I read this between May 5-7 and gave it 4 stars on Good Reads. I like the idea of Death taking on an apprentice. I also really liked how Pratchett portrayed Death.
“History unravels gently, like an old #sweater. It has been patched and darned many times, reknitted to suit different people, shoved in a box under the sink of censorship to be cut up for the dusters of propaganda, yet it always...manages to spring back into its old familar shape. History has a habit of changing the people who think they are changing it. History always has a few tricks up its frayed sleeve. It's been around a long time.”
This was the first Terry Pratchett book I read and I was hooked! Most books make death out to be ominous, creepy, frightening. Not Terry Pratchett! Death needs an apprentice and is a kind and curious teacher. He‘s also a great short order cook! This book is amount my first loves.
Yikes, M already? I‘ve missed a lot of letters. 😬
📚 Middlemarch. But also the tagged book. And Momo by Michael Ende! And Wilkie‘s The Moonstone!
🖋 No huge faves here, but maybe Anne McCaffrey, Michael Ende. In my teens it was Mercedes Lackey.
📺 ‘Malcolm in the Middle‘ and ‘My Name is Earl‘. Also, ‘Mr. Robot‘!
🍽 Marzipan 😋
Finished this one up tonight, such a fun ride from Pratchett, and so different from my last Death as a main character read.
And a totally different spin on Death and Time from my #IncarnationsChapterADay
So, I gave this to my 9yo daughter to read yesterday—her first Pratchett—and she just finished it. She confesses to not understanding approximately ¼ of it, but STILL! Oh, and she loved it. Recommendations for what else I could give her? @Moray_Reads @TobeyTheScavengerMonk I have The Witch‘s Vacuum Cleaner and The Wee Free Men already on deck.
Mort is book 4 in the Discworld series and the 1st centering on Death. Death hires Mort as an apprentice and when Death needs a break, Mort gets his own assignment.
And things go sideways—of course.
Silly but wise, nutty yet deep, this seamless mix IS Terry Pratchett. A delightful reread for me and FYI to newbies: a fun entry point to the vividness & fun of Discworld. I dare you to not mark your favorite Death quotes!
Amazing! I finished another Discworld book and again I loved it! We got to know Death a bit more in this one and new characters written by the imaginative mind of Terry Pratchett. His books have given fantasy a new meaning for me. I remember my friend telling me about this one and about Death as a character, and I remember myself thinking: well, why not? I'm very happy that I discovered the Discworld series! #terrypratchett #mort #discworld
Reading another book of the DiscWorld series by Terry Pratchett. I love his stories, and Death is one of my new favorite characters! Also look at that beautiful cover!
Ugh. I told a friend I would buddy read this with them even though I haven‘t read the earlier Discworld books and I hate reading series out of order. I‘m on page 66. It‘s taken me two weeks to reach this point. Does it get better? I‘m so bored and *this* close to bailing. 😳
Just finished this for the #OokBOokClub. I love this story about Death taking an apprentice, who then upsets the history of the future of the Discworld and creating two versions of reality. (so my first woven scarf is very fitting, it also has two different realities)
Okay. My stash has a lot of yarn but either the thickness doesn't match, or I had already made plans for a certain knitting pattern. As you can see, I've decided on this absolutely not matching colour. And now I am hesitant to start.
Someone asked: the wefting is the yarn that goes sideways like the purple, yellowish one. The yellow vertical threads are called warping.
Well, I'll dive in. There's an hour of Mort left to listen to.
Ran out of wefting yarn. Need to dive into my stash to find a fitting yarn for the second yard on this scarf.
Meanwhile, Death got himself a job and can no longer walk through walls, and Mort is meddling with the history of the future. 😀
Yep. Honest truth. Just what I thought getting on the bus yesterday.
Life could be worse. Tea, yoga pants (yes, I already did 30 minutes of yoga), new barefoot shoes, sunshine and listening to the tagged book for #OokBOokClub (which was last month's book).
I'm watching my neighbours pack their car through a tiny gap in the trees. So funny, she puts a bag into the car, he takes it out again fitting it in somewhere else. He's mansplaining all the while how best to put the bags in. 😁 Luggage tetris. 😂😂
I still love this book after all these years. The weird thing about rereading it after reading the rest of the series is that I find it very hard to root against Death, not just because I love him, but because he so often does his very best by humanity. Mort? Mort's just a teen who saw a pretty girl. (Still love you, Mort.) #OokBOokClub
Welcome to the #OokBOokClub open discussion for #Mort! 💀🖤 Feel free to discuss anything! Don‘t forget to tag each other in the comments so your friends can see your reply. Have fun!
Please be mindful of spoilers. We have readers new to Sir Terry who haven‘t read all of his books. When referencing his other work, please keep this in mind for our new-to-Pratchett friends. Thank you! Have fun!
Open discussion is in the FOLLOWING POST marked as a spoiler. Find the Mort 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. See you there!
Apologies if I forgot to tag anyone! ??♀️
Loved this so much! Mort was much-needed comic relief in the midst of some very heavy June reads. Pratchett is the best, and I really must explore Discworld further. The extent of my Pratchett reading thus far has been Tiffany Aching... and I believe I will tackle Death next.😁💀 I hopped in on the #OokBOokClub just for this, but I MAY need to read the other Death books before the summer is out instead of just somewhere in the vastness of the TBR!
I decided to make things easier for my family in Singapore and sent them a list of books to purchase for me from Book Depository for my birthday next month 😀😀. And the parcels arrived this week! My favourite Terry Pratchett book and some pretty hardcover editions of classics I‘ve been meaning to buy. Aren‘t they pretty?
Wizards aren‘t supposed to—to go out with girls, they‘re celebrate...
They‘re not supposed to youknow...
What, never any youknow at all? said the internal voice, and it sounded as if it was grinning.
It‘s supposed to be bad for the magic, thought Mort bitterly.
Funny place to keep magic.
The thought of teaching would terrify me! Although not having any useful skills? I dunno about that. Teachers have loads of skills!
You know those weeks where you think about what a LONG week it‘s been & then realize it‘s only Tuesday? This week is one of those. Things that are making it better: a yummy dinner with a friend tonight (build-your-own fideo soup...mmm!), finally some time to myself to read, and a thank you note & gift card from my boss for my role in a HUGE project that launched today (the project is why the week feels so long, but the thank you is fantastic).
#OokBOokClub! The adventure continues TODAY with #Mort! Hooray! 🎉🎉🍾🍾 This is one of @TricksyTails all-time favorite characters! I‘m so excited to be reading along with everyone. Please keep tagging Tricksy, too, so she can follow along! We‘re looking forward to the discussion next month! Happy Reading!
This is my second #buddyread for June. The #OokBookClub is up to book #4 in the #Discworld series. This #epicbuddyread is super chill. Start reading on the 8th; discussion is the following month on the 7th.
Hosted by the lovely @TricksyTails so you know we'll be having fun! 😊 This is a great way to pace yourself through the extensive #terrypratchett world!
Above is the 2018 schedule. Follow @TricksyTails for the complete #OokBookClub list!
#bookmail is such fun to get! 😎