FF: Fair Season Reading

It’s been a busy week.  Last Saturday, Jim and drove down to Las Cruces for a book signing (also featuring Victor Milan and Melinda Snodgrass).  We did the round trip in one day, listening to Agatha Christie short stories for part of it.  Then Sunday we went to the State Fair…

A Heap of Bunnies

A Heap of Bunnies

In between, I’ve been catching up from the last trip…  Reading time has definitely been stretched thin.

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.

Recently Completed:

The School for Good and Evil by Soman Chainani.  Audiobook.

To Hold the Bridge by Garth Nix.  Short story collection, stories grouped by theme, which is sort of odd and had a potential for spoilers.  Still, I enjoyed a great deal.

In Progress:

Queen of Thorns by David Gross.  Sword and sorcery in the Pathfinder gaming universe.  Two highly diverse point of view characters give the story more depth than it might otherwise have.

Ready Player One by Ernest Cline.  Audiobook.  Just barely started.


Snippets here and there from 101 Sci-Fi Movies, edited by Steven Jay Schineider.  I’ve never been much of a movie goer, so this is proving fun window into a part of the field of which I am more ignorant than many.


2 Responses to “FF: Fair Season Reading”

  1. chadmerkley Says:

    I’m in the middle of reading Kage Baker’s “Company” series. Time travel, cyborgs, vast conspiracies, intrigue, the Spanish Inquisition….What’s not to like?

    I also read The Dark Forest, by Liu Cixin, sequel to The Three Body Problem. I liked it, and I’m looking forward to the third book coming out next year. However, I don’t think technobabble translates well.

  2. Paul Says:

    Just finished British author Jeffrey Archer’s second book from the 1970s, wherein he depicts a Ted Kennedy presidency and an attempted assassination in the 1980s. Further research shows he rewrote it more recently, substituting a fictional woman president; also that Jackie Kennedy threatened to resign as an editor if the company published it. They did, and she did.

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