Comfort re-read of Discworld #3 and this is where Pratchett really begins to hit his stride with the series.
I'm slowly re reading all the books in order as and when the mood takes me.
“There are storms that are frankly theatrical, all sheet lightning & metallic thunder rolls...But this was a storm of the Circle Sea plains & its main #ambition was to hit the ground with as much rain as possible. It was the kind of storm that suggests that the whole sky has swallowed a diuretic. The thunder & lightning hung around in the background, supplying a sort of chorus, but the rain was the star of the show. It tap-danced across the land.”
I enjoy the Discworld books to a degree. They are short easy reads, good to read after a heavy epic fantasy book, but for some reason I just don't seem to get into them or love them the same as others
I enjoy the humour of the books but not overly so & I definitely cant claim they make me laugh out loud
This takes us away from Rincewind & introduces us to a girl with wizard powers in a world not yet accepting of females as wizards.
Book 3️⃣ of the #12booksof2020
This is a sentimental selection, falling as it does in what I‘m calling my #discwhirled (re)read. There are better Discworld books and better books featuring the Witches (IMO this book is a prototype for the eventual Tiffany Aching subseries). However, I needed Granny Weatherwax this year. Looking forward to continuing my Discworld reading at a faster pace in 2021.
Another #bookspinbingo space! I‘m going to work on the bottom row and keep my fingers crossed... we‘ll see! The witches and the Tiffany Aching books are definitely favourites from the Discworld series.
Well Litsy, it‘s been a long time. Not sure whether I‘m really “back” but @Lindy tagged me in a post and I decided to say hello.
How are you all doing? Anything exciting going on over the last few months?
Back to playing catch up.
Im torn on this one. I love the plot, especially since my husband and I are bad at gender rolls (he's a nurse who loves to cook and I'm aspiring to become a carpenter/furniture builder) we are trying to raise our kids to do what they're best at, not what their gender dictates. Which is absolutely what Sir Terry is going for. He just can't write a realistic female character, which is his biggest short coming.
This book follows a young girl who wants nothing more than to become a wizard. In this world, wizardry is a masculine magic, as apposed to the feminine witchcraft. With an old witch, Granny Weatherwax, guiding her, the girl navigates becoming a wizard against all odds. This book explores gender roles in a magical way. A must read by the always astounding, Terry Pratchett.
"Esk gazed down defiantly. Granny glared up sternly. Their wills clanged like cymbals and the air between them thickened. But Granny had spent a lifetime bending recalcitrant creatures to her bidding and, while Esk was a surprisingly strong opponent, it was obvious that she would give in before the end of the paragraph." Ha! Gotta love Terry Pratchett's wit.
The #epicreread continues! Inspired by my husband‘s first reading of #Discworld, I decided I‘ll reread the books in the same order my hubby chooses to read them. So far, he‘s read the first couple of City Watch books, the first two Witches books, and just started Mort, the first Death book. It‘s been years since I first read Equal Rites so I‘m really looking forward to this rereading! Minerva‘s keeping me company 😻 #CatsofLitsy
Book 55 of the year finished July 16, audio
A girl is bequeathed a wizards staff at the hour of her birth, causing all sorts of drama when she gets a bit older, because as everyone knows, girls can't be wizards.
The one liners in this are fantastic. Pratchett's early discworld books were packed to the brim with them.
A couple years ago I tried to reread this, didn't really make progress, left it half-read. Now I picked it up again, started from the beginning, and finished it in 2 or 3 days. Granny Weatherwax is in it, but she's not quite the Granny we know and love. There's a scene where she's out borrowing that now made me sad.
Welp, I'll be honest: this was not my favorite of dear TP's. I love Granny and I love the concept and it had some funny, insightful moments, but dare I say...it felt boring? Do we ever see Esk and Simon again? Do we learn more about her training? Why don't we ever see other women at the academy in any of the other books? I always love TP so I'll give it a pick...but it fell pretty flat for me compared to some of his other work.
“He had the kind of real deep tan that rich people spent ages trying to achieve with expensive holidays and bits of tinfoil, when really all you need to do to obtain one is work your arse off in the open air everyday.”
#SongsOfTheSummer | 10: #SoakUpTheSun
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Granny is great and this was a lot of clever fun. There are quite a few pointed messages here but Pratchett manages to always deliver them in an easy, fun manner. I didn't love the reading of this though. Starting to worry I might like Sir Terry more than I like his books. (Note: I didn't dislike reading this, but when I put it down I wasn't anxious to get back to it.)
Some late night reading, with Lucius wishing to get some of my snacks (nik naks & astros = one of my all time favorites). 😍😍😍
Finished the third Discworld book and absolutely LOVED it! A lot of people say the first couple books are not Pratchett's best, and I think that he definately hit his stride in this one. I liked the first two alright, but this is where the Pratchett-ness really started to shine through, in my opinion. It had deep themes like gender equality but is also funny as hell. Can't wait to keep reading this series! 😄💕📚 Also...girl scout cookies! 😍👍
my #25in5 was tough.Holiday crush,family dysfunction , family illness,pet illness, I‘ll stop winning now.I finished The Long Take , it will be among my top reads of the year. read 10 hours. Having a goal to read more always helps my mood ,checking in with the Litsy family helps , so much fun & insight! I have modest goals for the rest of Dec. pictured above.I am so happy I finally started Discword this year ,SO Fun! Equal Rites the 3rd of series.