Tuesday, 4 October 2016

A Discworld Reading Event 2017

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You guys know how I like to take words, add 'athon' and turn them into hashtags right? Welcome to #discworldathon 2017! The details for this are by no means finalised yet, but my general idea is that I want to read a lot of Terry Pratchett's books in 2017. I've really enjoyed our Little House Read-Along this year and I want to stick with the theme of reading a series.

However, as you're probably aware if you're at all familiar with Terry Pratchett, giving this event structure is a bit of a tall order as there are fourty one Discworld books, and so I've decided to just...not. Well, not really.

Basically I'd like the event to just be a year long celebration of the genius of Terry Pratchett. I want to read lots of his excellent, hilarious books, talk to lots of other people who love his work, probably watch and listen to lots of adaptations of his work (maybe as a group via twitter or something) and give away lots of great and gorgeous Discworld related stuff. I don't want people to get caught up in rules and regulations, so pretty much sign up if you want to read lots of Pratchett and talk about it with people!

That said, for those who like the rules and challenges, I will probably be coming up with different levels you can complete and/or themed months and such over the next couple of months so watch this space! This post is really just general thoughts and a place to register your interest! If you'd like to be involved with organisation (such as it is) or hosting giveaways etc please let me know in the comments or get in touch on twitter!

Whether you blog, tweet, vlog, instagram, loiter round the internet, whatever, whether you've read everything Terry Pratchett ever wrote, never read any of it, or tried one once and gave up, you're welcome to join! Just link up to some kind of place we can find you in the linky below so we can all say hi and chat.

****UPDATE****
Because I'm planning this to be a full on extravaganza that lasts all year it would be great to have some help with that! If you'd be interested in helping out in any way, from co-hosting the whole event, a particular themed month, contributing to giveaways or just helping out behind the scenes or with promotion of the event please add your details to the form here and I'll be in touch!



Bring it ooooooonnnnnnn!


15 comments:

  1. What a great idea! Looking forward to it.

    Ian
    https://twitter.com/shutupbanks

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    1. Glad you like it,I'm really looking forward to a year of joyful,hilarious reading! Happy you're joining us!

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  2. I've always wanted to read Terry Pratchett's books, so this is a good excuse to get started!

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    1. Oh excellent, I was really hoping there'd be a few newcomers to his work! :-D I'm so excited!

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  3. I'm not sure I'd have anything that much to say, not being a joiner or level-attainer or whatever. But OK. [I'm gradually re-reading and reviewing the whole Discworld cycle; I'm up to Going Postal]

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  4. Since it's not a challenge in the traditional sense (I always seem to crash and burn with those), I'm signing up. Here's to Discworld!!

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    1. Absolutely,long may it...prosper?fester?:-p glad you're joining us!

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  5. I have never got to the end of the series.

    I cant wait to have an excuse to read as much terry Pratchett as I can.

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  6. I tried reading the series in publication order, but feel that's not the best way to go. Are you going to have months that favor certain sub-series like Rincewind, witches, etc.?

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    1. Yes absolutely! I'll be posting a schedule of sorts this week so watch out for it :-)

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  7. My son started these, looks like I get to raid his bookshelf! I'll be back to sign up

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