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Pyramids
Pyramids | Terry Pratchett
It's bad enough being new on the job, but Teppic hasn't a clue as to what a pharaoh is supposed to do. After all, he's been trained at Ankh-Morpork's famed assassins' school, across the sea from the Kingdom of the Sun.First, there's the monumental task of building a suitable resting place for Dad -- a pyramid to end all pyramids. Then there are the myriad administrative duties, such as dealing with mad priests, sacred crocodiles, and marching mummies. And to top it all off, the adolescent pharaoh discovers deceit, betrayal -- not to mention aheadstrong handmaiden -- at the heart of his realm.
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jmtrivera
Pyramids | Terry Pratchett
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Last check-in and probably my laziest week. All my activity came from just walking around the grocery store, neighborhood, and the petting zoo. Say hi to our new llama friend! But I did it! Had a really good last couple of weeks reading-wise too. Hoping for a more active start to the next round.
@wanderinglynn
@Crazyspine, @laurar311, @WriterAtHeart,
@mc916, @Honeybeegirl, @BookishBelle, @BookBridget, @Econaghan
#BookFitnessChallenge #BFCR2

wanderinglynn Way to go! 🙌 A great week! 🎉 Plus a llama bonus! ❤ 4mo
crazyspine Awesome job, teammate! 4mo
jmtrivera @wanderinglynn Thanks! 😊😊😊 4mo
jmtrivera @crazyspine And thank YOU, Cap! 😊 4mo
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jmtrivera
Pyramids | Terry Pratchett
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Different from any of the Discworld novels I've read so far, and yet it still captures all the satire and fun. Not everything landed for me, and I found the trip to Ephebe dragged. I think honestly, I would have rather had more fun with the Assassins' Guild members. Overall, though, I really liked it!

jmtrivera Picture was from my “day off“ on Monday (meaning my house was having construction done to it and so my kid was at daycare). I live in such a beautiful state! 4mo
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jmtrivera
Pyramids | Terry Pratchett
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I tried a new cafe yesterday. This was a violet charcoal lemonade and it was deliciously refreshing. 😊

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jmtrivera
Pyramids | Terry Pratchett
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My TV is my favorite fitness tool? Yes, because paying for gym memberships is just wasteful for me as an introverted full-time special ed. teacher w/a toddler. I never gather the energy to go. But workout videos are my jam - esp. the high energy dancey ones. This is a new video I'm trying, & as you can see, it took my Terry Pratchett hostage until I was done. Funny that one of the activities we did was called Pyramid!

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Branwen
Pyramids | Terry Pratchett
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My coworker snapped a candid photo of me reading before the start of the founders festival parade in town! I was SO proud to be a part of the library workers who walked in the parade! And of COURSE I brought a book (and a dragon!🐉) with me! 😉📚💕

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MariaW
Pyramids | Terry Pratchett
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They also wore black - different colours of black. That was his first introduction to the tertiary colours - the colours on the far side of blackness. The colours that you get if you split blackness with an eightsided prism. #terrypratchett #speakhisname #gnuterrypratchett #pratchett #pyramids #discworld

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julesG
Pyramids | Terence David John Pratchett
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Teppic not only is an assassin in Ankh-Morpork, he also is the heir to the throne in Djelibeybi (Discworld's Egypt). Upon his return to his home country, Teppic has to get used to the customs again, like sleeping on stone slaps in a corpse like position or #WalkLikeAnEgyptian.

#WanderingJune @BarbaraBB @Cinfhen

Pic shows my German edition

CarolynM I love the camels doing higher mathematics 😂 6mo
Cinfhen 🎶 All the kids in the marketplace say
Ay oh whey oh, ay oh whey oh
Walk like an Egyptian🎶
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julesG @CarolynM That came totally unexpected when I read it the first time 6mo
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khooliha
Pyramids | Terry Pratchett
Mehso-so

Yet another book that feels like practice for later novels, with too many problems and not enough strong points. When I first read this book it didn't occur to me that the Discworld books have a race problem, so good for me growing as a reader.
#OokBOokClub

julesG 👍 13mo
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julesG
Pyramids | Terry Pratchett
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#OokBOokClub @TricksyTails

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

#OokBOokClub #Discworld #SirTerryPratchett #TerryPratchett #PratchettPosse #ReadAlong #BuddyRead

