FF: Looking for a Change of Mind

Ogapoge Has An Opinion to Share

Life has offered a lot of stress lately, so in my reading I’m seeking the familiar and funny.  As a treatment option, it’s working nicely.

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 Three Musketeers by Alexander Dumas.  Audiobook.  I’d forgotten what rogues these guys are and how horribly manipulative Lady de Winter is.

The Case of the Toxic Spell Dump by Harry Turtledove.  Don’t read this unless you can take puns.  If you can, this is a work in which Turtledove turns his skills at alternate history to an alternate more peculiar than most.  Good strong ending,

Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy: Secondary Phase by Douglas Adams.  Audiobook.  BBC production, rather than a reading from the novel.  Bizarre.  Well-performed.  Bonus interview with Douglas Adams at the end proved very interesting.

In Progress:

A Rebel in Time by Harry Harrison.  I read this soon after it first came out, re-read thereafter.  When I mentioned at Congregate that I’d like to see how it held up, my pal, Paul Dellinger found me a copy.  I’m very much enjoying.

Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy: Tertiary Phase by Douglas Adams.  Audiobook.   BBC production.

Also:

DreamForge: Tales of Hope in the Universe.  Mockup issue.  I’m slow on this not because I’m not liking, but because I’m handling this probable collectible with great care.

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5 Responses to “FF: Looking for a Change of Mind”

  1. Beverly Martin Says:

    Just added A Rebel in Time to my TBR list. It is published by my favorite publisher, TOR. Thank you for the suggestion.

    I am reading Towing Jehovah by James K. Morrow. God is dead and his body is floating in the ocean. The Vatican has arranged to have him taken to a tomb. It could have been a comedy, but the author took it the other way. It is Book 1 of a trilogy. I am enjoying it, so far.

    • janelindskold Says:

      Let me know how it continues. I started it years ago, but wasn’t in the right mood.

      • Beverly Martin Says:

        I finished it yesterday and really enjoyed it. The second half of the book flew by! I was satisfied with the ending. My library doesn’t have the second book, so I will have to wait for my next Amazon binge to get it. PS I hope you asthma isn’t bothering you as much!

  2. John C Says:

    My mother has just reported that she finished Asphodel and was absolutely taken with it. I think I’ve made a convert!

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