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Moving Pictures
Moving Pictures: (Discworld Novel 10) | Terry Pratchett
'Holy Wood is a different sort of place. People act differently here. Everywhere else the most important things are gods or money or cattle. Here, the most important thing is to be important.'Alchemists have always thought that they can change reality, shape it to their own purpose. Imagine then the damage that could be wrought on the Discworld if they get their hands on the ultimate alchemy: the invention of motion pictures, the greatest making of illusions. It may be a triumph of universe-shaking proportions. It's either that or they're about to unlock the dark secret of the Holy Wood hills - by mistake...
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TK-421
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“It was like rising slowly out of a pink cloud, or a magnificent dream which, try as you might, drains out of your mind as the daylight shuffles in, leaving a terrible sense of loss; nothing, you know instinctively, nothing you're going to experience for the rest of the day is going to be one half as good as that dream.” #shuffle #QuotsySept19

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TK-421
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“Dil was realizing that there are few things that so shake belief as seeing, clearly and precisely, the object of that belief. Seeing, contrary to popular wisdom, isn‘t believing. It‘s where belief stops, because it isn‘t needed anymore.” #Realize #QuotsyAug19

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AbbaZabba02
Mehso-so

Book 58 of the year finished July 24, audio.

Not my favorite Discworld. I kept falling out if the story before pulling my attention back in again.

When moving pictures come to the Disc, chaos ensues.

julesG They can't all be perfect. I love all the books with Granny and Death, struggle with some of the others. #OokBOokClub 😉 4mo
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Lara.Tomme
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Pickpick

It has been some time that I read a discword book. I liked Moving Pictures a lot. It was very funny.

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AnansiGirl
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Friday summer solstice evening camping on the living room floor with 3 out of 4 of my sleeping reading companions, guest Rex (left), dog niece Shandy (right), and cat nephew Dac making himself comfortable in Rex‘s dog bed. Somewhere cat niece Sunny Shine is having her own adventure through out the house.
Two more books to go @julesG until I‘m caught up with the #oOkBooKcluB. 😅

julesG You can do it!!! 5mo
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Riveted_Reader_Melissa
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Pickpick

This one took me a long time to get into, I tend to struggle with the outliers in the Discworld series, without the characters I‘ve grown to love. But as the action picked up at the end and the movie references came faster, it definitely got better and picked up for me, loved Gaspode and the last 1/3 of the story flew by for me.

#PratchettPosse
#OokBOokClub

And one more #SeriesRead for @TheSpineView

TheSpineView Awesome! 😊 6mo
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khooliha
Pickpick

Oh, I liked this one! In my mind I think I had conflated it with Soul Music, so it'll be interesting to revisit that one and see just how similar they are. I feel like the middle sagged some and I wish that Ginger was a more developed character, but the ending sings and the prose is having the best time the whole time. Probably to highest jump in fun between memory and reread.
#OokBOokClub

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khooliha
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Victor, I like you, but saying you -think- something is wrong after multiple fugue states, talking animals, and changed eyes? Keep up, would you?!
#OokBOokClub

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julesG
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#OokBOokClub @TricksyTails

Hello friends! Open discussion is in the FOLLOWING POST marked as a spoiler. Find the #MovingPictures post & tap “show me“ on the spoiler tag to join in the discussion. Join in whenever you can! Today. Tomorrow. Next month! The post will always be up so just tag each other & we'll jump in to discuss with you. Feel free to chat about anything!

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#OokBOokClub @TricksyTails

Welcome to the #OokBOokClub open discussion for #MovingPictures! Feel free to discuss anything! Don't forget to tag each other in the comments so your friends can see your reply. Have fun!

