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1MrsLee
Editado: Out 21, 2007, 8:57 pm

I am reading The Truth right now. I love how William de Worde is "discovering" everything about publishing a newspaper and of course I am enjoying the mystery within. The idea of a vampire photographer who turns to dust everytime he time he takes a flash picture cracks me up. Is that sort of the vampire equivelent of a person who cuts themselves to relieve emotional pain?

edited to add touchstones because I guess I forgot where I was for a minute.

2merigreenleaf
Out 20, 2007, 3:35 pm

Seems like that kind of equivalent, right?

I'm reading Making Money now. Late, I know, but I had to reread Going Postal first because I couldn't remember a thing that had happened.

3tardis
Editado: Jul 14, 2008, 12:10 am

Listening to Going Postal (not at this exact moment because Randy Bachman's Vinyl Tap is still on the radio but will be going back to it soon).

4nickhoonaloon
Out 21, 2007, 2:10 pm

Just re-read Soul Music, not for the first time. I actually stopped buying his books round about Interesting Times, but I was a loyal follower up to then.

5Kell_Smurthwaite
Out 22, 2007, 1:48 am

I WOULD be reading Making Money, but I have been banned from buying it as I'll be getting it for Xmas most likely. Am champing at the bit to get to it!

6mrsradcliffe
Out 23, 2007, 7:53 am

I really want to read Making Money especially as Moist is one of my favourite 'new' characters, but I have just blown my entertainment budget on the dvd of Jekyll (on the bbc recently) so will have to wait a few weeks!!

7dchaikin
Editado: Fev 4, 2008, 9:29 am

#1 - not sure, but a vampire is a wonderful characterization for a news reporter (or news photographer).

editing because I just realized this made no sense. Original post "#1 - not sure, but a vampire and wonderful characterization of new reporter (or photographer)."

8MrsLee
Fev 3, 2008, 4:17 pm

I'm starting Moving Pictures now. All the Holy Wood allusions are great fun. Favorite silly thing right now is "Final Frontier" Not much of a frontier if there is nowhere to go after that. :) Paraphrased, of course.

9fabooj
Fev 25, 2008, 1:16 am

I'm rereading my Discworld books and I'm reading Equal Rites right now. Just finished Moving Pictures and before that Small Gods. I'm not rereading all of them, just the ones that didn't grab me the first time around.

10TeacherDad
Fev 25, 2008, 1:19 am

even though it's not the holiday season, I'm re-reading Hogfather... then I think I'll keep going with more of the Death ones...

11cmbohn
Mar 7, 2008, 1:29 am

I just finished The Amazing Maurice and His Educated Rodents, which counts as Discworld, but doesn't really deal with most of the folks we're used to reading about. One major character (think the guy in black with the BIG VOICE) makes a cameo appearance late in the book though. It was a lot of fun!

12pollysmith
Abr 27, 2008, 9:03 pm

I'm reading "Soul Music" right now

13MrsLee
Maio 2, 2008, 7:10 pm

I've started Going Postal. There are chapters in this book!

14Kell_Smurthwaite
Maio 4, 2008, 7:13 am

Just finished reading Making Money - there are chapters in that one too. It kind of throws me when there are chapters in Discworld books - I'm used to having strategically placed breaks in the text, but not chapters - LOL!

15MrsLee
Maio 4, 2008, 3:20 pm

Do you think Pratchett had to yield to publishers? They do make nice potty breaks, :) but I kind of miss the uniqueness and arrogance of no chapters. :D

16thecynicalromantic
Maio 17, 2008, 4:53 pm

I just finished "Wintersmith." It felt weird reading a Discworld book where the *primary* plot was a love story... but there were Nac Mac Feegle in it, so that was okay.

Vampire photographer dude (Otto?) is awesome.

17ftv00es
Maio 17, 2008, 5:03 pm

I'm reading Maskerade right now! And loving it! :-)

18MrsLee
Maio 18, 2008, 2:44 pm

#16 - Have you read The Truth yet? Otto figures rather prominently in that. I love him.

19AngelaB86
Maio 19, 2008, 12:38 pm

In the middle of Jingo now, I love Sam Vimes, he's working his way into my top 5 favorites characters. I'm hoping they'll give more depth to Carrot in this one, too.

20mmignano11
Maio 20, 2008, 11:09 am

I picked up The art of Discworldat the library and having heard of the author and series on here have gotten one book of his at the library,Eric and own one. I'll have to locate that one though. The artwork in that book is phenomenal and it explains some of the characters and how and why they were developed. Interesting. MB

21MrsLee
Maio 25, 2008, 10:31 pm

I had to put down a very poorly written book the other day, so to get the bad taste out of my mouth I decided to read a Pratchett. Interesting Times

*I wasn't eating the bad book, but it did leave a sour taste. :)

22hearts3134
Maio 31, 2008, 10:39 pm

Having just discovered Pratchett in the last few months (!) due to LT, I am just now reading them all the way through. I started with the Witches arc, then Rincewind, and I'm at the end of the Death sequence (I think, according to the reading order I found online) on Thief of Time.

So far, I have enjoyed them all immensely, although I think Granny Weatherwax is probably my favorite character so far!

23AngelaB86
Jun 2, 2008, 10:52 am

Finished Jingo, enjoyed it but was a little disappointed they didn't expand on Carrot very much. They kind of-sort of hint at hidden depths, but then don't deliver. I'm reading The Last Continent and Wintersmith now, and enjoying both.

