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Guards! Guards!
Guards! Guards! | Terry Pratchett
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Here there be dragons...and the denizens of Ankh-Morpork wish one huge firebreather would return from whence it came. Long believed extinct, a superb specimen of draco nobilis ("noble dragon" for those who don't understand italics) has appeared in Discworld's greatest city. Not only does this unwelcome visitor have a nasty habit of charbroiling everything in its path, in rather short order it is crowned King (it is a noble dragon, after all...).
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TheBookDream
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Started book 2 of the #isolationreadathon

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ozma.of.oz
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You‘ve got 24 hours with a fictional character of your choice. Choose wisely. ✨

1. Samuel Vimes, Commander of the Ankh-Morpork City Watch and The Duke of Ankh.
2. Ours.
3. I desperately want to set Sam Vimes loose on the US Congress.

#SundayFunday Have a fantastic day, and remember to tag me so I can see your response! 💖

MelanieSolane 1. Morrigan Crow from Nevermoor 2. In her world, obviously! I want to see hotel Deucalion and the Wundrous Society! 3. I would love to soend time with her and her friends from unit 919 and the hotel! 2w
ozma.of.oz @MelanieSolane That sounds like a fun day! 💕 2w
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Twainy
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Guards! Guards! and Men at Arms.

Purchasing my way through …

DiscWorld: The City Watch Collection

#TerryPratchett ❤️

KCofKaysville @Twainy I like those. Read about 4 or so Pratchett Discworld. 4mo
Twainy @KCofKaysville I‘ve only read a few. I like the City Watch so far so I‘m collecting them for now 😁 4mo
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Nelnjali
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#FebruaryStats

Books completed:
The Fires of Heaven - 4⭐
The Tempest - 3⭐
Caliban's Hour - 3.75⭐
Guards! Guards! - 4.25⭐
Several People Are Typing - 3.25⭐
Girls' Weekend - 3.5⭐
Helana and the Beast - 3.5⭐

Still reading:
'Salem's Lot
A Touch of Darkness
Lord of Chaos
Vox Machina: Kith & Kin

Total pages read: 1,984
Avg. pages/day: ~71

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Nelnjali
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4.25⭐ This was a great break from the darker stories that have seemed to catch my eye lately. I'm a sucker for puns, wordplay, and amusing footnotes, so this book was made for me. This is only my second Discworld book, and my third Pratchett book, but I definitely want to try more after reading this one.

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Nelnjali
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Have to appreciate a book that lets you know what you are in for right from the dedication. 😂

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Vansa
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#wondrouswednesday @Eggs
1.Fantasy is one of my favourite genres,and Pratchett uses the genre to explore the real world so skillfully. An absolute genius.
2.100 years of solitude!I find it completely unreadable.Once in 10 years I begin it,reach a little further before giving up.I've reached 60%,don't plan to try again! Magical realism is just not for me.I can't understand what the writer is trying to say at all.
3.The weekend is that much nearer!

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kwmg40
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This was a fun romp through Ankh-Morpork, featuring dragons!

4th book finished for the #SuperSeptember readathon. @EadieB @Andrew65

EadieB Congrats on your 4th book finished for the readathon! Great job! 11mo
rwmg Have you seen "The Watch"? A TV series with the characters from this 11mo
kwmg40 @EadieB Thank you!

@rwmg I haven't. Thanks for telling me about it!
11mo
kwmg40 @EadieB Thank you!

@rwmg I haven't. Thanks for telling me about it!
11mo
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Smarkies
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The first book in this series featuring the Night Watch. So much fun!

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Twainy
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📚 I don‘t feel worthy to review these books.

How about a quote?

“The Patrician didn‘t believe in unnecessary cruelty.*
*While being bang alongside the idea of necessary cruelty, of course.”

This is the 1st book in the City Watch subseries. I thought San Vimes was supposed to be the MC but I got more of Carrot & The Patrician.

Dog-end = cigarette butt

You‘re welcome. I had to look that up.

