As those of you who read the Wednesday Wanderings already know, I had all four wisdom teeth out on January 27. Recovery gave me a lot of time to read…
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 Goes to War by Carrie Vaughn. Audiobook. Not the war I anticipated, but an interesting story nonetheless.
Maddigan’s Fantasia by Margaret Mahy. I really liked this one. Quite different from Alchemy, but inventive in a different way.
Somebody to Love? A Rock-and Roll Memoir by Grace Slick with Andrea Cagan. 1998 autobiography (with Ms. Cagan’s role in the collaborative writing process explained more than usual, which appealed to me). Ironically, when I went to look up if Slick had updated the volume, I learned that Paul Kantner and Signe Anderson (both founding members of Jefferson Airplane) had just died, on the same day, both age 74.
Bluefeather Fellini in the Sacred Realms by Max Evans. I read Bluefeather Fellini last year and wanted to read the sequel. This book is hard to categorize, but I found it oddly fascinating.
Going Bovine by Libba Bray. Audiobook. Very different from her “Diviners” novels, but in ways I find appealing.
Trigger Warning by Neil Gaiman. Short story collection. About four stories in. Saving the introductions to individual pieces until I’ve read the story.
While in waiting rooms, I looked at some alien texts: People magazine and its ilk. Clearly, I live on a different planet. I don’t know who two-thirds of these “celebrities” are or care about two-thirds of the topics discussed.