24Rubbah
Jun 3, 2008, 8:22 am

I'm re-reading carpe jugulum. The witches are my favourite characters.

25jguy7500
Jun 4, 2008, 7:50 am

I picked up the Bromeliad on the weekend and I'm reading that now. I love the Discworld books, but his non-Discworld books are great fun too. I'm loving it so far!

26MrsLee
Jul 7, 2008, 11:55 am

I just finished The Last Hero, I laughed so much! Loved it. Loved the premise, the action, those involved and the results. Also loved the illustrations, though I didn't think I would. The only interpretation I would argue with is the image of the Luggage. In my mind it has little wooden feet, like one would see on some furniture, not little human feet.

27Simius
Jul 13, 2008, 8:04 am

im sort of reading The Science of Discworld right now... but i keep getting other books in... so it get put on the back burner... its not quite as fun as the other books... a lot easier to put down... though ill make it through it one day:)

28MrsLee
Jul 13, 2008, 11:09 am

Simius - Could you tell me a little bit what it is like? I've wondered if it is in story form or just Pratchett explaining his reasoning on the science in the book or telling which books have what science in them.

29Simius
Jul 14, 2008, 2:18 am

its odd... every other chapter is in Discworld... where Ponder Stibbons and the Wizards are doing an experiment... and then the other chapters go on about science... and though interesting... make you wish the chapter will be over so you can get back to your proper place in Discworld:)... its worth it... just a slow read

30reading_fox
Jul 14, 2008, 6:12 am

science of discworld is not really a discworld book, it's a popular science book writen by Jack Cohen with Terry adding some Discworld interpretations along the way. They're fun but don't actually help understand the science. There are three covering the origin on the universe, evolution and I can't remember the third.

I've just finished fifth elephant antoher one of his best.

31MrsLee
Jul 14, 2008, 12:57 pm

Thank you Simius and reading_fox. :)

32Artemisfowl
Jul 17, 2008, 4:41 pm

No.29/30
Thanks from me too as i'm thinking about reading them when i finish the series, probably will now too

33MrsLee
Jul 18, 2008, 3:11 pm

I started Good Omens on my vacation. I am loving it! Especially enjoying the interaction between the angel and the demon. :)

34Simius
Jul 19, 2008, 1:55 am

i havent read Good Omens for quite a while... i need to reread all of the books actually

35naaqqas
Jul 19, 2008, 5:26 pm

i'm reading monstrous regiment. just finished the fifth elephant. those are the first books in english and i'm so slow and don't understand as much as in finnish. a lot of enjoyment is missing (playing with words and meanings) i must admit. trying to collect as much as possible.

36TeacherDad
Jul 21, 2008, 12:40 am

almost finished with Night Watch, a re-read but worth it, and next up is Mort...

(is that the first DEATH one?)

37cmbohn
Set 27, 2008, 1:32 am

Yes, Mort is the first DEATH book. I loved that one! I just finished Small Gods, and I didn't enjoy it quite as much as some of the others. It still made me laugh out loud, but I didn't *love* it. Maybe it's because none of my favorite characters were in this one, with the exception of a few brief appearance only.

38fabfic-terrificteens
Set 27, 2008, 2:52 am

Have just given in and ordered Nation from Amazon UK as NZ won't get it until the 3rd week of October, and I want it now! It's non-Discworld, and for kids/teens, so might not count for this. The reviews have been great, and I hope it arrives quickly so I can devour it and add it to the conference presentation I'm putting together, as I'm sure it'll be good.

39dchaikin
Out 9, 2008, 10:06 pm

Just started Sourcery, my first Pratchett in a while.

40ronincats
Out 9, 2008, 10:53 pm

Picked up Nation over the weekend--postponing starting it just to enjoy the anticipation.

41kaffles
Editado: Out 10, 2008, 6:38 am

Just finished Nation - I loved it, but it was quite dark. I assume his illness was very much on his mind when he wrote it.

42dchaikin
Out 14, 2008, 1:41 pm

I enjoyed Sourcery, I might post some excerpts later. Very wizzardy. There's a plot, but it's not a very prominent part of the book.

43fabfic-terrificteens
Out 16, 2008, 2:56 am

I finished Nation this morning, and loved it. I didn't find it too dark, but it certainly makes you think.

44MrsLee
Out 18, 2008, 1:26 pm

I've begun reading Mort. I love it.

45Artemisfowl
Out 27, 2008, 10:39 am

I don't like soucery much and am up to jingo and enjoying it a lot (only up to p40 of 285)

46cmbohn
Nov 3, 2008, 5:59 pm

I think Mort is my very favorite so far. I just finished Lords and Ladies and enjoyed it quite a bit. I love the Witches! They are just so funny. and DEATH made a brief appearance, which is always good for a laugh.

47rojse
Nov 18, 2008, 2:56 am

The Bromeliad Trilogy - Truckers, Diggers and Wings all bound in one paperback volume. It's not the equal of Discworld, but still a great read.

48Artemisfowl
Editado: Nov 21, 2008, 4:48 pm

Don't like sourcery, equal rites or the first half of wyrd sisters but like what i have read of the last continent and most others (don't like susan much)

49ellevee
Nov 21, 2008, 4:58 pm

I just finished Small Gods last night (I'm reading them in order), and am annoyed I don't have the next book, because Pratchett makes everything OK in my world.

50pollysmith
Dez 2, 2008, 2:14 pm

I just started small gods last night! how funny!

