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The Last Continent
The Last Continent | Terry Pratchett
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Something is amiss at Unseen Unversity, Ankh-Morpork's most prestigious (i.e., only) institution of higher learning. A professor is missingbut a search party is on the way! A bevy of senior wizards will follow the trail wherever it leadseven to the other side of Discworld, where the Last Continent, Fourecks, is under construction. Imagine a magical land where rain is but a myth and the ordinary is strange and the past and present run side by side. experience the terror as you encounter a Mad Dwarf, the Peach Butt, and the dreaded Meat Pie Floater. Feel the passion as the denizens of the Last Continent learn what happens when rain falls and the rivers fill with water (it spoils regattas, for one thing). Thrill to the promise of next year's regatta, in remote, rustic Didjabringabeeralong. It'll be asolutely gujeroo (no worries).
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julesG
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#OokBOokClub-ers, our Discworld adventure continues TODAY with #TheLastContinent!

Looking forward to our discussion next month!

Happy reading!

#Discworld #SirTerryPratchett #TerryPratchett #PratchettPosse #ReadAlong #BuddyRead #EpicBuddyRead

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LitsyEvents
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repost for @julesG

#OokBOokClub

Just a friendly reminder that we'll be reading #TheLastContinent next! Dig out your books, put in your library holds, or place your orders! The next Discworld adventure continues on July 8th! Woohoo!

If anyone wants to be tagged/untagged for future posts please let me know! Happy to oblige!

#Discworld #SirTerryPratchett #TerryPratchett #PratchettPosse #ReadAlong #BuddyRead #EpicBuddyRead

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julesG
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#OokBOokClub

Just a friendly reminder that we'll be reading #TheLastContinent next! Dig out your books, put in your library holds, or place your orders! The next Discworld adventure continues on July 8th! Woohoo!

If anyone wants to be tagged/untagged for future posts please let me know! Happy to oblige!

#Discworld #SirTerryPratchett #TerryPratchett #PratchettPosse #ReadAlong #BuddyRead #EpicBuddyRead

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MariaW
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So, I went through another Discworld audiobook last week. I did have some difficulties to follow the Rincewind narrative because it seemed pretty chaotic. It was still funny though, but I don‘t not remember having such peoblems while actually reading it.

deirdrebeecher Yeah this is defo one of the weakest discworld novels.
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MariaW
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Me driving home into the sunset today - while listening to Terry Pratchett.

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TK-421
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“Whoever had designed the skeletons of creatures had even less imagination than whoever had done the outsides. At least the outside-designer had tried a few novelties in the spots, wool and stripes department, but the bone-builder had generally just put a skull on a ribcage, shoved a pelvis in further along, stuck on some arms and legs and had the rest of the day off.” #skeleton #QuotsyOct21

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ctboeheim
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It's a Discworld novel, so anything's fair game, including all the tropes from Down Under. (No, a trope is not a marsupial.) The Wizards have gone through a portal to Fourecks on the edge of the Rim, and Rincewind has taken the long way around. They'll meet, eventually. On the way, Pratchett skewers all the popular cultural images of Australia, from crocodiles and their hunters, to the beer, the opera hall, and more. It's a grand romp. No worries.

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bekakins
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The more Discworld novels I read, the more I enjoy them. This was a great satirisation of Australia, absolutely loved it and had me laughing out loud in parts!

+16 pts #MerryReaders #WinterGames

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Riveted_Reader_Melissa
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Another crazy wizard trip, honestly I never enjoy the wizards quite as much as the witches or the guard, but I quite enjoyed Ponder and the god of Evolution, the Librarian, and of course The Luggage.

#OokBOokClub
#PratchettPosse

DrexEdit The Librarian is one of my favorite characters. 😃 I have a lot of catching up to do with the *OokBOokClub. 4y
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julesG
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Hello friends! Open discussion is in the FOLLOWING POST marked as a spoiler. Find #LastContinent post & tap "show me" on the spoiler tag to join in the discussion. Join in whenever you can! Today. Tomorrow. Next month! The post will always be up so just tag each other & we'll jump in to discuss with you. Feel free to chat about anything!

#Discworld #SirTerryPratchett #TerryPratchett #PratchettPosse #ReadAlong #BuddyRead #EpicBuddyRead

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julesG
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Welcome to the #OokBOokClub open discussion for #LastContinent! Feel free to discuss anything! Don't forget to tag each other in the comments so your friends can see your reply. Have fun!

