My options for audio book downloads from the library have just been cut in half due to something to do with Microsoft and DRM encrypting. I am VERY unhappy.
The Friday Fragments lists 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 recommendation 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.
City of Stairs by Robert Jackson Bennett. Audiobook. The setting is the star in this one. The plot is solid and satisfying, except for toward the end when our smart protagonist seemed unable to figure out things I’d figured out long before. Still, enjoyable.
Sammy Keyes and the Runaway Elf by Wendelin Van Draanen. Sammy is blackmailed to find a missing dog. She not only finds the dog, but learns some valuable things about how bitterness is beginning to sculpt her inner landscape.
A Talent for War by Jack McDevitt. Alan and my discussion of McDevitt’s work led me to re-read this, the first of his Alex Benedict novels. It held up very well to fond memories.
Bridges of Infinity by Lois McMaster Bujold. Audiobook. Just started.
Off Armageddon Reef by David Weber. Book one of his “Safehold” series. I read it when it first came out and decided to dip in again.
Here’s a link to an interview with Gerry Hausman, whose poetry collection, Island Dreams, was part of my reading these last several weeks.