Discworld Readathon Month 3 – Equal Rites (Witches 1)

by Kathy @ Pages Below the Vaulted Sky

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Because I have ZERO concept of time and think “fashionably late” means arriving when the rest of the guests are just leaving (tip: if you ever invite me to a party, lie and say that it starts two hours before the actual start time), I’m writing this announcement post a week late. *Long sigh*

For those who don’t know, Nicole (Bookworm Drinketh) and I started up the Discworld Readathon in July (you can read about its inception here). Our plan is to read through one Discworld book every month and then post a review on the last Monday.

It’s one of those “What have I gotten myself into?” deals, but like, in a good way–with a smiley face attached to the end.

I couldn’t get to The Light Fantastic in August because A) mental health and B) drowning in ARCs, but I’m back on schedule this month (though still drowning in ARCs) and very excited to be diving into Equal Rites!

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It’s the first in the “Witches” subseries and probably would have been more apropos for October, but hey, I figure Mort (Book 4) will be spooky enough for Halloween.

If you’re interested in joining (or dropping out) this month, just leave a comment below!

Reviews are to be posted on September 24th! Happy Reading! <3

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35 comments

Meeghan reads September 10, 2018 - 1:25 pm

I am ridiculously excited for Equal Rites!! Granny Weatherwax is hands down my fave Discworld character. She was the McGonagall of my teen years. I can’t wait for you to read this!!
(Coincidentally I am also late to everything. My husband changes the clocks in my house so that sometimes I turn up early to things. And by “early”
I mean slightly less late than usual and occasionally on time.)

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thebookwormdrinketh September 10, 2018 - 2:35 pm

I totally agree!!! Granny Weatherwax is my spirit animal!! I so wanted to be her in the stage production of Wyrd Sisters… I was Magrat though… Boo. Lol! 😉

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Kathy @Pages Below the Vaulted Sky September 11, 2018 - 4:46 am

Holy crap, now I’m *seriously* excited!! And haha Time-challenged Discworld readers unite! I used to do the same thing as your husband, but with wristwatches 😀

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Alex @ Alex Reads and Blogs September 10, 2018 - 1:50 pm

Someday…someday….I will read the discworld series. I could live a thousand years and never run out of things I want to read!

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thebookwormdrinketh September 10, 2018 - 2:33 pm

Ha ha! You read my mind! I was going to put up my own post this week, but maybe I’ll just reblog yours. 😉 I’m still drowning… But, I’m down to one job and started school (after 15 years! 😂) so, hopefully I’ll be more organized in the next week or so! I’m definitely in for some Granny Weatherwax, though!! SO EXCITED!! The Wryd sisters are my favourite characters… You’ll love this one!! 💖💖

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A Storm Of Pages September 10, 2018 - 8:43 pm

I’m joining in again! I wasn’t sure if we were doing it this month, but I already started reading Equal Rites just in case!

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jennifertarheelreader September 11, 2018 - 1:00 am

I’m so excited for your thoughts on this one, Kathy! Enjoy! ♥️ xo

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Vera September 11, 2018 - 4:21 am

I want to take part but currently binging on romance and know my mood is not aligned with Discworld (which I adore by the way). I may join you for Mort though, it’s my favourite of the series! Happy reading Kathy, hope you’ll enjoy Equal Rites. 😊📚

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Kathy @Pages Below the Vaulted Sky September 11, 2018 - 4:37 am

Oooh! Romance binges are the BEST. 🙂 What books are you reading?

And thanks Vera! I’m super excited for both Equal Rites and Mort 😀

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Vera September 11, 2018 - 4:53 am

They are, right? 😊 I binged on Kristin Hannah’s books, then discovered Katherine Center (on her 4th book now) and currently totally lost in Jenny Han’s books. Such a great escapism, love it. 😊😍

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@lynnsbooks September 11, 2018 - 10:44 am

I hope you love it. I’ve not read this one but have read the Tiffany Aching books – I should give this one a try.
Hope you enjoy The Mermaid and Mrs Hancock – I loved it.
Lynn 😀

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Kathy @Pages Below the Vaulted Sky September 12, 2018 - 5:07 am

Thanks, Lynn! And I promised myself I wouldn’t request more ARCs in September but The Mermaid and Mrs Hancock just looked too good to pass up. 😀

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Arya D. @Arya's Fangirl Lexicon September 11, 2018 - 6:27 pm

Ooh this sounds like fun I see that you have Mort as next month’s pick since thats the only one ive read from the duscworld series i can try to use this month and next to catch up with you guys so i can join in November! I hear lots of great things about Equal Rites so I’m excited to see what you guys end up thinking!

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Kathy @Pages Below the Vaulted Sky September 12, 2018 - 5:05 am

Yay! I look forward to you joining us! And I sampled the first bit of Equal Rites and I’m already loving it, so I have a good feeling about the rest of the book. 😀

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Justine September 13, 2018 - 1:12 am

I keep eyeing your Discworld read-a-long posts, but I have TBR commitment issues! This looks so fun though!

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Kathy @Pages Below the Vaulted Sky September 16, 2018 - 8:40 am

Commitment issues are my thing too! (Er–for books, not life. But also for life) But the books have been fairly short and easy so far! You should totally join us sometime 😀

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Justine September 16, 2018 - 7:18 pm

I have the first 2 books just sitting on my shelf and taking them with me to my other place. I’ll definitely have to soon!

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sjhigbee September 13, 2018 - 8:44 pm

I really, really hope you love this one:)) Granny Weatherwax is my personal heroine!

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thebookwormdrinketh September 20, 2018 - 1:08 pm

Reblogged this on The BookWorm Drinketh and commented:
Hello, all!!

Apparently this catching up and getting back into the swing of things is taking longer than expected. I’m sorry I’m just posting this now, leaving you guys a whopping 4 days to read the book and get your reviews going.. But, FOUR WHOLE DAYS!! Ha ha!!
Thank you to Kathy for actually putting up a post and getting us some participants for this month! So, I’m stealing her lovely post to try to entice anyone in my neck of the woods to join!!
I swear that next month I will be back to my old self (ya, ya… we’ll believe it when we see it…)

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bookbeachbunny September 20, 2018 - 6:58 pm

I’m in! This is the only other one I’ve read before so I have a bit of a bonus there 🙂

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Kathy @ Pages Below the Vaulted Sky September 22, 2018 - 5:10 am

Yay! And I’m glad not the only mostly-newbie in this readathon. 😀

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