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Friday Spotlight: Lords and Ladies

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Lords and Ladies (Discworld, #14)Lords and Ladies by Terry Pratchett

 

Book Beginnings is hosted by Rose City Reader. We share the first sentence and whatever thoughts of impressions it provokes. For the Friday 56, hosted by Freda’s Voice, we share a few lines from either page 56 or 56%.

 

Opening Line:

Now read on…

When does it start?

There are very few starts. Oh, some things seem to be beginnings.

The curtain goes up, the first pawn moves, the first shot is fired – but that’s not the start. The play, the game, the war is just a little window on a ribbon of events that may extend back thousands of years.

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Friday Spotlight: A Thousand Ships

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A Thousand ShipsA Thousand Ships by Natalie Haynes

 

Book Beginnings is hosted by Rose City Reader. We share the first sentence and whatever thoughts of impressions it provokes. For the Friday 56, hosted by Freda’s Voice, we share a few lines from either page 56 or 56%.

 

Opening Line:

Sing, Muse, he says, and the edge in his voice makes it clear that this is not a request.

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Friday Spotlight: Witches Abroad

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Witches Abroad (Discworld, #12)Witches Abroad by Terry Pratchett

 

Book Beginnings is hosted by Rose City Reader. We share the first sentence and whatever thoughts of impressions it provokes. For the Friday 56, hosted by Freda’s Voice, we share a few lines from either page 56 or 56%.

 

Opening Line:

This is the Discworld, which travels through space on the back of four elephants which themselves stand on the shelf of Great A’Tin, the sky turtle.

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TTT: Discworld Quotes

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Officially, this week’s Top Ten Tuesday topic is Best Character Names, but I struggled to come up with a good variety for my list (mostly Harry Potter). Since a few of my favourite names are from Terry Pratchett’s Discworld series (Magrat Garlick, Esmerelda Margaret Note Spelling of Lancre, Moist von Lipwig), I thought I’d roll with that and give you a list of my favourite Discworld quotes instead — See! There’s a link here, I promise! 🙂

 

Ten Top Quotes from Terry Pratchett’s Discworld

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It was so much easier to blame it on Them. It was bleakly depressing to think that They were Us. If it was Them, then nothing was anyone’s fault. If it was Us, then what did that make Me? After all, I’m one of Us. I must be. I’ve certainly never thought of myself as one of Them. We’re always one of Us. It’s Them that do the bad things.
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