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Re: Welcome to new members

Postby Librarians Apprentice » Fri Sep 07, 2018 12:59 pm

Oook!

Welcome Sarah! And may the Creator have mercy on your bank account! :mrgreen:
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Re: Welcome to new members

Postby merciersj » Fri Sep 07, 2018 05:39 pm

Librarians Apprentice wrote:Oook!

Welcome Sarah! And may the Creator have mercy on your bank account! :mrgreen:


Oh my gosh, you are so right! I think I bought more on eBay this week than I have in my entire life.

My biggest problem so far is trying to figure out the best way to organize/track the stamps I have. I'm a software engineer so I think this weekend I'm going to make an app using the stamp catalogue website instead of using a spreadsheet. We'll see how it goes!
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Re: Welcome to new members

Postby Grace Speaker » Fri Sep 07, 2018 05:57 pm

merciersj wrote:
Librarians Apprentice wrote:Oook!

Welcome Sarah! And may the Creator have mercy on your bank account! :mrgreen:


Oh my gosh, you are so right! I think I bought more on eBay this week than I have in my entire life.

My biggest problem so far is trying to figure out the best way to organize/track the stamps I have. I'm a software engineer so I think this weekend I'm going to make an app using the stamp catalogue website instead of using a spreadsheet. We'll see how it goes!
Hi Sarah :thumbl:

Steve James' (Steeljam on this forum) DW Stamp Catalogue website is invaluable! I started collecting about 5 years ago and I would have been lost without it! It's a complete list of all Discword stamps, sports, variations, sheets, covers, etc. etc. etc. and has sheets that you can print off to help keep track of your stamps.

Don't forget to check out the Emberellas too!

http://www.discworldstampcatalogue.co.uk/embhome.php

These wonderful bits of sticky paper are completely addictive!
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Re: Welcome to new members

Postby Fixtus Black » Tue Jan 29, 2019 12:03 am

I finally started reading the kindle copy of The Colour of Magic that I’d snagged for free a while back because my favorite author, Neil Gaiman, has said an awful lot of nice things about Sir Terry and his books. I think I held out so long because I had a vague idea I’d read a Discworld novel before and didn’t like it that much. 50 or so pages into Colour, that doesn’t seem likely to me anymore.

BUT

On the Discworld Emporium Reading Order page, it mentions that “the tone of Discworld and its inhabitants changes quickly,” although it doesn’t say how. I already like the tone a lot! Should I be worried I won’t like the mysterious new one as much?
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Re: Welcome to new members

Postby Grace Speaker » Tue Jan 29, 2019 12:02 pm

Fixtus Black wrote:I finally started reading the kindle copy of The Colour of Magic that I’d snagged for free a while back because my favorite author, Neil Gaiman, has said an awful lot of nice things about Sir Terry and his books. I think I held out so long because I had a vague idea I’d read a Discworld novel before and didn’t like it that much. 50 or so pages into Colour, that doesn’t seem likely to me anymore.

BUT

On the Discworld Emporium Reading Order page, it mentions that “the tone of Discworld and its inhabitants changes quickly,” although it doesn’t say how. I already like the tone a lot! Should I be worried I won’t like the mysterious new one as much?
No need to be worried at all - it gets better and better! :D
In the first couple of books, the humour is a bit more 'slapstick' but as the books go on, the observational satire and character development becomes both more profound and even funnier and you'll really grow to love the characters and how richly imagined the Discworld becomes.

Wait until you meet Granny Weatherwax, Nanny Ogg and Magrat (note spelling) Garlick in Wyrd Sisters - you'll love it! :D
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Re: Welcome to new members

Postby Basement » Tue Jan 29, 2019 12:07 pm

Try Mort or Wyrd Sisters next; they're books 4 and 6 and they are definitely different in tone and style to the first 2 with Equal Rites (the 3rd book) being the start of being different and Sourcery (the 5th) being a continuation of Rincewind's story.
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