Tonyblack wrote:*Slaps forehead!*
Of course I have a special experience from reading the books.
I've told this story before, but I'll tell it again.
I was on another Pratchett board and eagerly awaiting Hat Full of Sky to come out. I knew that another member on that board had already had a copy because she owned a bookstore and had been sent an advance copy.
Anyhow, I'd gone to Tesco and was browsing the shelves when I noticed that Hat Full of Sky was on display about two weeks before the release date. I grabbed a copy and paid for it before anyone could realise that they'd made a mistake.
I loved the book but didn't have anyone to talk to about it because no one else had a copy - apart from that woman in Arizona with the bookstore. So I PMed her, we got chatting and the rest, as they say, is history.
That was 2004, I made my first visit to Tucson in 2006 and we got married in 2007.
Jan Van Quirm wrote:I've read the vast proportion of Terry books between Orpington and Charing X so most of my memorable moments are giggling inappropriately on trains.
And she had style and money and common-sense and self-assurance and all the things that he didn't, and she had opened her heart, and if you let her she could engulf you; the woman was a city.
And eventually, under siege, you did what Ankh-Morpork had always done-unbar the gates, let the conquerors in, and make them your own.
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