FF: Visions of Sugarplums

Guess what?  Reading recipes is fun.  I took a book of cookie recipes to bed with me and dreamed of baking.  Does that qualify as “visions of sugarplums?”  In this case, visions of hermits.  I may have found a new favorite non-chocolate cookie.

Ziggy Reads The Long Sunset

For those of you just discovering this part of my blog, 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 magazines.

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 Secret Adversary by Agatha Christie.  Audiobooks.  Also two of her rediscovered short stories.

In Progress:

The Long Sunset by Jack McDevitt.  Advanced review copy of the April 2018 release.

The Hammer of Thor: Magnus Chase and The Gods of Asgard.  Audiobook.  Just started.

Wolf’s Head, Wolf’s Heart by Jane Lindskold.  One hour a day, proofing for new e-book release.  And, almost embarrassed to admit this, really enjoying!

Also:

I had to stop listening to the audiobook of All the Crooked Saints by Maggie Stiefvater because some of the choices made either by the reader or the director drove me nuts.  I will be reading the book, but the audio…  I know I’m not the only one to be turned off by it!

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2 Responses to “FF: Visions of Sugarplums”

  1. James Mendur Says:

    “I had to stop listening to the audiobook of All the Crooked Saints by Maggie Stiefvater because some of the choices made either by the reader or the director drove me nuts.”

    I know what you mean. I can’t listen to the audio books of Kevin Hearne’s “Iron Druid” series because the reader and/or director decided the wolfhound should talk like an out of breath, slobbering cartoon dog, despite the fact that the voice was telepathic and should basically have the same speech patterns as the druid who taught him telepathic speech (no breath or tongue involved to mangle the speech). Some people, including the author, love that touch but it throws me right out of the story. Different strokes for different folks, I guess.

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