Riveted_Reader_Melissa I enjoyed this one, it read like three interconnected short stories, like a short story trilogy, so it seemed a bit disjointed, but I liked the overall story. 13mo
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julesG @Riveted_Reader_Melissa Well, you know that I think the story has too many angles. 😉 I think Teppic is a tepid character. 😁 13mo
Laura317 I got bored with it once Teppic went home. I much prefer his Assassin Guild life. Not sure what this says about me. 😂@julesG @Riveted_Reader_Melissa 13mo
julesG @Laura317 Same here, Ankh Morpork is just much more interesting. The Assassin's Guild is fun. I liked the exam Teppic had to take. 13mo
Gezemice Oh, my favorite is when he gets dresses as pharaoh the first time. Hilarious 😁 13mo
dariazeoli I agree with the thought that this felt disjointed, like three different stories. I did like the idea of the entombed pharaohs being annoyed with being entombed. 😁 13mo
julesG I thought that embracing the old ways with a passion (just going to mention sleeping, walking, plumbing here) was very thought provoking, apart from being hilarious. 13mo
Riveted_Reader_Melissa @dariazeoli Yes, I liked that too, and how they worked together to communicate over the centuries...We don‘t understand that archaic version anymore, but someone does, and they translated it up the generations, I thought that was very clever. 13mo
Riveted_Reader_Melissa @julesG Yes, I agree there. 13mo
julesG @Riveted_Reader_Melissa I was waiting for some major error in the translations. 13mo
Riveted_Reader_Melissa @julesG Like the old telephone game!😂 13mo
julesG @Riveted_Reader_Melissa Exactly! I was hoping something major would get lost in translation at first, but due to the chain being so long, also be recovered at the end. 13mo
khooliha This one had some good imagery/moments near the end, like having to assassinate a pyramid or how Teppic's ancestors support and bolster him in his time of need, but so much of this book fell flat for me. Ptraci exists just as a joke and I don't think it's a funny one. Teppic doesn't make much of an impression as the lead, and can we ditch the comedic incest? 13mo
khooliha The opening segment did make me wish that Sir Terry had written a full blown parody of the "boys coming of age in boarding schools" subgenre. 13mo
khooliha Also? Too much of the story around Teppic smacked of colonialism. 13mo
julesG @khooliha Can I just say, I agree to all of your points? You've put my feelings and thoughts into words! 13mo
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julesG
Pyramids | Terry Pratchett
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#OokBOokClub @TricksyTails

Hello friends! Open discussion is in the FOLLOWING POST marked as a spoiler. Find the Pyramids 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

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khooliha
Pyramids | Terry Pratchett

I am rendered uneasy by (P)Teppic going away to school and when he gets back he cannot read the modern language of his country. #OokBOokClub

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khooliha
Pyramids | Terry Pratchett

Back onto another readthon, I have to see if I can get through Pyramids before the deadline. So let's do this, Discworld book that has never made much of an impression on me!
#OokBOokClub

julesG You can do this! It's not one of my favourites either. 13mo
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Laura317
Pyramids | Terry Pratchett
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Mehso-so

Not my favorite. It had some funny bits, but I tired quickly after Teppic went back home.

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julesG
Pyramids | Terry Pratchett
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Before I fell down an internet/google/TV rabbit hole, I managed a bit over five hours.

Finished one book, halfway through another.

Good night Littens!

#24B4Monday #readathon @TheReadingMermaid

#OokBOokClub #Pyramids #DiscworldBook07

TheReadingMermaid Great job! 14mo
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julesG
Pyramids | Terry Pratchett
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Starting my fifth hour with some #audiotorturing on my acupuncture mat. ?

Finished the ARC "The Heart of a Bluestocking" and am halfway into the 7th Discworld novel.

#24B4Monday #readathon @TheReadingMermaid

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julesG
Pyramids | Terence David John Pratchett
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Just had a Litsy hiccough - Litsy told me I should check my internet connection. Anyone else have problems?

I cannot decide whether to read or get some #audioknitting done. I'll probably do a bit of both.

#OokBOokClub #Pyramids #DiscworldBook07 #Discworld #SirTerryPratchett #TerryPratchett #PratchettPosse

Lindy I‘ve had trouble just now with Litsy also. 😕 14mo
mreads I've had trouble today too 14mo
mreads Is that hot chocolate next to the cream knitting? Very brave 😀 14mo
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Cathythoughts Yes I‘m having problems connecting to Litsy too 14mo
gradcat I had the same problem...thought it was just my internet connection.... 14mo
LibrarianRyan I got the same thing. 14mo
Melli I got the same so I just closed the app and waited an hour to see if it would resolve. Also had an issue with my paper white it was stuck on usb mode. But I never plugged it connected it to the desktop.. 14mo
julesG @mreads Yes, but I only had them close to each other for the picture. 😉 14mo
MaGoose I also sometimes get that check connection thing. I usually close the app, wait a minute and then turn it back on. 14mo
julesG @MaGoose That didn't work yesterday. 14mo
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julesG
Pyramids | Terry Pratchett
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@Laura317 - no inventive translator.