#Discworld #SirTerryPratchett #TerryPratchett #PratchettPosse #ReadAlong #BuddyRead

dariazeoli I‘m about halfway through the book so far, which is ok because the next book isn‘t available on Libby 🙁 This one started off slow for me, but it seems to be rounding a corner. I‘m enjoying the references to movies 6mo
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TheSpineView Gaspode was my favorite character. Leave it to Pratchett to poke fun at such an institution as Hollywood. I thought Pratchett was very clever in having the statue defeat the creatures from the Dungeon Dimensions. What do you think he was trying to say by doing that? 6mo
gossamerchild I'm still working my way through this one, too. I've read it before, but it's been long enough that I don't remember much. Gaspode is the best! I'm also amusing myself by trying to guess the “real life“ references in the Holy Wood (spellcheck wants me to change that to Hollywood) universe. “Blown Away“ about killed me...too funny 😆 6mo
TheSpineView @gossamerchild I know I chuckled my way through this one.🤣 6mo
Laura317 I finished it awhile back. It wasn‘t my favorite, but I did like the talking dog. 6mo
julesG @dariazeoli I haven't finished either. Other books called for my attention. I like it, but I'm definitely looking forward to June and Reaper Man. 😉 6mo
Gezemice I have read this a while ago. This one is more fun for its little quotes and digs at Hollywood (frankly, I don‘t give a damn 😂). The story was rather shaky, but I also enjoyed Gaspode. 6mo
khooliha @TheSpineView I was thinking about the purpose of the Oscar defeating the Dungeon Dimension beasts as well. It's not as if the Academy Awards reign in excess or the "unreality" (or heightened reality, I guess) of movies. I mean, it's probably just for the image, but I think it's interesting. 6mo
khooliha I must have said this 3 or 4 times before, but this feels like the series really finding its groove. The antagonist/threat feels very classic Discworld, and I like using the Dungeon Dimension slightly differently than the past. Speaking of the DD, I feel like Pratchett took some pains early on to differentiate Victor from Rincewind, specifically in never running away because it takes too much energy. 6mo
khooliha The wizard portion of the book felt a little weird, cause it never mattered that much that Victor used to be a wizard, but I was happy to see Ridcully and Ponder. Ridcully just needs to chill a bit and Ponder needs to step up his game. 6mo
khooliha Also, a silly question: did Gaspode have 4 legs the whole book? Cause my brain squarely has him as a 3 legged dog and now I am not sure why. 6mo
Riveted_Reader_Melissa Finally finished this one too! I agree, it started off really slow for me, a bit disjointed between the wizards, Victor, the new senior wizard, etc....but as usual it coalesced as it went along and I loved the last 1/3 of the story. Gaspode was my favorite... I was wishing for a fluke that he could keep his speech and we‘d see him in other books, I enjoyed his character and perspectives. 6mo
Riveted_Reader_Melissa @TheSpineView I‘m guessing we are all relying on Uncle Oscar to protect us from film demons.🤷‍♀️ 6mo
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khooliha

Ah, Ridcully! Though he's a bit more aggressive than I remembered. Also, this book seems to have more going for it prose-wise than Eric right of the bat.
#OokBOokClub

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RachelO
Moving Pictures (Revised) | Terry Pratchett
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Haven‘t been #litsywalkers -ing very diligently for a few weeks, but took a looong walk to a yoga class today. Warrior poses. Who knew standing still could be such hard work? The funny-shaped buildings are the part of the medical school - wasn‘t sure to start with, but I quite like them now.

And listening to the next #OokBookClub title. Enjoying this one much more! Can‘t decide how much is the narrator & how much is the book!

Cathythoughts Love the warrior pose ... strong stuff 👍🏻♥️ 7mo
Kaye Great to see a change in the photos. We were seeing snow not long ago. Now we see green leaves and flowers 7mo
RachelO @Cathythoughts I‘ll be off to YouTube to give it another go! Next week, the focus is on balance. Uh Oh 🙃🤣 7mo
RachelO @kaye This was my first jacketless walk in forever! 🌞 7mo
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julesG
Moving Pictures (Revised) | Terry Pratchett
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#OokBOokClub @TricksyTails

Sorry, forgot to post this. 🙈

#OokBOokClub-ers, our Discworld adventure continues with #MovingPictures!

Looking forward to our discussion next month!

Happy reading!

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TheSpineView
Moving Pictures (Revised) | Terry Pratchett
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This lovely came today in the mail. It is April's book for the #TerryPratchett epic read. #OokBOokCkub #EpicBuddyread

Paula3 😍 8mo
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julesG
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#OokBOokClub

Just a friendly reminder that next month we'll be reading #MovingPictures! Dig our your books, put in your library holds, or place your orders! The next Discworld adventure continues on April 8th! Woohoo!

