nocowardsoul: ([btws] kids)
Finished Monstrous Regiment and A Hat Full of Sky. I love Jackrum and Maladict so much, and I enjoyed Tonker/Lofty as Discworld's first same-sex couple. HFoS was good but I liked The Wee Free Men better. Still, Tiffany and Granny Weatherwax make an excellent pair. I only have nine novels left!

I am interested in the upcoming Little Women miniseries. Even if it's terrible Angela Lansbury as Aunt March will be worth watching.
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What I finished reading this week:

Night Watch. I really enjoyed meeting the younger versions of Sam and Vetinari. And very briefly Sybil - Sybil is such an underused character.

What I'm reading now

The Wee Free Men, which was the first Pratchett book I ever read back in 2009 or 2010. It's actually even better than I remember. Tiffany is SO WONDERFUL. There are so many good lines:

"Eight inches. Why didn't they just say?"

"Patronizing is a big word. Zoology is really quite short."

"I'm not familiar. I'm just slightly presumptuous."

"If you trust in yourself, and believe in your dreams, and follow your star, you'll still get beaten by people who spent their time working hard and learning things and weren't so lazy."

What I'm reading next:

Thick as Thieves since it just came in at the library.

June first

Jun. 1st, 2017 12:17 pm
nocowardsoul: ([gb] damn you)
I have finished The Truth! I was looking forward to this one, because I remember William and Saccarissa from roleplaying and I liked them there. And I liked them in canon and enjoyed seeing Vimes from the point of view of someone who dislikes him.

Now it's Thief of Time, which it turns out is not the book where Vimes goes back in time. But it's about Susan and she's the greatest.

The [community profile] fic_corner exchange is running this year, but I haven't yet decided whether or not to sign up.
nocowardsoul: Erksine Nicol's Jim Blake in Liverpool ([btws] fred)
And I saw the first butterfly of the year.

Have finished Hogfather, which is book 20 of 41, so now I am halfway through. Next up is Jingo. I hope Sybil is in it; she wasn't in Feet of Clay.
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The first book you read in 2016:
Republic of Thieves. That feels like more than a year ago.

The last book you finished in 2016:
Interesting Times. Fitting, no?

The first book you will finish (or did finish!) in 2017:
Hamilton: The Revolution

How many books read in 2016?

Fiction/Non-Fiction ratio?
Just the one about the Irish famine.
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nocowardsoul: Erksine Nicol's Jim Blake in Liverpool ([btws] fred)
What I read this week

I had an urge to reread Issola by Brust, which is my favorite of the series because of the constant interaction between the relationships I like best, Vlad and the Dragons. It has particularly excellent dialogue, and I confess I kind of ship Vlad/Teldra. How can I not when he notices her dimples?

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I only wish the library had Iorich so I could reread that one.

What I'm reading now
The Discworld journey continues with Small Gods. It started out slow, but it picked up once Brutha and Vorbis got to Ephebe. Brutha is adorable and Fri'it is interesting.

Although Pratchett does like the sheltered, good-hearted, sexually inexperienced young man. I'm not saying Mort, Nijel, Victor, Teppic, Carrot, and Brutha are the same character, but they are variations on a theme. On the other hand it's a character type I generally like and one Pratchett writes super well. EDIT: Okay, Teppic isn't sheltered, but he's pure of heart.

I love that CMOT Dibbler shows up, and I was pleased that Djelibeybi was mentioned.

What I'm reading next

nocowardsoul: Kahlan flashing a smile ([lots] kahlan)
1. The Republic of Thieves by Scott Lynch (reread)
2. Beyond the Western Sea by Avi (reread)
3. Manners and Mutiny by Gail Carriger
4. The Colour of Magic by Terry Pratchett
5. Career of Evil by J. K. RowlingRead more... )

I read Sourcery out of order because it was in an omnibus of the first four Rincewind books. And I read Eric out of order because I wanted to read both Goethe and Marlowe first. My favorites so far are Guards! Guards!, Wyrd Sisters, and Pyramids.

I didn't really care for An Old-Fashioned Girl. The way Polly never messes up and Fanny is always wrong annoyed me. But the Rose books are still enjoyable.
nocowardsoul: Erksine Nicol's Jim Blake in Liverpool ([btws] fred)
You know how you pronounce a word wrong because you've only ever read it in a book? Yeah, I learned from last week's episode of Outlander that the s in viscount is silent.

(I'm not watching the show – just that one episode. I couldn't resist young John; he's one of my all-time favorite characters.)

Right now I'm reading Reaper Man, the second Death book, which is very good so far. The “esprit de corpse” joke made me laugh out loud. I thought Susan would be in it but turns out she doesn't appear until Soul Music. So I have that to look forward too.
nocowardsoul: ([btws] kids)
If you're reading this on Dreamwidth, I edited my default icon a little. I think it looks better, but I'm not certain.

Back in January I started this series of books called Discworld. Against all recommendation I'm reading them in publication order, partly because I don't like making decisions and partly because I wanted to see how Pratchett developed as a writer. (Spellcheck appears to recognize his name!) Last week I read Wyrd Sisters, which is my favorite so far. I love Death, all the witches, and Twoflower.


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