Friday, July 8, 2016

Friday Getaway Read: His Dark Materials by Phillip Pullman

Every summer we like to do something special. This year our bloggers will be giving you their picks for their favorite books to bring on a vacation. Whether you're heading out on a long car trip or catching a flight to paradise, we have the books to put in your carry-on.

Librarian M kicks us off with her fantastical pick for a travel companion read:

His Dark Materials by Philip Pullman

I know many people like to take it easy with their reading over vacation and check out a stack of “beach reads,” but I can’t be the only one who thinks, “Finally, I have the brain power to concentrate on a more complicated book!”

With that in mind, I’m going to suggest that summer might be the perfect time to read (or reread) Philip Pullman’s His Dark Materials trilogy. While you’re soaking up some sun you could also soak up: parallel universes, kidnappings, and prophecies. The seamless weaving of science and fantasy is breathtaking and the adventure top notch. Plus, the trilogy is complete so there won’t be any waiting to find out what happens next! Hundreds of pages of glorious escapades are waiting for you to devour them!

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