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Mort
Mort | Terry Pratchett
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Terry Pratchett's profoundly irreverent novels are consistent number one bestseller in England, where they have catapulted him into the highest echelons of parody next to Mark Twain, Kurt Vonnegut, Douglas Adams, and Carl Hiaasen.In this Discworld installment, Death comes to Mort with an offer he can't refuse -- especially since being, well, dead isn't compulsory.As Death's apprentice, he'll have free board and lodging, use of the company horse, and he won't need time off for family funerals. The position is everything Mort thought he'd ever wanted, until he discovers that this perfect job can be a killer on his love life.
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Zoes_Human
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📖Mort by Terry Pratchett 🎬The Punisher 🎼Ex Lover's Lover by Voltaire

#manicmonday @joscho

sharread Skull Island 🎃 3d
chaoticgoodhufflepuff Ah! How did I not think of Mort?! ❤️💀❤️ 3d
JoScho Thanks for playing 🖤💀🖤 3d
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Zoes_Human @sharread Oooo, nice! 2d
Zoes_Human @chaoticgoodhufflepuff I felt the same way seeing the books that other people selected. 2d
Zoes_Human @JoScho My pleasure! 2d
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chaoticgoodhufflepuff
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#chillingphotochallenge #grim

Death finally gets an apprentice. 💀

#TeamSlaughter #Scarathlon @Clwojick 1 point (102 total)

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#Scarathon #TeamSlaughter #ChillingPhotoChallenge #Grim my favorite Pratchett and the middle grade book with my favorite title- death comes for us all #DontFearTheReaper @Clwojick

LiteraryinLititz Death or Ice Cream reminds me of Eddie Izzard‘s classic comedy sketch, Cake or Death. 😁 1w
Booksnchill @LiteraryinLititz And we‘ve run out of cake! That ran through my head the whole time! 1w
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TK-421
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Just because it‘s Monday and I‘d rather be at home reading than at work, here‘s a photo of Minerva & a book. #catwithbook 😺 #CatsofLitsy #MondaysSuck #RatherBeReading

Sace Mondays totally suck. Minerva does not suck. 1w
Linsy I need to read more Pratchett!! 1w
TK-421 @Linsy My hubby finally started reading Discworld so I‘m rereading the books as he finishes them. I also picked up a couple I was missing & can‘t wait to read them, too. Gotta love Pratchett! 1w
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#7Days7Covers #CoverCrush #day 7 this 🙌🏽📖😋

gradcat Another beauty + Pratchett! ♥️ 3w
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I appreciated the story in this book, and although it was clever, it was not my favorite Pratchett read. Still great, but his others seem to be more multi-dimensional.

Megara I loooove the Death series of Discworld. ♥️ 1mo
sixgun @Megara Do you have another title you would suggest? 1mo
Megara I‘ve been reading the Death series in order. I‘m not sure you‘d like the other ones better because the reason I like these books so much is I love the character! 1mo
sixgun SPOILERS: @Megara it's not so much that I disliked the characters, I just found the story too stand alone. Death at the bar in Ankh-Morpork was probably my favorite part where we experienced some cross-over, or at the University. The interaction with Mort and Death was good, but not great. Considering Pratchett's other work I hesitate to dismiss any of his other books. 1mo
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Number 4 of my #discworld reread explores the world further and is funny, although this time around I found Death's inability to understand humanity surprisingly sad. Must be my age.

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Leftcoastzen 😂🥃🥃🥃🍸🍸🍸 3mo
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AbbaZabba02
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Book 56 of the year finished July 18, audio

Death takes on an Apprentice. It doesn't go well.

I like the Death books. Not quite as much as I like Commander Vimes, but Deaths observations about humanity are excellent.

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everlocalwest
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So fun and weird and over the top. Just very Pratchett.

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Karkar
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Also finished this one this weekend. It was probably my favorite Discworld novel so far. I love Death.

