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Coming Soon: His Dark Materials Readalong!

Hi everyone!  Jessie from The Daily Bookmark and I loved our Catch Wither Fever Readalong so much that we decided to do it again, this time with the His Dark Materials series by Philip Pullman.  It’s coming up soon, so I just wanted to give you guys a head’s up in case you wanted to join in on the fun!

What:  A readalong of the His Dark Materials series by Philip Pullman (The Golden Compass, The Subtle Knife, and The Amber Spyglass).  Reviews, discussion posts, and a giveaway!

When:  September 1 – October 31.  Two whole months!  But you can read at your own pace.

Who:  The readalong is being hosted by myself and Jessie at The Daily Bookmark.  But anyone can join in!  

How:  You can simply read one or more of the books along with us, or you can join in on your blog and write reviews, discussion posts, etc.  There will also be a giveaway for anyone who writes at least one new review or one new discussion post!  The winner will receive a $15 gift card to Amazon or a book of their choice from The Book Depository, up to $15.  You can feel free to spread the word, too!  If you would tweet about it, please use #HDMreadalong.

Where:  The Daily Bookmark, The Overstuffed Bookcase, and your own blogs!  

Why:  To read a very popular series for the first time or for the fifteenth!  To join in on discussions with other book lovers as they read the same books! Or to finally mark a few books off your TBR list!

We really hope that you will join us, whether you read one book or all of them, whether you stick to reading or join in on the reviews and discussions! September 1st is a week away so go get those books off your shelf, put a hold at your local library, or add to your overstuffed bookcase and buy them! We’ll have more detailed posts up on September 1st, where we’ll explain all the details!  We hope to see you then!


  1. Bittner

    August 25, 2012 at 3:34 pm

    As of now I would love to at least read the first book in the series but I just have to see how my schedule pans out! But I'll do my best!

    1. Andrea @ The Overstuffed Bookcase

      August 31, 2012 at 3:17 am

      We'd love to have you no matter how much or how little you can participate! :D

  2. pagesunbound

    August 25, 2012 at 9:23 pm

    I'm really excited! I've only packed the first one to bring to school with me, but in the off chance I'm just not that busy (haha), I'm sure I can find copies of the other books.

    1. Andrea @ The Overstuffed Bookcase

      August 31, 2012 at 3:19 am

      I'm so glad you're going to participate! All of my copies are used. I got the first two at a library sale, and then the last one I got at Half Price Books. A steal all the way around! ;)

  3. Ashley R

    August 27, 2012 at 2:37 am

    So, I can't do this currently (trying to get a handle on time after starting a new job!) but I LOVE this idea – His Dark Materials is literally my favourite series EVER. I read the first book at age 8 and fell in love. It is truly the reason I started to love reading and writing, and I still reference it quite often on my blog and in real life. So wonderful, and I look forward to all your guys' posts during the readalong! I want EVERYONE to read this series, so I'll try to help out and promote/pimp your posts :)

    1. Andrea @ The Overstuffed Bookcase

      August 31, 2012 at 3:43 am

      Darn! I wish you could join us! But you can still comment on all the posts, even if you can't read along! That is, if you have time. ;) And thanks so much for spreading the word! We really appreciate it!

  4. nerdybookreviews

    August 27, 2012 at 10:18 pm

    Oooh this looks good. I've never actually read them all and I can't remember what happened in the first book, so I may think about joining in October more.

  5. Adriana

    August 28, 2012 at 1:00 am

    Sounds like fun. I haven't read the series and I have had the first book for a very long time so why not? Plus I just watched the movie and loved it. Looking forward to more posts about this (:
    New follower btw!

    1. Andrea @ The Overstuffed Bookcase

      August 31, 2012 at 3:59 am

      We're so happy to have you participate! And thanks for following as well! I'm off to check out your blog! :D

  6. fakesteph

    August 28, 2012 at 2:29 pm

    This is going to be so much fun!!!

  7. Ashley

    August 28, 2012 at 7:00 pm

    This is awesome! His Dark Materials is probably my favourite series of all time! I'd join in but I literally just reread the series like 4 months ago. But this is a great idea!

    1. Andrea @ The Overstuffed Bookcase

      August 31, 2012 at 4:14 am

      I totally understand. A blogger I follow is currently doing a Jellicoe Road readalong and I JUST read that and loved it! But since I just read it I need to read some other things now so I can't participate in the readalong. Feel free to join in on our discussions if you want, though! :D

  8. lunaslittlelibrary

    August 28, 2012 at 7:45 pm

    I've been meaning to read His Dark Materials for years but never have. So I think I'll join in because it sounds fun. :)

    1. Andrea @ The Overstuffed Bookcase

      August 31, 2012 at 4:24 am

      We're so happy to have you participate! :D

    1. Andrea @ The Overstuffed Bookcase

      August 31, 2012 at 4:31 am

      We're so glad you're going to participate! :D

  9. Kimberly @ On the Wings of Books

    August 31, 2012 at 2:32 am

    I had so much fun with your last read-a-long but I'm probably going to pass on this one. I'm not sure that this book is for me cause it's fantasy and September and October are going to be crazy busy and I'm trying not to take on too much. But I will enjoy be reading your posts!

    1. Andrea @ The Overstuffed Bookcase

      August 31, 2012 at 4:35 am

      No worries! My September and October (and November and December) are going to be super busy, too! Hopefully you can join our next one! :D

  10. Kate@Midnight Book Girl

    August 31, 2012 at 9:46 pm

    I'm not a huge fan of this series, but I think I should finish the last book in the series, so I'll read-a-long with that one!

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