I look forward to more of these books!!

⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

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booklover3258
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My review of this book can be found on my Youtube Vlog at:

https://youtu.be/RzV8gqbUTJM

Enjoy!

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TK-421
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“There are many #horrible sights in the multiverse. Somehow, though, to a soul attuned to the subtle rhythms of a library, there are few worse sights than a hole where a book ought to be.” #QuotsyMar21

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Lucy_Anywhere
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First book read for #bookspinbingo and it‘s one of my all-time favourite books! A dragon is loose in Ankh-Morpork and Captain Vimes, usually drunk and all-too-aware of how far he has fallen, is not having it. If anyone is going to set fire to his city, it‘s going to be him. It‘s a genuinely funny book and Sir Terry has a lot of fun playing with fantasy tropes but Guards! Guards! is also about integrity and standing up for what you know is right.

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my.books.in.squares
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Reading my first Terry Pratchett book. After some research I decided to start with "Guards Guards"

Q. What is your favourite TP book and why?

#currentlyreading

Lucy_Anywhere I think this one is one of my faves. The City Guard is my favourite series within the series - and Sam Vimes is my favourite character. I hope you enjoy it! 2y
my.books.in.squares @Lucy_Anywhere I am so far. Thank you! 2y
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In all honesty it was quite good, I enjoyed the characters, Lady Ramkin is lovely, as are the other dragon ladies, Carrot is adorable and entirely unversed in the ways of the world, and Captain Vimes is a man who tries (just occasionally) to be a good person in a world not built for one to do so.
I‘d recommend it. So long as you‘re someone who has slightly better focus than I you might even finish it in a reasonable number of days.

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TK-421
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“... the food was good solid stuff for a cold morning, all calories and fat and protein and maybe a vitamin crying softly because it was all alone.” #food #QuotsyNov20

Libby1 Looks like a proper English breakfast! 2y
TK-421 @Libby1 I know! 😋 2y
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“These weren‘t encouraged in the city, since the heft and throw of a longbows arrow could send it through an innocent bystander 100 yards away rather than the innocent bystander at whom it was aimed.”

Gotta love Pratchett‘s no nonsense outlook on weaponry

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Zephsomething
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Y‘all I‘m so excited to get in to this book! I‘ve heard fantastic things and have been waiting for it since I started reading the discworld series

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riversong153
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Based on this cover, I would have never chosen this book. I know, I know we‘re not supposed to judge books by their covers but I can‘t help it sometimes. Anyway I read this for book club and it was hilarious. I enjoyed all of it!

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CrowCAH
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#IfYouLikeThisMovie #Aliens

Then you‘ll like this comedy where a dragon is overtaking the city and the guard is at a loss on how to stop it!

Klou 👍📚🐲 2y
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LitStephanie
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This book is a very funny, sweet escape from real life. It pokes fun at serious fantasy, but it isn't just a parody. It has a great plot that kept me reading! Good for fans of Monty Python but also fantasy fans who have often cringed at some of the more unrealistic tropes of fantasy books and movies.

DebinHawaii Welcome to Litsy! 🎉📚🎉 I Hope you enjoy it here. Check out @LitsyWelcomeWagon to get more connected. There are links to great tips for navigating Litsy in the profile. 🤗 2y
Nute Welcome to Litsy! It‘s a warm and friendly community. I know that you will enjoy yourself here. I‘m looking forward to getting to know you!🙂 2y
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LitStephanie Thank you @Nute! 2y
Graywacke Welcome to Litsy! 2y
LitStephanie @Graywacke thank you! I am excited about this platform. 2y
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jmtrivera
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Every character introduced in this adventure is just delightful in his or her own way. The plot was twisted in such a fun and silly way, and with every new turn I wanted to know what would happen next. Honestly, it shouldn't have taken me so long to read, but I'm glad I did and can't wait to visit with the City Watch again.

TobeyTheScavengerMonk Some timely politics too, huh? 2y
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#7Tage7Buecher
#7days7books

Day 2, book 2. Or book series.

