Returning to routine has given me a little more reading 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).
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.
The Commodore by Patrick O’Brian. (Audiobook.) I’ll be moving on to The Yellow Admiral as soon as I work out a downloading glitch with the library.
Extreme Birds by Dominic Couzens. Great photos and short descriptions, focusing on oddities. I had no idea there were birds with poisonous feathers, for example.
Continuing Naruto re-read and am up to issue 55. Half-truths have been filled out in a lot of the recent volumes, creating a much more complex social and political picture.
Catching up on magazines. Just finished Smithsonian’s December issue.