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Equal Rites
Equal Rites | Terry Pratchett
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Terry Pratchett's profoundly irreverent, bestselling novels have garnered him a revered position in the halls of parody next to the likes of Mark Twain, Kurt Vonnegut, Douglas Adams, and Carl Hiaasen.In Equal Rites, a dying wizard tries to pass on his powers to an eighth son of an eighth son, who is just at that moment being born. The fact that the son is actually a daughter is discovered just a little too late.
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AnotherAngstyTeen
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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.

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Pratchett never disappoints. Quick and easy read that puts a smile on your face. I laughed out loud on more than one occasion.

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"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.

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TK-421
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Spent about an hour this evening outside reading with Minerva 😊 #CatsofLitsy #CatwithBook

Annl Love the name and I walk my cat outside also! 5mo
TK-421 @Annl Thanks! 5mo
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TK-421
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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

Leftcoastzen Beautiful Minerva !😻 5mo
aprilpohren I have never heard of these. Do they need to be read in a certain order? 5mo
Catsandbooks Cute kitty! 💕 5mo
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twohectobooks This is such a great idea! I‘m also doing a (very slow) reread in publication order and will be filling in the gaps of the ones I‘ve missed as I go. It‘s so fun to share Discworld, though. 5mo
TK-421 @aprilpohren usually refer people to this helpful reading order guide (2.0) http://www.lspace.org/books/reading-order-guides/the-discworld-reading-order-gui.... It doesn‘t include some of his later novels, but it‘s a good starting point. I also found an updated reading order guide (3.0) on Wikipedia but I think it sort of complicates things.

I‘d say choose one of the "starter novels" from any of the Discworld threads (except Rincewind*) ?
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TK-421 and read it. If you‘re not interested in those characters, try jumping to a different thread. Some people read in publication order, but I personally think one shouldn‘t do that the first time around. 5mo
TK-421 *Terry Pratchett himself said, “I find it now rather embarrassing that people beginning the Discworld series start with The Colour of Magic and The Light Fantastic, which I don‘t think are some of the best books to start with. This is the author saying this, folks. Do not start at the beginning with Discworld.” 5mo
TK-421 @twohectobooks It is a lot of fun! I also need to fill in some gaps. There‘s still 7 or 8 books I haven‘t read yet. Some I own but can‘t read until I find a copy of the book that takes place beforehand. Doing a reread is a great way to bide my time until I can buy or borrow the missing books 😊 5mo
aprilpohren Thank you @TK-421 5mo
gradcat Your cat & cat photos are so sweet—I get a big smile on my face every time you post them. Looking forward to #QuotsySept19 ... sorry to have missed so many days this month! Hope things come back to earth for me very soon! 😂 5mo
TK-421 @gradcat Aww thank you! 😊 I‘m glad they make you smile 😃 I‘ve missed some days this month too because of life stuff so don‘t feel bad! I‘m a bit behind with posting Sept‘s list but should have it ready later today 🤞 5mo
gradcat No pressure...just as you please. I‘ll be there whenever it comes. And, as always, thank you for doing Quotsy...I really enjoy participating in it! ♥️ 5mo
TK-421 @gradcat You‘re welcome & thank you! that means a lot to me 🤗 I always enjoy seeing your posts! The #QuotsySept19 list is ready & posted 😀 5mo
gradcat Yay!! 😁 5mo
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booksandsympathy
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Going to start reading this book. I have an hour before I have to get ready for work and reading seems like a good pastime.

TK421 I loved this one. Enjoy!☺ 5mo
booksandsympathy @TK421 thanks! So far I'm enjoying it. Laughing from the first paragraph. 5mo
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AbbaZabba02
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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.

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PickwickPlockPlock
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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.

#discworld

julesG Granny in her early stages. 😉 6mo
PickwickPlockPlock @julesG I love Granny in all her stages 😁 6mo
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booksandsympathy
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My husband and I went on a road trip today. We went to an independent local bookstore and this is what we bought.

Heideschrampf What a find! Too bad Pratchett never got round to writing an episode of Doctor Who 7mo
booksandsympathy @Heideschrampf That would've been amazing. 7mo
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IndyHannaJones
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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.

Cheshirecat913 I had to push through this one myself. There are fun parts and I always love the inanimate, animate objects (the staff and castle). But I agree it was a bit flat and dragged. 7mo
IndyHannaJones @Cheshirecat913 I did love the castle 7mo
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Booksbymybed
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Comforting reread

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LiterRohde
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“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

#30JuneBooks | 10: #Summer

📷: Made with Typorama

OriginalCyn620 👌🏻📚🎶😎 7mo
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks 🤣🤣🤣 7mo
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everlocalwest
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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.)

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TK-421
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“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.” #holiday #QuotsyMay19

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Smarkies
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Another sort of "filler" book and a reread for me as I can't seem to land on something that fits my current reading mood...

