FF: When the Sun Goes Down

We’ve continued reading in the evening.  It’s very relaxing and stimulating at the same time.

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.

Kel and Ruby Read

Kel and Ruby Read

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 Golden Specific by S.E. Grove.  Audiobook.  Sequel to The Glass Sentence.  Like Tolkien’s Two Towers, two separate plotlines.  Book suffers a bit from “middle book of the trilogy” syndrome.  Will probably read the next book, but am not panting for it.

In Progress:

Six of Crows by Leigh Bardugo.  This has been getting a lot of buzz, so I decided to try it.  About half-way.  Narrative is about half how the members of the “crows” ended up where they are and half caper.

The Golden Ball and Other Stories by Agatha Christie. Audiobook.   Agatha Christie had more range than people realized.  These tales are very much in the vein of P.G. Wodehouse.

Also:

Having finished the anime dealing with the first part of Naruto, Jim and I are now reading (or in my case, re-reading) the manga for the second story arc.  This week, volumes 27-33.

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6 Responses to “FF: When the Sun Goes Down”

  1. henrietta abeyta Says:

    Gylfie the elf owl inspirations on other owls of Ga-Hoole, she’s taught me a few lessons, but this is my third time to read The Capture, and I indeed don’t like Kludd.

    Lyze/ Ezylryb
    Honeyvox
    Grimble
    Gylfie
    Otulissa
    Bess
    Hortense
    Hoole
    Coryn
    Gwyneth
    The Plonk Family ( historic snowy owls who sang)

    These are the owls I enjoy enough to memorize a little at a time. And would like to study the descriptions of through the whole series.

    Guardains of Ga-Hoole and Wolves of the Beyond together.

  2. henrietta abeyta Says:

    Honeyvox is an tropical screech owl in the Guide Book of the Great Tree. He’s an owl who went traveling repeatedly, and didn’t mind what kind of bird he was singing to, Honeyvox loved his own singing voice, and he met one of the Plonk family owls at the great tree but then he thought his voice was becoming hoarse after he was drinking too much.

    The Rise of A Legend is the book of Ezylryb, it tells you about his youth. And in the extra book called Lost Tales of Ga-Hoole this old owl Ezylryb has a grandson to talk with. He’s in the Guide Book of the Great Tree too, his brother was a traitor to owls.

    And Gwyneth is the owl who loved the wolf called Sark of the Slough, and helped Faolan in quite few ways.

  3. henrietta abeyta Says:

    series one of the Noble Dead Saga
    Dhampir
    Thief Of Lives
    Sister Of The Dead
    Traitor To The Blood
    Rebel Fay
    Child Of A Dead God

    series two of the Noble Dead Saga
    In Shade and Shadow
    Through Stone and Sea
    Of Truth and Beasts

    all 9 written by Barb and J. C. Hendee. In case someone’s bored feeling almost impatient to find entertainment after searching for it with a little difficulty.

  4. James M. Six Says:

    Re-read but it was so long ago it was like a brand new book to me:

    Dune, by Frank Herbert
    I did like it, but I’m not sure if it’s worth continuing on with the rest of the series. Has anyone here read the rest of it? If so, what do you think?

    • janelindskold Says:

      Hi James — I re-read DUNE a year or so ago because I was on a couple of panels about it and its impact. I then read DUNE MESSIAH and began to lose enthusiasm for the story– although the writing did attempt some daring stuff. I didn’t go on to the third one. However, one of the fellows I was on a panel with in Salt Lake City was of the opinion that the story got better then.

      • Louis Robinson Says:

        I’ve not read the late pastiches, so can’t comment on them, although ISTR Alan was underwhelmed.

        I did read all of Frank Herbert’s extensions – and was by and large thoroughly underwhelmed. Not up to the standards of Whipping Star or Dragon Under the Sea, never mind Dune. One, however, was quite good, but not quite good enough that I can now remember _which_ one 😉 Heretics, maybe?

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