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 isn’t a book review column. It’s just a list with, maybe, a few opinions tossed in.
This week, by purest coincidence, identity seems to be a recurring theme.
The Adventures of English: The Biography of a Language by Melvyn Bragg. I really enjoyed this because Bragg anchors his discussion in solid example, not linguistic theory. Recommended!
Sizzling Sixteen by Janet Evanovich. Audiobook. Vinnie is kidnapped. His staff reluctantly decides to go to the rescue.
Necromancer by Gordon R. Dickson. I read this years and years ago. Revisits very well. Oh… For those of you unfamiliar with Dickson’s work, there are no zombies involved.
The Lost Hero by Rick Riordan. Although set in the same world as the Percy Jackson books, this sequel introduces some neat new characters while expanding on the “Great Prophecy.” I enjoyed.
Tactics of Mistake by Gordon R. Dickson. Somehow I missed this one. I’m quite enjoying.
Son of Neptune by Rick Riordan. Audiobook. Percy was missing in The Lost Hero. Now we know where he was. So far, so good… I only wish the reader was better.
I’m designing a new “chapter” for my on-going RPG, so I’ve been diving into my gaming manuals. I prefer GURPS, third edition.
What are you reading?