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The Friday 56 (With Book Beginnings): Carpe Jugulum (Discworld #23) by Terry Pratchett + 50/50 Friday

On Friday's I take part in three weekly link ups - The Friday 56, hosted by Freda's Voice, Book Beginnings, hosted by Rose City Reader, and 50/50 Friday is a new weekly link up and it is hosted by Carrie @ The Butterfly Reader and Laura @ Blue Eye Books. For The Friday 56, you choose a book, a book you have just finished, a book you are about to start, your current read, and share a line or a few lines that grab you (but don't spoil anything) from page 56 or 56% of the way through the ebook. Post it and share your post's url on Freda's most recent Friday 56 post. As for Book Beginnings, you share the first sentence or so and your initial thoughts, impressions, or whatever else it inspires, and then link up your post's url with Rose City Reader. Then, for 50/50 Friday, every week there's a new topic featuring two sides of the same coin - you share a book that suits each category and link up on the hosts blogs.

This week I'm spotlighting one of my Beat the Backlist reads that I just finished up, Carpe Jugulum (Discworld #23) by Terry Pratchett.  It was great to be back in Discworld - and to have crossed off one of my backlist titles.


Through the shredded black clouds a fire moved like a dying star, falling back to earth-
-the earth, that is, of the Discworld-
-but unlike any star had ever done before, it sometimes managed to steer its fall, sometimes rising, sometimes twisting, but inevitably heading down.


Nanny grabbed her cat off the throne.

50/50 Friday: Character Most/Least Likely to Join a Motorcycle Gang

Most - The Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse from Good Omens by Neil Gaiman and Terry Pratchett - They're already their own gang!

Least - Aziraphale from Good Omens by Neil Gaiman and Terry Pratchett - I can't even imagine Aziraphale doing this at all.  Crowley on the other hand though is a different story.

What are you reading this weekend?  Have you read either of these books?  Do you agree with my picks for this week's 50/50 Friday prompt?  As always, thanks for visiting my blog and perhaps even commenting down below!


  1. A series I need to start!! Happy weekend!

  2. Pratchett is on my list of must-try authors. One of these days . . .

    1. You've got a lot of great reading ahead of you, Catherine.

  3. I've not seen Good Omens but everyone keeps raving about it!

    Thanks for linking up and have a great weekend!

  4. I have yet to visit the Discworld, but it is a series I have long been wanting to try.

    I love the continued theme in your 50/50. I haven't read or watched Good Omens yet, sad to say.

    I think if I had to pick, I'd go with Ian Walsh from Katie Ruggle's Fan the Flames for most likely to drive a motorcycle. Or is that cheating because he does already? And I'd pick Nina from The Bookish Life of Nina as least likely. Although she may surprise me...

    Have a great weekend, Lauren!

    1. You can't go wrong with Discworld and I bet you'll love Good Omens - and the book as well if you haven't read it yet. :)

  5. That's an interesting beginning!

    1. It definitely makes you want to keep going, doesn't it! :)


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