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This week, again, purely by accident, art and writing as elements entered into a fair amount of my reading material.
For one, the German edition of Fire Season arrived! I really like how Stephanie was interpreted for this one, although Climbs Quickly looks like a taxidermied lynx. Probably just smoke inhalation.
Just a reminder… 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.
Roadsouls by Betsy James. Manuscript of a forthcoming novel. I liked and will try to remember to mention when it is released. Journey is more internal than external, but no less real – and author uses her background as an artist to very good effect.
Tortall and Other Lands by Tamora Pierce. Audiobook. A short story collection, containing material from between 2005-2012. Enjoyed, especially the last story, which is neither SF nor F…
Gryphon & Sabine: An Extraordinary Correspondence. Maybe because Betsy James is also a professional artist, I was reminded of this book (and its sequels) which are as much art as book. There’s a weird appeal to reading someone else’s mail.
The Diviners by Libba Bray. Audiobook. Cultural contradictions of “Roaring Twenties” well-evoked. Horror elements creeping in…
The Golden Mean: In Which the Extraordinary Correspondence of Griffin and Sabine Conclude by Nick Bantock. The first book made a sequel seem impossible, so this fascinates.
Little Fuzzy by H. Beam Piper. This came up in Alan and my discussions, so I decided to read. No. I hadn’t read it before… despite the theme,which is one I have also addressed in my fiction!
After a long time away, I decided to get back into bead work. I have a weakness for projects that involve very small beads. I’ve been delving into myriad books, because no one seems to include all I want to know about a stitch. Assumptions are SO dangerous for a writer!
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