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Severnmeadows
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Hilarious. Brilliant as ever..🌟

Vansa SUCH. A good book. So insightful as well 9mo
Severnmeadows @Vansa Yes! 😊 9mo
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Rambo_Reads
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Hoping for another evening like this 😊

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GlitterGirl
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This was absolutely awesome and such a quick read. My favorite so far. 😎😎😎

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GlitterGirl
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Some late night reading, with Lucius wishing to get some of my snacks (nik naks & astros = one of my all time favorites). 😍😍😍

Beatlefan129 What a cutie 😍 10mo
DGRachel Beautiful baby! 10mo
ladym30 Such a sweet face! 10mo
SW-T Lucius is adorable and very attentive! 🤣🤣🤣 10mo
BookNAround How can you say no to that face? 10mo
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GlitterGirl
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Yes Granny, We all share your pain!!!😂😂😂 #discworld

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GlitterGirl
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Starting on Discworld no 3 and already loving it!!!😊😊😊

Trollkonstnaren Oooo :D That was my first TP, too! I loved it! 10mo
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Branwen
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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! 😍👍

TK421 I loved this book. Granny Weatherwax is right up there with Death as my favorite Disc World character. 11mo
Branwen @TK421 Yes! Same here! She was so sassy and awesome! 😀 11mo
Aims42 The Witches are one of my favorite series!! Love Granny and the gang 🤣 11mo
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Leftcoastzen 🍪🍪🍪🍪🍪🍪 11mo
Branwen @Aims42 Me too! I am so excited to read more about them! 🤗 11mo
Trashcanman 👀👋🤗😊 11mo
Branwen @Trashcanman 😄💕🖖 11mo
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charl08
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#LitsyWalkers I live in an agricultural area. They're not carrots, but beyond that...
The audiobook is read by Celia Imrie who does a brilliant job.

Swe_Eva Celia Imrie is all kinds of great! 12mo
charl08 @Swe_Eva no argument here. 12mo
DarcysMom I love your picture - the light is amazing! 12mo
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RealBooks4ever 😆💜 12mo
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Cheshirecat913
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My favorite part about Prachett are the inanimate side characters he gives life. Like the luggage and the trees (though they are not technically inanimate) that talked in his previous books and the staff and the Unseen University's mind in this book.

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Leftcoastzen
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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.

Cinfhen Sorry you had a rough few days...sending hugs 13mo
UnidragonFrag I think i can relate with Too Much Coffee Man. Sorry things have been rough.. hope they get better soon! 13mo
Leftcoastzen @UnidragonFrag Thanks the good folks like you here on Litsy always cheer me up! 13mo
UnidragonFrag :) glad to help 👍 13mo
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TK-421
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“Esk, of course, had not been trained, and it is well known that a vital ingredient of success is not knowing that what you're attempting can't be done.” #train #QuotsyDec18

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I‘m pleased with myself when I remember to take a book to a place I have to wait!😀

RachelO Me too! And you can guarantee if you‘ve remembered to bring a good book, everyone will be super speedy & efficient, but that one time you leave it at home... Love that booksleeve 😍🦊!! 13mo
vivastory This is why the Kindle app is my second most used app (after Litsy, obviously) 13mo
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julesG
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Cinfhen 😂😂🧙‍♀️ 1y
Billypar Rite you are! 😋 1y
julesG @Billypar 👏👏 1y
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emtobiasz
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Flying home with a book today! I‘ve had to stop myself from starting this book several times because I wanted to save it for my trip. Only a short flight today, so I probably won‘t finish it. Doesn‘t matter— I‘m on my way to meet my new nephew! 🧙🏻‍♀️📚✈️👶🏼

readordierachel Have a good flight! 1y
Reviewsbylola Have a safe trip! ✈️ 1y
UwannaPublishme Have fun! 🎉 1y
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My introduction to Terry Pratchett, and I really enjoyed it. I will definitely have to read more about Discworld. The characters are delightful. Granny Weatherwax is my new heroine. Thanks again, @Smarkies

emtobiasz This one is on my TBR for the month too! 1y
Smarkies Granny Weatherwax is mine too! 😁 1y
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Lynnsoprano
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#nextup About to start my first Terry Pratchett,courtesy of @Smarkies 😄

Smarkies Hope that you enjoy it. 😁 1y
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jmofo
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Just started tagged book because it‘s due at the library in a couple of days. And my #WitchPleaseSwap has arrived! I have a couple more things to get before I send my package. There are so many days before I can open this!!! 😬👏

BookwormAHN I'm glad it made it 🧙🏻‍♀️ 1y
jmofo Thank you @BookwormAHN ! I am so excited to open it! 1y
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Lynnsoprano
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@Smarkies I love everything ❤️ Thanks for the thoughtfulness of this beautiful collection. Looking forward to reading it all. And thanks again to @JoeStalksBeck for organizing #myfavoritebookswap

Soubhiville That‘s a great stack! I hope you‘ll enjoy them 😊 1y
Smarkies I hope you enjoy them. I tried to pick a semi wide variety so that you would perhaps see something you liked. 😁 1y
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Riveted_Reader_Melissa
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I may be quite a bit behind on our read along (I‘m just finishing May‘s book!😱), but I really enjoyed this introduction to the witches of Discworld and seeing the younger Esk and Granny‘s first dealings with wizards. Slowly but surely, I‘m catching up!

