Terry Pratchett Thursday... Magic

"Most magic isn't [magic]. It’s just knowing the right herbs, and learning to watch the weather, and finding out the ways of animals. And the ways of people, too." Esmeralda (Granny) Weatherwax in Equal Rites

Don’t you just love when fiction gets reality just right?

24 comments:

  1. Honestly, if there was a Granny Weatherwax Coven in the area, I'd totally join it. Of course, there would never be a Granny Weatherwax Coven, since she can't stand other witches and all that "new age crap"... ^^

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  2. I know, me too!

    The other day someone asked me what Pratchett character I would be, and I answered "Granny". The person said, "But she is so antisocial." I replied, "Yeah, I know."

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  3. I love your blog even more now I know you read Pratchett! He's my favourite author in the world. :)

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  4. Well, sweet thing, then you are going to love the next few months and go insane in April. Just wait and you see!

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  5. I know so many Witches who rave about these books. The first one I picked up I put down after about 10 pages. While her writing is beautiful, it's very flowery...perhaps I should give it a second chance?

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  6. Terry Pratchett's writing "flowery"? Really? The man is satire made flesh. What book did you read?

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  7. I used the wrong word. I think I meant "fussy". I tend to read a lot of memoirs where writers write more as though they are sitting down next to me talking to me. I tend to shy away from fantasy books because I feel like the book could be cut in half with all the extra words. I know, I have issues.

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  8. Ahhhhhh! Now I understand perfectly. I like Pratchett's satiric style. Books written too plainly tend to bore me, guess that is why I love fantasy: I enjoy the worldbuilding.

    And you don't have issues, you know what you like, my dear.

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  9. I do not know of him. I am of to seek information.
    Brightest blessings!

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  10. Ah, good old Granny! If ever there was a witch I'd want to study with it would be her. :)

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  11. I read one of his graphic novels...didn't realize what it was when I ordered it...can't say that it was anywhere near my favorite...but I did get through it...

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  12. @Greekwitch, I hope you like it. Do let me know.

    @Danni, as I told Diandra, I would give that one a go too.

    @Ellen, the man knows how to twist words, doesn't he?

    @Judy, I haven't read any of his graphic novels. I'm planning to go through all the prose (I'm giving myself until 2013, but I have a feeling I'll be done before that). I'll wait to read the graphic novels with my Piano Man ;-)

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  13. I have all of terry prachets books! Its one of those impulse book buys I can never say no to.

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  14. Cogent, I knew there was more to you than that incredibly filthy brain of yours ;-) I love the man too, and after he got his Alzheimer's diagnosis I told myself that I was going to honor his memory and brain the best way I know how: I'm rereading all his books.

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  15. Granny Weatherwax is what I strive to become (someday) although I'm more of a Nanny Ogg personality ^_^
    Have you read his YA series about Tiffany Aching? (The Wee Free Men, Hat Full of Sky, Wintersmith, and I Shall Wear Midnight) I swear, Sir Terry is tapping into the true nature of magic with this series!

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  16. I think Granny would have the biggest coven every heard of... if she decides to start one.

    I have not read Tiffany's books yet. I'm rereading The Witches and Death Selections and then I'm heading towards little Tiff. I can't wait to read it. Hm, maybe I should just read the newbies and come back to the oldies but goodies.

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  17. I am a huge Pratchett fan...need to get posting on I Shall Wear Midnight! Granny would never organize a coven; that's Magrat. Granny might deign to say a sentence or so to a young witch, like Magaly's awesome quote above, but that's bout it. I would like to be Granny, but I'm more of a mix of Magrat & Nanny Ogg. With some Tiffany thrown in--we both love words.

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  18. As weird ad this might sound, I was actually thinking about that last night as I reread Equal Rites. Granny will never have a coven. I would love to be Granny too, but my eclectic personality would even bring a bit of everything; even a few wizards and death.

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  19. Synchronicity..I love it! I adore Terry Pratchett and his marvelous, magical ways. I bought the entire Tiffany Aching series for my young daughter last week. (She wishes her teacher was more like Miss Tick..although she does have a soft spot for Granny Weatherwax, despite her serious persona.)

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  20. Lovely! I'm rereading all of his books, but I'm leaving Tiffany Aching Series for the end. I can't wait for the Princess to be old enough, so that we can read Tiffany together. I think she is going to love it!

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  21. Lovely! I'm rereading all of his books, but I'm leaving Tiffany Aching Series for the end. I can't wait for the Princess to be old enough, so that we can read Tiffany together. I think she is going to love it!

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  22. Synchronicity..I love it! I adore Terry Pratchett and his marvelous, magical ways. I bought the entire Tiffany Aching series for my young daughter last week. (She wishes her teacher was more like Miss Tick..although she does have a soft spot for Granny Weatherwax, despite her serious persona.)

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  23. I am a huge Pratchett fan...need to get posting on I Shall Wear Midnight! Granny would never organize a coven; that's Magrat. Granny might deign to say a sentence or so to a young witch, like Magaly's awesome quote above, but that's bout it. I would like to be Granny, but I'm more of a mix of Magrat & Nanny Ogg. With some Tiffany thrown in--we both love words.

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