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The Color of Magic with Bonus Material
Terry Pratchett
This special e-book edition of The Color of Magic includes an excerpt of Terry Pratchett’s latest novel, Snuff!Terry Pratchett's profoundly irreverent, bestselling novel...

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Currently reading The Lies of Locke Lamora by Scott Lynch and LOVING it. I'm like 85% through. Can't wait to see how it ends.

Previously finished The Color of Magic by Terry Pratchett. I've read some of his other stuff but enjoyed reading the FIRST of the discworld series.

Edit: 2 hours later and I've finished The Lies of Locke Lamora

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Finished Flame of Sevenwaters by Juliet Marillier. I'm pretty sad to say goodbye to this series, I really enjoyed the characters and setting.

Finished The Innocent Man by John Grisham.

Was finally able to get Lost Girls by Robert Kolker from the library. Going to start that today.

Finally getting started on The Color of Magic by Terry Pratchett I'm pretty excited about this one!

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Finished The Colour Of Magic by Terry Pratchett loved the start of it, the chapter with the same name was really good and I wish that the whole book could have been on that. Slowly lost interest when we got to the stories of the dryads and the dragon riders etc. Also holy exposition Batman, you don't need to tell me 10 times about Rincewind's issues with magic.

Started Mort by Terry Pratchett and The Light Fantastic by Terry Pratchett I have this thing that I need to read in publication order but I didn't have the Light Fantastic on hand and wanted to read more in the series so I was forced to start mort to then start another book when it arrived.

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Just finished The Color of Magic, by Terry Pratchett It was all chaos and completely ridiculous, but at the same time made perfect sense. I ended up really loving it.

Now halfway through Robopocalypse, by Daniel H. Wilson Digging it so far. I love oral history and it reminds me of the book World War Z but with robots.

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This week I finished The Handmaid's Tale, by Margaret Atwood and Ayoade on Ayoade: A Cinematic Odyssey, by Richard Ayoade, and now I am reading The Colour of Magic, by Terry Pratchett. All are good books in their own right, but after the general despair of The Handmaid's Tale I needed a bit of comedy; Richard Ayoade delivered just that. I was fully immersed and laughing out loud in public. I haven't read any Pratchett before so I'm happy to finally delve in, and I am really liking it.

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Finished reading A Knight of the Seven Kingdoms, by George R.R. Martin. I was captivated by it. I liked the shorter format of the novellas and I enjoyed reading the stories of Dunk & Egg and spending time in the world of ASOIAF. I would definitely recommend this to anyone who enjoys medieval fantasy.

Nearly finished reading Good Omens, by Terry Pratchett and Neil Gaiman. I'm a big fan of absurdist humour, and the book makes for a really palatable read. I can already see myself re-reading it in a few years.

Next: The Secret Barrister; Stories of the Law and How it's Broken, by the Secret Barrister, I feel like this has been a bestseller for ages and I'm interested to read it; All the Light We Cannot See, by Anthony Doerr, this has been on my reading list for years now, so it's time to get around to it; Howl's Moving Castle, by Dianna Wynne Jones, I'm a huge fan of the Studio Ghibli adaptation, I really can't wait to read this one; The Colour of Magic, by Terry Pratchett, Good Omens is my first foray into Pratchett's work, I'm disappointed it's taken me so long to get around to Discworld.

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Finished The Color of Magic by Terry Pratchett. That was a fun read and a really interesting world!

Still working on Lost Girls: An Unsolved American Mystery by Robert Kolker. This one is interesting but also incredibly sad.

Started Trip Wire by Lee Child.

Started Children of Blood and Bone by Tomi Adeyemi.

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The Color of Magic by Terry Pratchett, This took me longer than it should have. I want to keep going with the series but I sort of lost focus at the end.

A River in Darkness: One Man's Escape from North Korea by Masaji Ishikawa, I started this on Sat and finished it Sun morning. It was deeply unsettling, fascinating, and heartbreaking. Highly recommend.


The Physician by Noah Gordon, Not very far in but enjoying it so far. I'm a big Ken Follett fan so this should be up my alley.

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Started The Colour of Magic, by Terry Pratchett. I saw the Sky adaptation about a decade ago but I haven't read any Discworld novels yet.

