Two out of three newly HaTted authors have debuted their Hoyden bylines this week: familiar names from our comment threads and past guest posts over the years. Please welcome shonias, Megpie71 and Mimbles to the author roster.
Please share anything that has recently surprised, delighted, intrigued or otherwise positively engaged you: think of these threads as a brain-bleach repository.
It’s been a couple of years since an entirely gratuitous Terry Pratchett thread, and a Twitter discussion asked about favourite Pratchett novels, with a focus on readers new to Pratchett. What think you?
In honour of Pterry’s latest Discworld® Witches book, I Shall Wear Midnight (A Tiffany Aching Novel). Official release date September 2nd in the UK.
There’s been so much criticism levelled at fans of the Twilight series of supernatural romance novels (as the publicity machine has cranked up for the release of the second film in the franchise) that feminist hackles are rising, because the criticism tends to be along the lines of “See! We told you women are just stupid! Look at what they’re doing now!”
I was reminded today of the general excellence of Nanny Ogg and consœurs, Granny Weatherwax and Magrat Garlick. Ariane’s Pratchettian collection might just beat mine – I have more of Pterry’s books, but she has more figurines (I have zero).
Author Terry Pratchett has revealed that he has been diagnosed with a rare form of early onset Alzheimer’s disease. I can only imagine how distressing it must be for someone who has spent his life as a wordsmith to start feeling gaps in that remarkable language engine. I’ve seen several elderly relatives progress along the dementia path, some with Alzheimer’s… Read more →