#Discworld #SirTerryPratchett #TerryPratchett #PratchettPosse #ReadAlong #BuddyRead #EpicBuddyRead

khooliha All my posting means I can't hide it: I'm crazy about this book. Unreasonably so? Maybe! 4y
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Riveted_Reader_Melissa Finished this one today... my favorite parts might have been Ponder and the god of evolution. 4y
julesG @khooliha I missed those, but am checking right now. I kind of fell into the "it's a Rincewind book" trap. I should try to keep an open mind. 4y
khooliha @julesG I get that - this book is probably why I love Rincewind as much as I do. I don't know how I'd feel about him if I hadn't started with what is basically his ending. 4y
khooliha @Riveted_Reader_Melissa That part is great! Ponder is a lot of fun in this book. 4y
Gezemice I have not gotten around to re-reading this one and I don‘t really recall... I do know that I liked xxxx. I should re-visit. 4y
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khooliha
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And the ultimate question becomes: did I latch onto this book because it was a perfect match for me, or did I become the person partially due to reading this book as a teen? For once I'm having a thematically appropriate life.
Either way? No worries.
#OokBOokClub

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khooliha
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"Where there's hope there's life, I'll have you know!"
I know a lot of Discworld readers don't like Rincewind, but I have always loved him and, in an Ecksian twist of time, I think my love has sprung backward in time from this book. In my memory he resignedly saved XXXX, but no, he does it because he cares about the people he has meet along the way, he does it in defiance, defending a country against the shade of Death. It's wonderful
#OokBOokClub

khooliha And Death showing up as a friend again is a very sweet nudge. It almost feels like, if Rincewind hadn't been there, Death would have just had another adventure. He certainly wouldn't let a whole continent die. 4y
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khooliha
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khooliha
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I thought I chose this book mark for its size alone, but maybe I chose it for this book.
#OokBOokClub

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khooliha
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Just took a quick break from work to cry my way through the climax of this book. This is, I think, a book of my heart.
#OokBOokClub

khooliha My sometimes dissatisfaction with previous Rincewind books becomes clear: they weren't -this- 4y
khooliha I realize I may be overselling it, but this book means a lot to me. I shouldn't have waited this long to reread it. 4y
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khooliha
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And don't let it be said that I'm ignoring the other half of the story! The purpose of the business is to be the whole business cuts right to to heart of how beautiful I find the vast complexity and imperfection of biological and ecological systems. This is me getting gooey about my science feelings, written down in someone else's kind, knowing hand.
#OokBOokClub

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khooliha
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Death has come by to say hello!! As a friend!!!!!

I think, on a reread, it's sort of obvious that this is destined to be Rincewind's last novel as a lead. Maybe I'm projecting, but it seems a little more reflective, a gentle sort of epilogue.
#OokBOokClub

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khooliha
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I am ~really~ in love with the set up of Rincewind's grand quest in this one. In every previous book of his he does things under duress, but this time is quest boils down to “be yourself.“ I don't remember ever seeing him this alone, physically, and the only thing trying to kill him is the environment, sometimes. And it turns out that relatively unstressed Rincewind digs up water for animals and admires pretty birds and just -lives-.
#OokBOokClub

khooliha I have a problem and that problem is this book and how much I love it. 4y
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khooliha
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I didn't catch this on my first reading, but it's perfect that Rincewind with his twisted, impossible lifetimer is the one to go to XXXX - who else could even come to grips with the country's twisty time and space existence?
#OokBOokClub

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khooliha
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Note to self: reassess at end to see if this Alice in Wonderland vibe is still around
#OokBOokClub

khooliha People are mostly being nice to Rincewind! I am happy for him. 4y
khooliha Also I forgot about this... furry bar? 4y
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khooliha
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(I am always irritating come #OokBOokClub time, but this one is going to be WORSE. I was worried this book would hit me like Interesting Times did on the reread, but so far it hasn't, and my relief is making me effusive.)

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khooliha
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I'm enjoying seeing both Rincewind and Ponder's thought processes, how they're similar and how they both contrast with the rest of the faculty. Rincewind sort of dreads understanding but cannot help it. This is why you're hero material, my dude!
#OokBOokClub

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khooliha
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I! Love! Him!
#OokBOokClub

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khooliha
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Gotta say, the Death of Rats being ready to go wild on Rincewind is funnier on this reread - we never go HAM Death of Rats! It's against the rules! (And poor Rincewind is not a rat, just a coward. There's a difference!)
#OokBOokClub

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khooliha
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I have started my reread for #OokBOokClub and, looking at this book from decades later, it is truly WILD that I started here. I don't know how welcoming this book is to new comer, except, of course, that it ensnared me entirely. Shout out to this spine, the literally thing that was too intriguing on the library shelf for me to pass up.