I love it so far. Pratchett's writing is hilarious, and the characters and premise are truly excellent - the fantasy city of Ankh-Morpork is visited by the world's first tourist who recruits an inept wizard to be his guide.

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Finished The Color Of Magic, by Terry Pratchett. Amazing book, on par with Douglas Adams if not better. I'm planning on reading Pratchett's bibliography over the year. I've read reviews saying that this isn't his best book, as he was just figuring out his style. Even better!!! Started The Light Fantastic, by Terry Pratchett and Artemis, by Andy Weir. Both are awesome so far.

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So I finally finished The Color of Magic, by Terry Pratchett ! I will say it wasn't my favourite book. I'd probably only give it a 2.5/5. But I loved the world building, the humor, and writing... I just didn't find Rincewind a very interesting character. I think I might skip ahead to Mort and see how that character goes when I read more Discworld.

I've just started Slaughterhouse 5, by Kurt Vonnegut I've been interested in reading this one for a while now, but I had struggled to get myself in the mood (sometimes you've got to be in the right head space for a more 'serious' topic). I've only read the first chapter so far, and I found I liked the writing style so I think it'll really enjoy reading this one. edit: 5/5 on Slaughterhouse, fantastic book.

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The Color of Magic, by Terry Pratchett

I just started The Color of Magic by Pratchett. Several people have told me I would love Pratchett, but I never got around to him. I'm making time now.

I'm also still 2 books behind on my reading goal for the year, and since I'm going to Wrestlemania at the end of the week I know I'm going to get farther behind. I did make some progress over the last few weeks and went from 9 behind down to 2 by rereading the Harry Potter books for the millionth time. (This was partly to see at what point I could start reading them to my niece. The answer to this is not yet as there were things starting even in the second one I had forgotten that would frighten her; let alone from there on.)

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Just finished :

Spiral by Koji Suzuki

The Color of Magic by Terry Pratchett

Life, The Universe and Everything by Douglas Adams

Just started:

Guards! Guards! By Terry Pratchett

Vampire Island by Derek Storm

One Day in The Life of Ivan Denisovich by Aleksandr Soltzhenitsyn

Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep? By Philip k. Dick

Continuing :

The Two Towers by Tolkien

The Bachman Books ( Long Walk, Roadwork, and Running Man) by Bachman / Stephen King

So far I would have to say that Ring and Spiral are one of my favorite books of all time now. Especially Spiral. I enjoyed every minute I spent reading this book and couldn't put it down at times. It's not 'hard' science or horror but that's all right with me.

The Color of Magic was alright. It took me longer than I thought to finish it, but I kept putting it down and not reaching out for it. I like the characters Rincewind and Twoflower though. It felt jumbly with no plot and I felt lost at times.

After reading the second book in Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy and loving it, the third book burned me out of the series humor. I don't know, I just didn't connect at all to this one.

I understood what was happening in each of these books, it just didn't come together to me as entertaining.

Guards! Guards! Is nice so far but I had no idea he didn't do chapters. I read on an ebook so I often miss the POV change. I like Carrot, I hope he's in more books.

I got Vampire Island for free from the library, nobody wanted it to the point it didn't sell for 5 cents. Has anyone even heard of this series?

I got Ivan Denisovich for free too.

I really want to start on the DADOES but my copy was eaten by the digital realm, it's checked out to me but won't show up anywhere. :( I can't return it and try again because there's a hold on it after me.

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I started The Color of Magic, by Terry Pratchett and found it kind of dull. After reading up some more on Discworld, I decided to return that one and start on Guards! Guards!, by Terry Pratchett instead. So far I’m loving it and I plan to make my way through this arc before moving on to another. It’s been a hoot and reminds me of a fantasy version of Hitchhiker’s Guide.

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It was a slow start to the year, so I've been behind my goals, but I'm starting to catch up again.

Recently finished: The Knife of Never Letting Go, by Patrick Ness. I ended up really enjoying this book. It took me a couple months to get through the first 50 pages, but then I finished it in a day or so, and now I'm halfway through The Ask and the Answer, by Patrick Ness. I think I might be enjoying the second book more than the first.