Leftcoastzen This one is up next for me from Pratchett,glad you liked it. 4mo
AbigailDays What a beautiful copy! I've never seen this cover art for the book. 4mo
Karkar @AbigailDays I get them from Thrift Books or Book Depository- they are UK versions. I love them 😍 4mo
AbigailDays I love Thriftbooks! Always finding things I never expected there. I'll have to start requesting UK copies from now on, thanks! 4mo
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julesG
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#SmallTownBoy #WanderingJune

Okay, Mort is more of a small village boy, but you know what I mean. :)

Cinfhen Ha!! 4mo
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Karkar
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I am so not a happy camper.... I bought this book new and I get to page 92 and then 93 and 94 are torn out - missing gone out of the book...... can‘t return it bought it over seas.... 🤬🤬🤬😱😱😱😱😭😭😭😭😭

ashsbookmarks Wow!!! I‘m so sorry!! 4mo
JoScho The worst! 4mo
akckitty Oh no!! Hopefully not too much was lost and you can still enjoy the story!! 4mo
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wanderinglynn Oh no! That sucks! I‘m sorry. 😭 4mo
LeahBergen 😠😠😠 4mo
CouronneDhiver Noooooo! 😤 4mo
BarbaraTheBibliophage Horrible! Who would do that!!?? 4mo
LauraJ Bastards! 👿 4mo
BiblioLitten That‘s the worst!! 🤯 4mo
Trashcanman Whoever did that is a piece of shit. 4mo
julesG Noooo! 😬😬😬 4mo
tpixie How frustrating!! 4mo
rather_be_reading omg that is heartbreaking!! 💔 1mo
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RachelS89
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This is 4th Discworld novel, but it can be read as a standalone book. Death hires a teenaged apprentice and then decides to take some time off.
It's fast-paced and, at times, poignant. What it lacks in character development it makes up for with madcap humor.

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Aaronlisa
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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.

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Leftcoastzen
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#SpringIntoReading #OneWordTitles it is kinda weird, thought it would be easier to find them on the shelves , I have a lot of books with wordy titles.😀

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks 🙌🏻📚 6mo
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GlitterGirl
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LOVED this!!! Definitely a favorite! 😍😎😍😎😍😎

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GlitterGirl
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I so love Terry Pratchett!!!!

CarolynM Oh yes! 6mo
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GlitterGirl
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I am so excited to start on Mort!!!! The first one with Death (whom I LOVE) as a main character...and the start of a another character's history! #SoExcitedIJustCantHideIt 😎😍☺️

Michollio I loved Mort. Death's the best 🖤🖤 6mo
pdever There's no arguing with Death! 6mo
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TK-421
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“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.”

Leftcoastzen I see Mort in my future, just finished 10mo
TK-421 @Leftcoastzen Cool! Enjoy 😊 10mo
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Jim4077
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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.

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Leniverse
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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 😋

#manicmonday

JoScho Oh yes My Name Is Earl is a great one! 12mo
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Moray_Reads
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#censorship #quotsysept18 Illustration © Paul Kidby

TK-421 ❤️ 13mo
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Riveted_Reader_Melissa
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Finished this one up tonight, such a fun ride from Pratchett, and so different from my last Death as a main character read.

#PratchettPosse
#OokBOokClub

And a totally different spin on Death and Time from my #IncarnationsChapterADay

julesG You've got to love Death! 13mo
BarbaraJean Totally different spin on Death, and somewhere around 100% less sexism than 13mo
Riveted_Reader_Melissa @BarbaraJean True, but I‘m all fairness, it isn‘t passing any Bechdal tests either. The main female characters are pining for a romance, and being set up by their father and a self obsessed princess who needs rescued repeatedly. And both have things just work out miraculously by the end, not necessarily by any growth on either of their parts. I loved Mort, but missed the sassy witches in this installment... or in comparison the self possessed 13mo
Riveted_Reader_Melissa .. female roles of Nature and Fate...or Granny Weatherwax! 13mo
BarbaraJean @Riveted_Reader_Melissa You‘re absolutely right on that front—and the female characters in Mort are certainly no Tiffany Aching or Granny Weatherwax. And the fact that Mort is the age he is means the male/female dynamics are immediately going to be quite different to On a Pale Horse. Pratchett‘s tone toward female characters feels SO different, though—even with a few overtones of “benevolent” sexism. 13mo
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ehewett88
Mort | Terry Pratchett
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finished it this morning and loved every minute of it. I love how Pratchett creates this amazing fantasy world and the story of death is just so well told and intriguing!!

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saresmoore
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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.

