50 Book Challenge: 31-35
It is week 30!
31. Hogfather – Terry Pratchett, read by Nigel Planer
I saw the BBC version of Hogfather and I loved it and it’s a large part of the reason I decided to actually read (listen to) the Discworld series. I love Susan, she’s an excellent character. Half Mary Poppins, half Death. I loved this book.
32. Jingo – Terry Pratchett, read by Nigel Planer
In general, I like the books about the watch, but this one really didn’t do it for me. The book is basically satirizing war and nationalism and that sort of behavior, but I just didn’t find it that compelling for whatever reason.
33. Last Continent – Terry Pratchett, read by Nigel Planer
This book is about a continent that is not Australia. I didn’t much care for this one either. It’s a Rincewind book. The best part was the drag queens.
34. Carpe Jugulum – Terry Pratchett, read by Nigel Planer
Yay! A witches book. This one had vampires and was pretty fun to read in light of all the modernization of vampires lately. Because these are old world vampires in the old world trying to evolve beyond being subject to people’s superstitions. I also really like all the witches.
35. Dealing with Dragons – Patricia C. Wrede
This is a re-read, haven’t read this book in ages, but I loved this series as a younger person. I can’t recommend them strongly enough. I imagine the rest of the books will appear throughout the year, if I can find them at the library. I like what she does with the series, each of the four books has a different main character, but they interact closely with the characters you already know and love. Third Person Limited FTW!
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