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Re: Terry Pratchett Memorial Read I've started rereading Small Gods, but am definitely down with a read of any other discworld.

Would we vote on which book we read?

March 15, 2015, 01:57:44 PM
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Re: Terry Pratchett Memorial Read
I've started rereading Small Gods, but am definitely down with a read of any other discworld.

Would we vote on which book we read?

I was thinking we could do nominations/voting just like book club. Maybe people could include a bit why they think their choice would be a great memorial read or why they selected the book they did. I also wanted to see if people might be interested in doing this alongside a book club, so it could be held much quicker (April?). If not, I can slide The Kitschies month to June and hold this in May.

March 15, 2015, 02:07:02 PM
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Re: Terry Pratchett Memorial Read
And suggest we do Pterry month in May and Kitschies in June. But just my humble opinion.

Done. :)

March 15, 2015, 03:59:04 PM
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Re: [MAY 2015] - Terry Pratchett Memorial Read Just an update that this will be our official book club read for May.
March 15, 2015, 04:00:31 PM
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Terry Pratchett Memorial Read Reaper Man would be fitting too.

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'Death has to happen. That's what bein' alive is all about. You're alive, and then you're dead. It can't just stop happening.'

But it can. And it has. So what happens after death is now less of a philosophical question than a question of actual reality. On the disc, as here, they need Death. If Death doesn't come for you, then what are you supposed to do in the meantime? You can't have the undead wandering about like lost souls. There's no telling what might happen, particularly when they discover that life really is only for the living... (goodreads)

Seconding Nation. It's not a discworld novel but it impressed me enough to write Pterry a snail mail letter to his home address.

March 15, 2015, 04:01:01 PM
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Re: Miscellaneous Musings
Oh right - I loved Helsinki when I visited, about 8 years ago. Lovely feel of small city, even though it's a capital.
 :)
Yeah it's great, the center is nice but the area we live in is even nicer. You can actually see our building on this:

Spoiler for Hiden:

March 15, 2015, 04:30:15 PM
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Re: Miscellaneous Musings
Oh right - I loved Helsinki when I visited, about 8 years ago. Lovely feel of small city, even though it's a capital.
 :)
Yeah it's great, the center is nice but the area we live in is even nicer. You can actually see our building on this:

Spoiler for Hiden:
I don't believe you. I see no evidence of twin pyramids or a spaceship for two-headed aliens. This is not your building, you don't live in Helsinki. This is all very clever misdirection about your true nature(s).

March 15, 2015, 04:35:20 PM
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Re: [MAY 2015] - Terry Pratchett Memorial Read - Nominations are open I would love to take part in this  :)

As for which book, I still have a lot to read from him, so I'm up for anything. From the ones I've read, though, Mort is my favorite, and I feel as if it would be appropriate, given the circumstances.

March 15, 2015, 05:20:40 PM
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Re: RIP Terry Pratchett
March 15, 2015, 05:49:03 PM
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Re: RIP Terry Pratchett Just read an interview with Sir Terry's daughter, and thought it was quite endearing.

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/culture/books/11471323/It-was-like-having-a-full-sized-hobbit-for-a-father.html

Also watched his documentary on Euthanasia (Choosing to Die, 2011), and found myself crying like an idiot. It is a subject I have always championed for, because of a sickly dog I had that made me learn a lot about suffering and death. I had no idea Sir Terry had made a documentary on the subject, and it was great, even if hard to stomach.

The world has really become poorer without him.

March 16, 2015, 12:13:23 AM
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