FF: Not As Much As I’d Like

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.

Ogapoge Does Super Cute

Ogapoge Does Super Cute

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.

Recently Completed:

War of the Planet Burners by Dennis Herrick.  A forthcoming small press novel.

Sammy Keyes and the Search for Snake Eyes by Wendelin Van Draanen.  Middle-grade mystery.

In Progress:

The Prestige by Christopher Priest.  Audiobook.  Twisted and convoluted.

Reality Boy by A.S. King.  Just started.

Also:

Various magazine articles.

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10 Responses to “FF: Not As Much As I’d Like”

  1. Paul Says:

    Starting my first by Jack McDevitt. And decided I should have done so long ago.

  2. Louis Robinson Says:

    Well, The Road to Hell, of course. Also, for some weird reason, The Apocalypse Troll. Again. Also, although not quite as recently, In Death Ground and Shiva Option – dunno why.

    Currently have at least 15 different articles about LIGO and the recent gravitational wave announcement open on different computers. Plus 3-4 review articles on the state of the art in General Relativity, clearly prepared in anticipation of the findings. Must get cracking on those.

    Not that I will: the Canadian and World curling championships are rolling forward over the next few weeks. It’s rocks, not words, that will have my attention.

    • chadmerkley Says:

      The LIGO facility in Washington State is practically in my backyard. I got to tour while they were making the last round of upgrades. It’s a very interesting and elegant experimental design. There are a lot of very excited scientists around our community.

      I might have to see if I can catch some of that curling action, too.

  3. David Dunham Says:

    Daughter of Sand and Stone by Libbie Hawker.

  4. chadmerkley Says:

    GAMES WIZARDS PLAY by Diane Duane. Fun plot, good character development, some interesting cultural conflicts addressed.

    In progress: WAYFARING STRANGERS by Fiona Ritchie and Doug Orr. It’s about how Scotch-Irish music was transplanted to Appalachia and changed in the process.

  5. henrietta abeyta Says:

    BRUCE COVILLE INDEED. He has several monster and alien stories. My plan is to buy The Unicorn Chronicles. And he has a few single books for unicorns lovers too.

    Gary Paulsen has quite a nice book collection too. His book titled Dog Song is dedicated to KAY GWA DAUSH to honor her song.

    THOUGHTS, FEELINGS, HEART, MUSIC, IMAGINATION, FAMILY, FRIENDS, THE BIRTH PLACES OF OLD ANCESTORS YOU’VE HEARD STORIES OF, AND MANY MORE KINDS OF CONNECTION. DOG SONG, SHADOW WOLF which is dear FAOLAN’S second book of his whole 6 book series, and the song phrase WE ARE ALL PART OF THE GRAND DESIGN from BALTO 2 ( wolf Quest) plus the song phrase I’ll always be with you in the movie ALL DOGS GO TO HEAVEN 2. I JASMINE OLSON can finally picture the lots of ways known and unknown connection happens, thanks to these fiction stories.

    AND YES INDEED DEAR JANE LINDSKOLD, WHAT THE 5TH BOOK OF FIREKEEPER HELPED ME SEE WAS LIVING UP TO YOUR POTENTIAL NO MATTER WHAT THE CURRENT TASK IS, WHEN BLIND SEER SPEAKS OF HOW MUCH PEOPLE VALUE LIFE AND CONTINUING TO BE A WOLF BECAUSE HE MUST, IN DERIAN’S DREAM.