DivineDiana Adorable! 💗 13mo
Moray_Reads I loved this little YA gem. Discworld but standalone 13mo
saresmoore @Moray_Reads Thank you! 13mo
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saresmoore @DivineDiana She get envious of the books I‘m reading because I always gush about them. She‘s an ambitious little reader! 13mo
Moray_Reads And there's always Neil Gaiman's younger books Coraline and the Graveyard Book. I was 10 when I read my first Discworld though and I enjoyed my early ones (Mort, Witches Abroad, Pyramids) even when I didn't always understand them! 13mo
Bianca ❤❤. The Golden Compass is my favorite children's book. 13mo
AmyG I am very impressed! 13mo
BookMaven407 Adorable! 13mo
saresmoore @Bianca That‘s a great suggestion! I haven‘t read it yet, so we could do a mother/daughter buddy read. 😊 13mo
saresmoore @Moray_Reads She has very different taste in books than I did at her age, so I‘m flying a bit blind here. But honestly, she‘s voracious and will read just about anything. She almost reads at a Moray pace! I will present the Gaimans to her, but they might be too scary, yet. (Even though she had no problems with a book about Death. 😂) 13mo
saresmoore @AmyG Me, too! I thought she must be just skimming at the pace she reads, but I quiz her on books all the time and she passes with flying colors! 13mo
Aimeesue Pratchett's got a bunch of YA books, too. The Tiffany Aching books are stellar (starting with The Wee Free Men,) The Amazing Maurice and His Educated Rodents (his take on the Pied Piper,) and the Bromeliad Trilogy. Equal Rites (Esk is a female wizard, with all the gender-based upheaval to go with it. 13mo
saresmoore @Aimeesue Great ideas! I think she would get a kick out of Equal Rites. She‘s quite the feminist. 13mo
LeahBergen What about some pseudo-fantasy children‘s classics like Goudge‘s The Little White Horse (JK Rowling‘s fave childhood read)? Or Uttley‘s A Traveller in Time? Or Masefield‘s The Midnight Folk (and the sequel The Box of Delights)? Oh, the fun you two are going to have! ❤️❤️ 13mo
batsy I second @LeahBergen 's recs of The Box of Delights! I'm pretty bad when it comes to figuring out what's age appropriate but I wonder if Diana Wynne Jones, Alan Garner, and Susan Cooper might be to her taste as well? 13mo
batsy Ooh, and Joan Aiken! The absolute best. Here's an article to convince you 🤓 https://www.google.com/amp/s/www.newyorker.com/books/page-turner/the-practical-m... 13mo
Moray_Reads Love @batsy recommendations. Also Catherynne Valente's Fairyland books and Chris Riddel's Goth Girl. I also loved Jenni Nimmo at about Lucy's age. Un Lun Dun by China Miéville is a blast. Haroun and the Sea of Stories by Salman Rushdie 13mo
Moray_Reads Oh dear, you've pushed my memory into overdrive now. If she likes animals I loved everything by Robin Jarvis, and The Wild Road by Gabriel King. His Dark Materials may be a little too much at this stage but you could try Northern Lights (aka The Golden Compass) 13mo
saresmoore @LeahBergen Ooh, thank you! She is going to be so excited! 13mo
saresmoore @batsy I struggle with the age appropriate question, too. By the time I was 11, I had free range of the library and read whatever interested me! Yours are great suggestions, though. I‘m compiling a list! 13mo
saresmoore @Moray_Reads She read the first Fairyland and liked it, but didn‘t love it, which made me a little sad...I‘m sure she‘ll come around, though. These are all excellent recs—thank you again! ♥️ 13mo
LauraBeth Like mother, like daughter ❤️ 13mo
TobeyTheScavengerMonk I‘m late to the eccentric kid book recommendation party (possibly my favorite kind) and let me just say that @Moray_Reads and @LeahBergen know of what they speak (as usual). Here are some that are thoughtful and fun but still fall into that not-quite Coraline/Graveyard Book level intensity: 13mo
TobeyTheScavengerMonk The Enchanted Forest Chronicles (princess decides she‘d prefer not to be rescued, thank you very much, and would rather hang out with the dragon) starting with 13mo
TobeyTheScavengerMonk Anything by Bruce Coville. He hits that 9-year-old sweet spot hard. His fantasy series The Unicorn Chronicles is excellent starting with Into the Land of the Unicorns. He‘s got a fun and surprisingly thoughtful sci-fi series starting with Aliens Ate My Homework. And there is a place in my heart for his Magic Shop Books especially 13mo
TobeyTheScavengerMonk Daniel Pinkwater writes the best kind of weird 13mo
TobeyTheScavengerMonk Lynn Reid Banks writes amazing fantasies targeted that that age as well like The Fairy Rebel and 13mo
TobeyTheScavengerMonk One more: not sure how she feels about graphic novels but every kid I‘ve ever met that reads the Bone series falls in love with it. It‘s about three goofy little cartoon guys that end up right in the middle of a Tolkien-esque epic fantasy and like Harry Potter, Bone matures with its readers in the best way. It starts with 13mo
Moray_Reads @TobeyTheScavengerMonk I have heard is most of these, I may have to read them myself! 13mo
saresmoore @TobeyTheScavengerMonk Ahhh! Excellent—thank you! Both of my children devour graphic novels with ferocity, but haven‘t read Bone yet, somehow. Really wonderful recommendations. 13mo
saresmoore @Moray_Reads @LeahBergen @batsy @TobeyTheScavengerMonk Lucy expresses her heartfelt gratitude to all of you. I told her about the myriad suggestions and with sparkling eyes, she said, “Ahh! I‘m going to have a stack of books up to my neck!” 🙌😅 13mo
Moray_Reads I haven't read this one yet but I've heard excellent things 13mo
saresmoore @Moray_Reads That sounds really good. She loves an intriguing, suspenseful mystery and she also adores this book with a similar trope (edited) 13mo
Bookwomble Perhaps Mervyn Peake's "Letters from a Lost Uncle"? 13mo
saresmoore @Bookwomble Oh, that sounds great! 13mo
Riveted_Reader_Melissa The whole Tiffany Aching set, that starts with Wee Free Men is great! 13mo
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ehewett88
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I have not been reading enough recently, life has been busy and have been ill but here's tonight's read. my first read through of the discworld collection and loved the first 3 although this is my favourite so far!!

