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The Bookish Owl – The Fifth Elephant by Terry Pratchett

The Fifth Elephant Terry Pratchett owl

Aaaaaaaaand, I’m back on the Discworld!

Just started on The Fifth Elephant by Terry Pratchett, featuring Sam Vimes and his Watch. And since Sam Vimes is basically me (if I had been male and a guard captain in a fantasy book), I’m feeling right at home. The eternal battle between knowing something is the right thing to do and wondering why the hell it’s his problem, is something I can relate to.

Don’t ask me while Artemis is hugging the book in this picture. He just sort of dropped onto his stomach and refused to fold in his wing.
My owl is weird.

The Fifth Elephant Terry Pratchett owl

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The Bookish Owl – The Last Wish by Andrzej Sapkowski

Owl The Last Wish Andrzej Sapkowski

So, I’m taking a short break from Discworld to indulge in some monster-slaying goodness!

I just started reading The Last Wish by Andrzej Sapkowski (I will never not need to google the spelling of that…), which is the first book in the Polish book series the amazing Witcher video games are based on.

Not only do I adore the games, I also sort of signed up for this LARP event in Poland where I’m going to run around in a castle with a sword for three days, so I thought I would get a bit more into the Witcher lore before then.

(By the way, Artemis’ favorite Witcher character is Philippa Eilhart. I, on the other hand, yelled “Are you kidding me?!” when Iorveth was all, like, ‘follow that owl!’ in Witcher 2…)

 

Owl The Last Wish Andrzej Sapkowski

 

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The Bookish Owl – Carpe Jugulum by Terry Pratchett

Carpe Jugulum Owl Book

I was asking myself, “How do I get more bookish content on my website without getting boring?”

Of course, considering my taste in pets, the answer should have been rather obvious, but you would be amazed how often I forget that people actually like owls… even more than they like photos of cats.

So I decided that I would try keeping the world updated on what I’m reading with some bookish owl photos!
(Artemis, of course, wasn’t about to make it easy for me, which is why the first photo is of a glaring owl lying on its back, refusing to stand up and pose for the camera…)


I have just started on Carpe Jugulum by the wonderful Terry Pratchett. It’s part of the Discworld series that I have been reading for a while now, but each book still manages to make me laugh.
This particular book is part of the Witches storyline, which is rather fitting, because Artemis looks a lot like I imagine Granny Weatherwax in this photo.

While not my favorites in the beginning, the witches have definitely grown on me. I think they’re even surpassing the Rincewind books in my eyes, but that might be because the Luggage isn’t getting that much screen time (…page time?) lately…

Any other Terry Pratchett fans out there?

Carpe Jugulum Owl Book