Thumbs up for A Hat Full of Sky by Terry Pratchett. Fantasy.
One of the few fantasy series I know in which magic works exactly the way it should. Some of the wisest, funniest books I have ever read and I love them beyond my ability to convey.
“Because she likes people,” said the witch, striding ahead. “She cares about ’em.
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Thumbs up for The Wee Free Men by Terry Pratchett. Fantasy.
The first volume of my all-time favorite fantasy series: ergo one of my favorite books. I am, for better or worse, Tiffany Aching. (Though instead of string, I carry a retractable tape measure and a scarf, both of which can serve the purpose of string but also have other uses.)… >> Read more
Thumbs up for Girl Genius Volumes I, II, III, IV, V, and VI by Phil and Kaja Foglio. Graphic novel/science fiction.
Page for page, the Girl Genius series may have brought me the most sheer pleasure I have experienced in the steampunk vein. How can you go wrong with a series featuring an underestimated mad scientist heroine with a mysterious heritage?… >> Read more