Read-y_Picker Love love LOVE! I had so many of these but they disappeared. Poof! 2y
PickwickPlockPlock @Read-y_Picker I lent my former boss one of my discworld books. A few years later he told me he had seen it when he moved house and that it was sitting on his new shelf. Where it's still sitting, I guess. 2y
Read-y_Picker @PickwickPlockPlock Yes, I only hope that wherever they‘ve ended up they were enjoyed 😊 2y
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Leftcoastzen They look so great together! 2y
vlwelser 😍 2y
ReadingOver50 Woo, what a collection 2y
PickwickPlockPlock @ReadingOver50 And it's not all of them 📚 2y
Nute Wow! A lovely sight!😍 2y
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Mangelli
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Pratchett‘s fantasy world is such a brilliant commentary on our own. So full and rich and easy to get lost in. I‘ve never before come across a piece of fiction which has made me laugh this much or this often.

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“A book has been taken. A book has been taken? You summoned the Watch," Carrot drew himself up proudly, "because someone's taken a book? You think that's worse than murder?"
The Librarian gave him the kind of look other people would reserve for people who said things like "What's so bad about genocide?
- my favourite bibliophile, the Librarian of Unseen University for the @vivastory 200000 litfluence celebration. Congrats!
#vivabibliophile

vivastory Fantastic choice & a great reminder that I need to read more Pratchett. Thanks for sharing! 📚📚 2y
Lyssa131330 @vivastory Thanks! It was a great prompt, I‘ve really enjoyed looking through the tag 2y
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TK-421
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“I mean, it's a good job we've got a last desperate million-to-one chance to rely on, or we'd really be in trouble!” #million #QuotsyJan20

Texreader 🤣🤣🤣 3y
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emtobiasz
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The first of the City Watch books follows Captain Vimes, Constable Carrot, several dragons, a noblewoman, a secret society, Discworld‘s Librarian, and the Patrician as they attempt to save Ankh-Morpork with varying degrees of success. It‘s a fun romp and I‘m glad I finally got to this #Discworld series, especially with the TV adaptation coming soon.

jillrhudy It had better be brilliant! I want something to really do it justice 3y
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emtobiasz
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I am only halfway through this book, but I am already prepared to Have Opinions in this Night Watch adaptation.

https://io9.gizmodo.com/our-first-look-at-the-discworld-tv-show-is-not-what-you-...

But. I will be good and save them for when I‘m done with the books and have seen the show 🙃

#Discworld

Lena_writes Younger, slimmer Sybil and sympathetic Carcer will be rant buttons for me, I know it. 3y
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“There is something very unexpected about this sword. It isn‘t magical. It hasn‘t got a name. When you wield it you don‘t get a feeling of power, you just get blisters; you could believe it was a sword that had been used so much that it had ceased to be anything other than a quintessential sword, a long piece of #metal with very sharp edges. And it hasn‘t got destiny written all over it. It‘s practically unique, in fact.” #QuotsyNov19

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“But all this business about kings and lords, it's against basic human #dignity. We're all born equal. It makes me sick.”

“Never heard you talk like this before, Frederick,” said Nobby.

“It's Sergeant Colon to you, Nobby.”

#QuotsyOct19

julesG 😂😂😂 3y
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sixgun
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I loved it. Quick and easy read with bits and pieces woven in from his overall vision of Discworld. So far my favorite of his books I've read so far. Hilarious if you get into his tongue in cheek sense of humor.

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“It‘s a metaphor of human bloody existence, a dragon. And if that wasn‘t bad enough, it‘s also a bloody great hot #flying thing.” #QuotsyAug19

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TK-421
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Outside with Minerva enjoying some lazy Sunday reading.

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TK-421
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I finally got my hubby to start reading #Discworld! So far he‘s read the first two City Watch books, the first Witches book & he‘s about halfway through Wyrd Sisters. He‘s enjoying the books so much I decided to start rereading! I‘m not sure yet if I‘ll reread all the Watch books first, or bounce around between the different threads, or maybe reread in the same order as my husband reads them. At any rate, I‘m looking forward to an #epicreread!

