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.
Blue Lily, Lily Blue by Maggie Stiefvater. Audiobook. I love “The Raven Cycle.” Irrationally much.
The Savage Damsel and the Dwarf by Gerald Morris. Enjoyed. And the savage damsel is indeed fierce, the dwarf small, and the knight… Well, neither as fierce as the damsel, and much smaller (souled) than the dwarf.
Interstellar Pig by William Sleator. A chat with a friend reminded me I loved this insane novel, so I had to re-read.
Shades of Milk and Honey by Mary Robinette Kowal. Audiobook.
Welcome to Golden by Rory McClannahan. I sat next to Rory at the Albuquerque Museum Author Festival and heard him talk about this book. Virtual reality meets retirement community. Sounds like a good idea.
Reading about masks, because Halloween is coming.