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Postby Tonyblack » Sat Aug 07, 2010 3:07 pm

Welcome to the site, lumo! :D
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Postby lumo » Sat Aug 07, 2010 3:47 pm

Thanks Tonyblack. Looking forward to chatting about DW :D
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Postby Who's Wee Dug » Sat Aug 07, 2010 4:37 pm

lumo,Welcome to the site from me as well. :)
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Postby Sjoerd3000 » Sat Aug 07, 2010 8:37 pm

Welcome to the site lumo! :D
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Postby Penfold » Sun Aug 08, 2010 2:34 am

Hellooo and welcome lumo! :D
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Postby ShadowNinjaCat » Sun Aug 08, 2010 5:59 pm

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Postby lumo » Sun Aug 08, 2010 7:27 pm

Thanks guys. You're making me feel all fuzzy inside :lol:
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Postby Tonyblack » Sun Aug 08, 2010 7:43 pm

Sounds like you need Pepto Bismol. :lol:
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Re: So, you've discovered Discworld...

Postby Stultus Saxum » Mon Aug 09, 2010 8:19 am

1. How did you come to read your first Discworld book?
A friend lent me Equal Rites (I think - Either that or Wyrd Sisters) early in '91. I read it, loved it and borrowed the rest from him. Since then, I've bought most of them as they come out but have read all of them.

2. What was your first Discworld book?
See above.

3. Will you read more?
Bears, Popes, defecation, catholic, woods?

4. Which one do you intend to read next?
Waiting for September 2nd (or as near to as Amazon get)

5. If you didn't start with Colour of Magic, how easily did you find it to get into Discworld? Did you feel that some background knowledge was necessary?
Found it very easy. I think I had read (in order apart from the first two Witches books and excluding Eric) up to Reaper Man within a month of picking up my first one. I have, in fact, only just read Eric for the first time even though I have had a 1st ed 1st imp for quite a while.
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Postby KPDGaskell » Thu Aug 12, 2010 10:31 am

1. My Dad has read most books and has been trying to get me into it for awhile; I actually read the Johnny Maxwell series, Nation and Good Omens before reading the discworld.
2. Colour of Magic, trying to read in publishing order and it's going well so far.
3. Definitely!
4. I'm currently on Sourcery so I’m going to read Wyrd sisters next
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Postby Tonyblack » Thu Aug 12, 2010 10:46 am

KPDGaskell wrote:1. My Dad has read most books and has been trying to get me into it for awhile; I actually read the Johnny Maxwell series, Nation and Good Omens before reading the discworld.
2. Colour of Magic, trying to read in publishing order and it's going well so far.
3. Definitely!
4. I'm currently on Sourcery so I’m going to read Wyrd sisters next
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Postby Sjoerd3000 » Thu Aug 12, 2010 3:06 pm

welcome from me too! :D
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Postby BenB » Tue Aug 17, 2010 10:46 pm

Hey, new to the forum, new to Discworld, so thought this thread would be a good way to start.

1. How did you come to read your first Discworld book?
I read a post on another site about the series which reminded me of how I used to love looking at the cover art of my Aunts Discworld books, was coming to the end of another book so thought it would be a good time to get in to it.
2. What was your first Discworld book?
Colour of Magic.
3. Will you read more?
Yup.
4. Which one do you intend to read next?
Equal Rites.
5. If you didn't start with Colour of Magic, how easily did you find it to get into Discworld? Did you feel that some background knowledge was necessary?
I did start with Colour of Magic. Ill probably read them all in order, Im a bit OCD like that, haha.
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Postby Penfold » Tue Aug 17, 2010 11:09 pm

hellooo and welcome BenB! :D I also read the books pretty much in chronological order and personally think its the best way (although not strictly necessary) since you get to watch the whole evolutionary process of the Discworld, its characters, and Sir terry's writing style.
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