglass – @FictionThirst

Monday 23rd March – Lyra’s Oxford – @DarkRReviews and @PewterWolf13

Saurday 28th Match – The Collectors (Audiobook listen a long)

Monday 30th March – Once Upon a Time in the North – @DarkRReviews and @PewterWolf13

Promo Images

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About Rhys

Rhys is a 19 year old with roots in the UK and Germany. Aside from reading and blogging, he also produces theatre, loves Kate Bush and hopes to pursue a career in publishing. His reviews have been widely quoted in books such as Philip Reeve’s Mortal Engines Quartet, Catherine Bruton’s Pop!, James Treadwell’s Advent and Anarchy and he has presented at such events as Book Expo America.

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