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February 8th, 2009
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Book discussion, Lloyd Alexander
In case you don't know, mrissa is starting a discussion of each of the three books of the Westmark trilogy (Westmark, The Kestrel, and The Beggar Queen, all by Lloyd Alexander).

We're reading the first one by March 9, the second by April 9, and the third by May 9. See here for details.

Now I need to acquire those books...

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From:kenllama
Date:February 8th, 2009 11:56 pm (UTC)
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I've never read those. I picked up the Beggar Queen at one point as a kid and never got into it; I think I desperately wanted more Prydain and was disappointed that it wasn't. Perhaps I should try again.
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From:netmouse
Date:February 9th, 2009 12:28 am (UTC)
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mmm, it's also generally easier to get into a series if you start with the first book in the series rather than the third... ;)

I loved this series when I read it in Junior High; I'm looking forward to reading it again.
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From:branchandroot
Date:February 9th, 2009 12:55 am (UTC)
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*blink* *blink*

But! But Westmark is brilliant! I actually liked them better than Prydain, but then I wasn't hankering after Prydain in particular when I read them. Mickle rocks. Theo rocks. Florian is... well, he's fan-bait, really.
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From:netmouse
Date:February 9th, 2009 12:57 am (UTC)
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I liked Westmark better too!

... sounds like perhaps you should join our discussion... :)
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From:branchandroot
Date:February 9th, 2009 01:00 am (UTC)
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I think I shall have to do that, yes. *grins*
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From:mrissa
Date:February 9th, 2009 02:24 am (UTC)
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Please do!

(People do not have to be individually invited by me. But I thought that maybe since I was seeing this exchange in the first place, you might feel even more welcome if the person hosting it said so explicitly.)
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From:branchandroot
Date:February 9th, 2009 02:34 am (UTC)
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Ah, lovely, thank you! I've already recruited one of my friends, too. Good discussion is always a wonderful thing.
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From:kenllama
Date:February 9th, 2009 01:07 am (UTC)
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i, kenllama, do solemnly swear to give it another shot, 20-some years later, and to start with the first book this time as per netmouse's suggestion. actually, i'd never realized until this post that BQ was the third book. huh.

(you know, i still want more Prydain... I was very disappointed to find that it really bears very little resemblance to Welsh mythology, mostly because reading the Mabinogion never satisfied my craving for more Prydain!)
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From:mrissa
Date:February 9th, 2009 02:27 am (UTC)
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If you don't end up finishing Westmark, discussion of why not would also be welcome. I'm Just Sayin'.
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