Reminder! I’ll be at Page One Book on Saturday, 11/28/15, at 1:00 pm, helping out with their Small Business Saturday promotion. Want to talk books? Have fun (rather than stress) with your Christmas shopping? Do drop by!
For those of you just discovering this feature, 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 description or a few opinions tossed in.
Kitty and the Deadman’s Hand by Carrie Vaughn. Audiobook. Werewolf Kitty’s plan to dodge all the wedding-related chaos by eloping to Las Vegas rapidly goes out of control. Out of her own environment, Kitty is less sharp than usual, but I felt her reactions well-supported by the text.
The Black Knight by Kai Tsugui. Manga. Finished the four volumes I had…
Eighth Grave After Dark by Darynda Jones. Audiobook. Despite Charley being restricted in her actions, the plot was all over the place. Conclusion contained major plot twist.
Murder on the Orient Express by Agatha Christie. Audiobook. Invited an old friend to keep me company for the holiday…
The Unending Mystery: A Journey Through Labyrinths and Mazes by David Willis McCullough. Non-fiction look at the world-wide interest in these patterns. My only complaint is that it really needs more illustrations.
A World Without Heroes, “Beyonders” series, volume one by Brandon Mull. I read part of this before deciding to send it to my nephew for his birthday. Have decided to finish for myself!
Some research into “traditional” healing options, a subject that’s always useful for a writer interested in low-tech (whether fantasy or historical) settings.