FF: A Little Less

Kel Fell Over and Went Thud

Life was a little less fraught this week, so I did a lot of writing.  But I did read, too, and it was good for the soul.

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:

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.

In Progress:

Thud by Terry Pratchett.  Re-read.  I had forgotten just how brilliant this one is.

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

Also:

I’m plowing through the Nebula nominated works.  Yeah.  Some people do vote for friends or for a cause, but some of us actually read the works and try to vote with the works only in mind.

I won’t necessarily list all of this reading because if something doesn’t grab me, I won’t finish it.

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4 Responses to “FF: A Little Less”

  1. Beverly Martin Says:

    I finished Wyrd Sisters by Terry Pratchett and enjoyed it very much. Now I am waiting for Pyramids, which my library has ordered.

    It is funny you mention not finishing a work and I will take that as an omen. I almost always finish books but I may have to give up on A Falcon Flies by Wilbur Smith. I have read 480 pages and there are still 200 to go…and I have to admit: I don’t like either of the main characters or care what happens next. May be time to put it down and move on.

    I am currently reading Kill the Farm Boy (The Tales of Pell #1) by Delilah S. Dawson and Kevin Hearne. It is supposed to be “in the tradition of Terry Pratchett.” It doesn’t measure up to him, but it is funny.

    Next, I will start The Blessing Way (Leaphorn & Chee #1) by Tony Hillerman. It is a crime thriller set in Four Corners, New Mexico.

    • janelindskold Says:

      I am very fond of the Leaphorn /Chee overall. One time Jim and I were driving from NM to UT listening to one as an audiobook and we drove by a particular trading post immediately after it was mentioned. If you know distances out here, that’s really, really unlikely!

      Pryamids is interesting in that it’s a setting not used for any other of the Discworld books. I enjoy, and will happily admit that my favorite character is the camel.

  2. Harried Harry Says:

    I’m happy to read that I’m not the only person who will find a book “not worth reading” even though I’ve read most of the book. It has taken me many years to decide to just quit reading if I don’t like the story, the characters, or whatever. Saves me time to read other books. I haven’t been reading very much lately (other than re-reading most of David Webber’s Honor Harrington books) since other thinks like taxes, and health have been more on my mind. My heart doctor told me I’m doing fine, so come see him in a year! Always good when a Dr. tells you to come back in a year, two years or a century later.

    Enjoy yourselves and have a very Happy St. Patrick’s Day!

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