I've slowly been dragging myself through The Colour of Magic, by Terry Pratchett since the beginning of the year. I'm really into the background of Discworld, but I find Rincewind's story pretty 'meh'.

I'm trying my first audiobook, Anne of Green Gables, by L.M. Montgomery. I tried reading this book a few months ago and I just couldn't get into it. I have found it much easier with the audiobook.

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This week was an incredible reading week for me. I loved both of the books I got through.


Kabu-Kabu by Nnedi Okorafor -- An awesome collection of tales ranging from hilarious to despairing, all while carrying strong messages of empowerment. I loved The Spider Artist most, but The Winds of Harmattan has stuck with me.

Heart-Shaped Box by Joe Hill -- One of my fastest reads of the year. An unrelenting page-turner with one hell of an unforgettable cast of characters. I didn't like the final showdown & ending much, but everything else was a real blast.


The Colour of Magic by Terry Pratchett -- my first real foray into Discworld. I read Hogfather when I was a kid but I've forgotten everything about it since. Any Discworld fans out there? I know people (and Pratchett himself) generally dislike this novel but I want to read it in publication order!

The Light Fantastic by Terry Pratchett -- the 2nd instalment of the series. I'm going to read up to Mort and then decide whether or not to commit to the entire series.

The Complete Maus by Art Spiegelman -- I've heard that this is a heartbreaking read. Can't wait to shed some tears!

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I've been really slacking on my reading ever since the warm weather came out. But I'm slowing getting through Red Seas Under Red Skies, by Scott Lynch and The Color of Magic, by Terry Pratchett.

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The Colour of Magic, by Terry Pratchett

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Finished The Colour of Magic, by Terry Pratchett, after having started it a long time ago. It was mostly enjoyable, but definitely seemed pretty disjoint. I've heard that the first few of the series aren't as good as later on, so I'll be giving some later ones a try at some point.

Then started and finished Fahrenheit 451, by Ray Bradbury -- definitely a good read, but at times it felt like I was listening to some grandfather rant about TV.

Then I started Of Mice and Men, by John Steinbeck, which is very weird, but my friend said I had to read it, so that's what I'm doing. I'm not too far in yet, no real judgements to cast.

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I finished reading The Colour of Magic, by Terry Pratchett on Sunday which I have definitely enjoyed, but from my understanding it is not the best of the Discworld series so I would like to pick up a copy of the Light Fantastic in the near future.

Currently I am reading On Palestine, by Noam Chomsky and Ilan Pappé. I feel that I should have read this earlier; nonetheless it is still very relevant & hugely insightful.

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The Colour of Magic, by Terry Pratchett

Though aware of Pratchett's enormity in the fantasy world I was never that fast to pick him up because, come on... how funny can a book really be? Turns out books can be absolutely hilarious. This one manages to have me laughing out loud and seriously appreciating the satire while still maintaining drama and a sense of purposefulness. It's a hilarious parody of so many different facets of fantasy yet also brilliant completely on its own... Loving it!

In the Orchard the Swallows, by Peter Hobbs

This is a strangely beautiful and ponderous book that (so far) follows the recovery of a man released from a brutal prison in Northern Pakistan.

As a small critique, the romance feels a little stale as I'm sick of boy-falls-deeply-in-love-with-a-pretty-girl-and-then-obsesses-over-her-despite-them-having-absolutely-no-relationship but that might just be me (and there's plenty of pages for it to develop).


1984, by George Orwell

A simplified synopsis might be: Animal Farm, writ large. It is probably a must-read for anyone who is interested in Totalitarianism (the study of, not practice in) as it plays with the power of various things such as sexual freedom, language and the mutability of the past - how important they are to civilisation and how they can be manipulated to terrifying effect. I could go on but this comment is already bloated... In critique, this post--> was an interesting read that talks about how the subjugation of women is largely ignored in the novel and, I think, is very convincing in parts though I also found myself saying 'that isn't at all how I interpreted that' at certain parts as well.

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I picked up The Colour Of Magic by Terry Pratchett, figured there would be nothing better for my Christmas trip home than reading it for the first time, definitely not disappointed so far, even if its meant to be one of the worse books in the series.