FF: Birds, Fonts, and Mass Murder

Shifting the balance for a bit over to more non-fiction than fiction, and feeling stimulated by the change.

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).

Never Turn Your Back

Never Turn Your Back

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:

Welcome Chaos by Kate Wilhelm.  Part spy thriller, part philosophical meditation.

Extreme Birds by Dominic Couzens.   I really enjoyed these short essays.

Just My Type: A Book About Fonts by Simon Garfield.  Fascinating mixture of history and art.  Well-written, with a cool use of fonts throughout.

In Progress:

Manson: The Life and Times of Charles Manson by Jeff Guin.  Audiobook.

And Carry a Big Stick by S.M. Stirling.  Manuscript of the first book in a new series.

Naruto.  Various revelations show that truth can be more complex than any web of lies.  Issues 62-65.


Parts of several books on illustration and other elements of book design.  Very colorful reading!

One Response to “FF: Birds, Fonts, and Mass Murder”

  1. henrietta abeyta Says:

    AAWWWOOOO CHAP AND BLIND SEER it’s thanks to the characters like you two that I luckily have my strength increase. What you helped me see clearly this time was dealing with truth is extremely important and just because you frequently refuse something doesn’t mean you’re a bad person. Firekeeper is clear about needing to concentrate so it’ll be simple to follow through with what you say, and Magiere is clear about how accepting reality helps you listen to your conscience and letting go of your past can help avoid aggravation, CHAP AND BLIND SEER both give clear explanations of how important it is to really reach the finish line of every task you started otherwise you’re mainly wasting your time.

    These two wolves do enough with the girls to warn people, following through doesn’t only do with honesty it does with what you wish to earn and concentrating enough to give real help.

    Real Support and really solving a problem Don’t assume a fact too soon, stay vigilant and steady. Trust in yourself helps you succeed more than knowledge does, and it’s after you’ve actually solved the problem that your loyalty will be easy to picture.

    FIREKEEPER CHASING ENCHANTED ARTIFACTS AND MAGIERE SLAYING VAMPIRES WHO HEAL IN JUST A FEW HOURS, neither one of the favors are easy. But the themes are indeed interesting, plus my insight of their facial expressions and my true sympathy of daily misunderstood behavior in public, I learn from wolves repeatedly.

    Jasmine Olson sharing her top lesson from the first book DHAMPIR

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