A Hat Full of Sky (Discworld #32)
But as Tif...more
Following the resounding success of my Locus Quest, I faced a dilemma: which reading list to follow it up with? Variety is the spice of life, so I’ve decided to diversify and pursue six different lists simultaneously. This book falls into my LOCUS Y-A list.
I think I’ll always have a soft-spot for imaginative young-adult speculative fiction and as the good people at Locus did such a grand job with picking their Sci-Fi winners, I’ll trust them to single out some special y-a books too.
I've never t...more
So here we have Tiffany in the beginning of her witch training and things are not going the way she...more
In A Hat Full of Sky, Tiffany is leaving her home and her beloved Chalk for the first time to start her apprenticeship as a witch. Her first tutor is Miss Level, about whom I won't say more (but there is something really cool about...more
Tiffany Aching punya alasan kuat untuk pergi dari Negeri Kapur untuk sementara. Mempelajari sihir menjadi alasan utama dalam kepergian itu. Namun alasan untuk melayani orang lain, tepatnya seorang wanita yang tinggal sendirian di luar Negeri Kapur. Banyak alasan yang ia kemukakan ketika beradu pendapat dengan ayahnya. Beruntung ibunya memberi tambahan alasan yang menguatkan. Akhirnya, pergilah ia menuju negeri yang belum pernah ia kunjungi...more
As always, Terry Pratchett explores the world that exists inside people's heads in a way that is (in my opinion) unsurpassed. In this novel we even get to venture inside Tiff...more
Second in the Tiffany Aching fantasy subseries and thirty-second within the overall Discworld fantasy series.
I do enjoy this subseries and think it's very appropriate for kids. It includes some lovely moralistic lessons that are well presented to catch children's attention.
There's a bit about the people of the Chalk "knowing" that witches dance around without their drawers on which worried Tiffany until Miss Tick said "you could if you wanted to but only if you were certain where all the...more
Of course as a budding friend of Granny Weather...more
Something is coming after Tiffany ...
Tiffany Aching is ready to begin her apprenticeship in magic. She expects spells and magic -- not chores and ill-tempered nanny goats! Surely there must be more to witchcraft than this!
What Tiffany doesn't know is that an insidious, disembodied creature is pursuing her. This time, neither Mistress Weatherwax (the greatest witch in the world) nor the fierce, six-inch-high Wee Free Men can protect her. In the end, it will take all of Tiffany's inner strength
A Hat Full of Sky follows Tiffany as she begins her apprenticeship to a witch, Miss Level, who isn't very level-headed . Mostly because she's got two heads - and two bodies - but only one mind . Most peo...more
Some months later, I saw A Hat Full of Sky at one of the numerous warehouse sale I went to and decided to give Terry Pratchett one more shot. This was almost 6 months ago.
Last weekend, lounging on...more
Tiffany Weh zieht aus, um die Hexerei zu erlernen und eigentlich läuft alles ganz gut. Wäre da nicht die Sache mit dem 'Schwärmer'. Dieser Geist bemächtigt sich Fremderleuts Körper, wirft den Eigentümer heraus und stellt schlimme Sachen an. Und: Schwärmer kann man nicht besiegen. Ich will jetzt nicht sagen, dass Tiffany ein Problem hat, aber der Gedanke drängt sich auf. Gut, dass sie Freunde hat, wie die fluchenden, sa...more
Beberapa tahun berlalu sejak Tiffany bersama para Nac Mac Feegle mengalahkan si ratu jahat dari negeri dongeng. Dan selam itu, suka tidak suka, para Nac Mac Feegle menjaga Tiffany yang pernah menjadi kelda mereka. Tiffany meninggalkan rumah untuk bekerja bagi seorang penyihir senior. Tapi bukannya belajar ilmu sihir seperti yang dia bayangkan,...more
All the Tiffany Aching books ar...more
A Hat Full of Sky continues much in the same tradition as The Wee Free Men, but it’s a bit darke...more
The story picks up a short while after the events of the last book. Tiffany is being sent to study under the mysterious Miss Level, a witch who wa...more
He takes that little stone you picked up on the pebble beach and polishes it until it shines - until you...more
And I'm ever so glad that I did as I liked this installment even better than the last.
We see Tiffany a bit older and off to learn witching from Miss Level, a witch twice the usual breed, but finding herself a bit bored with what amounts...more
For a book meant for middle schoolers, this was well written and interesting. It took till about the middle of the book to really interest me, though which is most likely because I'm no longer a middle schooler. Since I haven't yet read the first one (library didn't have that one at the time and I wanted to start reading the series), the beginning gave a full enough story to where I wasn't completely confused, although I could tell tha...more
Compared to The Wee Free Men--the debut of Tiffany Aching--A Hat Full of Sky lacked a certain youthful zing. But perhaps Mr. Pratchett wanted it this way? See, my lit-student brain commands me to see a big fat symbol in this book. My theory: the Hiver is meant to symbolize (view spoiler)[ puberty itself.
Think about it: the Hiver invades your body while looking and t...more
After discovering the joy of the Wee Free Men recently I was very keen to read this. To start with I will admit to not being that impressed, in particular as there were more than a couple of clumsy sentences that I stumbled over (very unusual for TP who is usually so smooth with his writing).
However, the story rapidly took over and I got caught up with Tiffany (still a fantastic female character) and her new...more
This book didn't suffer in being the first one that I read (although I do plan to read the first in the series, just as soon as I find it.) I found it utterly charming and raced through it super fast. Tiffany is ace and the Wee Free Men, her friends and protectors are incredibly entertaining. I particularly enjoy...more
I'm slowly making my way through the whole Discworld series, and have completed all of the wizards stories and only have Wintersmith left from the witches. What makes A Hat Full of Sky stand out for me is the fact that it seems to capture that uncertainty that we all feel at some point in our lives about what our future holds and whether or not we're made of the r...more
It tore my heart when I found out he's suffering from Alzheimer's last week. It's still a blow when you realize how unfair life is, even for the millionth time.
This book.... goodness gracious, how do I put it in words? I liked the fact that Tiffany is now older as it gives allowance for the book to be darker, bawdier and more serious - and, if that's even possible, funnier. Her thought progression is lovely, as is the way she watches hers...more
In the first Tiffany Aching book she rescues her little brother from the Fairy Queen and becomes the kelda of the wee free men. The macfeagle are not exactly like brownies in that if you leave them milk they won't help you do your chores. If you leave them whiskey they'll try to help but it won't be the sort of help you'd want. She realises she's a witch despite all prior claims by witches...more