Between Bubonicon and getting ready for the National Book Festival this weekend, my reading time was severely truncated. As far as I am concerned, the only good thing about the fact that I’m going to spend a couple of days on airplanes and stuck in airports is that I’ll have lots of time to read.
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 bit of descriptions or a few opinions tossed in.
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. See below…
The Secret of the Fortune Wookiee by Tom Angleberger. I seem to have missed one in the middle, but Mr. Angleberger provides enough transition that I easily picked up with this one. Dwight is mostly off-stage in this one. The “Secret” proves amusing.
The School for Good and Evil by Soman Chainani. Audiobook. So far no surprises. Good descriptions.
The Books of Great Alta by Jane Yolen (aka a compilation volume of her Sister Light, Sister Dark and White Jenna. Just started.
Did I mention that the only good thing about two days spent travelling is that I get to read?