Monday, November 12, 2012

Lords and Ladies (Discworld, #14)Lords and Ladies by Terry Pratchett
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Once again, Sir Terry outdoes himself in this "finale" to his Witches semi-series. I feel like I know Gytha Ogg and Esme Weatherwax personally! Would love to hear recorded versions of Nanny's renditions of the Discworld's bawdiest drinking songs.

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Tuesday, May 8, 2012

Good Reads: The Wee Free Men

The Wee Free Men (Discworld, #30)The Wee Free Men by Terry Pratchett
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

I really enjoy Terry Pratchett's humor and point of view, but sometimes the DiscWorld series feels repetitive. This amazing book brings back a couple of familiar characters in cameo roles (Granny Weatherwax, for instance) but introduces fresh new humans and other beings in a setting that might or might not be rural medieval England. After "Witches Abroad" I was already thinking Mr. Pratchett is one of the best male authors writing from a female point of view; but this book clinches it. He also seems to remember and inhabit the point of view of a child (an extremely intelligent and no-nonsense child, of course) like no other author I've read. And the Wee Free Men themselves - a giant clan of tiny red-haired, blue-skinned maniacs also known as the Nac Mac Feegle or "pictsies" are the best invention yet.

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Saturday, March 10, 2012

Questionable Tour of Boston April 1

Don't be an April Fool! Join me for a new and different kind of tour for Boston By Foot. Sunday, April 1, meet at the Old North Church and decide which stories you hear are true or false on a stroll around Boston's oldest neighborhood. Drinks, snacks, and the "big reveal" at the Bell in Hand at the end! 
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