FF: Powering Through

Insouciant Ogapoge

A couple new titles this week.  I’ve wanted to read the book on the Wright Brothers ever since I heard David McCullough talk about it in 2015 when we were both guests at the National Book Festival.  Now the time has come…

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:

Babylon’s Ashes by James S.A. Corey.  Audiobook.  Not my favorite in the series, but that doesn’t mean there weren’t some excellent moments!

Alternate Routes by Tim Powers.  Hits several of Power’s themes but in new and different ways.  Fully realized story but with room for a sequel.

In Progress:

The Wright Brothers by David McCullough.  Audiobook.  Non-fiction.  Just starting.

Medusa’s Web by Tim Powers.  I’ve just learned there’s a sub-genre called “Philadelphia Gothic.  So far, this is shaping into what seems to be California Gothic.  Very good so far.  Somehow I missed this when it was first released in 2015.  A great surprise since Tim Powers is on my very short list of “must read” novelists.

And Another Thing…  by Eoin Colfer.  Set in the universe of “The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy.”  So far, mostly harmless.

Also:

Having deciphered how to do basic kumihimo with beads, I’m dipping into a couple issues of Beadwork magazine, just because.

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2 Responses to “FF: Powering Through”

  1. Beverly Martin Says:

    I finished Brother to Dragons, Companion to Owls. I really enjoyed it. I hadn’t realized the title came from the book of Job, which I think was appropriate.

    I also finished Deryni Rising by Katherine Kurtz. I want to read more books in the series!

    I am reading The Reality Dysfunction by Peter F. Hamilton. As is usual with his books, it took me a while to get into the story, but then got hooked.

    I am starting Sandrider by Angie Sage. I really liked her Septimus Heap series and this is book 2 in the sequel series, TodHunter Moon.

    • janelindskold Says:

      I read the Deryni books way, way back — in college, I think. I remember enjoying them, so I hope you do!

      Thanks for the kind words about my Brother to Dragons, Companion to Owls!

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