51dchaikin
Dez 2, 2008, 5:56 pm

I just love Small Gods. It was my first Pratchett and still my favorite! Hope you enjoy.

52tiegster
Dez 2, 2008, 11:06 pm

Still waiting on The Colour of Magic to get here from the other branch. They never do their paging lists very quickly. *grumble, grumble, grumble...*

53cmbohn
Dez 4, 2008, 4:38 pm

I found Equal Rites at the library book sale and snatched it up. I may read it next. Men at Arms is on my list for the 999 challenge, so I'm saving it for next year.

54tiegster
Dez 4, 2008, 8:01 pm

Huzzah! The Colour of Magic has arrived...in perfect time. I just finished A Holiday for Murder and now I have something else to read.

55ellevee
Dez 4, 2008, 8:06 pm

I caved (again) and bought Lords and Ladies, which is awesome and funny, and makes me super happy. Mr. Pratchett, you kicketh some rear.

56rojse
Dez 5, 2008, 2:03 am

#53

What is the 999 challenge? It sounds interesting.

57reading_fox
Dez 5, 2008, 4:12 am

I just finsihed Men at Arms not his very best, but one of my favourites.

I don't like Small Gods at all, although I know I'm in a minority here.

#48 you don't like Susan ?! - she's one of my favourite characters! I'm always surprised at the variety of responses to Terry's works.

58MrsLee
Dez 5, 2008, 3:12 pm

I'm going to read Soul Music now. Hoping to finish it rather quickly so I can read Hogfather before Christmas. I read Hogfather last year before Christmas and that was my introduction to Pratchett. What a lovely year it has been. :)

59ellevee
Dez 6, 2008, 12:26 am

I once again caved, and bought Men At Arms and Soul Music. I may need a Pratchett intervention. Like, now.

60ronincats
Dez 6, 2008, 2:00 pm

A Pratchett intervention? Looks like this--
What, now you need the next Vimes book, and you really need to have Guards! Guards! before Men at Arms!

61ellevee
Dez 6, 2008, 11:28 pm

I HAVE Guards! Guards! I'm reading them in order! I NEED THEM ALL RIGHT NOW, EVEN WITH ALL THE OTHER BOOKS I NEED TO READ. *twitches*

62fabfic-terrificteens
Dez 7, 2008, 1:30 am

I've just starting re-reading Thud, which I think is my favourite in the Vimes series - of course, I say that about every one, until the next comes out!

63MrsLee
Dez 9, 2008, 2:02 am

I finished Soul Music, it was a hoot! Especially with two teenage guitar gods in my house. ;)

64Artemisfowl
Dez 15, 2008, 4:02 pm

Liking carpe jugulum and loving the fifth elephant

65ronincats
Dez 15, 2008, 4:27 pm

Just finished Hogfather and watched the movie as well--very well done!

66dchaikin
Dez 15, 2008, 9:11 pm

Artemisfowl - those are two of my favorite Pratchett books!

67ellevee
Dez 15, 2008, 11:15 pm

Reading Soul Music, and loving it. I want to give Death a hug, and buy him a kitten. Up next is Interesting Times.

68washu
Dez 15, 2008, 11:41 pm

The only one I haven't read yet is Making Money and I read the first chapter before I let my boyfriend read it and I've decided that I'll re-read Going Postal first so that the recent history will be fresh in my mind. So I'm not actually reading one right now, but I'm going to be traveling over the holidays and those are the two I'll take with me.

69rojse
Dez 17, 2008, 2:33 am

#68

Any excuse to reread a Pratchett book...

I thought Making Money was written well enough that you didn't need to know the first book. There were obviously references in the second book to reward those whom had read Going Postal, and to a lesser extent other Discworld books, but it didn't seem to be so obvious that it would ruin the flow of the book.

70washu
Dez 17, 2008, 9:13 pm

"I thought Making Money was written well enough that you didn't need to know the first book"

That's usually the case with his books - it's really just an excuse to reread Going Postal.

71tiegster
Dez 21, 2008, 10:00 pm

Okay, I've finished The Colour of Magic and now I can't figure out if I want to go in order and do The Light Fantastic or go on to the first Death book which is...?

Of course this is trying to fit in with A Study in Scarlet and maybe a P.G. Wodehouse or Rex Stout book and also Tales of Beedle the Bard.

72MrsLee
Dez 22, 2008, 12:34 am

I just finished reading Hogfather. It was as good or better the second time as it was the first. I caught a lot more of the references, because the first time I read it, it was the first Pratchett I had read. Did that make sense?

73dchaikin
Dez 22, 2008, 8:38 am

tiegster - There is no need to read discworld in order. All the books can stand alone. Mort is the first death book. See the series pages here: http://www.librarything.com/series/Discworld%3A+Death (side note - the series pages on LT for discworld are really well done.)

MrsLee - makes perfect sense to me.

74ronincats
Dez 27, 2008, 9:30 am

I'm reading The Turtle Moves!: Discworld's Story So Far by Lawrence Watt-Evans, which I got for Christmas.

75Vanye
Jan 5, 2009, 11:36 am

Reading Equal Rites just finished The Last Hero & watched Hogfather (DVD) during holidays. Guards, Guards is hilarious read it about a year ago! 8^)

76rojse
Jan 5, 2009, 9:58 pm

#74

Looking at the page for the book, it seems to be literary criticism for Discworld. Is this right, and if so, what sort of literary comment is the book making about Discworld?

