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The Light Fantastic
Terry Pratchett
'What shall we do?' said Twoflower.'Panic?' said Rincewind hopefully. He always held that panic was the best means of survival.As it moves to...

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Finished Reading:

Flowers for Algernon, by Daniel Keyes

The Light Fantastic, by Terry Pratchett

Currently Reading:

The Help, by Kathryn Stockett


Rebecca, by Daphne du Maurier

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Read and finished I Am Legend, by Richard Matheson I am so glad the movie had nothing to do with the book except the character's name. Also glad there wasn't a zombie circle jerk like in the film.

Starting The Light Fantastic, by Terry Pratchett

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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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Finished The Light Fantastic, by Terry Pratchett and was surprised to actually laugh out loud at multiple characters' comments.

Just started Red Rising, by Pierce Brown

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I am currently reading The Light Fantastic, by Terry Pratchett. It's my second Discworld novel, and I'm turning into a big fan of his after reading Good Omens and The Colour of Magic recently. I really like the characters of Rincewind and Twoflower, and I appreciate how Pratchett transplants real-life satire into his fantasy setting. It makes me laugh.

This week I also read a few horror short stories; The Tell-tale Heart, by Edgar Allen Poe, The Shadow Over Innsmouth, by H.P. Lovecraft, and The Dunwich Horror, by H.P. Lovecraft. The Tell-tale Heart is easily the best written of these. It's succinct, and effective at escalating the tension. I highly recommend it. I think Lovecraft's writing, however, can be a bit wearing. His sentences tend to meander without really getting to the point quick enough, and bit-part characters dump a lot of exposition on the protagonist an unprompted, and unconvincing manner. Also, he wears his prejudice on his sleeve which makes me uncomfortable. That aside, his imagination for horror is truly remarkable. I was gripped by the journey into Innsmouth, and the shadow that hung over it. I think I'll continue with At the Mountains of Madness next.

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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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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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Just finished reading through some of the anthology Collected Stories, by Franz Kafka.

Have never read any Kafka before, but several of the stories I found incredibly haunting and thought provoking. The book seems to list his work chronologically in order of when he was known to have written each story followed by a random selection which were released after his death. The style seems to vary wildly throughout the book, but looking it up afterwards it seems to be quite common for a lot of his work to have been published in an unfinished state and it's the less refined ones which I struggled with.

I went on to read two of the stories published after he died (Description of a Struggle and Wedding Preparations in the Country), but I have stopped here. They feel disjointed to me, I guess it's a result of them not being intended for release and maybe my general lack of familiarity with Kafka - I'm sure they're of immense value to those studying Kafka's work but I find them difficult to follow and I have accepted that they are not for me.

Next up I'm going to read The Light Fantastic, by Terry Pratchett. I've read a lot of Pratchett's books in random order, and as a result have missed a lot of them - so I'm going through them as they were released now.

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This week I finished October, by China Miéville and The Light Fantastic, by Terry Pratchett. I enjoyed both. I read The Colour of Magic recently, but The Light Fantastic was a huge improvement; I read it in two days. I definitely want to read more Pratchett.

I have started Trouble in Paradise, by Slavoj Žižek. Very wordy and needlessly complex at points, but I will push on through.

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I have just recently finished reading The Upside of Stress, by Kelly McGonigal -- it was an incredibly interesting read that really did change my perspective on not only stress, but how to use mindsets to my advantage.

I'm about halfway through The Light Fantastic, by Terry Pratchett and am absolutely loving it. I missed the boat on this series, and am enjoying it so much.

Once I get a good way through that, I plan to start on either Lolita, by Vladimir Nabokov or A Song of Ice and Fire: A Game of Thrones, by George R.R. Martin. I 100% missed the boat on that one, too, but am excited to start that journey!

Happy reading, friends!

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The Light Fantastic, by Terry Pratchett. Somehow, I've never come across the Discworld series until recently. This man was so full of wit and wisdom, I'm amazed. I swear, there's a joke around every corner. And none of it feels forced. It's just the guy writing like himself.

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Okay so I ended up finishing An Inspector Calls by J B Priestly, better than what I remember from comprehensive school.

I am 30% through The Light Fantastic by Terry Pratchett, I am enjoying this one much more than The Colour of Magic. It actually feels like a proper fleshed out story and not just a collection of short stories about the same main characters.

I have exams coming up so I have also been reading Data and Computer Communications by William Stallings, I won't ever finish this book as its more just reference text for my course and large parts of it are not included in my studies this year, but its good for revision.

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I am nearing the end of The Outsider, by Stephen King. Plan to start up The Light Fantastic, by Terry Pratchett after I finish The Outsider.

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Finished: The Light Fantastic, by Terry Pratchett. I am really enjoying my first read-through of the Discworld books. I found this to be a really good follow-on from The Colour of Magic, though I think I prefer the first book.

!I was really sad when Twoflower decided to go home but I thought that it was the perfect ending to both books. I'll miss the dynamic he had with Rincewind. "You haven't really been anywhere until you've got back home."!<

Started: Fire and Blood, by George R.R. Martin. Loaned an e-book from my local library using BorrowBox which is pretty cool. I'm loving it so far but I am a huge ASOIAF fan and I realise that not everyone will like reading a history book of Westeros under the Targaryens.