FF: Kitten Reveal!

Meet Mei-Ling!

Meet Mei-Ling, the newest member of our household.  She’s somewhere between two and three months old.  (She’s actually smaller than she looks in this photo.)  We adopted her from the Albuquerque Animal Shelter on Tuesday.  She’s a little shy yet, but very cuddly.  We hope she’ll eventually be a good playmate for Persephone, who has been missing Ogapoge, who we lost in late April.

Mei-Ling wants me to remind you about the other baby in our household.  This week marks one month from the official release of Wolf’s Search!  I am now sliding deeper and deeper into Wolf’s Soul.  I’ve also been spending some of my evenings working in the garden, and that’s cut into my reading time.

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:

Best Plants for New Mexico Gardens and Landscapes by Baker H. Morrow.   Microclimates are fascinating.  I started reading this for my garden and continued with my writing in mind.

In Progress:

Theater of Spies by S.M. Stirling.  Book Two in his series set in an Alternate World War I.  The first, in case you’re interested, is The Black Chamber.  About half-way in.

Caesar and Christ by Will Durant.  Audiobook.  We’re done with the “big name” emperors and taking a look at art, science, etc.  Just finishing art and architecture.

Also:

Re-reading and tinkering with bits of Wolf’s Soul as I move toward writing the final chapters.

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6 Responses to “FF: Kitten Reveal!”

  1. Beverly Martin Says:

    Mei-Ling is beautiful! I bet it is fun having a baby in the house.

    I finished The Right Side by Spencer Quinn. Although the plot is not unique – damaged hero (or heroine, in this case) solves the case with the aid of the dog – it was still a good story.

    I also finished (in one rainy afternoon) a Stephanie Plum, Look Alive Twenty-Five. It was a fun and funny read. The characters I love did what they do best.

    I am still reading New York 2140 by Kim Stanley Robinson and I am enjoying it.

    I am also reading Reaper Man (Discworld 11) by Terry Pratchett.

    • janelindskold Says:

      Your reading list reminds me of one of those great treat samplers where you have something salty, something sweet, something spicy, all good…

      Right now we’re convincing the other cats that Mei-Ling is not a space alien, so she spends a lot of time in her cloister where she can see and be seen, but contact is restricted. So far we’re restricting Kitten Kaos, but it won’t last.

  2. King Ben's Grandma Says:

    I finished To Green Angel Tower. Hurray! Tad William’s wrote a good epic fantasy trilogy but maybe four books would have been better. I think from now on I’m going to go for ebook when a story is over one thousand pages and in trade paperback form. I usually prefer actual books, but that one was unwieldy and unfortunately took my attention from the story.

    ALSO READ: Machines Like Me by Ian McEwan. It explores Artificial(?) Intelligence and emotions(?) in robots. Can a robot love? Is human or machine thinking superior?
    It was a good story that raised some interesting ideas.

    CURENTLY READING: Paul Takes The Form Of A Mortal Girl by Andrea Lawlor. I’m about half way through. This story so far is a very interesting adventure with a lot of unanswered questions. I’m enjoying it and looking forward to seeing how it ends.

    Your new fur baby is adorable😻

    • janelindskold Says:

      King Ben is back to his usual routine, I see…

      I know what you mean by the large/unwieldy. Many years ago, I had a neck injury. Friend had a MASSIVE tome come out. I couldn’t read it. If there had been an ebook, I would have gotten that.

      Mei-Ling’s pretty cute, skittish still, but cute.

  3. Dawn Barela Says:

    Mei-Ling is a cutie! She is lucky to have you as a forever home! See you next week!!

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