FF: Is It a Contradiction?

Yes. Kel’s Eyes Really Are That Green!

As I try to do too much with too little time, I found that I wanted to return to much-loved familiar places.  Re-reading can be stimulating, as well as soothing.  This sounds like a contradiction, but it isn’t – at least for me.

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.

Do you find re-reading stimulating and soothing all at once?

Recently Completed:

Always Look On the Bright Side by Eric Idle.  Audiobook.  Read by the author.  Alternately funny and thoughtful, brilliantly presented.  This one was recommended by my friend, Alan Robson, in his book review column.  Now I’m recommending to you…

Treecat Wars by David Weber and Jane Lindskold.

In Progress:

The Secret Garden by Frances Hodgson Burnett.  Audiobook.  I’ve read this many times, but I don’t think I’ve ever as an audio.

Over Sea, Under Stone by Susan Cooper.  Reread.  I chose this one because the second book in the series, The Dark Is Rising is set at Christmas, and I decided to read the lead-in.  The two storylines come together in Greenwitch.


Still some magazine articles.  I will reserve my comments on social anthropologists who build complex theories to try to explain something anyone with common sense could figure out in about two breaths…

6 Responses to “FF: Is It a Contradiction?”

  1. Beverly Martin Says:

    Kel is beautiful!
    I like to reread when a series I really like is about to add a new book. I will do that with Firekeeper when the new book is coming out.

    I am about to finish The End of All Things by John Scalzi. I have not enjoyed this as much as some of his other works.

    Just started Bill Bryson’s Notes From a Small Island. I had read one of his other books, but had never gotten around to this one. Very pleasant.

    Last, I am in the middle of Turbo Twenty-Three by Janet Evanovich I have had a few LOL moments, so far.

    • janelindskold Says:

      What’s even better than her beauty is her temper. Kel is one of the sweetest cats I’ve known.

      When book shopping for others, I saw there is a new Stephanie Plum… Now I need a road trip so I can listen to it!

  2. Alan Robson Says:

    How do the Yorkshire accents sound in the audiobook of The Secret Garden?

  3. Louis Robinson Says:

    So far, my only completed reading is the December wot i red – finally! I really must have a word with Jake – so not much to report.

    Alan, did you know that Fry staged Mythos at the Shaw Festival this summer, in 3 parts: Gods, Heroes & Men? Didn’t get to see it, unfortunately, but I’d lay odds that it was a lot of fun.

    • Alan Robson Says:

      No — I didn’t know that. Judging by how well he reads the audiobook version of Heroes, I’d agree with you that his performance in the stage show must have been magnificent!

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