    FRIENDS, THE UNIVERSE ITSELF, NATURE, TEACHERS, FACILITATORS, ADVISORS, MUSIC, DREAMS AT NIGHT, VISUALIZATION DURING THE DAY, FEELING LIKE YOU HEARD THE VOICE WITHIN YOU OUT OF THE BLUES JUST AFTER A HELPFUL LESSON, YEARNING TO BE LIKE SOMEONE ELSE IN A WHILE, SINCERELY DEAR JANE COMPARED TO ANIMALS THE WOLVES ARE WHO I FEEL THE MOST CONNECTED TO, AND THIS DOESN’T ONLY DO WITH HOW MUCH I LIKE THEM IT ALSO DOES WITH THE LEVEL OF CONPREHENSION I HAVE WHILE READING THEIR EXPRESSIONS. AT LEAST CLEAR ENOUGH IN THEIR EXPRESSIONS WORDS OR GESTURES THE LOYAL WOLVES HELP ME SEE BOTH SIDES OF LIFE. CONSOLED, INSPIRED, SECURE AND EVEN STRENGTHENED TOO. DISTINGUISHING, RECOGNITION, READING SKILLS IMPROVED. LIKE I’LL TELL YOU IN SHADOW WOLF MY OTHER LESSON WAS THAT SOMETIMES PEOPLE LAUGH AT THEMSELVES EVEN WHEN YOU’RE AROUND, HEEP HELPED ME LEARN IT BECAUSE HE’S NOT HUMBLE AND HE CRITICISIZES HIMSELF HE’S SO AFRAID OR JEALOUS THAT THE REST CONSIDER HIM LOATHSOME. RIGHT THEY’RE AN ANIMAL STILL IT’S TRUE THE FICTION WOLVES HAVE HELPED ME SEVERAL WAYS. I OFTEN FEEL LIKE ONE OF THE GENTLEST WOLVES IS RIGHT BESIDE ME LEADING THE WAY!

    JASMINE OLSON SHARING BOOK OPINIONS, POSITIVE RECENT LESSONS, AND FIRM CONNECTION EXPRESSIONS TOO, JANE LINDSKOLD’S KINDNESS SHE’S GRATEFUL FOR AS WELL, JOYFUL ACQUAINTANCE IS WHAT SHE CAN IMAGINE COMPARED WITH AGE AND HOW MUCH OF A FIRM BOOK FAN OF JANE’S SHE IS.

    THIS IS THE YEAR I’LL TURN 26. THE FIREKEEPER SAGA ALWAYS SHOUTS HAPPILY, COME ON KEEP FOLLOWING US ONE BOOK AFTER THE OTHER.

  6. henrietta abeyta Says:

    SEE DEAR JANE I ONLY READ A FEW MORE CHAPTERS OF SHADOW WOLF FAOLAN’S SECOND BOOK AND I DISCOVERED SOMETIMES YOU’RE REALLY DOING YOUR BEST WHEN OTHERS BELIEVE THAT YOU’RE NOT, AND ALSO WHILE LIVING UP TO YOUR POTENTIAL LIKE BLIND SEER SAYS TO IT’S NICE WHEN YOU PLEASE OTHERS AS WELL, BUT MOSTLY YOU NEED TO PLEASE YOURSELF. AND STRANGE TO HEAR STILL TRUE YOU CAN HAVE AT LEAST A FEW TRUE FRIENDS EVEN WHEN MOST PEOPLE THINK YOU HAVE NONE, TESTIMONY CHAPTER 28 IN SHANDOW WOLF IS WHERE I GOT THIS IDEA
    EDME AND FAOLAN ARE CHOSEN WHEN ALL OF THE OTHER WOLVES DIDN’T EXPECT IT, SO I ALSO SEE YOU CAN REALLY BE FOCUSING WHEN OTHERS THINK YOU’RE GETTING DISTRACTED, THEY’RE BOTH AN EXTRAORDINARY GNAW WOLF.

    COPING CONCILIATION, GOODWILL, AND REALLY FEELING GUIDED IN A UNIQUE WAY.

    JASMINE OLSON SPEAKING OF TODAY’S MORNING LESSON WITH THE FICTION WOLVES. TO PROVE MORE OF HER FIRM CONNECTION EVEN IF OTHERS THINK IT’S FALSE SHE TRUSTS DEAR JANE IN HER REAL FRIENDLINESS THAT’S WHAT MAKES HER SAY THESE EMOTIONAL BOOK THOUGHTS SO OFTEN IN CASE ANYONE QUESTIONS THEM.

