Remember! Bubonicon starts this evening. I’m seriously considering reading some of my earliest short stories as a way of celebrating the impending release of Curiosities, my forthcoming short story collection. Getting the book ready has taken a lot of my reading time this week, but I did still manage.
For those of you new to this post… The Friday Fragments lists what I’ve read over the past week. Most of the time I don’t include details of either short fiction (unless part of a book length collection) 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.
Max Carrados mysteries by Ernest Bramah. Max is blind, although almost supernatural in his “sightedness.” Some of the stories are a bit contrived but I found Max an appealing character. Don’t read unless you like “old-fashioned” mysteries where most of the action occurs off-stage.
The Strange Case of Origami Yoda by Tom Angleberger. Tommy, a sixth grader, tries to figure out the secret of Origami Yoda. Written journal style, which I am a sucker for when it’s done well… I decided to try this because I may meet Mr. Angleberger next week since we’re both guests of the National Book Festival.
Omnitopia Dawn by Diane Duane. Audiobook. Having liked some of her YA/middle grade fantasies, I decided to try this.
Lots of shorter stuff and work-related stuff and, as mentioned above, going over (and over) proofs of Curiosities as we tinkering with flourishes.