KathyWheeler I have put off reading these because I have no idea what order to read them in or where to start. 3y
TK-421 @KathyWheeler I found this reading order guide helpful: http://www.lspace.org/books/reading-order-guides/the-discworld-reading-order-gui.... It doesn‘t include some of the later novels but it‘s a great introduction. I‘d recommend the "starter novels" from any one of the Discworld threads, except Rincewind (continued ?) 3y
TK-421 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.” I started with the first couple of City Watch & Witches books. 3y
KathyWheeler @TK-421 thanks! 3y
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Turned up at the library book sale. Mine mine mine. It‘s a First American Edition. #terrypratchett #discworld #ookbookclub #PratchettPosse

Aimeesue Errol! 🥕! Sybil! Vimes! VETINARI! ❤️❤️❤️ I‘m jealous. 3y
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AbbaZabba02
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Book 57 of the year finished July 21, audio

Captain Vimes! 💗

When a dragon is summoned and starts terrorizing the city, it's up to The Watch to save the city. It's a one in a million chance, but it just might work.

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Debdeb
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My first #audiowalk yesterday ... think I‘m converted 😀 another planned for today but running errands so not so pretty surroundings

julesG Errands run more smoothly with a good #audiobook. People might look at you strangely because you burst out laughing in the toiletries aisle while listening to Terry Pratchett though. (happened to me this morning while listening to Nevernight). 3y
Daisey Walking and diving are my favorite listening times! It makes the time pass so much more smoothly. 3y
Princess-Kingofkings What a beautiful path to walk! 🌳 3y
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Did I really need another copy? Silly question - it‘s Sam Vimes, of course I did. (And of course it‘s A Pratchett book that puts a stop to my can‘t concentrate long enough to read anything phase...)

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IndyHannaJones
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Ohhhhhh Captain Vimes is sexy af and Lady Ramkin is BAE.

Soubhiville Lol, they have got a special thing going on! 3y
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Listening to this one on Audible, and while you can tell the recording is older, I can already tell it's one of Sir TP's best. The man was clearly a genius....a mad genius...but a genius none the less. Ella, as always, is for attention. Here, she is contemplating the secrets of the universe.

SW-T Happy birthday! 🎁 Ella is adorable. I‘m sure she‘ll help you celebrate 😊🎉 🐶 3y
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I‘m a bit behind the #OokBOokClub here, but I have to say I can definitely see Pratchett‘s wit and wisdom, the thing that made me fall in love with the later Discworld books, really starting to shine through with this installment. It starts out as a silly story, that quickly takes some unexpected twists, delightfully peppered with some great lines that still ring true today.

#PratchettPosse.... only 2 weeks late.🤷‍♀️

jpmcwisemorgan Oh I‘m so much further behind than that! Yikes! 4y
Riveted_Reader_Melissa @jpmcwisemorgan Where are you at? I‘m trying to stay caught up, but I seem to always be running about a month behind. Haha, oh well, better late than never I guess. 👍 4y
JazzFeathers Is this the first book of the City Guard? I think l read this a few years ago.. in ltalian. Translation isn't the best way to read Pratchett... 4y
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Riveted_Reader_Melissa @JazzFeathers Yes it is! So fun to read about them when they were still a mess. 4y
jpmcwisemorgan I‘m not sure where I am now, I need to go back and check. I think I‘m just going to read Good Omens and stay in track from there and then add in the books I‘m behind. 4y
Riveted_Reader_Melissa @jpmcwisemorgan That works! Great plan! 4y
Riveted_Reader_Melissa @jpmcwisemorgan Plus there are a bunch of Pratchett non-Discworld books on the schedule this year, so that might help you catch up too. 4y
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Works for me!