If anyone wants to be tagged/untagged for future posts please let me know! Happy to oblige!

@TricksyTails

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TK-421
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"It was like rising slowly out of a pink cloud, or a magnificent dream which, try as you might, drains out of your mind as the daylight shuffles in, leaving a terrible sense of loss; nothing, you know instinctively, nothing you're going to experience for the rest of the day is going to be one half as good as that dream." #Cloud #QuotsyFeb19

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TobeyTheScavengerMonk
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This is an extremely accurate depiction of something that happens in this book, painted by the great Paul Kidby. Don‘t you think you should probably read it?

#DiscRead

Billypar You and @Aimeesue are making a good case for Pratchett. Is there a good one to start with? 11mo
TobeyTheScavengerMonk That is a loaded question! He‘s most famous for his 41 book Discworld series which I‘m tackling in publishing order. A lot of them stand alone though, and to start I‘d highly recommend 11mo
Aimeesue @Billypar Defintely go with the DW books first, but I wouldn‘t start at the beginning if I had it to do over. There are several arcs to follow, though. I‘d start off with The Witches arc or the City Watch arc first, so Equal Rites or Guards, Guards! Depends on which you favor, Shakespeare and psychology or police procedurals. Arcs are laid out nicely here: https://io9.gizmodo.com/how-to-read-terry-pratchetts-discworld-series-in-one-h-1... (edited) 11mo
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Aimeesue Or just throw caution to the wind and go with my favorite, The Wee Free Men, which is a Tiffany Aching book, and technically YA, but the Mac ac Feegles (Scottish “Pictsies”) crack me up. Crivens! 11mo
Billypar @TobeyTheScavengerMonk @Aimeesue Oh wow- thanks for the reccs! And here I was thinking there'd be 5-7 of these....41?! 😯 I have seen a lot of love for Guards! Guards! though @Aimeesue I'll keep your fav in mind! 11mo
Aimeesue @Billypar Oh, Guards, Guards! Is one of his best. My favorite of the City Watch books. Sam Vimes! Nobby! Detritus! Ooh, and Vetinari! Who I always see as being played by David Bowie for some reason. 😋 (edited) 11mo
Billypar @Aimeesue Okay: Vetinari = Bowie- got it. I'll file that away for when I pick it up 👩‍🎤 11mo
Soubhiville Yes! What a great image! I love the depictions he does. @StephanieGeiser see, you should give Discworld a try! 😏. 11mo
Soubhiville @Billypar Wee Free Men and the Tiffany Aching series are actually my favorite too. But of the more adult Discworld series, I love Men at Arms. 11mo
Billypar @Soubhiville Ok- thanks- will add Tiffany Aching and Men at Arms to my now growing Pratchett list! 11mo
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TobeyTheScavengerMonk
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Pickpick

In Discworld 10, Lovecraftian horrors seek to break into reality by weakening the walls between real and unreal... and what better way to do that than the Disc‘s burgeoning moving picture industry located at, where else, Holy Wood.

This book is loaded with movie in-jokes and commentary about the madness of fame, while somehow also being a cracking adventure. Also Gaspode the Wonder Dog and a thousand elephants!

#DiscRead

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TobeyTheScavengerMonk
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“‘‘Twas beauty killed the beast,‘ said the Dean, who liked to say things like that.
‘No it wasn‘t,‘ said the Chair. ‘It was it splatting into the ground like that.‘”

In a book of copious movie references, this one‘s the winner.

#DiscRead

saresmoore 😂 11mo
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TobeyTheScavengerMonk
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“‘It's fifteen hundred miles to Ankh-Morpork,‘ he said. "We've got three hundred and sixty-three elephants, fifty carts of forage, the monsoon's about to break and we're wearing... we're wearing... sort of things, like glass, only dark... dark glass things on our eyes...‘”

I see what you did there, Sir Terry. #DiscRead

Also in this book the Discworld version of Gone With the Wind is called Blown Away.

