This week I read Well of Shiuan by C.J. Cherryh. I found the story made me very tense, so I decided against reading it right before going to sleep. Instead, I read short stories from Once Upon a Time by Shannon Hale instead. Proved an interesting mix. I’m always amazed how much variety there can be between the books I enjoy.
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.
Well of Shiuan by C.J. Cherryh.
When in Rome by Ngaio Marsh. Audiobook. Re-read.
Once Upon a Time by Shannon Hale. An Ever After High short story collection, fleshing out various characters. Slight feel at times of being the author’s notes, but in an interesting, not bad, way.
The Murder Room by P.D. James. Audiobook. Surprisingly similar in some ways to the prior book (Death in Holy Orders) in the series in that the tension is built around conflict over whether or not to close an institution.
Palace of Stone by Shannon Hale. Direct Sequel to Princess Academy. Just started.
One of my own unsold manuscripts. It’s been a fun trip.