Char wrote:Just finished The Wee Free Men. Next: A Hat Full of Sky.
But what did you think of the books you've read so far?
Hat Full of Sky is the book for discussion next month.
I am completely in love with the witches series. I never thought anything would be able to compete with how much I enjoyed reading about the watch, but wow. Witches Abroad, Lords and Ladies and Carpe Jugulum are my favourite of them so far. I really like the setting of Lancre too. There's a definite atmosphere about the place and the inhabitants who play most of the minor characters are pure gold! (Jason and Shawn Ogg, Hodgesaargh etc).
The only thing I wish was a little different (like I said in the Another Witches Book thread) is for more focus to be put on Nanny. There's been plenty of time (and books) to do it. I know she's rather an important character already and she does get plenty of 'screentime', but she hasn't had the limelight to herself yet like the other witches have. She's a great constant for the witches, always there to hold the others together and be a comforting support to them, but we’ve been able to see Granny, Magrat and Agnes struggle with themselves and whatever problem/villain is being thrown at them this time while Nanny doesn't really seem to get the same treatment. We see the other three at their best and worst and how they get through it and change themselves and things around them while Nanny just sort of props them all up.
I’d like to see Nanny struggle with herself, really struggle like the others have. Not just get worried because Granny has disappeared and she's not sure what to do, but for something to happen that makes her a bit more than the comforting 'mother' character who's always there to enjoy a drink or two and make us laugh with that amazing filthy mind of hers.
You might have guessed, but Nanny Ogg is my favourite witch