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TK-421
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“He remembered his mind feeling as cold as ice and #limitless as the night sky.” #QuotsySept18

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elkeo_TheBookDragon
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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!
#pratchettposse #discworld

Soubhiville Yes! Perfect review! 1y
Aimeesue DEATH IS MY FAVORITE. 1y
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Lara.Tomme
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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

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j9brown
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So fun! I think I would have absolutely loved this when I was younger. Sadly it isn't the type of thing I'm very into anymore, so I probably won't continue the series. But it made me laugh out loud several times. Pratchett was an extremely funny and talented dude.

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Lara.Tomme
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In this hot weather, reading a book and drinking some ice tea is a good thing to do. 🌞📖

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Lara.Tomme
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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!

rather_be_reading welcome to litsy!! 📚🎉📚 @LitsyWelcomeWagon 1y
RaimeyGallant And welcome to Litsy from me too! #LitsyWelcomeWagon Some of us put together Litsy tips to help new Littens navigate the site. It's the link in my bio on my page in case you need it. Or if you prefer how-to videos, @chelleo put some together at the link in her bio. 1y
Riveted_Reader_Melissa There‘s a group reading his books in publication order here at the moment and this was last month‘s book! If you are interested check out the tag #PratchettPosse or #OokBOokClub for more posts. 1y
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Lara.Tomme @rather_be_reading thankyou 📚😉 Very excited for this!! 1y
Lara.Tomme @RaimeyGallant Thanks! It will be very helpfull :) 1y
Lara.Tomme @Riveted_Reader_Melissa Thankyou for the tip! 1y
Riveted_Reader_Melissa My best advice, is search books you loved, and follow people who also read and loved them. That will start your feed off with books and book readers that should hopefully share some of your passions. It‘s really a great and welcoming place. 1y
BarbaraJean I read Mort for the #OokBookClub last month—so fun! Welcome to Litsy!!! 1y
RaimeyGallant Oh good. :) 1y
DebinHawaii Welcome to Litsy! 🎉📚👍Hope you enjoy it here. 1y
Chelleo @Bookish.Wizard Welcome! 1y
Eggs Welcome to Litsy 👋🏻🌸 1y
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DGRachel
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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. 😳