#OokBOokClub #PratchettPosse

jmtrivera What a great edition! 2y
Sophoclessweetheart One of my favourites! 👏 The first Pratchett I ever read four years ago now x 2y
Riveted_Reader_Melissa @jmtrivera Thank you, they are the newest editions put out by the Discworld website...I got mine on eBay. 2y
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Riveted_Reader_Melissa @Sorceryandswords The first Pratchett I ever read was Going Postal, I loved it but didn‘t even realize it was part of something so much bigger. If only I‘d had a smart phone and google at my fingertips then. I‘ve since read all of Tiffany Aching‘s and always had a soft spot for the witches, so reading this one for the first time was wonderful....like visiting old friends, but with new stories. 2y
MariaW #speakhisname 😍😍😍 2y
Sophoclessweetheart That‘s such a wonderful way of looking at it!! 2y
jmtrivera @Riveted_Reader_Melissa Oh no, I'm sensing some #blameitonLitsy browsing coming! 2y
Riveted_Reader_Melissa @jmtrivera but I‘ve just been getting individually on eBay, usually a bit cheaper. 2y
jmtrivera @Riveted_Reader_Melissa Thank you so much! I'm loving the books, but I think I will eventually spend more time staring at the turtle flying across the top of the page! 😍😍😍 2y
Riveted_Reader_Melissa @jmtrivera It‘s pretty great, right! 2y
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That‘s a great line, and one I think we should all memorize and remind ourselves of when self doubt creeps in.

#OokBOokClub #PratchettPosse

jmtrivera One of my fave lines! 2y
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Riveted_Reader_Melissa
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“...was opposed to books on strict moral grounds, since she had heard that many of them were written by dead people and therefore it stood to reason reading them would be as bad as necromancy.”

😂. I so love Granny, and the twisted way Pratchett‘s mind works.

Reading Dead authors=Talking with the dead=Necromancy ...wait I‘m reading this

I‘m a necromancer!!!
The whole #OokBOokClub #PratchettPosse are a club of necromancers!💀

JazzFeathers Oh my goodness! That's genius!!! 😂😂😂 2y
DivineDiana Strange opinion! 😂 2y
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Riveted_Reader_Melissa
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wanderinglynn ❤️ Pratchett. And this is a perfect example of why. 2y
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“...she was already learning that if you ignore the rules people will, half the time, quietly rewrite them so that they don‘t apply to you.”

#OokBOokClub
#PratchettPosse

Sophoclessweetheart Yes yes yes!! 🖤👏 2y
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Riveted_Reader_Melissa
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LOL! 😂

Darn it, brothers shouldn‘t count!

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“You have learned something”

“They say a little knowledge is a dangerous thing, but it is not half so bad as a lot of ignorance.”

#PratchettPosse #OokBOokClub

jmtrivera I've always loved that quote. 2y
BookMaven407 👏👏 2y
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Riveted_Reader_Melissa
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Big plans this weekend for the July ‘catch-up everything I‘m behind on from June‘ plan. Let‘s see if I can make any progress on this backlog. 🤞
#BookishWishfulThinkingPlans 😂

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julesG
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Finished my #OokBOokClub in time. That's a first. @TricksyTails

Well, what shall I say, it's the Discworld, it's Granny Weatherwax, it's fun!

I'm using this for the #SFFTBRChallenge - white, straight, male author prompt. @DuckOfDoom

DuckOfDoom This is such a fantastic pick!! It also deals with the subprompt of looking on diversity/roles of women perfectly! 😀 2y
julesG @DuckOfDoom Now that you mention it. *palm smacks forehead* 2y
CarolynM I love Nanny Ogg and a The Hedgehog Song😂 2y
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elkeo_TheBookDragon
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Equal Rites is both a great entry point for newbies into Discworld and a good choice for a comforting reread. Granny is simply awesome and Esk‘s journey toward magic is fantastic. Girl power! And needless to say, Pratchett‘s writing is such a delight - so wise, so witty. If you have been wondering about Discworld, start here!

Aims42 Love this book so much! It was the one that got me hooked on Discworld. Granny is a favorite 😍 2y
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Slow as the great turtle moving through space, I will catch up in all my reads. I very much enjoyed this installment in discworld, Granny is an awesome character. After a slow start with the first two books I am now thoroughly looking forward into further exploring the disc #OokBookClub

Riveted_Reader_Melissa Love it! And I really need to start catching up too. 2y
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EponasWildDaughter
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Equality and feminism in a fantasy book from the 1980s that was also written by a male author? I've known I wanted to start Pratchett's Discworld for a while. Years. And this book ended up the perfect entry point for me. I immediately fell in love with Granny Weatherwax and Esk. Funny and clever and just perfect.

elkeo_TheBookDragon I agree this is a perfect entry point! Pratchett was ahead of his time💕 2y
EponasWildDaughter Every other Discworld book I've read so far has also had fleshed out and interesting female characters. Sometimes even more so than the male ones. (Just finished Reaper Man that had quite a few well written women). You are correct he definitley was ahead of his time. 2y
rather_be_reading welcome to litsy!! 📚🎉📚 @LitsyWelcomeWagon 2y
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