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So today at work (I work so hard) I finished 'Feet of Clay', which I started reading because lazenich told me to, after falling in love with the City Watch and a certain Sam Vimes in particular.

For one thing, pinkishmew was talking about quotations, the other day, that would make a good tattoo, and this line really jumped out at me: "Words in the heart cannot be taken" - in fact, that line completely choked me up at work today. Honestly, you're an emotional mess when a Discworld book makes you cry.

I love Vimes. Have I mentioned that yet? In a way, I don't want to love him, because he's such an obvious character to like, but he's just fantastic and I can't even pinpoint why. He's cynical without being negative, if that makes any sense.

I am glad Angua didn't leave. I'm sure there's a future novel that has a 'she's leaving' subplot, which I really want to read. I think she and Carrot are an adorable couple, but then most things about Carrot are adorable. I wish I could have read 'Men At Arms' before I read this book, but I didn't realise it came before it. Apparently it's the book that introduces her to the Discworld, and I really should read that. She's a werewolf, ffs.

Cheri is also awesome. In fact, there's not a single character in the Watch I don't like. They're honestly my favourite set of characters, period. So, I think my next Discworld book will be abother Watch based one, and most likely 'Men At Arms'. </center>

Now I'm several chapters into 'New Moon' by Stephanie Meyer, and all I can say so far is I love how she did the passing of time (OCTOBER, NOVEMBER, DECEMBER, JANUARY) - very, very simple yet affective.

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faebyl
Mar. 31st, 2008 04:01 pm (UTC)
I have to recommend Neverwhere by Neil Gaiman, it's really different, I really enjoyed reading it, thought you might like it as well:)

:)Monika
reaperfox
Mar. 31st, 2008 07:55 pm (UTC)
Hiya
I LOVE Neverwhere! It's one of my favourite books, I really must read it again! If you have any other recommendations, do let me know! :) Clearly you have great taste!
sunlightdances
Mar. 31st, 2008 10:03 pm (UTC)
Ohhh, "Words in the heart cannot be taken" is an amazing quote. <3 I need to make more notes when I'm reading, and then can plan tattoos.
reaperfox
Apr. 1st, 2008 10:12 pm (UTC)
Man, it's going to take me forever to get used to sunlightdances and not Pinkishmew. Sorry about that!
sunlightdances
Apr. 1st, 2008 10:23 pm (UTC)
That's fine! It took me about a week to remember what my new name was, and I was the one who had to log in using it. XD "Sun-lamp.. something? Sunlitdays? Autumnleaves? Oh, I don't know."
cws_eat_chs
Apr. 1st, 2008 02:12 am (UTC)
Disagreeing with the emotional mess thing. Discworld books make me cry ALL the time. Terry Pratchett is a damn good writer.
And I totally agree with all your points on the book. Man.
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