My reading is more chaotic than usual this week…
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.
The Diviners by Libba Bray. Audiobook. A good Halloween-tide book with serial killers, comets, and conspiracies, all mixed in a cocktail shaker right out of the Roaring Twenties. Only complaint was that several plotlines seemed to be introduced solely because the characters will be needed in book two. I think she could have waited – even though, oddly, some of those characters were my favorites.
Sabine’s Notebook: In Which the Extraordinary Correspondence of Griffin & Sabine Continues and The Golden Mean: In Which the Extraordinary Correspondence of Griffin & Sabine Concludes by Nick Bantock. The first book made a sequel seem impossible, so this fascinates. I realized I’d picked up them out of order, so went back and things right.
Little Fuzzy by H. Beam Piper. This came up in Alan and my discussions, so I decided to read. The Fuzzies are adorable, but the plot drags because the “good guys” don’t figure out what the “bad guys” are up to, even though there’s ample evidence. But I did love the Fuzzies.
The Mysterious Affair at Styles by Agatha Christie. Audiobook. It’s been a stressful week, so I decided to spend time with my old friend Hercule Poroit.
Fighting the Flying Circus by Captain Eddie. V. Rickenbacker. A non-fiction autobiographical account of what is was like to be a fighter pilot in WWI.
I’ve been reading about praying mantises and alchemy. Seriously. I told you my reading was all over the place this week!