TrishB Not read 😐 1y
Soubhiville Wow, I love this one! TP‘s books tend to go slower in the first half and then get fast paced for the second half. I hope it gets better for you! 🤞💀 1y
hgrimes Awwww, I loved this one! And it was my first Discworld. However, if you‘re that bored 66 pages in, I have a feeling it‘s just not for you! (and that‘s ok!) 1y
julesG Agree to @hgrimes - it might just not be for you. 1y
Tamra I was amused by it. 1y
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elkeo_TheBookDragon
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Got me some new UK paperbacks to revisit the Death Discworld books. Love these covers - and can keep my hardcovers pristine 😁
#pratchettposse #discworld #ookbookclub

Soubhiville These covers are so funny! I 🖤💀 1y
Foragingfantasy 😍 I don‘t think I‘ve read any where Death was a dominant character. I‘ve really enjoyed listening to the ones my library has on audiobook. These covers are fabulous! 1y
Jess_Read_This The U.K. prints the absolute best books. I love the covers on these! 1y
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julesG
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#audiobook

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)

CarolynM Lovely colours😍 1y
tammysue ❤️❤️❤️ 1y
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julesG
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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.

#audiobook

SledgeReader Be sure to show progress!! 1y
julesG @SledgeReader Will certainly do. Until you beg me to stop. 😀 1y
SledgeReader Won‘t happen!😘 1y
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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. 😀

#audiobook #FibreFansOfLitsy

SledgeReader Ooohhhhh! Be sure to show your yarn choice! 1y
knittedgnome This is really pretty!! Can't wait to see how this goes! 1y
monkeygirlsmama No idea what wefting is, but good luck finding a new color. This one is very pretty. Oh, and I still need to read this series. It‘s my sister‘s favorite. 1y
Ddzmini Looking great 😋 1y
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Yep. Honest truth. Just what I thought getting on the bus yesterday.

RachelO 😂😂😂I need more Pratchett in my life! 1y
CoffeeAndABook Yesssss 😅😅😅 I was riding the train & tram yesterday & the air was so ripe, you pluck it in chunks 😂 1y
julesG @CoffeeAndABook It's especially hard on the nose if you get on the bus in the morning and all those apprentices and blue collar workers are of the sort that Terry Pratchett described as "the sort of people who threw their worn socks at the wall and put on the ones that didn't stick to it" ☠️ 1y
batsy 😂 1y
CoffeeAndABook 😂😂😂😂 That‘s hilarious!!! And too true 😷😷😷 1y
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julesG
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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. 😂😂

Kalalalatja I can just imagine how much fun you are having 😂 1y
Cathythoughts Barefoot shoes ??! That‘s a new one. Also the neighbors sound very entertaining 1y
julesG @Cathythoughts They are by a German company called 'Leguano'. My physiotherapist recommend them to me. It feels like you are walking barefoot. I am supposed to walk barefoot more often (weak arches is just one reason) but have to wear compression stockings, which are slippery. Barefoot shoes to the rescue. Www.leguano.EU 1y
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scripturient LOL! At our place I always pack the car as the hubs is hopeless. 🤣🤣🤣 1y
Sophoclessweetheart Sounds like an interesting evening 😹👏 1y
AmyG Ha! I love people watching. 1y
mdm139 I am the car packer too, my father taught me well how to load a car. My hubby happily gave me the job and now when we go on a trip he just puts his bags by the door and I take care of everything else. 1y
julesG @scripturient @mdm139 - I don't mind packing the car. I also never minded it when my husband did it. Still, I'm not looking forward to Wednesday - I 1y
julesG ... I have to pack for a road trip, including a bike for my nephew. 🙈 1y
OrangeMooseReads It drives me nuts when my dad packs the car or truck. So many more things could fit if you did it right! Ugh! .... I have some shoes similar to those and I love them, so comfortable. 1y
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khooliha
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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

