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  1. About the Dresden Files: I would also definitely recommend starting with book one. Otherwise, a many details might go unnoticed, and you may lack some background on characters etc. I had a lot of fun with those books, even though I felt Butcher "only" really gets into the story, tone and characters at the end of the third book. That's just my opinion, though, I know several people who feel differently. I hope you enjoy them, Trashcan! A friend of mine never read anything by Pratchett before and asked me about Discworld, where to start reading and so on. I told her to start with book 3 (Equal Rites), because I found 1 and 2 a bit too all over the place for someone not familiar with Discworld. It's been a long time since I read most of them in a row, so I started rereading Equal Rites. I had forgotten how funny a writer he is. It feels like a very big responsibility to recommend how to read a specific series to someone. I don't like being too hasty making that decision. 😉
  2. *opens the creaky door just a bit and looks around the room before entering slowly and carefully* Nice pub. Not too busy, so I guess I can sit down and read for a while. *nods towards Trashcan, orders a big glass of sparkling apple juice and slinks towards a corner table*
  3. Definitely interesting to see things visualised by different people, and also the characters being interpreted by other writers, by the actors and so on. It's not common for an ogier to be so excited about something, but yes, I can hardly wait. And if there are any changes I don't like (there definitely will be), I'll try to think of them as part of a different turning of the Wheel.
  4. This is great, thank you guys for providing such an interesting discussion. There are many details which had slipped my mind. I guess there is no direct reference to Moiraine (not) returning to the White Tower between the events in NS and tEotW, or it would have surfaced by now. The circumstantial tidbits, and speculating about them, are fun, though!
  5. Do we know whether Moiraine returns to the White Tower between the events in New Spring and The Eye of the World? I'm hoping she sometimes sneaks into the Tower kitchens to catch up with Siuan, but I don't think there's anything to indicate that.
  6. Zaida din Parede Blackwing - Mistress of the Ships Yes, I had to look up her full name.
  7. A month has passed, the trees have been pruned, and the garden is mostly ready for autumn. Some bushes and the lavender still need trimming, and we're going to collect seed pods from a couple of flowers we really liked, but that's it. Although surely, something unexpected will pop up. Oh, like the nice variety of mushrooms that turn out to grow in the grass. My partner doesn't like them at all, but I think they're pretty. That cart looks amazing, Jaimelai! My lower legs fall asleep all the time when I'm weeding. I must have a look to see whether someting similar exists over here. Do you think it needs a hard surface to be able to roll around, or would it work on grass or hard-packed sand too?
  8. I enjoyed reading the gardening stories and looking at the pictures very much. I'm new to gardening myself. I always enjoyed helping my mom or my aunt when I was a kid, mainly in the vegetable and berry plant patches. But since I started my studies, I've lived in the city centre, in tiny apartments. I got a bit stuck there when I started working. That all changed half a year ago, though. We moved to a relatively rural region that's not too far outside of the city, into a house with a garden. The garden's pretty big (at least to my standards), and it needs quite a bit of maintenance, but it's worth it. There are fruit trees (cherry, apple, pear, "sour cherry" and plum), a variety of hedges, low rose bushes and big patches of lavender. We tried out a couple of supposedly simple vegetable plants: zucchini, purple beans and a small kind of pumpkin. Slugs got most of the zucchini, but we have plenty of beans (even though they turn green when cooked) and one healthy pumpkin plant. Since the bees aren't doing very well over here, we also sowed a variety of flowers that produce a lot of nectar. I was happy to see that those patches, and the lavender plants, are indeed teeming with bees (bumble, solitary and honey) and butterflies. Sadly, there are no hummingbirds here. A Canadian friend of mine recently succeeded in getting them to come to her garden to feed. Amazing animals.
  9. Prince of the Ravens (one of the few book characters that makes me snicker out loud).
  10. Thank you all for the nice welcome! I've been looking around, familiarising myself with the place. Don't want to be too hasty. But I'll definitely be visiting the pub. ?
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