  7. henrietta abeyta Says:

    ABSOLUTELY A USEFUL SERIES ESPECIALLY TO GAIN FAITH IN YOURSELF. EACH TIME I READ FAOLAN’S 6 BOOK SERIES HE TEACHES ME 4 TO 8 LESSONS QUICKLY PLEASANT LESSONS THAT HELP ME WITH BELIEFS AND DECISION OF MY FUTURE ANOTHER THING IS I FEEL LIKE I HAVE SO MANY SMALL SIMILARITIES I SHARE WITH FAOLAN THAT I CAN’T TELL IF MY GOOD LESSONS WILL BE FROM A SINGLE BOOK OR THE WHOLE SERIES . THIS SERIES IS WORTH READING INDEED. IN DIFFERENT WAYS FAOLAN HELPS ME LIKE BLIND SEER CAN DEAR JANE LINDSKOLD.

    JASMINE OLSON AGAIN.

  8. henrietta abeyta Says:

    LIVE UP TO YOUR POTENTIAL AND DESERVE YOUR DREAM.

    IT’S JASMINE OLSON AGAIN AND THE NICE FACTS THE FICTION WOLVES HAVE HELPED ME SEE ABOUT FRIENDS ARE

    ODESSA’S ACTIONS AND HER PHOTO ON THE BOOK COVER OF BEYOND THE VALLEY OF THORNS TRUE FRIENDS GIVE YOU TOTAL FREEDOM TO BE YOURSELF. BLIND SEER TRUE FRIENDS ARE WILLING TO PROTECT YOU FOR SURE INCLUDING MOMENTS DURING SCARY TRIPS. HAMISH IN THE 8TH BOOK OF GUARDIANS OF GA HOOLE SERIES WHICH HAS 16 BOOKS, CLOSE WELL KNOWN FRIENDS ARE BETTER THAN AN UNKNOWN CROWD’S HONOR, FAOLAN HIMSELF YOU CAN HAVE FRIENDS EVEN WHEN OTHERS DON’T REALIZE IT AND TELL YOU THAT YOU HAVE NONE, EXCEPT YOU DON’T HAVE TO LISTEN TO YOUR WIDE SPREAD REPUTATION ALL THE TIME TO STILL SUCCEED, KEEP YOUR SELF-CONCEPT POSITIVE!!

    REALLY DEAR JANE LINDSKOLD FAOLAN’S SERIES OF 6 BOOKS HAS TAUGHT ME MORE THAN 16 LESSONS ABOUT LIFE THAT HAVE HELPED ME PICTURE THE TRUTH OF PUSHINESS AND SUCCESS. HE HELPS ME FEEL SURE OF WHAT’S GOING ON NEAR ME, (CLOSE GUESSES OR KNOW FOR SURE) AND HIS SERIES HAS OTHER WOLF CHARACTERS WHO’VE TAUGHT A FEW LESSONS, I SURELY BELIEVE ALL OF THE LESSONS I’VE HAD FROM HIS SERIES HAVE HELPED ME GAIN FAITH IN MYSELF.

    JASMINE OLSON SHARING SOME OF HER MOST VALUED LESSONS WITH JANE LINDSKOLD’S BOOK SITE.

  9. henrietta abeyta Says:

    HEY PEOPLE ON LINK SITES OF POOR LOVELY BALTO AND HIS YOUNG DAUGHTER IN HIS SECOND MOVIE HE’S WORTH SUPPORT! OR THAT’S MY STRONG THOUGHT.

