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Postby raisindot » Sun Oct 24, 2010 4:01 pm

swreader wrote:While the Tiffany books do need to be read in order, I rather think that before reading I Shall Wear Midnight (if not earlier), it would be helpful to read all of the witch series starting with Equal Rites.


Six books before you start reading the Tiffany series is a pretty big order. I'd instead suggest if you really wanted enough backstory to get you going with the Tiffany series you could get away with just reading "Lords and Ladies" and "Carpe Jugulum" before you start "Wee Free Men," and then circle back to the other witches books when you're done with TIffany series.
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Postby Antiq » Tue Nov 23, 2010 10:43 pm

I adored it. It's dark and tough and wonderful.
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Postby deldaisy » Fri Dec 03, 2010 1:45 pm

Welcome Please Reader and Bookdweller.

Yes. Read these books in order.

Did Tiff ever really have a "normal" childhood... because in alot of ways she knew from a very early age she saw the world differently from other children. As you read her progress from childhood to witchhood, you get an understanding of her journey in those few short years. She is still young but an "old soul" and takes on alot of responsibility her contempories don't have to deal with, and in alot of ways I think she sometimes has a chip on her shoulder about this but is resigned to it and "does what is in front of her". (oops had to backspace there in case I mentioned a spoiler).
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Six books before you start reading the Tiffany series is a pretty big order. I'd instead suggest if you really wanted enough backstory to get you going with the Tiffany series you could get away with just reading "Lords and Ladies" and "Carpe Jugulum" before you start "Wee Free Men," and then circle back to the other witches books when you're done with TIffany series
I agree.
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Postby author3 » Sun May 08, 2011 9:12 am

I just bought it yesterday
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Postby Tonyblack » Sun May 08, 2011 11:46 am

author3 wrote:I just bought it yesterday
Have you read the other Tiffany books, author3? This is one series that will probably be better for reading in order.

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Postby Siren » Sun May 08, 2011 8:26 pm

Welcome :D The Tiffany series are what got deeply into the books, excellent reading. How can you not love the Feegles, for a start!
After reading all of them but ISWM (I'm saving it :oops: ) I read Witches Abroad (can't recommend high enough!) and loved getting to flesh out the characters of the legends that are Nanny and Granny.
So from my personal experience, I found that it was fine to read them in the order that I've spontaneously happened upon, TP seems very good at easing in a new reader and for me I'm just dipping into Discworld one book at a time... I'm sure there are benefits of reading story arcs (witches,death,nightwatch ect) in order, but is it actually essential?
(I know the Tiff books obviously should be read in order though of course).
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Postby Tonyblack » Sun May 08, 2011 9:55 pm

You're in for a treat with ISWM, Siren. It's brilliant! :D
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Postby meerkat » Mon May 09, 2011 6:51 am

How is the book going, Siren? Brilliant isn't it?

Found I put it down and picked it up again because I wanted to know what happened next!
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Postby Tonyblack » Mon May 09, 2011 7:23 am

I got ISWM for Sharlene and she read it three times one after the other. :D
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Postby meerkat » Mon May 09, 2011 7:33 am

I'm not surprised! I'm going to read it again, probably this weekend!
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