FF: Fraught

Kel In A Basket With Pratchett

This week has been fraught with sick pets, breaking plumbing, and enough minor mishaps to make me wonder just which imp of the perverse we have caught the attention of…  When I get a moment, I do read, but moments have been few and far between.

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 Truth by Terry Pratchett.  Re-read.  Enjoyed.

In Progress:

Snuff by Terry Pratchett.  Re-read.  I think I read this when it came out, and haven’t since, so it’s almost like a “new” book.  Sam Vimes may be my favorite Discworld character.

Our Oriental Heritage: The Story of Civilization by Will Durant.  Audiobook.  Now into China.

Also:

The new Smithsonian, which seems to be getting slimmer and slimmer.<

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2 Responses to “FF: Fraught”

  1. Beverly Martin Says:

    I hope the pets have all recovered! Kel looks comfortable.

    I finished Shibumi by Trevanian. This is an espionage thriller in the flavor of a James Bond novel. It was written in 1979 and a lot of its attitudes are outdated, but still an exciting read.

    I am laughing my way through Wyrd Sisters by Terry Pratchett.

    I am also reading A Falcon Flies (Ballentyne #1) by Wilbur Smith. It is the first book of a saga of the Ballentyne family. It takes place in 1860’s Africa. A little soap opera-ish, but still interesting.

    • janelindskold Says:

      Kel lounges better than anyone, I think. We’re still dealing with pet illness, but when one has mostly senior pets, that’s part of life.

      Dated attitudes work for me when the book is just an artifact of its time. In fact, the thought that these are dated now is actually encouraging.

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