77ronincats
Jan 5, 2009, 10:05 pm

Actually, I wouldn't call it lit crit. It is a description of each of the books chronologically with no spoilers (so more just setting and characters and initial set-up), then dividing them into four threads and commenting on that, then commenting on the comments. LWE likes Pratchett, works somewhat too hard at making clever comments and is very complimentary. For me, the pluses are having a resource to keep the characters in the different books straight, having a quick guide to what books go with what series in what order, and the online resources that he points you to, which I haven't had a chance to follow up with yet but appear to be what I really wanted in the first place. Probably way too light for the serious Discworld fan, but a good intro and, for someone like me who has been reading Pratchett for at least 20 years but not really in any organized fashion, an overview.

78ellevee
Jan 5, 2009, 11:35 pm

Going to finish Feet of Clay tonight, which means Hogfather next (which I've never read before - stupid compulsive need to read books in order)!

79puddleshark
Editado: Jan 7, 2009, 2:33 am

Re-reading making money. What seemed like satire the first time I read it now seems like understated realism. Sigh.

80Vanye
Jan 7, 2009, 9:05 pm

I have The Art of Discworld & when i read Pratchett book i look up the characters to see what they look like. The actors in Hogfather were very well chosen & Mr. Teatime is just plain creepy in the book as well as on the DVD. 8^)

81ronincats
Jan 7, 2009, 9:19 pm

Went straight from Mort to Soul Music, having both read and watched Hogfather just before Christmas.

82stretch
Jan 7, 2009, 9:56 pm

I'm currently reading Guards! Guards!. I'm trying to read the Watch series in Order for a change even though I've already read the Night Watch, but I've forgotten most of it so it's ripe for a re-read.

83Sibylle.Night
Editado: Jan 10, 2009, 8:44 am

Hello everybody !
I'm completely new to Pratchett and Discworld, I've just bought a copy of Mort to discover the author as I've read a lot about which book to start with and I've finally decided I'll start with the Death arc.
The book's been wonderful so far, so I joined the group :) I hope I'll be strong enough not to click on too many spoilery threads !

84Artemisfowl
Jan 29, 2009, 6:38 am

The Truth is awesome, can't wait for thief of time

85fabfic-terrificteens
Jan 30, 2009, 2:58 am

I've just started The Folklore of Discworld which I'm finding interesting. Some of the folklore I was aware of, but other bits make you go "So that's where he got it from..."

86Artur
Fev 1, 2009, 12:16 pm

I just finished reading Night Watch again, for about the sixth or seventh time.

The Guards or Watch series of books contain most of my favorites, and this gem seems to rise in my estimation every time I read it.

87Vanye
Fev 11, 2009, 10:52 pm

88MrsLee
Fev 16, 2009, 6:30 pm

I'm reading Thief of Time. Found it hard to get into, but that might be because I started it in the ER at the hospital and was a bit distracted. It's going better now that I'm about a third of the way in and have a feel for the characters.

89fecklessgadfly
Fev 19, 2009, 8:32 pm

Currently in the middle of both Going Postal and Good Omens so far, I haven't got the events confused... but it will get even funnier when I do. :)

90Artemisfowl
Fev 22, 2009, 6:01 pm

Night watch is awesome! finishing it.

91Vanye
Fev 22, 2009, 6:24 pm

Just finished Moving Pictures my 3rd Discworld in a row. Think i'll come up for air, for awhile, anyway! 8^)

92Wattsian
Mar 3, 2009, 2:42 pm

I just read Going Postal and am now into Making Money. I just wrote a blog post about how damned good Pratchett is at his fantasy satire formula. Really stellar writer.

93rojse
Mar 18, 2009, 8:24 pm

The Last Hero - great entry into the Discworld series, particularly loved all of the illustrations.

Strata - quite ordinary. Below ordinary, actually. Although I haven't finished Strata yet, it lacks the satire and wit of his Discworld series, and most of his non-Discworld books, for that matter. And it's not funny. Although I can occasionally see glimmerings of the Discworld series here, only serious Pratchett fans need apply.

94dchaikin
Editado: Mar 20, 2009, 8:25 am

rojse - I read Strata a few years ago. It's definitely does not have the...whatever it is that makes Discworld Discworld. But I enjoyed it and found it fascinating as a precursor to Discworld. The Pratchett books have an interesting evolution.

edited to fix a little typo.

95rojse
Mar 19, 2009, 7:44 pm

#94

Finished the book. The ending is quite good, but does not redeem the rest of the book. You are right about your assessment of Strata - I was expecting something in the same vein as Discworld (whatever that means), but didn't get it, and that's my main dissapointment.

96Sibylle.Night
Editado: Mar 27, 2009, 6:32 am

I'm actually cheating right now because I was supposed to start my first Charles de Lint book (The Blue Girl) but I forgot my De Lint at home and had Reaper Man by Pratchett in my bag so I ended up starting Reaper Man. This is my second book by Pratchett (after Mort)and he's slowly becoming one of my favourite authors. He's fantastic.

97ronincats
Mar 27, 2009, 12:39 pm

Reaper Man is excellent, Pratchett at his mature best. Glad you are enjoying it. Jealous that you have all these great books still to discover. But, we'll always have re-reads.

98guido47
Mar 29, 2009, 9:26 pm

I have just finished thud
I am just picking up the odd few books I missed when they first came out. Hmm. I seemed to have also missed eric
I did enjoy Thud, Vimes seems richer. Is this the last FULL Watch novel? I'm also trying to buy copies of all the DW books I don't own. Still 25+
sigh.