Riveted_Reader_Melissa Isn‘t that a great feeling? We are coming up to the one I first read (Going Postal), which I read never even knowing it was part of a series. I‘m kind of excited to see how it reads now that I‘ve read all the books that came before. 4y
khooliha @Riveted_Reader_Melissa I remember laughing so often at this book that I confounded my friends, which led to them getting into Discworld too. 4y
khooliha @Riveted_Reader_Melissa And I bet Going Postal is a great starting place! I love Moist so much and I'm excited to revisit him. 4y
Riveted_Reader_Melissa @khooliha I picked it up, just because I liked the back blurb at the bookstore....and it blew my mind at the time. I hadn‘t read anything like it before, I had been a teen reading lots of romance and fantasy, and it was so different from both of those. And honestly, his books are still just so unique. 4y
khooliha @Riveted_Reader_Melissa I have to imagine that one of the things that grabbed my young biologist self was that this fantasy book started referencing evolution pretty quickly. It was a mash up I had not considered possible! Pratchett is so good at writing something unlike anything else, and doing it in such a way that you're left wondering why people haven't been doing it all along. Why -not- more mail delivery/civil service fantasy?! 4y
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julesG
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Sooo sorry dear #OokBOokClub-ers, I ignored the calendar reminder for the new book and then promptly forgot about it.

Our Discworld adventure continues with #TheLastContinent!

Looking forward to our discussion next month!

Happy reading!

#Discworld #SirTerryPratchett #TerryPratchett #PratchettPosse #ReadAlong #BuddyRead #EpicBuddyRead

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julesG
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#OokBOokClub

Just a friendly reminder that next month we'll be reading #TheLastContinent! Dig out your books, put in your library holds, or place your orders! The next Discworld adventure continues on August 8th! Woohoo!

If anyone wants to be tagged/untagged for future posts please let me know! Happy to oblige!

#Discworld #SirTerryPratchett #TerryPratchett #PratchettPosse #ReadAlong #BuddyRead #EpicBuddyRead

slategreyskies I‘ve been tagged in these posts since the beginning, but I never got around to reading any of the books. Life got in the way, and I never started. Do these books build on each other? I mean, do they need to be read in chronological order to get the full experience? I‘m way too far behind to ever catch up to the group now! (edited) 4y
julesG @slategreyskies No, you don't need to read them in chronological order. They can be read as standalones. 4y
slategreyskies Okay, thanks!! @julesG 4y
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Chili
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Finished the first book for #widehorizonsreadathon

Emilymdxn Woooo well done! 🥳 4y
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Chili
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I‘m going to give this a try because I‘m a readathon addict. I‘m starting with the tagged book because it fits another challenge prompt. #widehorizonsreadathon

Emilymdxn I‘m a challenge addict myself too, sympathy there! Good luck! 4y
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TK-421
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“It is said that your life flashes before your eyes just before you die. That is true, it's called Life.” #flash #QuotsyJuly19

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TK-421
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“Any true #wizard, faced with a sign like 'Do not open this door. Really. We mean it. We're not kidding. Opening this door will mean the end of the universe,' would automatically open the door in order to see what all the fuss is about. This made signs rather a waste of time, but at least it meant that when you handed what was left of the wizard to his grieving relatives you could say, as they grasped the jar, 'We told him not to.” #QuotsyJuly18

vivastory Love this! 6y
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khooliha
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Thinking a lot about Rincewind during this reread (which is deeply unsurprising) and I keep coming back to The Last Continent. Dude is only built for Big Magic, I think. I don't know if he ever takes pride in the frankly incredible things he accomplishes. I got a lotta sympathy for this comedy-only wizard character. #OokBOokClub

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gossamerchild
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I'm fairly certain the prompt meant to make a 💓 with the pages, but I decided to make a heart with some of my favorite books instead 💖💖

#bookheart #readingresolutions #pratchettposse #discworld

@Jess7

Aims42 Love this 💜💖💜 6y
gossamerchild @Aims42 thanks 😊😊 6y
britt_brooke 💚 6y
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Tashreads Oh, 😆, I clearly misunderstood that prompt, I posted a pic of a book with a heart on the cover. I‘m a newbie though 😂😂. 6y
Nute This might be my favorite response to yesterday‘s photo challenge prompt. Thanks for sharing! 6y
gossamerchild @Tashreads that's what's fun about these prompts-seeing all the different ways people interpret them. @Nute thank you! 6y
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PeanutButterPie
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It felt like those treasured moments in bed when you‘re just awake enough to know that you‘re still nicely asleep

BookishTrish ❤️❤️❤️ 6y
cherinium I love those moments and hate having them robbed from me by alarm clocks. ⏰ 6y
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PeanutButterPie
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Creators aren‘t gods. They make places, which is quite hard. It‘s men that make gods. This explains a lot

StephanieGeiser Great photo! 6y
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Moray_Reads
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A so-so for Sir Terry? Say it ain't so! But sadly yes. I've never been a Rincewind fan and I read it because I have so few Discworld left. Good not great. Rincewind navigates XXXX and the Australia jokes start to grate. On the other hand the UU faculty are stranded on a mysterious desert island (with a lady!) where poor put-upon Ponder Stibbons has to explain evolution to the Archchancellor and sex to an inquisitive God and that is very funny

