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10 Favourite Book Challenge

This blog has been very book-ish lately and it doesn’t seem like it will be stopping anytime soon because my beautiful cousin Nihaad over on her Little Blog of Stuff tagged me in the 10 Favourite Book Challenge. There are the obvious ones like Harry Potter, Lord of the Rings, every Terry Pratchett (don’t you dare make me choose just one) and other fan/cult favourites that I’m going to leave off the list so that I can give the spotlight to all the other stuff I’ve  ...

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Project Pratchett

The Disc is flat and sits on the backs of four huge elephants who in turn are standing on the back of a space turtle called Great A’Tuin. It’s also home to all things Terry Pratchett. Everyone always talks about a reading order but I’ve never really followed one. My first Pratchett was The Last Continent and I jumped around a lot from there. There are some I’ve read in order but that’s because I was waiting for them to be published. So I’ve read the Moist  ...

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The last Terry Pratchett novel

Today is the release of the very last Discworld novel ever. It’s a bittersweet day and I have lots of feelings and emotions surrounding this book. I’m excited but also sad that this is the very last Terry Pratchett book I will be reading for the first time. I both want to and don’t want to read it. I’m glad it’s Tiffany Aching. I just read Snuff, the last Sam Vimes one and I wish we could know what happens to him next and especially Young Sam. But I’m  ...

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Beautiful tribute to Hayao Miyazaki

Among my favourite film makers in the world is Hayao Miyazaki. But he’s not just a film maker, he’s a film director, a producer, a screenwriter, an animator, an author and a manga artist. We have quite a collection of his Studio Ghibli films at home. We picked up a few in London and some of them over here. The Munchkin *LOVES* My Neighbour Totoro calling for Mei when Satsuki can’t find her and also just randomly around the house. He loves  ...

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