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Friday, August 12, 2011

Witchy Wit and Wisdom… Magic

“Ah weel,” said Rob Anybody. “What’s magic, eh? Just wavin’ a stick an’ sayin’ a few wee magical words. An’ what’s so clever aboot that, eh? But lookin’ at things, really lookin’ at ’em, and then workin’ ’em oout, now, that’s a real skill.”
“Aye, it is,” said William the gonnable, to Tiffany’s surprise. “Ye used yer eyes and used yer heid. That’s what a real hag does. The magicking is just there for advertisin’.” The Wee Free Men by Terry Pratchett

The Nac Mac Feegles are such a witty bunch, arent they?


  1. They are indeed! I am late to Terry Pratchet; I've just finished the Bromeliad Trilogy & loved it.

  2. "Nae King! Nae Quin! Nae laird! Nae master! We willna be fooled again!"

    I love the Nac Mac Feegles!

    Second to my idol, Granny Weatherwax, of course. :D

  3. This looks like a great read! The cover of the book drew me in :)

  4. Mrs BC - I have the Bromeliad Trilogy set for reread, and I can't wait.

    Hex - I'm right there with you.

    Kim - I love their little blue hairy faces, and the sheep of course lol

  5. This looks like such a fun book!

  6. My mom is reading a book that has those little guys in it and she keeps talking about them. They sound like an interesting bunch.

  7. Magic Love Crow - the wee men are a blast,

    Sarita - I think you would love this series.

  8. They are indeed! :)

  9. Okay I'll admit...i've never read any of Terry Prachetts books but I think I've got to check this one out. lol I have to agree with Kim, the cover really draws you to it and the books sound really fun. :) Magaly...where in the world do you find all these really cool books you review??

  10. Never read any of her books but I will definitely have to now! Thanks for the info!

  11. I will also confess to be Terry Prachett illiterate, but the cover of this book is irresistible! Have a beautiful weekend, my dear friend.

  12. I thought of you the last time (ok, less than an hour ago) I read these paragraphs in Ursula K. le Guin's intro to one of her books:

    "The artist deals with what cannot be said in words.

    The artist whose medium is fiction does this in words. The novelist says in words what cannot be said in words."

    I'd give you the page number, but the intro doesn't have page numbers! Annoying...

    Anyways, I would HIGHLY recommend getting ahold of le Guin's 50th anniversary edition of The Left Hand of Darkness and reading the intro. (The intro isn't in the other editions of it.) Actually I'd recommend the whole book, but if nothing else you've got to read the intro. :)

  13. Sarita - Since I read A Wizard from Earthsea, I've been telling myself I need to read all her books. Your quote might make me forget about my massive to-be-read pile and add her to my list ;-)

  14. Tamara - They chase me around and I then I fall in love lol

    Love of the Goddess - Let me know what you think when you read them.

    Mina - I think it will love at the page for you, especially the Witches--Nanny Ogg is going to make you roar; I just know it.