I know why I switched to the English editions at some point. Things like this still annoy me in translations - I wish I spoke all the languages, just to never have to get lost in translation ever again. 😉

Laura317 @julesG I guess some things are just beyond translation? 14mo
Linear Does this mean something ? 14mo
julesG @Linear it's literally how you pronounce "jelly baby" in English. In the original English book, this is meant to be a pun. It does not make sense in German though. 14mo
julesG @Laura317 Unfortunately. Hence my wish to know all the languages. 😉 14mo
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Laura317
Pyramids | Terry Pratchett
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The kingdom Djelibeybi - 😂 I don‘t know now if these are DW Easter eggs or if DW has Discworld Easter eggs.

julesG It's definitely a pun on the word "jelly baby". I read that somewhere. And now I need to dig up my German ed8to find out how they translated it. 14mo
Laura317 @julesG I‘ll be interested to see! 14mo
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Riveted_Reader_Melissa
Pyramids | Terry Pratchett
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Story of religion in a nutshell 🧐

#OokBOokClub
#PratchettPosse

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Riveted_Reader_Melissa
Pyramids | Terry Pratchett
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You know, I used to think theories like this and reality was a simulation were just flights of scientific fancy....but recent world events have convinced me otherwise, seriously where else but in a universe where ever possibility is expressed every variation of choices, could we end up where we are today...🧐

#OokBOokClub
#PratchettPosse

Laura317 Mind blowing, for sure. 14mo
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Riveted_Reader_Melissa
Pyramids | Terry Pratchett
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I enjoyed this one, even though it felt a bit like a trilogy of short stories pulled together in one volume, honestly the Assassin Guild beginning was quite good on its own, but I also liked the returning home and home not being the same part, and then finally the magical pyramid part. I left feeling like some of that ending was left undefined, I‘m hoping we see a few of these characters again somewhere along the way.

#OokBOokClub
#PratchettPosse

julesG Trilogy fits. I've always felt like this book had too many angles for one book. Looking forward to the group discussion. 14mo
Riveted_Reader_Melissa @julesG Agreed... I like what you did there too...just don‘t ask the neighboring kingdom‘s philosophers to help you with those “angles” 14mo
julesG 😂😂 14mo
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Laura317 I need to get this read soon! 14mo
Riveted_Reader_Melissa @Laura317 It‘s a lot of great silly fun, and then Pratchett will throw in these little lines that just resonate. 14mo
Gezemice I think this is one of his funniest but with one of the worst plots. Some parts had me and my daughter rolling with laughter when we read it together. 14mo
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Riveted_Reader_Melissa
Pyramids | Terry Pratchett
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? exactly how Us vs Them works, he nailed it...

we did it: they are bad sports, cliché cliché
they did (the exact same thing) it: The Bastards!!!

#OokBOokClub
#PratchettPosse
#UsVsThem

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Andrew65
Pyramids | Terry Pratchett
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😂😂😂😂

#QuotsyOct18 #scream

jouleian 😂😂😂😂 14mo
jfalkens 😂 14mo
BooknerdsLife 🤣🤣🤣 14mo
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Riveted_Reader_Melissa
Pyramids | Terry Pratchett
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Something to remember next Pi day (March 14), it‘s all just a mistake....”the Creator used the wrong kind of circles” 😂

#OokBOokClub
#PratchettPosse

Seriously though, there is no tangent like a Pratchett tangent.

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Riveted_Reader_Melissa
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Hahaha! Makes perfect sense to me!
#OokBOokClub
#PratchettPosse

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julesG
Pyramids | Terry Pratchett
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It's nearly October 8th in my time zone.

#OokBOokClub-ers, our Discworld adventure continues TODAY with #PYRAMIDS!

Looking forward to our discussion next month!

Happy reading!

@TricksyTails

#OokBOokClub #Pyramids #DiscworldBook07 #Discworld #SirTerryPratchett #TerryPratchett #PratchettPosse #ReadAlong #BuddyRead

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dariazeoli
Pyramids | Terry Pratchett
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Ready for the next #OokBookClub read! I‘ve been quiet around here this week, but I‘m reading and rocking...

