FF: Too Busy Even to Read

Since last the last Friday Fragments, we have lost a beloved pet and had our kitchen torn to shreds for remodeling of cabinets and counters that is on-going as I write.  Add to this that I really, really, really had to finish the proofs for the mass market edition of Artemis Awakening and I haven’t had much time to read.

Wondering what the FF is about?  (At least most of the time?)  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.

RIP Snowdrop

RIP Snowdrop

This is not a book review column.  It’s just a list with, maybe, a few opinions tossed in.

Recently Completed:

Cetaganda by Lois McMaster Bujold.  Audiobook.  Any novel where one of the on-going elements is “Why is the Main Character Even Involved in this Story?” has an integral weakness.  Despite this, I enjoyed, especially the Cetagandan world-building.

In Progress:

Brothers in Arms by Lois McMaster Bujold.  Audiobook.  Barely into it…

The Other Inheritance by Rebecca Jaycox.


Several magazine articles since my stack was getting unwieldy.

6 Responses to “FF: Too Busy Even to Read”

  1. Sally Says:

    I’m sorry you lost Snowdrop. Guinea pigs are so small, but they leave such a big hole in your heart when they go.

    Can’t wait for Artemis Awakening!

    • Jane Lindskold Says:

      Thank you, very much, Sally. Many people don’t understand guinea pigs, or get them mixed up with hamsters, which are, I’m sure, charming in their own way, but not guinea pigs.

      Anyhow, the same folks who would be quite sympathetic if I told them one of my cats had died, look at me a little oddly when I mention how hard we’re grieving for Snowdrop.

      So, thanks!

  2. Louis Robinson Says:

    Finally finished Western Europe in the Middle Ages. You can tell that the authors know that nobody gets to the end of the book by the end of the course: the last century was awfully rushed 🙂 OTOH, since it overlaps the start of the Renaissance, that period will often be covered in other courses as well.

    Also just finished reading Safehold backwards. No, not the books, the series. Had just decided to go over the whole set again, when something or other lead to rereading LAMA immediately. So I grabbed MT&T next, and so it went. It’s kind of fun actually – having just read the reveals makes the hints in the preceding book much more understandable.

    • Jane Lindskold Says:

      I haven’t read all of the Safehold books, I admit. Glad to hear they have a loving audience!

      • Louis Robinson Says:

        you should drop by David’s forums sometime. “loving” ain’t the word for some of those people

        Just make sure you lurk – if people find out you’re there, they’ll grill you over the Treecat books 😉

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