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LitsyEvents
The Last Continent | Terry Pratchett
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repost for @julesG

#OokBOokClub

Just a friendly reminder that we'll be reading #TheLastContinent next! Dig out your books, put in your library holds, or place your orders! The next Discworld adventure continues on July 8th! Woohoo!

If anyone wants to be tagged/untagged for future posts please let me know! Happy to oblige!

#Discworld #SirTerryPratchett #TerryPratchett #PratchettPosse #ReadAlong #BuddyRead #EpicBuddyRead

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julesG
The Last Continent | Terry Pratchett
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#OokBOokClub

Just a friendly reminder that we'll be reading #TheLastContinent next! Dig out your books, put in your library holds, or place your orders! The next Discworld adventure continues on July 8th! Woohoo!

If anyone wants to be tagged/untagged for future posts please let me know! Happy to oblige!

#Discworld #SirTerryPratchett #TerryPratchett #PratchettPosse #ReadAlong #BuddyRead #EpicBuddyRead

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julesG
Interesting Times | Terry Pratchett
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#OokBOokClub-ers, our Discworld adventure continues TODAY with #InterestingTimes and #TrollBridge!

Looking forward to our discussion next month!

Happy reading!

#Discworld #SirTerryPratchett #TerryPratchett #PratchettPosse #ReadAlong #BuddyRead #EpicBuddyRead

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julesG
The Illustrated Eric | Terry Pratchett, Josh Kirby
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Hello friends! Open discussion is in the FOLLOWING POST marked as a spoiler. Find the #Eric 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. Feel free to chat about anything!

#Discworld #SirTerryPratchett #TerryPratchett #PratchettPosse #ReadAlong #BuddyRead #EpicBuddyRead

kwmg40 I'd read this at the beginning of the year, so I decided not to reread it so soon. I recall liking the satirical elements but I wasn't all that enthusiastic about the story itself. I think I would have appreciated it much more if I were familiar with Faust. I'll probably postpone a reread of Eric until after I read Faust, and I'm sure it'll seem much funnier then. 2w
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julesG
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Welcome to the #OokBOokClub open discussion for #Eric feel free to discuss anything! Don't forget to tag each other in the comments so your friends can see your reply. Have fun!

#Discworld #SirTerryPratchett #TerryPratchett #PratchettPosse #ReadAlong #BuddyRead #EpicBuddyRead

willaful Eric definitely feels slight after the high stakes of Sourcery. It is very funny though. 2w
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julesG Re-reading the Rincewind books, Rincewind is slowly growing on me. I enjoyed reading my illustrated edition alongside the audiobook. 2w
willaful I thought the character of the Creator was very similar to Slartibartfast from The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy. 2w
TheSpineView I agree with @julesG that Rincewind is growing on me too. I liked this take on Hell is paved with good intentions. However, it did get a bit confusing and convuled bit always humorous. 2w
willaful @TheSpineView The hell is wonderful. I found myself wondering if this had provided some inspiration for “The Good Place.“ 2w
BookWrym I was more caught up by the Greek mythology. Hell reminded me of Dante‘s Inferno. I did enjoy the demons as well and how easy they were to confuse. 2w
julesG @kwmg40 I had to read Goethe's Faust in school. Which means we also talked about the other Faust/Bargain with the Devil stories. 2w
julesG Eric summoning a demon always brings up Jonathan Stroud's Bartimaeus trilogy (YA, definitely darker than Pratchett). There's a summoning scene at the beginning of Bartimaeus that is very similar, probably because Bartimaeus is a very sarcastic demon. 😁 2w
julesG @BookWrym What Hell would look like if Dante had had Cheerios for breakfast. 😁 2w
kwmg40 Sorry for commenting on the wrong thread! As you can tell, I‘m not all that good at reading instructions. 😂 Anyhow, I‘m enjoying reading the comments here! 2w
BookmarkTavern I think this is my favorite Rincewind book! It‘s so humorous, and I‘ve read Faustian stories before, so I thought I knew where everything would go, but the sort of djinn interpretation of Eric‘s wishes just made me laugh out loud. 2w
julesG @kwmg40 no problem, that's why I answered here. 😉 2w
BarbaraJean @julesG @TheSpineView I definitely liked Rincewind better here than in Sourcery, but I kind of feel like I'm marking time until I can get to the Pratchett I really like. I'm interested to make my way through the Discworld beyond my previous brief forays, but I'm understanding what people mean when they've said I'll prefer certain sub-series to others. @willaful I wondered the same thing about this maybe being an influence on The Good Place! 1w
willaful @BarbaraJean It's interesting how many of us fans aren't really into the Rincewind books.

