I feel as if I’m missing something, but for now this will have to do.
Just in case you don’t know… The Friday Fragments feature lists of what I’ve read over the past week. Most of the time I don’t include either short fiction or magazine articles.
The Fragments 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 under Neat Stuff.
Once again, this is not a book review column. It’s just a list with, maybe, a few opinions tossed in.
The True Meaning of Smekday by Adam Rex. Audiobook. Really enjoyed this. It walked the delicate line between silly and intense. Kids and adults alike will enjoy the quirky characters. Adults will get a kick out of the commentary on the value system in the modern U.S. Recommended by Chad Merkley, a reader of the Friday Fragments! Thank you, Chad!
Eight Days of Luke by Diana Wynne Jones. This one came up when Alan and I were writing about Diana Wynne Jones for the Thursday Tangents. I had to re-read. Translating the gods of Norse mythology into modern England makes for some very odd characters.
Dune by Frank Herbert. A re-read, but probably not for at least ten years…
Earwig and the Witch by Diana Wynne Jones. Audiobook. Just started. It’s short, so I’ll probably be done tonight.
Lots of research and the usual beginning of the month magazine deluge.