The Friday Fragments feature lists of what I’ve read over the past week. They are not meant to be a recommendation list. If you’re interested in a not-at-all-inclusive list, you can look on my website
This is not a book review column. It’s just a list with, maybe, a few opinions tossed in.
Lord Demon by Roger Zelazny and Jane Lindskold. It was weird. I really got into this book and found myself forgetting that I was one of the authors.
Fearless Fourteen by Janet Evanovich. Audiobook. Fun and fast-moving. Lean, Mean Thirteen was more serious and I had the distinct impression the author wanted to have more opportunity to be silly. I now have an urge to play Minion Fire. Does it exist?
Someone Else’s Fairytale by E.M. Tippetts. I started this one because it was by a local N.M. author whose work I wanted to try. I finished because I really got into it. The set-up sounds like a light rom-com. Serious college student finds herself courted by popular movie star. What won me were the complexities – many of which had nothing to do with romance. Is there such a thing as a “relationship novel”?
The Adventures of English: The Biography of a Language by Melvyn Bragg. Jim read this first and really enjoyed. I’m only a couple chapters in and expect to stretch the read out over a couple very enjoyable weeks.
W is for Wasted by Sue Grafton. Audiobook.
Within the Last Couple Months:
I’ve also been reading scatterings of mythology and bits from assorted craft books.