The best thing about air travel is that it gives me a lot of time to read. That’s why this week’s print list is so long and the audio is not.
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 Caribbean Mystery by Agatha Christie. Audiobook. Reader has no idea how to do American accents, but otherwise is fine. Miss Marple looks for trouble – and finds it. An old favorite.
Nobody’s Princess by Esther Friesner. Fun read, really picked up after first third.
Kingfisher by Patricia A. McKillip. The kitchen element grounded an oft-retold legend. I also like the modern take on knights.
Escape from Mr. Lemoncello’s Library by Chris Grabenstein. Recommended by my eleven year-old nephew Tim. I quite enjoyed.
Jellicoe Road by Melina Marchetta. I loved this book the first time I read it. If possible, I loved it more the second time.
Negima! Magister Magi by Ken Akamatsu. Manga. I’d read the first 23 of these, then a gap in library holdings caused me to stop. Now I’ve started again.
Wonders of the Invisible World by Patricia A. McKillip. Short story collection. Just started.
Onion Girl by Charles De Lint. Audiobook. I read this in print when it first came out. Seeing the audio tempted me into a revisit. Just started.
Proofing a manuscript, again…