99ronincats
Mar 29, 2009, 10:03 pm

Yes, it is the last full Watch novel, as of now, unfortunately. Other than Where's my Cow, which doesn't really count.

100fecklessgadfly
Mar 30, 2009, 11:37 pm

Well Moving on, I'm almost finished with Monstrous Regiment and I finished Going Postal and Night Watch not too long ago. I'm loving Terry Pratchett more and more with each book.

101Artemisfowl
Maio 2, 2009, 6:15 pm

i have read the last 14 dw books without a break (15 if you include the amazing maurice) and not got bored

now reading wee free men

102MrsLee
Maio 30, 2009, 8:35 pm

I just finished Small Gods. Loved it. :)

103fecklessgadfly
Maio 30, 2009, 9:43 pm

Just Started Lords and Ladies, didn't realize that the wizards would be in it when I bought it. Glad they are, I'm loving the Archchancelor (sp) Bursar exchanges.

104TheLeMur
Jun 1, 2009, 3:42 am

Reading Sourcery at the moment. I'm attempting to actually read them in order...something I almost never do when it comes to series.

105paixe
Jun 5, 2009, 10:45 pm

Right now I'm juggling rereads of Night Watch and Men at Arms and reading Guards! Guards! for the first time. Just finished Thud! yesterday!

I LOVE the Watch arc, by far my favorite, but I'm so hopelessly out of order. To give you an idea, the first Watch novel I read was Night Watch. Which is all sort of.. flashbacks in a way.. Funny how it wasn't confusing at all, until after I read the others. Definitely needed a reread.

106UnrulySun
Jun 6, 2009, 10:10 pm

I'm making my way back through the series again, start to finish. Just got in the 2 cartoon movies and Hogfather, plus COM is coming to me in July. I wanted to reread them all then have a moviefest. :o)

I'm on Eric right now.

107rojse
Jun 7, 2009, 1:44 am

#106

Are the cartoon series' on DVD, or only on VHS?

108UnrulySun
Jun 7, 2009, 9:58 am

They're on DVD; you can order them on Amazon.

109unorna
Jun 7, 2009, 6:17 pm

Hi, Everyone, Just joined your club and at present I'm re-reading Hogfather (6th time) Great Stuff!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

110MrsLee
Jun 8, 2009, 7:14 am

*waves at unorna*

111unorna
Jun 8, 2009, 4:14 pm

Hi MrsLee! *waves back*.

112paixe
Jun 9, 2009, 1:28 pm

I finished Guards! Guards! on Sunday and now I'm tearing through Feet of Clay. This stuff is so brilliant! I'm a little bit saddened because I've only got Jingo left before I'm done with the Watch arc..

113Rubbah
Jun 9, 2009, 1:35 pm

Have you read The night watch and Thud! which are also watch books and chronologically after Jingo?

114paixe
Jun 9, 2009, 2:50 pm

Yep. I started the Watch books waaaay out of order. Here's how I've read them:

1. Night Watch
2. Men at Arms
3. The Fifth Elephant
4. Thud!
5. Guards! Guards!
6. Feet of Clay

And then I'll read Jingo.

Maybe when I'm all the way done, I'll go back and read them in chronological order..

115rojse
Jun 9, 2009, 8:05 pm

You should read Masquerade. It features a large cameo from several members of the Watch, but really stars the Witches.

116Rubbah
Jun 10, 2009, 5:14 am

They do turn up in other books. Carrot has a large part in the last hero, Nobby in the hogfather for example.

117rojse
Jun 10, 2009, 7:16 am

They do turn up in other books, such as those mentioned, but the Watch plays an important role in Masquerade.

Unless Nanny and Granny visit Ankh-Morpork again, it's as close as we are going to get to a Witches and Watch combined novel.

118paixe
Jun 10, 2009, 7:23 am

I'm definitely adding Masquerade to my list! (why is there not a touchstone for that one?) I have $5 for Borders, so I'll probably scoop that one up. I was also considering Moving Pictures since it's in Ankh-Morpork, and I really love the city, though I'd probably never ever want to live there. :-D Except last time I was in at Borders (Sunday. I work there.) somebody had obviously been reading the copy we had in, because A PAGE WAS DOGEARED and the spine was obviously cracked. I mean, seriously? How do you crack a spine reading the first 50 or so pages??!

Grrrargh. That makes me mad. Though, stupid bookstore customers often have that effect. Affect? Both!

119Tuirgin
Jun 10, 2009, 7:39 am

I am currently reading Reaper Man after having finished Mort, which was the first Discworld book I actually finished. I'd made several false starts jumping into the middle of the novels and grew bored with them about half way through. I'm now pretty certain it was because either I was starting in the middle or because I was an idiot then. And the two, I suppose, are not mutually exclusive.

I've also got loaners of the audiobooks available, so I'm listening in straight chronological. Currently I'm halfway into The Colour of Magic and it's competing for listening time with Jose Saramago and... winning.

Cheers,
Christopher

120paixe
Jun 10, 2009, 8:01 am

OoooOoooh, I wish I had easy access to the audio books! I love them. Stephen Briggs is my favorite, but Nigel Planer is okay, too. They're hard to get for me, though. My library only has Making Money, and they managed to get Thud! for me through interlibrary loan. It came all the way to Florida from Wisconsin!

And then there's audible.com, but I only get 2 credits a month, and the books by themselves, even at member price, are over $40..

