An Unconventional Book Club

An Unconventional Book Club

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Mondays, October 16 - December 18
7:00pm - 8:30pm
10 spaces

Settle in with us on Monday evenings at Dappled Fern to craft quietly while Ryan Leng reads I Shall Wear Midnight by Terry Pratchett out loud. This group is 1 part story time, 1 part craft circle, 0 parts homework, 2 parts existential succor as the Boreal nights lengthen and we connect with our crafts and local friends again.


Our reader Ryan Leng is a former English and Classics teacher who now calls the North Shore home. He does all the voices and occasionally shares questions to help us reflect on the story and what it means to us. 

About the book:

As the witch of the Chalk, Tiffany Aching performs the distinctly unglamorous work of caring for the needy. But someone—or something—is inciting fear, generating dark thoughts and angry murmurs against witches. Tiffany must find the source of unrest and defeat the evil at its root. Aided by the tiny-but-tough Wee Free Men, Tiffany faces a dire challenge, for if she falls, the whole Chalk falls with her. . . .

This book is the 4th in the Tiffany Aching series. It's perfectly fine to jump in mid series, though if you want to catch up, the five funny and fabulous Tiffany Aching adventures are:

  • The Wee Free Men
  • A Hat Full of Sky
  • Wintersmith
  • I Shall Wear Midnight
  • The Shepherd’s Crown

Sir Terry Pratchett was a beloved and bestselling grandmaster of fantasy who wrote more than fifty bestselling books. His novels have been widely adapted for stage and screen, and he was the winner of multiple prizes, including the Carnegie Medal. He was awarded a knighthood by Queen Elizabeth II for his services to literature in 2009, although he always wryly maintained that his greatest services to literature was to avoid writing any. 

A note:

This series is categorized under Young Adult and I am a firm believer that young adult novels are for everyone! I picture this as an intergenerational, primarily adult group though children are welcome with an accompanying adult!

If cost is prohibitive, talk with us about a swap! Eggs, root vegetables, and clean clothes are acceptable currency for itinerant teachers in the Discworld so we can figure out something that works here, too.