I realized I hadn’t read much new (to me) in illustrated format for a while, but I certainly didn’t avoid print.
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.
A Wonderlandful World (Ever After High #3) by Shannon Hale. Focus shift to new characters works well.
Book of a Thousand Days by Shannon Hale. I loved – and was impressed by – this YA adaptation of the Grimm’s fairytale “Maid Maleen.”
Y: The Last Man by Brian Vaughn and Pia Guerra. Graphic novel. Issues 1-10. Post-apocalyptic premise might have worked better for me with more innovative art and less irritating characters.
Attack on Titan by Hashima Isayama. Manga. Issue 1. The art is sketchy, almost crude, and then I realized why… Want to read more.
The Princess Academy by Shannon Hale. No. This has nothing to do with Disney Princesses. This is much more interesting.
Something Wicked This Way Comes by Ray Bradbury. Audiobook. I’d missed this one. I can understand it’s continued appeal.
Starship by Brian W. Aldiss. Just started.
The Great Mythologies of the World volume one in the Great Courses series. Audio. Sometimes, even with a subject I know a lot about, I enjoy someone else’s point of view.
Skimming issues of fashion magazines. A great way to put color and odd images into my subconscious.