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Lara.Tomme
Pyramids | Terry Pratchett
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I liked this story a lot. I like the assassins and the mummy's a lot! Terry Pratchett is also very funny in this one. So happy I am reading the Discworld series.

Riveted_Reader_Melissa You‘re not far ahead of me, I‘m on 1y
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DGRachel
Pyramids | Terry Pratchett
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Last post of the night...sorry for overwhelming your feeds! But just a heads up for next month, #OokBOokClub. We go back to #discworld with #pyramids! So get your copies now!

Apologies to anyone I forgot to tag and thanks for your patience!

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TobeyTheScavengerMonk
Pyramids | Terry Pratchett
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Of the first 7 Discworld books this might be my favorite so far.

A self-contained tale of assassins, geometry, religion, dimension-warping shenanigans, and a camel named You Bastard, all set in the desert oasis kingdom of Djelibeybi*.

This story kept zigging every time I thought it was going to zag and Pteppic and Ptraci were pterrific characters.

And that Sphinx scene! @Moray_Reads @MariaW #DiscRead

Soubhiville I loved this too! 2y
TobeyTheScavengerMonk *Every single time I read it I heard the 4th Doctor‘s voice! “Would you like a Jelly Baby?” 2y
vivastory Might be the best named camel! 🐫 2y
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MariettaSG Nice cover. 2y
MariaW 🤗🤗🤗 2y
chaoticgoodhufflepuff That is such a beautiful cover! ❤️ 2y
BookishTrish Where would a newbie start with this series? 2y
Moray_Reads @BookishTrish you can start at the beginning with The Colour of Magic (the first book and first of the Wizards subseries) but I'm not really a fan of the first couple or start with the first book of one of the subseries Mort (Death), Wyrd Sisters (Witches), Guards! Guards! (City Watch) which are all great. The more standalone stories are also good to start Small Gods, Pyramids, Moving Pictures https://bit.ly/2M7TbJZ 2y
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TobeyTheScavengerMonk
Pyramids | Terry Pratchett

“He glanced at the sun which, old professional that it was, chose that moment to drop below the horizon.”

#DiscRead

jmofo I‘ve been wanting to read some Pratchett. Is Disc World a place you recommend? I‘m not that into fantasy books, generally, but Good Omens has long been one of my favorite bits of fiction. (edited) 2y
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TobeyTheScavengerMonk
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Katerina I love Pratchett's mind and how it worked and wove words into endless dimensions ☺ 2y
Graywacke Awesome quote 2y
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TobeyTheScavengerMonk
Pyramids | Terry Pratchett
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Gotta watch out for those tricksy dolphins.

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TobeyTheScavengerMonk
Pyramids | Terry Pratchett
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“ * It was quite a big frog, however, and got into the air ducts and kept everyone awake for weeks.”

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TobeyTheScavengerMonk
Pyramids | Terry Pratchett
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Ummm... Terry Pratchett just tipped his hat to Gene Wolfe!

I love it when people that I love love other people that I love!

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TobeyTheScavengerMonk
Pyramids | Terry Pratchett

"There was not a lot that could be done to make Morpork a worse place. A direct hit by a meteorite, for example, would count as gentrification." #DiscRead

Leftcoastzen 😂 2y
MayJasper Stop it 😂😂😂 2y
Swe_Eva 😂😂😂 2y
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TobeyTheScavengerMonk
Pyramids | Terry Pratchett
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#Starting and it is already so so good. Surprising no one.

#DiscRead

keys_on_fire OMG Cheerwine!! 2y
Aims42 A great read & a great beverage!! I made my husband promise me he‘d bring me home some Cheerwine when he went to Bristol, TN. I‘d be set up here in Chicago with Cheerwine and a Bojangles 😋 2y
MariaW Waot for the confised sphinx. 😂 #speakhisname 2y
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TricksyTails "Surprising no one." ?? 2y
Moray_Reads @MariaW I love the sphinx scene 😆 2y
Aimeesue I lovelovelove he Gollanz reprint covers Hogfather's my fave. 2y
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Aims42
Pyramids | Terry Pratchett
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Meeting a friend for dinner & drinks at a bar I‘ve never been to (not sure it‘s a “chill and read if you want” sort of place). So, I‘ve got my car windows rolled down and I‘ve got my book until she arrives 👍🏻 ***Update: it is NOT a “chill and read if you want” sort of place ☹️

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Aims42
Pyramids | Terry Pratchett
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I have a reading buddy!! This little guy has been chilling with me for the past 15 minutes in our backyard. I‘m thinking it‘s a ‘Hank‘, what do you think? 🐰💜📚🍷

