The Wee Free Men Read Along

PratchettWeeFreeMenLittle Red Reviewer and I are teaming up to bring you some very clever and highly entertaining nonsense: Announcing The Wee Free Men by Terry Pratchett Read Along!

Yes, that’s right – Terry Pratchett. The Wee Free Men is Book 1 in the Tiffany Aching books (there’s a total of 4), which take place in the Discworld Universe. I’ve read this book 3 or 4 times and each time I laugh so hard I nearly wet myself – and I am NOT a laugher or wetter. This time around, I will be giving the audiobook a try, and I expect I may just become something more than I am now ;)

Below is the schedule of our madness. If you would like to join, such as getting the discussion questions a few days ahead of the scheduled post, leave a comment to the affect below. Either way, we hope you enjoy our silliness.

Blurb from Goodreads:

“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….

In a riveting narrative that is equal parts suspense and humor, Carnegie Medalist Terry Pratchett returns to his internationally popular Discworld with a breathtaking tale certain to leave fans, new and old, enthralled.

375 pages (in paperback)

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

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31 thoughts on “The Wee Free Men Read Along

  1. Redhead says:

    I can’t wait for this!

  2. [...] 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 [...]

  3. I will probably participate in the read along, but I have read this one YEARS ago. I cannot wait for this to start.

  4. Susan Ramsey says:

    So long to wait! But to be able to talk about Pratchett? Crivens — I’m IN!

  5. lynnsbooks says:

    Well, my library have a copy of this so it can be my introduction to the Discworld series. Count me in please.
    Lynn :D

    • nrlymrtl says:

      Hooray! I’m going to love sharing this book with you.

      • lynnsbooks says:

        I can’t believe I haven’t read any Discworld books! How did that happen. My friend loved these books so it would be good to take a glimpse. I have read some Pratchett – Good Omens, which I thought was good but because it was Gaiman as well I couldn’t help comparing it and dissecting it more than I think I should – and Nation – which I really enjoyed. Pratchett has a certain sort of humour. At first, I didn’t know what to expect but once I’d switched on to his style the book was very amusing.
        Looking forward to this and some good discussion! Should be fun. :D
        Lynn

  6. Jim says:

    Count me in. I have only read a couple of Discworld novels but they were great.

  7. Do I need to sling anyone an email address for the discussion questions?

    • nrlymrtl says:

      I can see you signed in with twitter. So, yes, eventually, I will need your email. I followed you on twitter (@nrlymrtl) if you prefer to message me there. Or shoot me an email with Wee Free Men in subject at: nrlymrtl at gmail dot com Thanks! Looking forward to having you play along with us!

  8. TBM says:

    I’m sorry I can’t join this one. Sounds hilarious!

  9. suecccp says:

    It’s a RAL, so you know I can’t resist it . . . :D

  10. [...] More details at Dab of Darkness [...]

  11. I swore to myself I’d stop doing read-alongs. I suck at them! But I might give this one a go :D

  12. tethyanbooks says:

    I saw this over on Little Red Reviewer’s blog, and I would like to join the read along! I’ve read a few of the Discworld books, but I’m new to the Tiffany Aching stories :).

  13. tethyanbooks says:

    I saw this over on Little Red Reviewer’s blog, and I would like to join the read along! I’ve read a few of the Discworld books, but I’m new to the Tiffany Aching stories .

  14. [...] a read-along for Pratchett’s The Wee Free Men, book one of the Tiffany Aching books, going on Dab of Darkness and the Little Red Reviewer. I know I’ve imposed a self ban on read-alongs but I might have [...]

  15. Chinoiseries says:

    Tiffany Aching is such a kick-ass heroine :) I adore Pratchett’s book about her. Stephen Briggs’ rendition of Discworld characters is superb imho and I hope he’ll record many, many more!

    • nrlymrtl says:

      I love the Tiffany Aching books. If you have a chance, stop by tomorrow for the first read along post of The Wee Free Men. You’re welcome to join us if you have the time.

  16. [...] it’s not too late to join the fun! Check out the reading schedule and more info over at Dab of Darkness, my co-host for a month of fun.  if you’re joining us for the fun, please leave a link to [...]

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