About this time a week ago, John and I were on the very last leg of a backpacking vacation in Yellowstone and the
One of the things that John and I got for Christmas was three of the Terry Pratchett “Diskworld” books. I tore through them pretty quickly since, even at 250+ pages each they were not exactly difficult reads. And now (because I can be crazy/obsessive like that) I feel compelled to read all of the Diskworld books. In order. Since there are (according to Wikipedia) 39 of them, this could take some time.
I am already four books into the project (not counting the three that were presents…I have not yet decided if I will reread them or not when I reach their places in the series). I had not previously read the very early DIskworld books, and I find it really interesting that I can tell, in these books where he is still finding his voice as a writer, that Terry Pratchett was hugely influenced by Douglas Adams.
This is not the first time that I got onto a reading jag like this. When I got into my mid-century detective kick, I read all of the Nero Wolf books (in order) and tried my best to do the same with Agatha Christie’s Hercule Poirot books (mostly in order). And currently I am listening to the audiobook versions of Ian Flemming’s James Bond books while I work out. In, of course, order.