FF: Not For Lack Of Trying

Kel Admires How This Cover Goes With Her Eyes

If you missed my happy dancing earlier in the week, the other writer in the family, my husband, Jim, has just had a paper on which he was the lead author accepted to American Antiquity.  This is a star in his already stellar archeological career.

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.

I enjoy hearing what you’re reading, by the way…

Recently Completed:

I Sing the Body Electric by Ray Bradbury.  Very much a product of their time in some ways, but the writing remains magnificent.

An Eva Ibbotson Collection (Which Witch; The Secret of Platform 13; Island of the Aunts) by Eva Ibbotson.   Middle grade Fantasy novels.  I enjoyed all of them quite a bit.

In Progress:

Imperium: A Novel of Ancient Rome by Robert Harris.  After reading Will Durant, I have this urge to tell the editor the subtitle should be “Of Late Republic Rome.”  Cicero is not “ancient.”

The Life of Greece by Will Durant.  Audiobook.  The topic is books.  How very many popular authors have vanished is humbling.


I have been proofing.  Am resigning myself to the fact that I will miss something, but by heaven it won’t be for lack of trying!

4 Responses to “FF: Not For Lack Of Trying”

  1. Beverly Martin Says:

    Kel does have beautiful eyes and a lovely coat. She is a complement to any book!

    I am currently reading The Naked God (Night’s Dawn #3) by Peter F. Hamilton. This guy likes to write big books (1174 pages), so I will be reading this for a while.

    • janelindskold Says:

      And you even know the proper “complement” to use! In my current proofing mindset, I notice these things!!

      Wow… That’s a long one. My arms hurt just thinking about it!

  2. King Ben's Grandma Says:

    It’s been another “off” week for me and my reading. I’ve been reading Nocturna by Maya Motayne and I’m just not into it. It was highly recommended by my local indie bookstore, so I’ve been trying to keep with it. I’m two thirds through and it’s due back at the library today. I hate leaving a book unfinished, but this one will have to be. I tried to renew, but someone else has a hold on it. The book isn’t *bad*. I think my brain is just too frazzled. King Ben has been bouncing me awake in the wee hours all week, so I’ve been really tired.
    I have three or four books waiting for me at the library and I can’t remember what they are. I guess it will be a (hopefully) nice surprise.

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