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Locus Amoenus: All By My Shelf

Watch the amazing Locus juggle several books at once, and try not to drop any! Free admission.

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Currently reading

Some Tame Gazelle / Excellent Women / Jane and Prudence: An Omnibus
Barbara Pym
Progress: 300/704pages
The Demon Magician
Alex Dunn
Progress: 43%
Abaddon's Gate
James S.A. Corey
Progress: 290/539pages

Reading progress update: I've read 45%.

Equal Rites  - Terry Pratchett

"it is well known that a vital ingredient of success is not knowing that what you're attempting can't be done."


Seriously, if I had to pick out all the quotes I love from this book, I'd be transcribing the whole thing! It's been ages since I've actually laughed out loud while reading (I've been getting funny looks at home, and hopefully inspiring my little ones to learn to read on their own!). The best expression to describe how I feel while reading this is "absolute joy." Pratchett is just so good at describing places and people in the most unconventional ways (such as Esk's brothers as a "collection of loud noises in trousers"). I'm actually making an effort to slow down with this one, instead of gobbling it up in one sitting.



Edited to add: While reading, I keep thinking that Pratchett has the same vibe as Douglas Adams, another favorite author of mine.