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Hogfather
Hogfather | Terry Pratchett
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Who would want to harm Discworld's most beloved icon? Very few things are held sacred in this twisted, corrupt, heartless -- and oddly familiar -- universe, but the Hogfather is one of them. Yet here it is, Hogswatchnight, that most joyous and acquisitive of times, and the jolly old, red-suited gift-giver has vanished without a trace. And there's something shady going on involving an uncommonly psychotic member of the Assassins' Guild and certain representatives of Ankh-Morpork's rather extensive criminal element. Suddenly Discworld's entire myth system is unraveling at an alarming rate. Drastic measures must be taken, which is why Death himself is taking up the reins of the fat man's vacated sleigh . . . which, in turn, has Death's level-headed granddaughter, Susan, racing to unravel the nasty, humbuggian mess before the holiday season goes straight to hell and takes everyone along with it.
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Catherine_Willoughby
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After reading #Hogfather I'm quite disappointed with the tv special . The tv special focused so much on TEATIME and his mission at the #Toothfairy home that they lost some of the better elements of the novel . I really like the characters of #Death , Susan and Albert. Due to Death being able to travel through time this story does happen after Soul Music and it doesn't . Albert refers to Hogwatch night in #soulmusic . Time is irrelevant to Death .

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Catherine_Willoughby
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Catherine_Willoughby
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So far very similar to the movie , only minor scenes/segments have been left out .

....Ernie the coach man has just died . #Death has arrived .

#TerryPratchett #DeathCollection #Hogfather #Discworld #GrimmReaper #Fantasy

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Buechersuechtling
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@emtobiasz Look, who found 🇬🇧 “Hogfather” in her library. 😃

It went right on the wish list I‘m keeping there since I‘m busy reading “On the Come Up”.

What do you think, is it Christmas🎄-themed enough to put it away ‘til the middle of December❓🤔

emtobiasz Oh yay! It makes fun of a lot of Christmas themes, so this was the right time of year for me to read it, when I was tired of all the Christmas cheer. You could read it anytime but you‘d probably find those parts funnier in December or January. 2w
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emtobiasz
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Every time I finish one of these Discworld Death books, I think I‘ve found a new favorite. This one has Susan, my new favorite character, Hogwatch (a great Christmas parody), lots of meta commentary on belief and stories, the magic computer Hex, not too much of the wizards, and plenty of Death. I‘ll definitely be rereading this one seasonally. 🎅🏼 💀 🎄

Kayla.Adriena Do the Discworld books have to be read in order? 2w
emtobiasz @Kayla.Adriena They don‘t need to be read totally chronologically, but a few characters/sets help if they‘re read in order. It‘s like a series with multiple smaller series and standalone books within it. I‘m bouncing around quite a bit, but there‘s some good explanations to plan reading here: https://www.discworldemporium.com/content/6-discworld-reading-order 2w
Buechersuechtling Oh, the Death books are the only one in the Discworld-series I really love. Didn‘t know that “Hogfather” is a Death book. Cool‼️ Thank you. 🙇🏽‍♀️ 2w
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mabell
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Revisiting Discworld, and there is a hit out on the Hogfather. He appears to be missing, so Death is assuming the role of the Hogfather both capably and entertainingly. HO HO HO. Alfred was great - especially when poking fun at the story of The Little Match Girl

Mister Teatime is dang creepy.

#wintergames #holidayread #TeamFozziwig #bbrc #favoriteauthor

BarkingMadRun Now I need to read this! 4w
mabell @BarkingMadRun It‘s fun! I‘m definitely glad I read it during the Christmas season 😄 4w
LibrarianRyan I love this story, and make sure your team captain gives you the +5 bump for it being a movie (mini-series for Syfy) @barkingmadrun 4w
BarkingMadRun @LibrarianRyan thanks for the heads up!! 4w
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Gezemice
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Merry Christmas to everyone! My bunnies with their bunnies wish you the happiest holidays!
#merrychristmas #bunniesoflitsy #rabbitsoflitsy

Bookzombie 💗 1mo
BarbaraBB Merry Christmas 💕 1mo
CarolynM Merry Christmas 🎄 1mo
rabbitprincess Merry Christmas to all ♥️♥♥️️🐰🐰🐰♥️♥️♥️ 1mo
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Aimeesue
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❤️❤️Susan❤️❤️

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Aimeesue
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DEATH and Susan Sto Helit ❤️❤️❤️

