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Announcing the Wee Free Men read along!

Posted on: February 1, 2013

I told ya there was going to be some fun stuff coming in February!

First up is the Wee Free Men read along hosted by nrlymrtl of Dab of Darkness. Wee Free Men is the first book in Terry Pratchett’s Tiffany Aching series, and it takes place in the Discworld Universe.  I’ve only read a few Discworld books, so I’m very excited to dive back into that funny, silly world. And besides, nrlymrtl says these books make her laugh so hard she nearly pees her pants.  She’s got the audio, I’ve got the book, it’s gonna be a blast.  maybe we should invest in some adult diapers, just in case?

here’s the blurb from Amazon:

“Another world is colliding with this one,” said the toad. “All the monsters are coming back.”

“Why?” said Tiffany.

“There’s no one to stop them.”

There was silence for a moment.

Then Tiffany said, “There’s me.”

Armed only with a frying pan and her common sense, Tiffany Aching, a young witch-to-be, is all that stands between the monsters of Fairyland and the warm, green Chalk country that is her home. Forced into Fairyland to seek her kidnapped brother, Tiffany allies herself with the Chalk’s local Nac Mac Feegle – aka the Wee Free Men – a clan of sheep-stealing, sword-wielding, six-inch-high blue men who are as fierce as they are funny. Together they battle through an eerie and ever-shifting landscape, fighting brutal flying fairies, dream-spinning dromes, and grimhounds – black dogs with eyes of fire and teeth of razors – before ultimately confronting the Queen of the Elves, absolute ruler of a world in which reality intertwines with nightmare. And in the final showdown, Tiffany must face her cruel power alone….


sounds pretty fun, right?  And I don’t know about you, but around this time of year, when the snow is piling up and the blustery wind is blowing and no amount of hot chocolate will warm me up, the best thing for it is humorous books.

Care to join us our on our hilarious (and maybe a little scary) journey through Discworld?  Hop over to Dab of Darkness to sign up for read along extras (like getting the discussion questions ahead of time).

Here’s the schedule:

Start reading 2/13
First post 2/20 Chapters 1-5 (135 pages) Dab of Darkness hosting
Second Post 2/27 Chapters 6-9 (120 pages) Little red Reviewer hosting
Third Post 3/6 Chapters 10-END (120 pages) Dab of Darkness hosting


The Tiffany Aching series is 4 books. You can get the first two books in the series in an omnibus called Wee Free Men: The Beginning, for about $10.






9 Responses to "Announcing the Wee Free Men read along!"

The madness has begun!


It is FLIPPING hilarious alright. This was the first book of the Discworld that I read, because of a friends recommendation. It is making me smile right now just thinking of the Wee Free Men :))


Because of this book I discovered Pratchett. I am IN!


Wonderful! This is my favourite of the Tiffany Aching books, and I’ve read the first three – still waiting to read the fourth.


I loved this series. Enjoy the readalong!


Well, I have read none of the discworld books so maybe this is the place to start.
Lynn 😀


I’ve only read a few myself, and none with any of these characters. so it’s a little like I’m starting fresh too.


Ooh, fun! I read this one not too long ago, but I look forward to others’ thoughts. And hopefully it will inspire me to get around to picking up the next one…


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