121Tuirgin
Jun 10, 2009, 11:04 am

I see you're only a couple hours north of me in Tampa. I live in Fort Myers. Even with Overdrive the Lee County Library doesn't seem to have good access to a lot of the audiobooks I'm interested in. My wife does okay with the library but I have to use Audible or loansies with friends.

The Discworld audiobooks do seem to range from $14-40 even at members rates on Audible, but at least they all seem to be 1 credit downloads.

Anyway, I look forward to getting further into Discworld.

122UnrulySun
Editado: Jun 10, 2009, 12:04 pm

Maskerade is spelled like this.

123rojse
Jun 11, 2009, 5:09 am

Touche. Or should that be touché?

124fecklessgadfly
Editado: Jun 30, 2009, 12:17 pm

Paxie, I finished Moving Pictures not too long ago and I highly recommend it. But you should also know, the entire thing does NOT take place in Ankh-Morpork. Much of it is in Holy Wood. But I'm sure you'll love it.

Also, Just finished Lords and Ladies very good.

Just started Reaper Man and I'm looking forward to the other one on my shelf Pyramids

125LeesyLou
Jun 30, 2009, 2:34 pm

Whoever above wanted more books about the Watch, they're pretty prominently featured in The Truth, which is one of my favorites. I guess it's set chronologically between The Fifth Elephant and Thud.

126Peta31
Ago 16, 2009, 8:13 pm

Hi all a newbie here! I've been a TP fan for many years and have read ALL his books. I am re-reading Going Postal before the movie comes out and waiting patiently for his new book in October!!!! Great to meet you all and share the wonders of Discworld with you :)

127pwaites
Ago 21, 2009, 1:07 pm

I am reading The Light Fantastic for the first time. I am pretty new to Discworld and I still haven't read all the books yet. I am working on it though.

128bethielouwho
Ago 27, 2009, 8:39 pm

Currently in the middle of Thud! When I finish I think that I will start Equal Rites since I did borrow it from my brother in laws fiance.

129fecklessgadfly
Set 1, 2009, 8:50 pm

That's my wife reading Thud! I love getting her hooked on books I like. I'm reading The Fifth Elephant. She just bought me Hogfather and I'm going to start it next.

130rojse
Set 4, 2009, 8:19 pm

#129

So, you're a pusher, then?

131brianjungwi
Set 4, 2009, 10:02 pm

reading the last continent, good times...

132fecklessgadfly
Set 4, 2009, 10:46 pm

#130

yep... I've been known to invite people over to display the inside of a trenchcoat covered in Space Turtles, Gargleblasters, and dead Parrots.

133pwaites
Set 5, 2009, 7:59 am

I'm rereading Feet of Clay. I an trying to get a friend to read Guards! Guards!

134bethielouwho
Set 5, 2009, 11:11 pm

Just finished Interesting Times and working on Equal Rites, then I might take a short break from Pratchett and read some of the other books on my ever growing TBR pile.

135Ook57
Set 7, 2009, 6:56 pm

Name one from TBR - that's better than a Discworld - no joke - just interested?

136bethielouwho
Set 7, 2009, 7:50 pm

Well, I have had The Book Thief on there for a while that I have been wanting to read, but I was looking through Men at Arms and I can hear it calling my name.

137fecklessgadfly
Set 7, 2009, 11:27 pm

Honey, # 135 does have a point. go on... read the Pratchett... (I'm pushing again, aren't I.)

also, I decided to read The Light Fantastic rather than Hogfather I'll get to it next.

138MrsLee
Set 12, 2009, 5:13 pm

#135 - Much as I love Pratchett, I do find I need breaks from him to appreciate him more. It's always such a pleasure to return, that I like to go away now and then. You know, absence makes the heart grow fonder?

139rojse
Set 16, 2009, 8:16 am

#138

Perhaps it is because you are seeing how few authors manage to compare to Pratchett?

140fecklessgadfly
Editado: Set 19, 2009, 1:14 pm

I agree with MrsLee. It's like eating your favorite food everyday. Sooner or later you need something to cleanse the palette. Of course I do this by reading a few books a once. Right now it's Hogfather, Rising Sun, and A Lion Among Men

I find that the more I read others, the more I appreciate the familiar and ever swimming Disc-world.

141rojse
Set 21, 2009, 11:12 am

I have found the "Legends" anthology, which includes the Pratchett short "The Sea and Little Fishes".

142MrsLee
Set 21, 2009, 12:34 pm

Will start Making Money today. That will finish my Guards group, then I will begin the Witches series.

143MrsLee
Out 6, 2009, 8:17 pm

I can't seem to get this whole thread to load, so I don't remember what I said in the message above, but I finished Making Money. Enjoyed it tremendously. Now I feel educated in economics, I just wish we were on the golem standard.

144pwaites
Out 9, 2009, 7:57 pm

I'm working on rereading Soul Music. A member of my family plays the guitar, so they are able to point some things out.

145dfmorgan
Out 10, 2009, 2:18 pm

Just about halfway through Unseen Academicals.

Dave

146bethielouwho
Out 22, 2009, 11:08 am

Currently reading Thief of Time

147MrsLee
Out 23, 2009, 7:19 am

Just finished Nanny Ogg's Cookbook. Precious little bits of advice, love the editor's notes here and there (or whatever he was, publisher?) I plan on sharing her insight into oysters with my dad, because he feels the same way about them.

