FF: A Time and a Place

Kel Knows Not to Look Too Closerly at Medusa’s Web

Beginning some re-reading this week…  There’s a time and a place for that, too!

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 Wright Brothers by David McCullough.  Audiobook.  Non-fiction.  Very good.  Author’s contentions strongly supported by primary source material.  McCullough himself reads this one, which is a plus or minus, depending on your tastes.

Medusa’s Web by Tim Powers.  Very much enjoyed.

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

In Progress:

Murder on the Orient Express by Agatha Christie.  Audiobook.  While waiting for other books to arrive, delving into an old favorite.

Last Call by Tim Powers.  Decided I was long over-due for a read of this particular favorite of mine.


The beginning of the month has brought numerous magazines to our door.  I’m sampling a few, fiction and non-fiction.


4 Responses to “FF: A Time and a Place”

  1. Beverly Martin Says:

    Medusa’s Web sounds good. I added it to my TBR list. Thanks for the recommendation.

    I am reading Six of Crows by Leigh Bardugo. I am not the target audience, but it is still an ok story.

    Also in the middle of Midnight Riot by Ben Aaronovitch. Enjoying it so far. England, mystery, supernatural and a dog – what’s not to like!

  2. the6thjm Says:

    New to me: Gemini Cell, by Myke Cole. Military Urban Fantasy, heavy on the military. First (chronologically) in that series, 4th published. Magic is reawakening. The US military is taking its dead soldiers and merging them with ancient dead souls for use in covert ops. But their latest recruit, a SEAL, is smarter and tougher than they expected, and when he finds out they lied to him….

    Re-reading: The Atrocity Archives by Charles Stross. I’m giving this one a second chance to impress me. So far, so good. (Probably because I’ve been back in a nightmare office job for 3 full years, now, lacking the Cthulhu-esque incursions to make it interesting.) First in that series.

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