I searched but couldn't anything specifically saying TGP created mentioned Pratchett, but definitely a lot of people have seen the similarities.
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julesG @willaful wouldn't be the first TV series borrowing ideas from books without acknowledging it. 1w
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3.5⭐️ For the most part, I enjoyed this read. There were some things that were a bit far fetched, but I had a good time reading it. Read it for the latest Book Cougars #readalong. #2024 #romance #fantasy #fiction #bookreview

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BarkingMadRead
Billy Summers | Steven King
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Welcome to the #LosersClub open discussion for #BillySummers
 Please be mindful of spoilers. We have new readers to King who haven‘t read all of his books. When referencing his other work, please keep this in mind for our new-to-King friends. Don‘t forget to tag each other in the comments so your friends can see your reply. Have fun!
#StephenKing #StephenKingInOrder #KingFromTheBeginning #ConstantReader #ReadAlong #BuddyRead #BookDiscussion

5feet.of.fury SK books are so crazy because so many start one way & end another. While he was putting together his plan and all the disguises to do The Last Job, I was still hoping there would be a way that he could just stay in the neighborhood & really be a writer. But of course, we have to go do something completely different. But I liked Alice & that 2nd arc too. 4w
BarkingMadRead @5feet.of.fury that ending 😳 I didn‘t see that coming. I was really hoping for a HEA for everyone, but it was a great ending! I wish SK wasn‘t so political in his books, but it‘s not a deal breaker so I guess I‘m putting up with it 🤣 4w
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5feet.of.fury @BarkingMadRead he always has to throw in something against 🍊 since their twitter feud. 😂 I dont mind a political take in general but some of it seems thrown in for no reason other than being petty 😂 4w
BarkingMadRead @5feet.of.fury yes exactly! I get politics being mentioned, but he gets really hateful 🤣 it gives me Springsteen vibes every time 🤣 Bruce loves to make political speeches at award ceremonies 🤣 4w
TieDyeDude I loved the idea of his “dumb“ self, sitting there with his mouth a little slack, while thinking about literature and how to avoid dying 😅
@5feet.of.fury 🍊 🤣
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BarkingMadRead @TieDyeDude yes! And they all fell for it, which is amazing! 3w
PaperbackPirate @TieDyeDude Lol I loved that too. And also that he wasn‘t going to give up reading books to look dumb, just choose “dumber” books. 😂 3w
PaperbackPirate @5feet.of.fury I had the same hopes and dreams, even though I‘ve read enough King to know better by now. 😊 3w
PaperbackPirate I also loved The Overlook Hotel‘s cameo appearance! And the scary topiary animals are back! I was waiting for him to go back to the cabin after throwing the painting into the canyon to find it hanging up again. 3w
BarkingMadRead @PaperbackPirate those Easter eggs were making me giddy! I really wanted a last freaky incident with that painting! 3w
Karkar @TieDyeDude I loved that part too. 3w
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Gwendy's Final Task | Stephen King, Richard Chizmar
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Just a reminder that June‘s #LosersClub read is #GwendysFinalTask Put your library holds in now, search your shelves, or buy a new copy, and check back on or about October 1st, when we begin reading this one. Discussion will be at the end of the month! 📚📚 you may want to read the second book before the third. It‘s not written by King #StephenKing #StephenKingInOrder #KingFromTheBeginning #ConstantReader #ReadAlong #BuddyRead #BookDiscussion

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julesG
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#OokBOokClub-ers, our Discworld adventure continues TODAY with #BOOKTITLE!

Looking forward to our discussion next month!

Happy reading!

#Discworld #SirTerryPratchett #TerryPratchett #PratchettPosse #ReadAlong #BuddyRead #EpicBuddyRead

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julesG
Sourcery (Revised) | Terry Pratchett
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Hello friends! Open discussion is in the FOLLOWING POST marked as a spoiler. Find the Sourcery 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. Feel free to chat about anything!

#Discworld #SirTerryPratchett #TerryPratchett #PratchettPosse #ReadAlong #BuddyRead #EpicBuddyRead

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