Heideschrampf I didn‘t recognize this! Awesome! Would‘ve thought this might have come from the rocknroll novel instead. #letsgetthebandtogether 11mo
Aimeesue Many of the DW books were annotated (by fans) on the old l-space site. I usually check them as I‘m reading along, because I miss a lot of the British-isms. https://www.lspace.org/books/apf/ 11mo
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paulfrankspencer Made me think of Invisible Cities by Italo Calvino. Check it out if you haven't read it. 11mo
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TobeyTheScavengerMonk
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saresmoore 😅 11mo
JoRead 🤔😂 11mo
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TobeyTheScavengerMonk
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#Starting Discworld 10. #DiscRead

scowler1 Nice cover! 11mo
Soubhiville This is a really fun read! 11mo
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TK-421
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“The whole of life is just like watching a film. Only it's as though you always get in ten minutes after the big picture has started, and no-one will tell you the #plot, so you have to work it out all yourself from the clues.” #QuotsyNov18

JoRead Wow! Love this 💖 12mo
Cortg Yes! 12mo
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Moray_Reads
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Terry Pratchett making an interesting point about Star #Trek's famous introduction...
#quotsysept18

saresmoore Haha! I love it! 1y
Lcsmcat 😀 1y
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zsuzsanna_reads Can't you have a frontier as long as you know what's on one side of it? Frontier as in edge. As on "frontier of science". #toomuchphilosohy 1y
Moray_Reads @zsuzsanna_reads I think it's more about the "final" bit. If a frontier is an edge between one thing and another and the other is unknown how can you ever say it's final? 1y
zsuzsanna_reads @Moray_Reads I see what you mean and I think you are right as long as there's a possibility there is something on the other side. I got confused by the clause in the quote about "there's nothing for it to be a frontier to". ? 1y
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Moray_Reads
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TK-421
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“The universe contains any amount of horrible ways to be woken up...A dog's wet nose is not strictly speaking the worst of the bunch, but it has its own peculiar dreadfulness which connoisseurs of the ghastly and dog owners everywhere have come to know and dread. It's like having a small piece of defrosting liver pressed lovingly against you.” #Dog #QuotsyAug18 #QuotsyCatchup

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Nerdfins
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Pickpick

Gaspode has been added as a potential name for any dog I adopt.

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Nerdfins
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😇💀

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Nerdfins
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That honey ginger lemonade is amazing. I want it everyday. #food

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Nerdfins
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I‘ve been sleeping terribly lately due to meds I‘m on, so I‘m hoping some lemon honey camomile tea will help with that. #tea #ravenclaw #harrypotter #discworld

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Nerdfins
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I had to remind my husband to not make any burger or IHOB jokes as the waitresses probably hear too much of it. #tea #food

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Nerdfins
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I‘ve been needing something funny recently, so I‘ve switched to reading more Discworld. Plus doing some crosswords to relax.

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TK-421
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"...and then it would be 5 a.m. and the city guards would be respectfully knocking on the University gates and asking if the Archchancellor would care to step down to the cells to identify some alleged wizards who were singing an #obscene song in six-part harmony, and perhaps he would also care to bring some money to pay for all the damage. Because inside every old person is a young person wondering what happened." #QuotsyJune18

Bookishthoughts How cute.🌈 1y
Bookishthoughts You give me so many Fantasy books and authors to add to my Mount TBR!💕📚📚📚🗻🗻🗻 1y
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Oblomov26 But I have never archchanchellor to bail me out on those rare nights I don‘t act my age 😉 1y
TK-421 @Oblomov26 Me neither! 1y
TK-421 @LazyDays 😊I hope you'll enjoy them! 1y
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Soubhiville
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Finished up Moving Pictures and starting the other during my lunch break.

I loved Moving Pictures! I feel like this is the first in the series that really settles into the Discworld style that I love. So much punny humor- so many little twisty jokes that make me LOL when they click!

I almost want to jump directly into the next in the series, but I‘m going to read Rabbit Cake first. I‘ve seen a lot of great reviews for it as well.

Skyrimir Love Rabbit Cake! 1y
LauraJ Major love for Rabbit Cake! 1y
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Soubhiville
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I‘m so happy to be stepping into Discworld again! I remember loving the little gremlins in this one on my first read. Ready for a reread!

