Over the holiday weekend, I indulged in some re-reads, but I’ve now started reading two new (to me) novels.
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.
Murder on the Orient Express by Agatha Christie. Audiobook. I’ve read this numerous times, but it didn’t disappoint!
And Then There Were None by Agatha Christie. Audiobook. Still creepy, even though I’ve read it before. In fact, maybe more creepy. Do you know about all the titles this one has had?
A World Without Heroes, “Beyonders” series, volume one by Brandon Mull. I enjoyed enough that I will look for the next one. However, I have a bunch on my TBR shelf first.
Lair of Dreams: A Diviners Novel, by Libba Bray. Audiobook. Lots of characters being reintroduced. Also, a strong indication as to what the problem will be. I also have some strong suspicions about other elements. Definitely an author who is character driven, since she heavily telegraphs her plots.
Uprooted by Naomi Novik. I started this one as audio, couldn’t stand the reader, and am now picking it up in print. About half-way.
The Unending Mystery: A Journey Through Labyrinths and Mazes by David Willis McCullough. Non-fiction look at the world-wide interest in these patterns. Reading a little at a time.