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Return to Discworld: Thoughts on 7,8 & 9

Pyramids

Pyramids

By: Terry Pratchett

I took a little break from my Discworld reading travels at the beginning of the year. Maybe it was fatigue but Good Omens put me in the mood to jump back in. In the future I probably won’t follow the one a month schedule that I had been doing.

Discworld is great fun but it’s probably best when you’re feeling in the mood for the crazy…

The Best Discworld Yet

wyrd sisters

Wyrd Sisters

By: Terry Pratchett

Grade: A+

“When you break the rules, break ’em good and hard.”

Welcome back Granny Weatherwax! The sixth book in the Discworld series brings in three great female characters, several Shakespeare illusions, playing with time and is all about the power of words and stories to shape and change our realities. All things that I love so I can safely say Wyrd Sisters is my favorite.

The 5 Smartest Characters in Discworld (So Far…)

sorcery

Sourcery Discworld #5

By: Terry Pratchett

So we’ve come to book five of the Discworld read along and the war between Wizardry and Sourcery that threatens the very fate of Discworld itself.

While I was reading this one I couldn’t help shake my head thinking, none of these wizards are exactly braintrusts are they? Which then got me thinking it’s a fine time for the 5 Smartest Discworld Characters.

Wizards vs. Witches in Equal Rites

equal rites

Equal Rites

By: Terry Pratchett

Grade: A

A dying wizard passes along his magic staff to the chosen eighth son of an eighth son. Only whoops- someone really should have checked on that first cause the son number eight happens to be a daughter and well, girls can’t become wizards!

Which after reading about the (not so) braintrusts of the wizarding world in the first two books you’d think gender shouldn’t be an issue.

Dogs, Music & Poetry

the humans

The Humans

By: Matt Haig

Grade: A+

“Your existence is as close to impossible as can be. To dismiss it is to dismiss yourself.”

The Humans is only the second book I’ve read by Matt Haig (first beingĀ How to Stop Time) and let me tell you he’s fast shot up onto my all-time favorite authors list. I loved The Humans- a sweet and meaningful story about an alien assassin and how dogs, music and poetry might be our best shot at galactic diplomacy.

More than the Title

erotic stories for punjabi widows

Erotic Stories for Punjabi Widows

By: Balli Kaur Jaswal

Grade: A

In need of some extra cash Nikki a young bartender/law school dropout takes a job teaching creative writing to Punjabi widows in Southall. They think they are going to be learning English literacy. Despite the mix-up the widows- who run the gamut of ages begin telling stories about their fantasies and their lives and things change for them all in ways Nikki couldn’t have imagined.

Read Me in the Spring Time!

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I’m not one for TBR’s of any kind but the last couple of weeks I’ve been in a very Spring mood and looking at some of the books I’ve been amassing there are a couple that just jump out at me, cover wise especially, like their singing, “I want to be read in the Spring!”

So below are some of the books I’m planning on reading and hopefully you can find some suggestions for good reads for the next couple of weeks!