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2014 Reading: #14 Terry Pratchett’s Raising Steam

Tweet Book number 14 for me in 2014 was Terry Pratchett’s Raising Steam, which is the 40th book in his Discworld series. I have read all 40 of these books and enjoyed each one of them. A large part of me is tempted to start them again from the beginning – what a fabulous series […]

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Waiting on Wednesday!

Tweet Waiting on Wednesday – or WoW – is a weekly meme hosted by Jill at Breaking the Spine. The book I am waiting for is: Terry Pratchett: I Shall Wear Midnight Synopsis: A man with no eyes. No eyes at all. Two tunnels in his head …It’s not easy being a witch, and it’s […]

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Going Postal by Terry Pratchett

Tweet Addition: Audiobook Rating: 3/5 Synopsis: “Arch-swindler Moist Van Lipwig never believed his confidence crimes were hanging offenses – until he found himself with a noose tightly around his neck, dropping through a trapdoor, and falling into…a government job?” “By all rights, Moist should have met his maker. Instead, it’s Lord Vetinari, supreme ruler of […]

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A Hat Full of Sky by Terry Pratchett

Tweet Synopsis: The Heroine: Tiffany Aching, incipient witch and cheese maker extraordinaire. Once saved world from Queen of the Elves. Is about to discover that battling evil monarchs is child’s play compared to mortal combat with a Hiver (see below). At eleven years old, is boldest heroine ever to have confronted the Forces of Darkness […]

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Monstrous Regiment by Terry Pratchett

Tweet Synopsis: Polly becomes Private Oliver Perks, who is on a quest to find her older brother, who’s recently MIA in one of the innumerable wars the tiny nation of Borogravia has a habit of starting with its neighbors. This peevish tendency has all but expended Borogravia’s ranks of cannon fodder. Whether Sergeant Jackrum knows […]

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The Wee Free Men by Terry Pratchett

Tweet Synopsis: “Another world is colliding with this one,” said the toad. “All the monsters are coming back.””Why?” said Tiffany. “There’s no one to stop them. There was silence for a moment. Then Tiffany said, “There’s me.” Armed only with a frying pan and her common sense, Tiffany Aching, a young witch-to-be, is all that […]

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May Round-Up

Tweet I read 11 books in May: John Piper: Fifty Reasons Why Jesus Came to Save Sarah Dessen: Just Listen Vikas Swarup: Q & A Nicholas Sparks: The Choice Jessica Green: The Diary of a Would-Be Princess Terry Pratchett: The Wee Free Men Dorothy Koomson: The Ice-Cream Girls Neil Gaimon: Stardust Mary Naylus: The Dresskeeper […]

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Thief of Time by Terry Pratchett

Tweet Synopsis: Time is a resource. Everyone knows it has to be managed. And on the Discworld that is the job of the Monks of History, who store it and pump it from the places where it’s wasted (like the underwater – how much time does a codfish need?) to places like cities, where there’s […]

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Night Watch by Terry Pratchett

Tweet Waterstones Synopsis: Commander Sam Vimes of the Ankh-Morpork City Watch had it all. But now he’s back in his own rough, tough past without even the clothes he was standing up in when the lightning struck…Living in the past is hard. Dying in the past is incredibly easy. But he must survive, because he […]

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The Amazing Maurice and His Educated Rodents by Terry Pratchett

Tweet Waterstones Synopsis Maurice, a streetwise tomcat, has come up with the perfect scam. Inspired by the Pied Piper tale, cat and kid lead a band of rats from town to town to fake invasions of vermin. The rewards to get the rats out of town are plentiful. It works perfectly – until their little […]

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