Here's something Nanny Ogg would have appreciated. My great-grandmother once invited the young men she taught in Sunday School over for a dinner. She served one of them a raw oyster, only she had tied a thin thread around it. When he tried to swallow it, she kept pulling it back up!

148guido47
Out 30, 2009, 2:26 am

I am only a thrd of the way thru "Unseen Academicals" even though I bought it on the day it was released in Australia. There is a 2 page artice/interview of Sir TP in the 30 October 2009 issue of The New Scientist.

149fabfic-terrificteens
Out 31, 2009, 3:40 am

Not feeling very well, so as always I return to 'comfort reading', and today it was Men at arms. Have read it so many times that I predict the text coming up, but being in the Discworld made me forget my aching head for a while...
Unseen Academicals is on the way to me now, so need to conquer this cold, and get ready to read!

150MrsLee
Nov 28, 2009, 3:38 pm

I've just begun Equal Rites, my first read of it. Enjoying it so far! I'm a bit worried though, Esk hasn't been in any of the other books I've read, so I'm wondering what happens to her. Don't tell me yet! :)

151tardis
Nov 28, 2009, 4:37 pm

I just picked up Unseen Academicals from the library but I can't read it yet! I have a few other things in the pile that need to be finished first.

152fecklessgadfly
Nov 28, 2009, 5:31 pm

Mrs. Lee, I haven't read that one either, so I can't tell you. But when I read Men at Arms I was very worried about a certain dwarf. Turns out I was right, hopefully you won't be.

Also, I just finished Thief of Time and getting ready to start either Small Gods or Eric

153bethielouwho
Nov 30, 2009, 7:29 pm

Just finished with The Last Continent and nearly through with Eric. I think that I may start Small Gods next.

154pwaites
Dez 1, 2009, 9:52 pm

I just finished The Last Hero. I love some of the illustrations.

155Peta31
Dez 2, 2009, 3:38 am

I am just re-reading because i've read them all before but i am enjoying it just as much second (in some cases 3rd or 4th) time round. I am re-reading Reaper Man.

156MrsLee
Dez 3, 2009, 2:40 pm

O.K., I think Equal Rites is right up there for my least favorite Discworld book. The story ends with a plop, and the only other familiar character in the book is Granny. Granted, it's a fine story for Granny, but who were those wizards?

157pwaites
Dez 3, 2009, 5:01 pm

Equal Rites was before the wizards stabilized and became long term characters. It is the same way in many of the earlier Rincewind books.

158bethielouwho
Dez 3, 2009, 10:16 pm

156> I felt the same way about Equal Rites. When I finished it it was like huh??? Definitely a Pratchett book that I will not be rereading.

159Vanye
Dez 4, 2009, 12:27 am

Reading Hogfather & then i'll watch the DVD again! Started this as a Christmas tradition, ritual might cover it better. Other rituals are watching A Charlie Brown Christmas & How the Grinch Stole Christmas (the original animated version w/narration by Boris Karloff). have never seen the live action version w/Jim Carrey & never will! 8^)

160pwaites
Dez 4, 2009, 5:11 pm

I already read the Hogfather this year and just now finished the first part of the film.

161bethielouwho
Dez 5, 2009, 6:58 pm

I just recently finished Eric on my kindle. I have to say while I enjoyed the book, reading a Pratchett novel on a kindle just isn't the same as holding the actual book. Now I am reading Small Gods

162MrsLee
Mar 21, 2010, 7:42 am

I just began Wyrd Sisters for the first time. I'm loving it so far. "Mother of the night, indeed." Gotta love Granny.

163reclaimingrebus
Mar 31, 2010, 7:10 am

currently between Pratchetts, though (A Hat Full of Sky) is calling me. Unless you count (Where's my Cow?) which my 2 yr old granddaughter adores

164MrsLee
Maio 24, 2010, 11:54 pm

I finished Witches Abroad. A truly fine exposition on the danger of mirrors.

165Baldus
Jun 19, 2010, 7:58 am

Im a big Vimes fan so have been re-reading the Watch books. Reading the last, Thud!, at the moment. Think my favourite is Night Watch. Ah, good old Vimes. Thud! feels kinda like the last Vimes book though. Really hope Im wrong.

166vancelot
Jul 4, 2010, 10:40 pm

Reading Sourcery right now. Not sure which I'll go to next.

167MrsLee
Jul 9, 2010, 7:44 pm

I'm rereading Good Omens, along with a group over in the Green Dragon.

168tardis
Jul 9, 2010, 7:59 pm

Unseen Academicals because i finally got the paperback. I read it ages ago in hardcover from the library but it's always nice to go back to Discworld.

169MrsLee
Out 13, 2010, 11:03 pm

Doing a reread of Lords and Ladies. This was about my third Pratchett book, and I loved it. I'm reading through the witches stories at the moment, and it was next in line.

170Octane
Out 14, 2010, 1:59 am

After reading I Shall Wear Midnight I started a reread of the series. Currently I'm in the middle of Equal Rites.

171ChrisRiesbeck
Out 14, 2010, 9:26 pm

My mother and I are both reading I Shall Wear Midnight albeit several hundred miles apart.

172Peta31
Nov 21, 2010, 6:45 am

I just started Thud again gotta love the watch and Sam Vimes :)

173RioLindaAnnie
Jan 7, 2011, 10:11 pm

Listening to the audio version of Jingo.

