The Light Fantastic, and The Sleeper and the Spindle
The Light Fantastic, by Terry Pratchett
Title: The Light Fantastic Author: Terry Pratchett Genre/ issues: Fantasy. Comedy.
Title: The Sleeper and the Spindle Author: Neil Gaiman Genre/issues
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Books to distract me from “my daughter is moving out” sadness. I’m rereading the #Discworld series this year, and
The Sleeper and the Spindle, by Neil Gaiman
the audiobook of The Light Fantastic was the perfect choice to keep me company on the trip yesterday. Book 2 in the series continues the story of Rincewind, the kind of crap wizard with a single spell trapped in his head, and Twoflower, the Disc’s first tourist with his sapient pear wood luggage.
I’d been meaning to listen to the BBC4 radio recording of @neilhimself’s The Sleeper and the Spindle since it was first aired on Boxing Day, but had forgotten until Neil posted yesterday that it was only available for a few more hours, so listened to it last night before bed, and oh my goodness what a wonderful production it was. I pulled the book off my shelf this morning to reread it, and immerse myself in the stunning illustrations. Two very different books, but two wonderful texts to revisit on a bittersweet long weekend
NSWPRC Officer, Teacher Librarian, English teacher and social media advocate. I've been teaching in Western Sydney for my entire teaching career, and love my job more than I love Neil Gaiman. (That's a lot, in case you're wondering!) I stalk authors (but always politely), fangirl over books, and drink coffee. And one of my guilty prides about my children is that they all have favourite authors.
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