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Discworld Read-A-Long 2019: April Recap

I think I am comfortable with my approximately one Discworld per month reading speed. When I initially read the first few books, I read them a lot faster — and I think that is part of why I didn’t enjoy them as much. I know that, while I love and appreciate puns, I can only take so many of the British-style puns at once. Binge-reading Discworld is probably not a good idea for me. However, reading them more slowly as my bedtime reading seems to be the perfect speed. I can enjoy the stories and humor without feeling attacked by puns.

Your mileage may vary, of course. Some people *like* being attacked by puns.

I have read:

16045809Soul Music

This is a highly amusing installment of the Death books in the Discworld series. I had seen the animated movie based on this book before, but hadn’t read it. I’m really glad I did; there’s a lot of fun stuff here. Yes, many of the puns are centered around rock & roll music, and I’m sure there are some that went straight over my head, but it’s still a very enjoyable book.

I also enjoyed the chance to see the wizards being silly and stuff and reminding me that I do like their books even if I don’t remember liking Rincewind much. I’ll have to re-read those books again to see if I still don’t like him now, and to see why I didn’t like him in the first place. (I don’t remember much about Rincewind, just a general dislike.)

Death of Rats is a great character. I’m glad to have met him in this book (even though his first appearance is Reaper Man I haven’t read that one yet) and I look forward to seeing more of him. And the Librarian is great as always.

And I’m currently reading:

Guards! Guards!

The Watch are amusing, and I enjoy their parts in the books I’ve read. I have read this book before and I remember something about a dragon, so that’s all the incentive I need to pick it for my next Discworld read instead of selecting a different book.

Discworld RAL

Now: how about you? Let me know what you’ve read, what you liked, or what you didn’t.

And if you read a Discworld book this month and wrote a review, link it here! I’ll be drawing a random winner at the end of the year from all of the new reviews (book must have been read and reviewed in 2019) to win a fun prize!

Happy reading, and enjoy whatever journey to the Discworld you choose! I look forward to reading your reviews.

12 thoughts on “Discworld Read-A-Long 2019: April Recap

  1. I haven’t read any of the discworld books yet because there are 41 of them?!?! (according to Wikipedia?) I think I could do 1 a month haha tho then it would take 3 years and 5 months to read them all 😂😂

    Tho I also didn’t know there were tons of puns and that makes me want to read them even more! Haha its a conundrum 😂

    1. I’d suggest picking a sub-series and just reading those to start with. It’s like a lot of other fantasy series where there is one large world, but several sub-series within. (For example: Mercedes Lackey’s Valdemar books.)

  2. I agree, these books would be quite difficult to binge! I read Reaper Man recently and enjoyed meeting the Death of Rats too. Haven’t reviewed it yet but I will! Soul Music sounds like a fun read too 🙂

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