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June 3, 2012 / Leslie

Summer In Discworld: A Challenge & Group Read

Summer In DiscworldSummer In Discworld

I’ve always wanted to read Discworld. I’ve heard how good these books are. I’ve tried to read the first few books in the series. I’ve failed miserably. I just couldn’t get into them.

While common sense says it’s a good idea to start at the beginning of a series, especially when the series consists of over 40 books, I find out that in with Discworld, the first ones aren’t the best and they don’t need to be read in any order. Hmmmm. Ok.

The Challenge

The Discworld Challenge is hosted by Cheryl at Tales of the Marvelous.

All you have to do to participate is read any book from Pratchett’s sprawling 40-book Discworld series between June 1st and August 31st, and tell us about it.

For those new to Discworld, there are three rules to keep in mind:
1) You don’t have to read the books in order.
2) Don’t start at the beginning (the first few are funny, but weaker than later books).
3) Don’t read them somewhere where it will be awkward to laugh out loud!

Going Postal by Terry PrachettRead-a-long

While I won’t have a lot of time to participate in the Discworld Challenge, I am going to join the read-a-long for Going Postal, a stand alone Discworld book which Cheryl promises is one of the better ones. The read-a-long will be held during July.

If you’ve been thinking about reading Discworld, stop by Tales of the Marvelous and join the fun.

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  1. Suko / Jun 3 2012 10:09 pm

    I had not heard of Discworld before! I hope you will find them enjoyable now. 🙂


  2. Leeswammes / Jun 4 2012 5:15 am

    I read one Discworld book which I sort-of enjoyed but not enough to pick up others. However, I also have a copy of Going Postal. I’m not going to commit to any more challenges, though, but when I see your (good) review about it, I might pick it up.

    Good luck with the challenge. I also got the feeling Going Postal isn’t all that bad. 🙂


    • Leslie / Jun 4 2012 8:21 am

      Several friends highly recommended the series. I read about 25 pages of book 2, then tried book 3 and couldn’t get into either. I’m going to give it one more shot.

      I think you have more than enough in challenges this summer with the 50 States!


      • Leeswammes / Jun 4 2012 9:33 am

        Well, exactly. But I do like to read my old(er) books too, and not leave them get all yellowish – so hopefully I’ll be able to read the book soon. If you write a raving post, it’ll be soon. :-0


  3. cherylmahoney / Jun 9 2012 3:11 pm

    I hope you like Going Postal much more than the early Discworld books. They’re okay…but many of the later ones are brilliant!


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