I’ve been reading a lot of shorter material, in part as preparation for two forthcoming events. October 1, 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. I’ll be signing and speaking at the new Author Fest to benefit the Albuquerque Museum. October 3, 9:00 a.m. I’m taking part in “Meet the Authors: Exploring the Creative Process” at UNM. Details for both are available on my website.
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.
As I said, lot of short fiction, including the most recent issue of Fantasy and Science Fiction and some award winners from years past.
The Dream Thieves by Maggie Stiefvater. Audiobook. I read this as a print version a while back, because our library didn’t have the audio then. It does now. I love this reader and am seriously considering buying the recorded version rather than or as well as the print.
The Squire, His Knight, and His Lady by Gerald Morris. Standalone sequel to The Squire’s Tale, which I read a few weeks ago. So far, great fun.
Typing and reviewing my own recent additions to a manuscript. Takes time but very absorbing.