Sunday, March 21, 2021

A Hat Full of Sky

A Hat Full of Sky (Discworld, #32)A Hat Full of Sky 
by Terry Pratchett
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

This book completes the Tiffany Aching sub-series for me (it is the 2nd of 5--I read them out of order). I liked learning the back-story of the various young witches, especially Petulia whom I liked in the later books. 
As always with Pratchett's witch books (actually most of his books) this one is full of wise advice and observations about how to live mixed into the escapades:
  • “Rain don’t fall on a witch if she doesn’t want it to, although personally I prefer to get wet and be thankful.” “Thankful for what?” said Tiffany. “That I’ll get dry later.” (Granny Weatherwax)
  • “Why do you go away? So that you can come back. So that you can see the place you came from with new eyes and extra colors. And the people there see you differently, too. Coming back to where you started is not the same as never leaving.”
  • “There isn't a way things should be. There's just what happens, and what we do.”
  • Learnin’ how not to do things is as hard as learning how to do them.”
  • “It's always surprising to be reminded that while you're watching and thinking about people, all knowing and superior, they're watching and thinking about you, right back at you.”
  • “You couldn't say: It's not my fault. You couldn't say: It's not my responsibility. You could say: I will deal with this. You didn't have to want to. But you had to do it.”
This book counts toward the Turtle Recall 2021 Challenge. There are 41 main Discworld novels (I am not counting the in-between numbers ones) and as of this book I have read 20 of them. That is a life-time count, not for this year's challenge.

1 comment:

  1. This reminds me that I planned to read at least two Discbooks this year. Well, I still have time. The quotes are very good.


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