FF: Exhausted Slumber

Our Signed Copy of Snow Queen

Reading time is still being seriously crimped, but I manage a few lines before collapsing into exhausted slumber.

I’ve tried to read some short fiction but find that, oddly enough, interrupting my reading of something short does more to harm my impression of the story than picking up and putting down a novel.  Anyone else had this problem?

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:

Swords Against Wizardry by Fritz Lieber.   Good tales, vivid imagry.

In Progress:

Please Ignore Vera Dietz by A.S. King.  Audiobook.  This book would have been great even without the brilliant performances by the ensemble cast, but with them…  Wow!

The Snow Queen by Joan Vinge.  I read this years after it was winning awards.  Came away feeling the awards were well deserved.  Re-reading.

Also:

A few catalogs.  See above for my reaction to the short fiction I’ve attempted.

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5 Responses to “FF: Exhausted Slumber”

  1. Beverly Martin Says:

    I am having the short fiction problem while reading Sword in the Mist by Fritz Lieber. I have been reading the stories at bedtime and if I don’t finish one night, I have to scan from the beginning the next night to get back into the flow.

    I finished Red Rising by Pierce Brown. Many of the elements of the plot were very familiar (Hunger Games, Divergent, Maze Runner, etc) but there was plenty of uniqueness, too. I enjoyed it. I finished reading it in the parking lot of the library so I could turn it in and check out the next book in the series!

    I am currently reading The Evolutionary Void by Peter F. Hamilton.. This is the third book in the Void Trilogy.

    I am also reading In the Company of Cheerful Ladies (No. 1 Ladies Detective Agency #6) by Alexander McCall Smith. Always a fun series and I enjoy reading about life and culture in Botswana.

  2. futurespastsite Says:

    Hmm. I stopped after the first “No. 1 Ladies’…” Maybe I need to check out some of the others.

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