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Aimeesue
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vivastory 😂Sir Terry is the best. I read, & loved, this one a couple of years ago 1mo
Laura317 Listening to it on Audible for the third time. Death is one of my favs. Him and Vimes. 1mo
Aimeesue @vivastory He is, indeed, the best. I read or listen to Hogfather every December. Nigel Planer does a fabulous job on the US audio. *glingleglingleglingle* 1mo
Aimeesue @Laura317 I adore DEATH. And Sam Vime. And Sybil, and Granny Weatherwax, and The Patrician, and Angua , and… 😄 (edited) 1mo
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WeeWeegieBookworm
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On the sixth read of Christmas, my TBR pile gave to me...
Belief
#12ReadsOfChristmas

Deifio Cool! I really like the BBC film adaptation too! 1mo
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WeeWeegieBookworm
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"it's supposed to be jolly, with mistletoe and holly... and other things ending in olly."

Watching Hogfather (for the gazillionth time) and rereading the book as part of my #12ReadsOfChristmas. I don't care how many times I watch it, this is a great adaption and a must watch every Christmas (I mean Hogswatch)

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Laughterhp
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My #BookReport - I didn‘t finish any books last week 🤷🏻‍♀️ with life and traveling for work, I barely had time for reading.

#WeeklyForecast - I currently have 4 books in progress.
My #LMPBC book got lost in the mail 😔 so I offered to read another book and send it along. So I put my other books aside to start the Animals of Lockwood Manor.
And when I need a break from writing, I pick up Hogfather.

Cinfhen Hope you have a quieter week 💕 1mo
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Lynne8686
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"You got to sound like you're pissing brandy and crapping plum pudding Sir."

^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^

And this Ladies and Gents is my new favourite quote.

#christmasbook #terrypratchett #hogdather #quote ##favouritequote #feelingfastive

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Aimeesue
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It is time, friends, it is time! My one annual re- read, every year. ❤️❤️❤️

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Laughterhp
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Drinking some Sleepytime tea and starting this book. I‘m pretty tired, so I don‘t think I‘ll get to far into it but I‘m already enjoying it!

#teamelectricsex #wintergames +1pts

LibrarianRyan Sci-Fi (before it was SyFy) made this into a 2 episode mini-series. It was pretty bad, but in a great way. I was just thinking I needed to find it to watch again.

Ryan
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IndyHannaJones
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I'm on my third reread of this as traditional...well I'm listening to the fantastic Audible recording...and I have to say that I am strongly of the opinion that this is one of the best books ever written. Ho. Ho. Ho.

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mabell
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... and started reading. However, unless I am doing this wrong, the Hoopla version doesn‘t include the footnotes, just the asterisk! The footnotes are some of the funniest bits! 😭😭

So the end of this story is I will be looking into other options. 😜

#wintergames #TeamFozziwig

mabell Update - the asterisk appears to be linked, but no pop up or other link opens 🤷‍♀️ 2mo
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mabell
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To make a short story long, @Laura317 reviewed Hogfather last night. As I have loved Pratchett‘s Discworld so far (especially Death), I thought I‘ll get this in my #wintergames TBR! I tried to reserve it from the library - and our library system does NOT have a physical copy of this book?! Though I find that incredibly surprising and sad, they do have 2 ebook versions. One has a few holds & the other is the Hoopla version, so I checked it out ...

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Laura317
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A favorite re-read has become a new tradition. Death as the HogFather is hilarious. #WinterGamed #HolidayRead #TraditionRead #BooktoMovie HolidayLaughs @FantasyChick @Clwojick @Clwojick #JingleBallers

Settings I tried to like your post twice. -_- 2mo
Soubhiville I‘ve been thinking of rereading this too! 2mo
Laura317 @Settings 😂 @Soubhiville Do it! You won‘t regret spending quality time with Death, a wizard wanting a bathroom of his own, and who can forget Mr. Tea Time?! 2mo
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Michollio Death is probably my favorite Discworld character 😆💀 2mo
Laura317 @Michollio I think he‘s a top two. I do love Vimes. 2mo
FantasyChick Ooops 46. I'm tired lol 2mo
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Momma_Jo
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Okay litsy friends. I have a girl in my family who's about to turn twelve. She reads at a college level loves fantasy and doesn't need to be reading any "adult" content. Her birthday is coming up and she is an avid reader. She loves Harry Potter. I'm looking for book suggestions on what to get her? My thoughts are something Terry Pratchett.... Yours?

