FF: Decisions!

I did pick a novel to read, and enjoyed.  Now I’m meditating on which will be my next audiobook.  Decisions, decisions!

Kwahe’e Rests After Having Writ

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 Dark Prophesy: Book Two of the Trials of Apollo by Rick Riordan.  Audiobook.  Looking forward to Book Three, which comes out later this year.  We’re already sure we know who the third evil emperor will be.  Pretty obvious – which isn’t bad.  Just obvious.

And Having Writ… by Donald R. Bensen.  Alternate history from 1978.  Nice twist is having events related from the POV of an alien.  Glad I skipped the intro, though, as it had a major spoiler.

In Progress:

All the Crooked Saints by Maggie Stiefvater.  I tried this one in audio and gave up because of the reader.  Now into the print version.  Very different from other work by her that I’ve read.

Also:

The Dragon of Despair by Jane Lindskold.  About a third through.

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2 Responses to “FF: Decisions!”

  1. James Mendur Says:

    “Glad I skipped the intro, though, as it had a major spoiler.”

    I always skip the introductions until AFTER I’ve read the book, having encountered spoilers there in the past. I think EVERY introduction, by its nature (someone talking about the book you’re about to read) is always going to be a spoiler at some level.

    I do read the introduction afterward to see if I agree with the writer of the introduction, and to get more understanding of the book (if I’m lucky).

    And I do understand that introductions are often there as a way to boost visibility for the book itself. If I ever finish a novel, I won’t say no if J.K. Rowling wants to write an introduction to it, even if she spoils the hell out of it. I just prefer reading them as Afterwords instead.

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