FF: Covers and Kings

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.

Ah, But For a Little Hair Gel!

Ah, But For a Little Hair Gel!

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:

The Murder Room by P.D. James.  Audiobook.  Enjoyed.  Interesting sub-theme regarding the risks of love that complimented the overall plot.

Palace of Stone by Shannon Hale.  Direct Sequel to Princess Academy.

In Progress:

The Raven King by Maggie Stiefvater.  Just started.  No spoilers, please!!!

Guinea Dog by Patrick Jennings.  Middle grade.  Okay.  I admit. I bought for the cover.  Can you see why?

The Inimitable Jeeves by P.G. Wodehouse.  Audiobook.  Read by David Case, who is one of my personal favorite readers.  A series of loosely interconnected stories.  Many of these were used for the first season of the series with Hugh Laurie as Wooster and Stephen Fry as Jeeves.


I fell behind on magazines and am catching up, especially with Archeology and Smithsonian.


7 Responses to “FF: Covers and Kings”

  1. Lori F Says:

    I am reading Stiefvater’s Raven Boys series too, and loving it. The richness of her descriptions and characters, the glorious plot twists, all make me so grateful to the person who recommended this series.

  2. Paul Says:

    Going through Ben Bova’s “The Precipice.” Good book, but it’s one of those 400+ pagers that’s bound so tightly together that you almost have to break the spine to read the text.

  3. henrietta abeyta Says:

    For any real nature lover who also enjoys studying science I’d suggest Rebecca Grambo. Cross stitch ornaments of wildlife, Camera pictures of a few of her trips, her books and a few of her own simple animal drawings Rebecca Grambo shares all of these on her personal website.

    Especially animal lovers like the two of us dear Jane Lindskold. Rebecca Gramo’s fiction book of a wolf puppy is another YELLOWSTONE story this book’s at least on her site or at Amazon.com though not at Barnes and Nobles it’s titled Lupe. And Rebecca Grambo has studied the ancient days of our beautiful wolf friends Jane. Wolf Legend Enemy Icon this author Rebecca Grambo has one book that explains all three of these with Europe and America put together on nearly every page with small extra pictures on the sides included on several of the big pages, this books is one of the oversized non- fiction books.

    • janelindskold Says:

      Sounds like an interesting book.

      • henrietta abeyta Says:

        People who enjoy magic, Merlin the wizard himself, or are well entertained by animals who help various kinds of magic users

        Spellfall is one of the books by Kathrine Roberts that takes you on a unique adventure. In this books Merlin is a kid with his own dad. And Natalie doesn’t know she has some power, since she doesn’t know all of her family’s old history. And in some chapters of this books Natalie and Merlin cooperate.

        In the Earthhaven Guide pages our pack friends are called Magehounds Jane. One Magehound (wolf) searches for Natalie. Magic users are blind in our world and we’re blind in their hidden world, or that’s how this fantasy book explains the 2 worlds.

        the cover’s optional, kindle editions have the unicorn,
        hardcover editions with a paper photo wrapped around the book has the unicorn by a tree in the back and a wolf standing by Natalie closer up front like you’re welcome to walk with him.

        It’s one of them I’m currently reading and have liked the surprises from.

        Jasmine Olson

  4. henrietta abeyta Says:

    Okay after the suggestion of Rebecca Grambo I’ve learned quite a bit from a few fiction books together including FIREKEEPER’S 5th book Jane.

    Sometimes it’s better to get up check something rather than guess the recent results.

    Acceptance can prevent several problems and it gives support too.

    Preparation’s better than Interest, because you don’t want to ruin anything, especially your own personal chances and choices.

    Sometimes no one is forcing you to go further, once in a while going further is just the key to discovering enough information or skills to really become what you wish to. Like with Fengo a fiction dire wolf and Grank a fiction spotted owl it isn’t Fengo was forcing Grank to go further, but to learn how to catch coals skillfully in one of the 5 sacred volcanoes going further was just what Grank needed to do after having basic fire lessons with his dire wolf friend Fengo.

    Hoole is told and Grandma said what Grank and Fengo said to Hooole is true, they said if you can’t explain it then you shouldn’t say anything nor should we believe it.

    The Guardians of Ga- Hoole owls are sure big on not violating anything or accidently violating yourself as well as not violating codes of conduct as they live in kingdoms, the 6th kingdom’s just known less than the other 5 kingdoms.

    Trusting your instincts and Acceptance can both move you forward quicker. Never ever at all cheat yourself, that’s what Aesop’s fables mainly warn you about.

    There are times acceptance is part of what’s keeping you safe, like Onion and Half Ear are talking about doing when they’re talking with Blind Seer. Onion and Half Ear accept what they must to keep calm, the servant of the twins, the twins themselves, the once dead, or the twice dead, these wolves are being cautious and accepting how little food they get so they’re not likely to get hurt (tortured)
    Onion and Half Ear helped me see that acceptance can increase your chances of peace.

    As much as I enjoy fiction and often read skillfully easily imagining the scenes and once in a while combining book scenes, these are my recent lessons.

    Jasmine Olson

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