I read the print version a few years ago, but I do not remember much of it. I am thoroughly enjoying the rediscovery. The Vimes books are my favorites :)

174MrsLee
Jan 18, 2011, 12:17 am

Decided it was high time I read a Pratchett book this year, so I started Maskerade. I think I'm going to adore it.

175pollysmith
Jan 22, 2011, 12:59 pm

I've got Jingo downloaded onto my kindle. I will start it tonight

176guido47
Jan 23, 2011, 7:31 pm

Hi all,
Just finished (OK 20 pages to go) I shall wear midnight
Quite a different feel to his early stuff, and I can feel him thinking about his approaching death. His writing has improved and evolved a lot.
I enjoyed this more than unseen academicals

177kratima
Mar 16, 2011, 4:49 pm

Reading I shall Wear Midnight, of course.
Great book, and the topping is Ms. Smith :)

178Orangez
Mar 26, 2011, 2:21 pm

Reading Sourcery at the moment. Almost finished... nice one!

179MrsLee
Abr 11, 2011, 12:00 am

Going to begin Carpe Jugulum tonight. It is the second discworld book I ever read and fell completely in love with the world. Now I'm reading through the witch's storyline and it's next. Happy days!

180Orangez
Abr 11, 2011, 7:46 am

The Witches are certainly great characters. Starting Pyramids myself tonight. Just finished Wyrd Sisters. Great read!

181pinkozcat
Abr 11, 2011, 8:41 pm

I'm not reading any Discworld books at the moment but, preparatory to moving house in six weeks time, when I will be in housing limbo for a couple of weeks, I have loaded 14 Disworld books onto my Kobo e-reader to keep me entertained while my tree-books are in storage.

182pollysmith
Abr 17, 2011, 4:59 pm

I've got Lords and ladies about half done

183Peta31
Abr 30, 2011, 5:09 am

Having just met the Man himself TP i have decided to re-read all the discworld books (beacuse i've read them all) and starting of course with the colour of magic and just about finished. I can't wait till October though when "Snuff" is released!!!!!!!!!! YAY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

184pinkozcat
Maio 1, 2011, 5:58 am

I'm just skimming the whole collection as I struggle with the Discworld game thread.

185MrsLee
Maio 8, 2011, 2:28 pm

I started The Wee Free Men last night, and I'm already in love with it.

186stretch
Maio 9, 2011, 3:20 am

Just about finished with Jingo.

187MrsLee
Jul 1, 2011, 3:17 am

Just finished A Hat Full of Sky. Thought I would wet my pants and had to quit reading to wipe the tears when I read the part about the scarecrow in the stagecoach. Loved the whole story.

188MrsLee
Jul 18, 2011, 8:57 pm

I'm reading Wintersmith right now. I'm underwhelmed, but it's far and above better than the two non-Discworld books I'm reading.

A sad thought: I only have a couple of unread Discworld books left. Then to wait for Snuff. Then?

Happy thought: I own all the Discworld novels and can reread them any time I like.

189pinkozcat
Jul 18, 2011, 10:15 pm

I am reading Thief of Time for about the tenth time; it is one of my favourite Discworld books.

#118 MrsLee, I have been underwhelmed by the last couple of Pratchett books, although I enjoyed I Shall Wear Midnight. I know that I will buy and read Snuff but I am not looking forward to it the way i used to get excited about new Pratchett publications.

190bess.glenn
Editado: Jul 20, 2011, 10:11 pm

I am reading A Hat Full of Sky, or at least about to start it. I have about 12 Terry Pratchett's and try to space out reading them since I don't know when I can get more. It's frustrating to be able to afford something, and not be able to find it for sale.
I like the witches best, also Death and his sense of humor.

191MrsLee
Set 17, 2011, 4:55 am

I am finally reading I Shall Wear Midnight, can't wait to finish so I can read the thread about it that I marked with a star ages ago.

192pwaites
Nov 23, 2011, 12:08 pm

I've just finished rereading The Last Hero.

193anatwork.k
Editado: Nov 24, 2011, 5:13 am

I just finished re-reading Thief of Time. All the discussion on the Snuff thread made me nostalgic. It was the first Pratchett book I read. :) And is, consequently, one of my favourites.

194ftv00es
Nov 27, 2011, 9:50 am

Reading I Shall Wear Midnight, and waiting for the new book to come out on paperback :3

195MrsLee
Nov 27, 2011, 3:27 pm

I'm trying to read Christmas themed books this month, so I guess I'll pick up Hogfather to reread for the third or fourth time. :)

196mabith
Dez 3, 2011, 12:55 am

I'm re-listening to Interesting Times and usually also re-listen to Hogfather around Christmas.

197tungsten_peerts
Fev 22, 2012, 9:10 am

Thought I would take a minute before plunging into worklife to say "Hello."

I recently (a couple of weeks ago) "discovered" Pratchett / Discworld c/o the book sharing shelf where I work: picked up copies of The Color of Magic and The Light Fantastic and, I have to say, devoured them greedily.

In very short, they made this often-exceedingly-grumpy 50-year-old reader (dare I type it) ... uhm, happy.

Currently reading Equal Rites on my Kindle. So many riches to look forward to ...

198MrsLee
Fev 22, 2012, 11:39 pm

chexmix! I envy you the joys of discovery as you read. I've only got a few more Discworld novels to read before I've read them all. However, I fully intend to read them all again! :)

199MrsLee
Abr 16, 2012, 6:11 pm

OK, I'm finally going to allow myself to read Snuff. I've been saving it for a time when I REALLY needed a new Pratchett work, and that time is now.
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