FF: Reading the Thirteenth

Kel: Divine, Never Wicked!

Superstitions are a lot of fun…  What’s your favorite?

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.

What are you reading?

Recently Completed:

The Wicked + The Divine, graphic novel, by Gillen, McKelvie, Wilson, and Cowles.  Vol 5.  First part of “The Imperial Arc.”  Interesting.  Relying on a bunch of people under twenty-five to save the world – super powers or not – is being presented as problematic.

Growing Food in a Hotter, Dryer Land by Gary Paul Nabhan.  Very interesting.  I’ve been pleased about how many of the tricks he suggests I’m already aware of and use to my best capacity.

Cibola Burn by James S.A. Corey.  Audiobook.  Fourth in The Expanse series.  Excellent.

In Progress:

The Betsy-Tacy Treasury by Maud Hart Lovelace.  I’ve re-read the first couple of volumes and am now reading Betsy and Tacy Go Over the Big Hill.  Wow!  The bit about the immigrants in “Little Syria” shows how today’s issues are part of a long, long trend.

The Three Musketeers by Alexander Dumas.  Audiobook.  A comment from one of the FF readers reminded me of this old favorite.


Re-reading Brother to Dragons, Companion to Owls by Jane Lindskold.  Finishing up on this trip.

6 Responses to “FF: Reading the Thirteenth”

  1. James Mendur Says:

    Still reading V.E. Schwab’s “Darker Shade of Magic”. It’s not really a quick read. Some books, I fly through them and wonder where the time went. Others, I keep pausing. Putting it down. Not that it’s better or worse either way … just different.

    For later in the weekend, I picked up a library copy of “The House with a Clock in Its Walls” by John Bellairs, soon to be released as a movie. Sometimes I read the book first. Other times, I see the movie first. For this one, I chose to read it first.

  2. Beverly Martin Says:

    Have a good trip and lots of fun at the Con! I started The Silent Corner by Dean Koontz. I am about 30 paged into Dhalgren by Samuel R. Delany – it is making me work!

  3. futurespastsite Says:

    I first encountered The Three Musketeers in a Classics comic book. (I did read the actual book much later.)

  4. CBI Says:

    Hope y’all’s trip went well. Not much reading time here, unfortunately.


    Brief Cases by Jim Butcher. A collection of short stories from the Harry Dresden urban fantasy world. I continue to prefer his short stories to his longer novels, but the latter are growing on me as well. The final short story looks at the same time frame and overlapping incidents from three point-of-view characters, and is well done.

    In progress:

    Metamorphoses by Ovid (A.S. Kline, translator). Lunchtime reading, a bit at a time.

    Benjamin Franklin: An American Life by Walter Isaacson (audiobook). A to/from work audiobook. Up to Franklin’s joining the Second Continental Congress.

    On Liberty by John Stuart Mill. Often need to stop and reflect: I’m finding some of Mill’s thoughts very current and illuminating today.

  5. janelindskold Says:

    Thanks for everyone who made good wishes for our trip. We had a great time. I’m off to write about it for the WW!

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