    LOOK AT BOTH SIDES OF YOUNG ALEU’S TRIP FUZZY BUT ESSENTIAL TOO, WE ALL NEED TO LEARN WHO WE REALLY ARE WITHIN OURSELVES BESIDES WHAT WE ARE ESPECIALLY TO FOLLOW OUR HEARTS WITHOUT STRUGGLING THROUGH LIFE TOO OFTEN. I’M TIRED OF THE NEGATIVE WRITTEN OPINIONS ON IMD ABOUT BALTO 2 (WOLF QUEST)

    GRANDMA THINKS OF WOLF QUEST SIMILAR TO SIMBA’S PRIDE, AND NAVA MAKES ME THINK OF DISNEY’S VIDEO OF THE JUNGLE BOOK. AND SURE LIKE POCAHONTAS IN JOURNEY TO A NEW WORLD ALEU WONDERED WHO SHE WAS AND SHE WENT THE DISTANCE TO FIND THE ANSWER. I DON’T SEE THIS DISAPPOINTING OR IRRITATING, NO. KID OR YOUNG ADULT OR EVEN LUCKY DISABLED PEOPLE LIKE I JASMINE OLSON CAN USE BALTO VIDEOS AS TEACHERS. BALTO HIMSELF HELPED ME QUICKLY DECIDE I’D MATCH OTHERS BY VALUE INSTEAD OF LOVE, AND ALEU HELPED ME SEE DOING WHAT’S RIGHT FOR YOURSELF IS A HUGE PART OF WHO YOU REALLY ARE WHILE NAVA TOO HELPED ME SEE THAT YOU CAN BE PREPARED FOR THE TASK AND UNSURE HOW TO START. PLUS BALTO’S THEME REACH FOR THE LIGHTS HELPED ME SEE IT’S PATIENCE THAT WE NEED NOT PERFECTION. IT’S TOTALLY TRUE COURAGE IS A BIG NEED. AND WE ARE ALL PART OF THE GRAND DESIGN SONG HELPED ME UNDERSTAND CLEARLY CONNECTION IS ALL OVER THE PLACE, WHETHER WE LIKE THE CONNECTION OR NOT.

    FOOD WISDOM FREEDOM SAFETY HARMONY FAITH FRIENDS FAMILY LOYALTY MIND HEART SPIRIT OUTER SPACE MUSIC READING WRITING THE THINGS THAT ART CAN EXPRESS THE CREATION OF BALANCE THE EXISTANCE OF STRENGTH ALLIES ADVISORS TEACHERS DREAMS THE VARIOUS SYSTEMS OF EARTH THAT CAN SCARE US ORBITS OF MOONS AROUND THEIR OWN PLANETS AND OTHER TYPES OF SCIENCE.

    PLUS THE VARIOUS SMALL PARTS OF HOW WE SEE OURSELVES, CONFIDENCE, FEAR, SUPPORT, RESPECT, ESTEEM, BRAVERY, CONSCIENCE, BRAIN AND MORE.

    REACH FOR THE LIGHTS YOU MIGHT TOUCH THE SKY. GRAND DESIGN / CIRCLE OF LIFE, SAME THING WHEN YOU’RE SPEAKING OF WOLF QUEST AND THE LION KING.

    MOSTLY HERE I’M SAYING MY STRONG THOUGHT OF WOLF QUEST ON THIS SITE BECAUSE DISABLITIIES AND AFFORDING PAYMENT OF A SITE PASSWORDS CAN EASILY TROUBLE US, OR I DON’T READ THE COMPUTER WELL LIKE I DO BOOKS.

    I’D LOVE IT IF OTHERS WOULD GIVE NOBLE BATLO AND COURAGEOUS ALEU SOME SUPPORT ON THEIR VIDEO LINKS OF WOLF QUEST PLEASE ESPECIALLY ON IMD, THAT’S WHERE I FOUND THE REPEATED UNFRIENDLY LINKS THAT INDEED SOUNDED MORE LIKE ARGUMENT ON SCREEN.
    POOR REFLECTIVE MOVIE STARS, I MEAN WHO AM I THAT’S FOR SURE A QUESTION WE ALL ASK OURSELVES AT THE BEGINNING OF OUR LIVES. I SEE BALTO 2 TRUSTWORTHY.

    SEE DEAR JANE LINDSKOLD MA’AM I’M EXPRESSING MY DEEP CONNECTION WITH BALTO AND ALEU TOO? THIS IS JASMINE OLSON.

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