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Why You Need to Read: “Lost in the Moment and Found”

Wayward Children, #8: Lost in the Moment and Found By: Seanan McGuire Published: January 10, 2023 Genre: Fantasy             They say this is the Land Where the Lost Things Go, and that it is a nexus of worlds, of which there are a number beyond counting. It pulls all lost things to it, and that includes the doors,… Continue reading Why You Need to Read: “Lost in the Moment and Found”

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Why You Need to Read…My Selections for Best Speculative Fiction of 2022

And, we made it to the end of 2022! For me, it was a very busy year! Now, I'm a full-time librarian and I'm attempting to make time for even more books to read (for work and for fun). I'm still working on balancing a career and life while continuing to pursue my other goals,… Continue reading Why You Need to Read…My Selections for Best Speculative Fiction of 2022

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TV Episode Review: “His Dark Materials”: “The Botanic Garden”

Lyra and Will find themselves in a new world where they know their daemons are, and they are close, but the daemons still keep their distance from their humans. Lyra reflects on her relationship with her parents (she knows they’re dead). She has mixed feelings due to the sort of individuals both Lord Asriel and… Continue reading TV Episode Review: “His Dark Materials”: “The Botanic Garden”

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TV Episode Review: “His Dark Materials”: “The Clouded Mountain”

Lord Asriel’s army make their final preparations for the Last Battle with Metatron and his army. Serafina Pekkala tells Asriel, Mrs. Coulter, Commander Ogunwe, and Xaphania that Lyra and Will’s daemons must be reunited with them before Metatron finds out and uses them to control the children; especially now that Lyra has completed one part… Continue reading TV Episode Review: “His Dark Materials”: “The Clouded Mountain”

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TV Episode Review: “His Dark Materials”: “The Abyss”

            This episode begins with the explanation of what Dust is and why it has become “dangerous.” It’s a warning about what is to come now that Metatron has “answered” Lord Asriel’s call. An earthquake tears throughout all worlds.             Mrs. Coulter regains consciousness and learns that the bomb detonated. She finds Father Pavel and asks him… Continue reading TV Episode Review: “His Dark Materials”: “The Abyss”

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TV Episode Review: “His Dark Materials”: “No Way Out”

            Dr. Mary Malone follows the Zalif (singular of Mulefa), called Atal, towards the rest of its herd. She is enraptured by the trees and the landscape. Dr. Malone goes over her notes, recounts what the Angels told her about her “role as the ‘serpent’,” and teaches herself the Mulefa’s language. However, Dr. Malone cannot grasp… Continue reading TV Episode Review: “His Dark Materials”: “No Way Out”

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TV Episode Review: “His Dark Materials”: “Lyra and Her Death”

Mrs. Coulter returns to the “World of Daemons” in the Intention Craft is stole from Asriel and The Republic of Heaven. However, she learns she didn’t travel alone with only her daemon for company. Mrs. Coulter turns herself to The Magisterium and, “His Grace,” Cardinal MacPhail.              Meanwhile, Lyra, Pan, and Will enter the Land of… Continue reading TV Episode Review: “His Dark Materials”: “Lyra and Her Death”

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TV Episode Review: “His Dark Materials”: “The Break”

Will travels with Iorek and Balthamos to where Mrs. Coulter is keeping Lyra. They find a girl named Ama who knows about Lyra and Mrs. Coulter. Ama almost fell for Mrs. Coulter’s lies, but then she saw the way she treated her daughter. Ama knows about plants, especially edible ones. Will finds Lyra and confronts… Continue reading TV Episode Review: “His Dark Materials”: “The Break”

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TV Episode Review: “His Dark Materials”: “The Enchanted Sleeper”

Season Three, after a year hiatus due to Covid-19, opens with an explanation of the previous war amongst the angels. For those of you who do not know, His Dark Materials is Philip Pullman’s retelling of the epic, Paradise Lost. So yes, this series is and is not influenced by Christianity. The beings Lord Asriel spoke to at… Continue reading TV Episode Review: “His Dark Materials”: “The Enchanted Sleeper”

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Reading Check-In: December 3, 2022

The last few weeks have been very busy for me. Work and life has kept me occupied; and, while I haven't read as many books as I wanted, I've been able to read enough to write up some reviews and, hopefully, reach my reading goals by the end of this year. What have I finished… Continue reading Reading Check-In: December 3, 2022