There's five more posts to go (after this one) until I reach the big fifty. And yeah...a lot of other people reached that milestone ages ago...buuuut...um...let me celebrate it, hm?
I'm still debating how though...champagne? Dancing walruses? A gig where an aardvark drinks as many Doctor Peppers as it can?
Now, while all of these spectacles seems fantastic...they probably won't happen. Not unless I become very rich, very fast. Yes, even champagne is extremely expensive in my view now-a-days. (It might be because I'm broke...)
SO. Terry Prachet. Just sayin'.
Alright...maybe I did want to say a little bit more than just his name...
Y'see Bloggers, Terry's an amazing author. And I mean, spectacular. I'm not sure that he's actually...above...the skill level that Derek Landy has attained, but I like to think of Mr. Prachet as someone who has achieved a whole other level of awesome-osity.
And I'm sure that at least one of you will know who Terry Prachet is. And so, before you ask, no, I have not read everything he has written. I've read two of his books. Yeah...
And they weren't even in the right order. I read 'The Wee Free Men', and was hooked so amazingly so. Just the perfect way it was written. That book was where I found out the word 'Susurrus'.
(Mar Chu, you might particularly like The Wee Free Men, as it has a really awesome scene at the beginning where the main girl character beats the crap out of some river monster with the only thing she had with her at the time. Yep, you guessed right- a frying pan.)
And then the girl wants to become a witch instead of learn normal things and is basically awesome and so on and so forth. It is a wonderful, terrific page-turner that I am recommending to you all as strongly as I can- Get this book!
...but then, in an effort to read more, I accidentally skipped out on the second book and read the third. And I never really did find the second book to try and catch up. But hopefully, I'll get them for my birthday in a month's time, and then the reading will begin...
(also, the story is set on a place called 'Discworld', which, as I believe it, is a giant flat disc held up by four monstrously large elephants, who are sitting on an even larger turtle/tortoise's shell, who just kinda chills in space. But apart from that, the world is basically the same. Except it's got magic. And all those who can use magic can see Death.)
With all the wit from Skulduggery Pleasant, the quirkiness from The Doctor, and a helluva lot of humor, Terry Pratchet's work is definitely a favorite book for me.
(OH! I actually wanted to say something else. I was given to borrow four of his other books, which I'm going to start in a moment. They are: The Hogfather, Lords and Ladies, Maskerade, and Carpe Jugulum)
If there actually is absolutely no-one who knows who Terry Pratchet is, then...uh...dammit. Things would really suck.