Hello, hello! Good morning/afternoon/evening to all of my bookish friends. Wherever you are in the world I hope you are having a wonderful day.
Today I am excited to be sharing something a little bit different with you all. For years now I’ve been saying that I want to read all of the Discworld books (in order) but it always felt like such a huge commitment and challenge that I kept putting it off.
Recently though after chatting about it with fellow blogging friend Lynn (a lovely, likeminded lady with a wonderful blog which you should definitely check out here!) we discovered it is something we both wanted to do and so Around the Discworld in 41 months was born!
We wanted to set ourselves a realistic goal that didn’t put too much pressure on either of us and so our goal is to read one Discworld book per month for the next 41 months, starting of course at the very beginning! We are going to be starting our challenge on the 1st April and I think it’s safe to say we are both really excited to finally be getting started!
If like us you are reading this and feeling the same way then we’d love you to join in the fun!
We’ll be starting with The Colour of Magic and we’ll be discussing our thoughts as we go along! The more the merrier!
Somewhere on the frontier between thought and reality exists the Discworld, a parallel time and place which might sound and smell like our own, but which looks completely different. Particularly as it’s carried through space on the back of a giant turtle (sex unknown).
If you’re new to the Discworld don’t worry, you’re not alone . . . Twoflower is the Discworld’s first tourist, he’s exceptionally naive and about to get himself into an array of dangerous and fantastical situations on his travels.
And if that didn’t sound fateful enough, it’s the spectacularly inept wizard, Rincewind who is charged with safely chaperoning Twoflower and his Luggage (a walking suitcase that has half a mind of its own and a homicidal attitude to anything threatening) during his visit.
Safe to say chaos ensues…
The Discworld novels can be read in any order but The Colour of Magic is the first Discworld book. It is also the starting point in the Wizards collection, followed by The Light Fantastic.