FF: Curl Up With A Book

Kel In Cute Company

This week I’ve really wanted to curl up with a good book.  Although I haven’t indulged as much as I’d like, I’ve at least had some good choices when I do.

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:

Blackfish City by Sam J. Miller.  Creative dystopian setting.  Interesting characters.  Not recommended for those who don’t like multiple points of view or a plot that takes a while to come together, but if you can, it’s worth the journey.

Our Oriental Heritage: The Story of Civilization by Will Durant.  Audiobook.  I very much enjoyed, although the final section on Japan, speculating what might happen as Japan was showing a need to compete for Asian markets for surplus goods, as well as for raw materials, was rather creepy given that it was written in 1934 and called some future events all too well.

In Progress:

Swordheart by T. Kingfisher (aka Ursual Vernon).  One review called this a screwball comedy with serious undertones.  Thus far, I can’t disagree.  I’m enjoying.

In An Absent Dream: Wayward Children 4 by Seanan McGuire.  Audiobook.  Just starting.

Fruits Basket by Natsuki Takaya, volumes 1-5.  Manga.  Re-read.  The story is moving from slice of life, romantic comedy into something far darker and outre.

Also:

Coincidence is weird.  I decided to re-read Fruits Basket because I like to read something familiar before bed.  (That way I don’t start worrying or stay up too late reading!)  I just happened upon a notice that a new Fruits Basket anime started broadcasting in this month.

2 Responses to “FF: Curl Up With A Book”

  1. Beverly Martin Says:

    Swordheart sounds good. I have added it to my ever growing TBR list.

    I didn’t make much of a dent in said list this week. My cable company is having a free Watchathon and I have been binge watching Showtime Shows since I don’t normally get that channel.

    I am enjoying Guards! Guards! by Terry Pratchett and Morning Star by Pierce Brown.

    • janelindskold Says:

      I’ll let you know how Swordheart ends, probably next week. I always worry when I start liking a book because something the end will destroy it. I feel the same about series, but less so, because I can pretend to ignore the book that peeved me.

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