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A Blink of the Screen
A Blink of the Screen: Collected Shorter Fiction | Terry Pratchett
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A collection of short fiction from Terry Pratchett, spanning the whole of his writing career from schooldays to Discworld and the present day. In the four decades since his first book appeared in print, Terry Pratchett has become one of the world's best-selling and best-loved authors. Here for the first time are his short stories and other short-form fiction collected into one volume. A Blink of the Screen charts the course of Pratchett's long writing career: from his schooldays through to his first writing job on the Bucks Free Press, and the origins of his debut novel, The Carpet People; and on again to the dizzy mastery of the phenomenally successful Discworld series. Here are characters both familiar and yet to be discovered; abandoned worlds and others still expanding; adventure, chickens, death, disco and, actually, some quite disturbing ideas about Christmas, all of it shot through with Terry's inimitable brand of humour. With an introduction by Booker Prize-winning author A.S. Byatt, illustrations by the late Josh Kirby and drawings by the author himself, this is a book to treasure.
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TK-421
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#Saturday reading on the couch while Minerva hangs out nearby #CatsofLitsy #CatwithBooks #Caturday

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TK-421
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I can‘t even keep my eyes open enough to read so bedtime it is! Good night, Littens 😴 #catwithbook #readingbuddy #catsoflitsy

wanderinglynn What a cutie! ❤️🐱 4mo
Leftcoastzen 😴 4mo
rretzler 😻 4mo
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TK-421
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Guess how this equation turns out: Me + Free Time + Gift Card + Nearby Bookstore = ? I had an hour to kill before picking up hubby from work & the $50 #Indigo gift card I won last Nov. just begging to be used... I got 2 books (both #tbr), a mug that fits me to a “tea” & a zip up journal sleeve with removable notebook. There's room to squeeze them onto my shelves but 😱 Why is not buying books so damn HARD?! #NoWillpower #BanShman 🤷‍♀️#WorthIt

JSW THAT MUG IS EVERYTHING 🙌🏼🙌🏼🙌🏼 1y
Sharpeipup The mug....😂 1y
TK-421 @JSW 🙌 1y
TK-421 @Sharpeipup I had to have it 😂 1y
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whofan4life
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#makemereadit TheReadingMermaid

Help me choose my next book from this pile of interesting tomes! There are a few that have been in the stack for a while, others not so much!

Mccall0113 Joe hill! 1y
glitterkitty459 This one's on my tbr 1y
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TheReadingMermaid Thanks @goodbyefrancie I almost missed this one 1y
hes7 I like the font on Blackbird, so that‘s my vote. 😂 1y
TheBookAddict Strange Weather 1y
Reviewsbylola Elizabeth the Queen 1y
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whofan4life
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My TBR. Where to start....?

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mandapants
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Fun. Short stories. Just the right amount of entertainment for a lunch hour or bus ride to work.

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Nadyne

[S]cience fiction fans might break out in pointy ears from time to time, but they bought books by the shovelful and read them round the clock.

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bookishbitch
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Lately short stories have been my salve to keep the world at bay. Found this on sale. #resistancewasfutile

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meltedsquirrel
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Have I mentioned how much I like our library?

BookishMarginalia That's cool! 3y
NHLibrarian I so want to do this at my library, especially because I recently found an 18,000 piece puzzle. But we don't have any space. 3y
Lacythebookworm We have puzzles in our library over the summer for patrons. (And during student breaks for staff!) 🙌😊 3y
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ErickaS_Flyleafunfurled Ok. Im coming clean. Im your cupid and am STRESSING that your envelope hasnt arrived. I mailed it Jan 20th. It made it to California and is "en route." I think usps means they got it to the California shore, placed it in the ocean, and gave it a gentle push. ? 3y
ErickaS_Flyleafunfurled I actually mailed it Jan 14th. Asked the lady at the post office if it would make it to you by Valentine's Day. She looked at me like I had 3 heads and said she didnt know. 🙄 3y
meltedsquirrel @ErickaS_Flyleafunfurled haha it's okay if it's late. Usually it will say California until it arrives at the post office here in base. I never expect mail to be on time here. I just remember to be thankful that I don't have to pay international shipping for things from the states. 3y
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kimberly.burke
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not the complete list of reads for December, but a little stack of the ones I have on hand. I love the freedom to read while traveling with my Nook, but it's exciting to be able to read some physical books again :)

(and thanks for the majority of these @courtneybee !)
#seasonsreadings2016