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Aims42
Pyramids | Terry Pratchett
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Been a busy weekend. My grandpa passed away last Saturday and his funeral was yesterday. I‘ll miss him, but I‘m so glad he‘s with God💖 🙌🏻 Thanks Grandpa for the gorgeous Spring weather today! Saved ya seat to read your book with me 💖💖💖

Captivatedbybooks Im sorry for your loss, but he‘s in eternal peace 2y
Aims42 @Captivatedbybooks Thank you, Jenny, amen to that! 🙌🏻 🙌🏻 🙌🏻 2y
JoScho I am sorry for your loss ❤️ 2y
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Aims42 @JoScho Thanks, Jody, I appreciate that ❤️ He lived a long life and had been suffering from dementia for the past 3 years. The good memories with him will be with me forever ☺️ 2y
mrozzz 💜💜💜💜 2y
DarcysMom You and your family are in my thoughts. ❤❤❤ 2y
CouronneDhiver Sorry for your loss ❤️❤️ 2y
Aims42 @mrozzz Thanks Mel 💕💖💕💖💕 2y
Aims42 @DarcysMom Thank you, that means so much ☺️💕 2y
Aims42 @CouronneDhiver Thank you, Danielle! ☺️ 2y
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Soubhiville
Pyramids | Terry Pratchett
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“The gates to the Assassin‘s Guild were never shut. This was said to be because Death was open for business all the time, but it was really because the hinges had rusted centuries before and no one had gotten around to doing anything about it.”

I actually got all 3 of my little monsters in one picture!
#PratchettsPosse #OokBOokClub

Reviewsbylola Fantastic cover! 2y
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Soubhiville
Pyramids | Terry Pratchett
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I may have snort-laughed a tiny bit when I read this short blurb on the back cover. Djelibeybi!
This is Discworld number 7, and the first of the series that isn‘t a reread for me. I‘m super excited to see what it holds! From the cover I‘m thinking Assassin‘s Guild, but it‘s in The Gods Collection according to the spine...

#PratchettsPosse #OokBOokClub

MayJasper I read this so long ago I've forgotten the plot 2y
Soubhiville @MayJasper I thought the same thing about some of the others, but as I am rereading them I find I remember a lot of the puns and really funny moments. 2y
Dorianna I read this one a few times. It‘s a kind of combo of things and a lot of fun. 2y
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Beck_42
Pyramids | Terry Pratchett
Pickpick

Very enjoyable read. Good fun. I am enjoying this Pratchett re-read that I seem to have got myself on. Some Discworld books I've read numerous times but this one I think I've only read once or twice - probably because it's a stand alone, and I really enjoy the Watch and witches novels partly because the characters are revisited and developed. Anyway. This was a fun read that I would recommend.

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RachelO
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Teppic is a new pharoah, with 'a recently acquired certificate from the Guild of Assassins'. It's entirely possible that he has no idea what he's doing! One day, I'll work my way through more Pratchett and find out. But I do like this cover!

#IAssassin #NuYear @Cinfhen @TrishB

julesG I loved Teppic! 2y
TrishB Cool looking book 👍🏻I‘ve still to read any Pratchett!! 2y
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Velvetsun
Pyramids | Terry Pratchett
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Quite possibly one of the ugliest book covers I've ever seen. LOL

#discworld #pratchettposse

Texreader It‘s pretty weird 2y
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Booksbymybed
Pyramids | Terry Pratchett
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Time for a Discworld novel

Grimscythe I read that as "author of stuff" instead of "snuff" and almost pissed myself. ??? 2y
Booksbymybed @TheGhastlyGrimoire omg, 😆😆😆well he did write a lot of stuff 🙈😆😆😆 2y
Vansa I LOVE this book!! 2y
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TK-421
Pyramids | Terry Pratchett
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This afternoon we made a trip to the used bookstore and the game store a few doors down. I'm impressed that I actually found one of the Terry Pratchett books I've been searching for! It's so hard to find Discworld books in used bookstores! Can't wait to try the game! #MiniBookHaul #NewGame

Mc_cart_ny We have this game and it's so fun!! 2y
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NHLibrarian
Pyramids | Terry Pratchett
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This was perfectly absurd after a tough week. On human stupidity:
"I mean, we work at it. We were given a spark of it to start with, but over hundreds of thousands of years we've really improved on it."

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Nerdfins
Pyramids | Terry Pratchett
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Up early waiting for the power company tech. Might as well get some reading in. #pratchett