@Kaye thanks for the pretty card! It came today. I‘ve got my first few ready to drop in the mailbox this evening 😊.

Kaye You‘re welcome, Soubhi ♥️ 1y
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It seems like every time I'm eating alone at home I eat in a bowl... Day one of a week when husband is travelling for work and... Yups. Also let's see how many books I finish during that week ;)

SandyW You're better than I am. When hubby is away, I tend to eat out of containers. 😱 2y
catsuit_mango @SandyW well... Noodle soup needs to be cooked anyway. ;) but I'm not far from just toast and cheese 2y
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Moray_Reads
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Payday means new book day! New volumes for three different little collections ♥️♥️

saresmoore Now there‘s a way to celebrate Valentine‘s Day! ♥️♥️ 2y
Moray_Reads @saresmoore any day with a Y in it 😉 2y
Kalalalatja How pretty! Hope you like the Jen Campbell 🤞 2y
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LeahBergen Ooo, who publishes the Woolf? I need some nicer editions. 2y
Moray_Reads @LeahBergen this one is a Penguin 2y
Moray_Reads @Kalalalatja I could only resist that cover so long 2y
LeahBergen Thanks! 😍 2y
Kalalalatja It really demands to be bought 😉 2y
TricksyTails 😍😍😍 2y
batsy Oooh that looks like an interesting VanderMeer 2y
Moray_Reads @batsy it's his debut. And my first VanderMeer! 2y
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Velvetsun
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When life kicks my butt, i take a trip to #discworld.

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FantasyChick
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They look even better framed!!! Still have to find a place for them, but I don't care. ❤ These 😊😊
#bookishpurchase #myinnergeekishappy

TricksyTails Look @GarthRanzz, Poe !! These are gorgeous!! 🖤🖤🖤 2y
GarthRanzz So awesome! Thanks for the tag @TricksyTails! That‘s one of my favorite Poe images. 2y
FantasyChick I think this Poe print might just be my favorite!!! @TricksyTails @GarthRanzz Pictures really don't do these justice 2y
TricksyTails It‘s stunning!! Love it so much! 2y
DiruVamp Those are amazing! 2y
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MayJasper
Moving Pictures (Revised) | Terry Pratchett
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"Holy wood is a different sort of place. People act differently here. Everywhere else the most important things are gods or money or cattle. Here, the most important thing is to be important."

#watchamovie #scenesfromabook @JoeStalksBeck
#films #nuyear @Cinfhen @TrishB

JoeStalksBeck 👏👏👏👏 2y
TrishB Great quote 👍🏻 2y
JazzFeathers Great quote... and what a fantastic cover! 2y
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MayJasper
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Second photo challenge today. This is for #quotsynov17 #puzzle. Thanks for the challenge @TK-421

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Unphilosophize
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Finished this book yesterday on the plane home! Everything you would expect from Pratchett. I really enjoyed the talking dogs. I found that this book was a little slow in the middle and just felt busy. It was almost following too many characters. It is the start of a new subseries though, so I suspect it had a lot of legwork to do.
I enjoyed how some old favourite reappeared in the novel though!
⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

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Unphilosophize
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It's isn't really a trip to Toronto for me without reading one of Pratchett's books. I'm almost halfway through now and it's as hilarious as one would expect 👌🏻

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Rudis
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Moving Pictures was a really fun one in the series! One of the few where the plot didn't meander overmuch, to me. Also the tenth book in the Discworld series!

MariaW 😍😍😍 2y
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bookloo I am SO happy to see love for Terry Pratchett on my feed! I just read "Equal Rites" from his Discworld series a couple of weeks ago, and I was surprised how much I enjoyed it so much. ? 2y
Book_Gnome @bookloo we have loads more Pratchett book covers and opening lines to come 😬👌 2y
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GlitterGirl
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I have not read this (yet!), but a bit of Googling put me on it's track and I think it will do nicely for #Maybookflowers #Hollywood and onto #add2tbr pile it goes!😎

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TK-421
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I was busy with #CampNanowrimo during April, so I didn't get much time to read, but I did get a good chunk of my novel revision done! #BestOfApril #AprilBookShowers