khooliha Oh, also, I hope the talk of "mysterious" Klatch stops sometime soon? A number of things in these first couple books feel like Orientalism and it's disappointing. I can't really remember how Pyramids handles it, so we shall see... 1y
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DGRachel
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gossamerchild Why is Mort so annoying to me? Is it just a symptom of age that I found myself sympathizing more with Death? 1y
dariazeoli Death and the cat! 😁 I felt for Mort getting miffed when he wasn‘t called by his name. And Rincewind reappears! (Let‘s pretend I didn‘t edit this comment 5 times. Is it just me or are the touchscreen keyboards getting harder to use?) (edited) 1y
Soubhiville I love Death! I was a little sad that there wasn‘t more focus on Death in this one. But yes, I love the “cats are nice” quote! @dariazeoli It was nice to have the introduction to what Death‘s home and life are like. It just left me wanting more! 1y
BarbaraJean @Soubhiville @dariazeoli Yes—the cats!! My favorite was the line in the job interview, where we discover that Death‘s preferred employment is “something nice working with cats or flowers.” 😂 1y
Chrys I really enjoyed this, I love the character Death, and poor Mort never being called by name. I was also absurdly happy with Rincewind‘s cameo. Oh, and that the horse‘s name was Binky (edited) 1y
Craftylikefox I think I am of unpopular opinion. I enjoyed this one but this wouldn‘t be one of my top favorites. I like Death. I love his relationship with cats. Mort is okay. I felt bad for Mort most of the time. 1y
gossamerchild @Craftylikefox as a reread, I'd agree with you. I think I liked it more the first time. Death is definitely my favorite character, though I do feel bad for his adopted daughter. I would hate being stuck at age 16 for 35 years 🤣 1y
jmtrivera This was the first Discworld I ever read, and I've loved it every time! 1y
hgrimes I read this just a couple months ago and it was my intro to Discworld. It had me laughing my ass off, and Death instantly became one of my all-time favorite literary characters. I love the dark and absurdist humor, the characters, and the inventiveness of Death‘s world and occupation. Still my favorite so far! 1y
julesG DEATH is the best! One of my favourite DW characters, not oy because he loves cats and speaks in caps. 😁 1y
Moray_Reads Death is fantastic and Mort does have a special place in my heart as the first Discworld I read. I always enjoy it but like the other earlier stories I realise when I read it that it's still not quite THERE. Which is a good thing, it means they just get better and better! 1y
khooliha Just finished this one up and I still think this is the series finally finding its feet. I do wish the book spent a little more time with Ysabell, since she ends up pretty important in the last third. Honestly, this reread had me feeling the characters ages, especially Keli. They're a frustrating crop of teens sometimes! Oh, and add Cutwell to the "young wizard" list that these early books have been studiously putting together. 1y
khooliha Also, congrats to Rincewind for saving wizard academia and not even getting that close to dying! 1y
Laura317 My favorite bit was the interview Death did for a job. That was adorable. Yes. Death is adorable. I liked Cutwell and his door knocker, too. I can see where TP‘s writing is getting better and better! #Ookbookclub 1y
Dorianna @Laura317 Death is absolutely adorable. His interview was one of my favorite parts. 1y
Gezemice I am just getting back to reading, Mort is a favorite, will re-read next 1y
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rubyslippersreads Oh dear, I'm so behind. (As in, I haven't even started. 😬) 1y
DGRachel @rubyslippersreads LOL. To be honest, I haven‘t started Mort yet either. It‘s on my plan for next week! 1y
Riveted_Reader_Melissa @DGRachel @rubyslippersreads Yay! I‘m right on track then! I reading Equal Rites this weekend, LOL. Great company to keep. 1y
Riveted_Reader_Melissa @rubyslippersreads Bookish procrastinates unite! 1y
DGRachel @rubyslippersreads @Riveted_Reader_Melissa Three cheers for procrastination! 🥂🥂🥂 1y
hgrimes Could you remind me which one is next?? I seem to have lost the schedule. 1y
DGRachel @hgrimes Sourcery is next. 😊 1y
hgrimes @DGRachel Thanks!! 1y
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BarbaraJean
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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!

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Dorianna
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Wanted some quiet reading time tonight so I‘m listening to the audiobook while reading to drown out the fireworks. Hope everyone is having a safe and happy Fourth of July. 📖🎧🎆🎇

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khooliha
Mort | Terry Pratchett

I am WAY behind on #OokBOokClub but maybe I can jam through Mort in 3 days? Maybe?

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gossamerchild
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Ah ha, #fireworks! Y'know, for that person, wassername, who is about to be coronated 🤣🤣

#OokBOokClub #pratchettposse #mort #readingresolutions @Jess7

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Jarakeen
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The Creator had a lot of remarkably good ideas when he put the world together, but making it understandable hadn‘t been one of them. Mort #terrypratchett #mystery #quotsyjuly18 @TK-421

Michollio I love the ones where Death is a main character! 1y
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