MayaB1226 I‘d suggest Percy Jackson or, for a lesser-known one, maybe Keeper of the Lost Cities? Both are excellent fantasy series with protagonists about the same age as the girl you‘re describing and no adult content. Good luck on your search! 3mo
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SupTeaReadBooks
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Day 3 of #7covers7days #covercrush When Death fills in for a missing Santa. Love this one so much.

Tagging anyone who wants to play (and isn‘t already). Post a photo of your favourite covers each day for a week, no explanation needed, and each day invite a Litten to play the game.

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Aimeesue
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#7days7covers #covercrush Day 3

Post a cover you love, no explanations, one a day for seven days.
(Sounds like a prescription. It'll cure what ails ya, at least for a minute.)

Who wants to play?

HO HO HO!

britt_brooke Love it! 4mo
Aimeesue @britt_brooke I read it every December! 4mo
BiblioLitten 😍 4mo
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nerdcornerbooks
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It's been good to return to Terry Pratchett's Discworld. I'm reading/rereading the whole series as part of a #habitica challenge, and Hogfather was new to me, but a delightful addition to the Death series. Gotta love the satire and parody mixed with just plain funny and highly skilled world- and character-building.

brit91 Beautiful picture! 6mo
chaoticgoodhufflepuff Hogfather is one of my favorites! 6mo
Eggs Welcome to Litsy 🤗📚 6mo
Red.Reads I *adore* the DiscWorld series. Ankh-Morpork was the place I often ran to when I was a kid and things were not great. The characters are so rich, the comedy is spot on. pTerry will always be one of my favourite authors, if not my absolute favourite. 6mo
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Then the Dean repeated the mantra that has had such a marked effect on the progress of knowledge through the ages.
"Why don't we just mix up absolutely everything and see what happens?" he said.
And Ridcully responded with the traditional response.
"It's got to be worth a try," he said.

AbigailDays Grad school in a nutshell! 😄 7mo
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Chrys
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Just got back from vacation where I had the opportunity to briefly visit the wonderful Shakespeare and Co book store. While there I picked up this edition of The Hogfather, which I absolutely loved. Death was as always fun to read, and I loved the new character of his granddaughter. This book made the plane flight home “fly” by.

TrishB A fab book shop 👍🏻 8mo
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khooliha
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The quote, image, and book are all separate, but they're linked by the very best skeleton, the one who wants you to know that justice is a thing we make, not a thing that is. (And this image alone is leagues better than the doofy, if well meaning, Justice)
#startreksummermay

khooliha Though, now that I reflect on it, Death and TNG's messages aren't so different... 9mo
Megabooks Very interesting, yes! I‘ve never thought of TNG that way. 🖖🏻 9mo
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WeeWeegieBookworm
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The fun moment when you know all the answers on pointless

umbrellagirl Now they‘ve moved on to sports venues and I haven‘t a clue if it isn‘t Murrayfield. 9mo
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Soubhiville
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Fun! I‘m never disappointed with Discworld. I‘m glad I finally got to Hogfather, I liked it a lot!

businessmermaid What a great cover! 11mo
AlaMich This is a Folio edition, right? Man, those people over there know what they are doing! 11mo
Soubhiville I don‘t believe these are related to the folios... they‘re called the Signature Series, published by Gollancz.co.uk. Also says orionbokks.co.uk on the back. I absolutely love them though, cloth bound beauties! @AlaMich (edited) 11mo
Reviewsbylola Gorgeous. 11mo
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Soubhiville
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Tonight‘s plans: relaxing with Sir Terry, Death, Susan, And Ridcully And the gang. We‘ve got a few new characters in the “oh god” of hangovers, the eater of socks, and towel wasps?! Lol. And my #covertocover mug 💚.

Today was really rainy, so no #LitsyWalkersBingo for me. I‘ll make up for it tomorrow. 🌧

IndyHannaJones Love it. 11mo
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NeroTheArtist
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"If he [Death] really picked things up from humans, had he tried insanity? It was very popular, after all."

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"Mister Teatime had a truly brilliant mind, but it was brilliant like a fractured mirror, all marvelous facets and rainbows but, ultimately, also something that was broken."

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Soubhiville
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It‘s time to return to Discworld, with my Death bookmark and Ook socks 🧦 🍌📚

I‘m FINALLY getting to Hogfather! I‘ve been excited to get to this one since I started my Discworld adventure last January!

(It‘s hard to see in this pic, but Death is snuggling two little kittens 🐱 🖤)

#PratchettsPosse #booksocks

Leftcoastzen 😻😂👏 11mo
LibrarianRyan S I fi made a movie of this book years ago. I loved it. 11mo
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TK-421
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julesG He has a point there. 12mo
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