MayJasper I share your views on Rincewind. 7y
Moray_Reads @MayJasper I just find him tedious and compared to some of the other characters quite under-developed 7y
MayJasper I agree. I wish the luggage had devoured him sometimes. If I remember he was in the first two books when Discworld was first developing. 7y
Moray_Reads @MayJasper there definitely a big difference between early/later Discworld but Rincewind just seems to stay static. But there were still bits that had me laughing, the rest of the faculty are brilliant. Poor Ponder 7y
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Sisasuku
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Whenever I read a Discworld book by Terry Pratchett, I'm again amazed by the way he manages to transform our world into the Discworld. The Discworld books are probably the ones with the most highlights on my ebook reader.

DivaDiane I read the first Discworld novel but wasn‘t so enchanted. I know you have recommended a reading order and another friend has recommended others. One day I will give it another whirl. 7y
TricksyTails Welcome to Litsy! 👏😁📚 I agree! Terry Pratchett is brilliant! I'm leading a (re)read of his books in publication order beginning late January/early February of next year. I can't wait to start over from the beginning again. Maybe you'd like to pop into the discussions or join the reread? Welcome, again! Happy you're here! 7y
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Smrloomis Welcome! 🎉 7y
Sisasuku @DivaDiane Well, Pratchett sure isn't everybody's cup of tea, i fully understand that! Especially the later Discworld books often feel like a satirical fantasy view of our world to me. 7y
mabell Welcome!🎉 7y
Sisasuku Thank you @TricksyTails! I'm right now in the process of reading the Discworld books I was missing since I've basically read about half of them in a completely chaotic non-order. My first Discworld book was The Thief of Time about 15 years ago ;) I'm sticking to the publishing order, too. 7y
BookwormAHN Welcome to Litsy 😸 7y
tpixie Welcome! You'll love it here!! ❤️📚❤️ 7y
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Gezemice
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“But we're a university! We have to have a library!" said Ridcully. "It adds tone. What sort of people would we be if we didn't go into the library?"
"Students," said Senior Wrangler morosely.”

#quotsynov17 #library #pratchettquotes

AceOnRoam 😂😂😂 7y
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TK-421
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I've read all of these except The Last Continent, but it's been so long since I read the Star Wars book that I don't remember it, and A Clockwork Orange is overdue for a reread! #OrangeCovers #ThreeWordTitles #Riotgrams

[DELETED] 3803335244 I have clockwork orange on my reading list. If you re-read next month or later, let me know. We can discuss the book. 7y
TK-421 @ForeverNerdy Cool idea! I'll let you know if I do! 7y
[DELETED] 3803335244 Thank you 😊 7y
Somasis I ❤ those old discworld covers 😍 7y
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Velvetsun
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When i'm having a tough week...Nothing comforts me like losing myself in the #discworld. 📖🐵💙

Moray_Reads I'm right there with you, rejuvenating the Post Office with Moist Von Lipwig. Hope your week improves ❤ 7y
Velvetsun @Moray_Reads There's nothing better than Sir Terry. Hope your week gets better, too. 7y
Laalaleighh Nothing like it in the world. 7y
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Velvetsun
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😂😂

UglyOldBat 💟 7y
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Velvetsun
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It's a good day. 💙💚💛💜
#discworld #pratchettsposse

gossamerchild That's... That's amazing. 😳😳😍 7y
Laalaleighh Need. 7y
TricksyTails 😍I want!!! 7y
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Minervasbutler
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The wizards somehow end up in Australia (or Ecks Ecks Ecks Ecks as it's called here).Basically this is Pratchett having fun with Australian stereotypes ( a bartender who is a crocodile, called Crocodile Crocodile, towns with names like Dijabringabeeralong and Worralorrasurfa,) There is essentially no plot to this one, and all in all I'd say it's one of the weaker Discworld novels, though I still laughed out loud several times.

Vansa Agreed that the plot is a bit all over the place but I LOVED the references that crop up- I remember something about a " not so jolly swagman on a billabong " or something along those lines and finding it hilarious!! 7y
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"But we're a university! We have to have a library!" said Ridcully. It adds tone. What sort of people would we be if we didn't go into the Library?"
"Students," said the Senior Wrangler morosely.

Zelma 😆 7y
MariaW 😂😂😂 #speakhisname 7y
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Unfortunately, like many people who are instinctively bad at something, the Archchancellor prided himself on how good at it he was. Ridcully was to management what Herod was to the Bethlehem Playgroup Association.

MariaW There's no one like Sir Terry! 😍😂😂 #speakhisname 7y
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khooliha
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#RiotGrams Day 23 - Discworld has made me laugh so much for so long. The Last Continent was the first one I read and my inability to contain myself led to my friends stealing it from me.