Tag Archives | Philip Pullman

The Sound of Silence

The other day I was at the gym, ready to fire up the podcasts I had lined up for an hour of listening when halfway through the first, I realized I just wasn’t paying attention to a single thing said on the podcast. Now normally, I would have just pressed the “back 15 seconds” button until I’d found the point I had zoned out, but this time, I made a conscious decision to turn off […]

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Pay It Forward: Books That Inspire

Hello, everyone! We have a slightly different week for you—a week of paying forward all the many blessings we here at Pub(lishing) Crawl have had. A week of talking about who and what we’re grateful for—and a week of giving back. The idea came about after we heard about a book called Poison by Bridget Zinn. We we so, so, so inspired and moved by her story—and by what her husband is doing for her—that we […]

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Books That Made You Bawl

I don’t cry very often in books. (Side note: Unless the book involves animals dying. I almost consider that cheating–I mean, if an animal dies in a book, it guarantees tears from me. That’s not fair! I’ve bawled in everything involving hurt/dying animals. I can’t do it.) But that’s not to say that I don’t shed some legitimate tears when it comes to certain books, and in fact, I’ve noticed that for the past few […]

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The Bad Girls Club: Female Villains

As much as I enjoyed the Catwoman of Christopher Nolan’s The Dark Knight Rises, I couldn’t help but notice that, unlike most of the bad guys in Nolan’s Batverse, she wasn’t particularly scary. Admittedly, Catwoman isn’t really a villainess. She’s an adversary, and occasionally, a reluctant ally. (For more on Catwoman’s backstory and the Kitty Conundrum, see here.) But Nolan specializes in endowing superhero situations with genuine danger and edge, so I hoped that an […]

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