*and I have to say, I love a good footnote! 😉😂

#OokBOokClub
#PratchettPosse

GingerAntics Those rules seem fair enough to me. 4y
Riveted_Reader_Melissa @GingerAntics I have to say, I‘m becoming quite a fan of the Librarian in this series. 😂 4y
GingerAntics So am I, and I haven‘t read anything but you‘re posts. lol 4y
kgriffith Footnotes are such a fun feature! 4y
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Maybe that‘s why we have a hard time picturing ourselves as heroes, we don‘t feel like we fit the myth/stereotype enough to go trying to do anything heroic.

#OokBOokClub
#PratchettPosse

Texreader Love this!! 4y
Moray_Reads Vimes is the hero we all need 4y
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Ugh, so true.... oh Pratchett, you‘re starting to hit your stride with this series as the silly story has such get lines that sneak up on you at odd times....and are still so relevant today.

#OokBOokClub
#PratchettPosse

GingerAntics This certainly made me think of a few current situations. To think there is no way he could have foreseen the world we live in today. I‘m kind of glad that he‘s not here to see it, in a way. 4y
Kasie This is so true. Sometimes people need to learn to stand up and not let things pass by that are wrong. 4y
Riveted_Reader_Melissa @Kasie It reminded me of an Elie Wiesel quote “We must always take sides. Neutrality helps the oppressor, never the victim. Silence encourages the tormentor, never the tormented.” 4y
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Swe_Eva Pratchett was a master at hiding truths in silliness. 4y
JazzFeathers This is so true. And you know? I've heard/read so many concentration camps survivors saying the same. Shivers 😑 4y
Riveted_Reader_Melissa @JazzFeathers Yes! Above in the comments I said it reminded me of the Wiesel quote! 4y
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The road is paved with good intentions....

And a very important lesson it is...

#OokBOokClub
#PratchettPosse

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👍😉😂Sign me up!
##OokBOokClub
#PratchettPosse

GingerAntics 💙💙💙 I really need to read this book. 4y
sixgun I just read that Hay, Wales, location of the annual Hay festival, a population of just 1500 still retains 20+ book shops. They had 50+ a decade ago. I love second hand, individually owned, book shops. I've always wanted to own one. 4y
Riveted_Reader_Melissa @sixgun I‘ve seen photos of it, it looks like heaven to me. In fact I think there are a few here on Litsy, under various Hay tags. 4y
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sixgun @Riveted_Reader_Melissa The festival sounds like a complete Bucket List type of thing. 4y
Texreader @sixgun Ok so we went to Cardiff, Wales (for a day while visiting England) two years ago and would you believe my fam would not take a side trip to Hay? I was heartbroken. 4y
sixgun @Texreader Ohhhh Noooo!! That is beyond painful. I think I'd cry. The book that I learned about the Hay festival had a linguist that can hear the difference in accent withing about 5 miles. That is also crazy. 4y
Texreader @sixgun Forgive me if you‘re Welsh but it is an insane language! The signs were enormous there to be able to handle the gazillion letters in its words. 4y
sixgun The longest place name in the world is in Wales! I'm Welsh only through distant heritage.I just find the pronunciation amazing. Of course I grew up in Wisconsin where every city pronunciation of a bit mind-boggling if you think about it too much. 4y
JazzFeathers Hey, l should suggest that time of shifts and management to my boss 😆 4y
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JazzFeathers I've heard an antropoligist saying just the same. He also explained why, in spite of thus, cliche are not a food tool to navigate the real world. It was a fascinating conversation. 4y
Riveted_Reader_Melissa @JazzFeathers That does sound fascinating! 4y
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Karisa Sounds like someone familiar. . . 🤣😂😅🤔🤨🙁😓😥😭 4y
Riveted_Reader_Melissa @Karisa Sadly I thought that too.... 4y
GingerAntics ah. Me too. Sad, but true. 4y
Texreader Oh my gosh, how close to home!! Egads! 4y
JazzFeathers Indeed. 4y
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GingerAntics Stealing a book is crime against humanity!!! 4y
Laura317 Ooook! Call the Watch! 4y
jmtrivera 😲 4y
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