FF: Immersion

Kel Makes a Reverse Q next to Quillifer

One reason the reading list below is so short is that I’ve been immersed in my second read-through of Wolf’s Soul.  This doesn’t leave much reading attention for anything else!

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.

Do any of you do holiday-specific reading?

Recently Completed:

Quillifer The Knight by Walter Jon Williams.  I know the author, so I scored an ARC!  The writing style is reminiscent Rafael Sabatini or Alexander Dumas, so be prepared for descriptive embroidery, as well as swashbuckling adventure.  This novel is now officially available!

In Progress:

Middlegame by Seanan McGuire.  Audiobook.

The Complete and Original Norwegian Folktales of Asbojornsen & Moe, translated by Tiina Nunnally.  I’m reading a few of these before bed each night.  They can make for some very odd dreams!

Also:

I haven’t quite figured out what my next “fun” read is going to be.  I’m seriously considering a re-read of something I love. I’ll let you know next week!

10 Responses to “FF: Immersion”

  1. Beverly Martin Says:

    I do not have any specific holiday reading, but I have been known to buy myself books for Christmas!

    I finished Iron Gold (Red Rising Saga #4) by Pierce Brown. It is the fourth book in the Red Rising world, but it is actually the beginning of a new trilogy. It takes place 10 years after the end of book 3. There are some familiar characters and some new ones. I admit I kinda got lost on who was on which side of the conflicts, but it was still an exciting story.

    I also finished Out of the Dark (Orphan X #4 by Gregg Hurwitz. I enjoy this series, but it is not for the pacifist. Bad guys “get it” with no mercy shown.

    Now I am reading Salvation Lost (Salvation Sequence #2) by Peter F. Hamilton. I like this author and I enjoyed the first book in the sequence. It has aliens and takes place in a future that arrived without an apocalypse. There are still some problems. Humans (and aliens) still come with flaws.

    I am also re-reading Wolf’s Head, Wolf’s Heart (Firekeeper Saga #2) by Jane Lindskold. Such a good story and I am seeing things I didn’t catch the first time around.

  2. King Ben's Grandma Says:

    I am still finding that my thoughts are zooming around and going off on tangents, making reading a frustrating and futile pursuit.
    I haven’t read anything except blog posts or short news articles in weeks. Even with these, I’m having to re-read sentences because my thoughts went off in the middle.
    I have a TRB stack that includes two books I actually bought, not borrowed from the library. I hope my thoughts settle down so I can get back to my books. I miss them.

  3. the6thjm Says:

    Completed:

    “Bruce and Roxanne: From Start to Finnish” by Rie Sheridan Rose
    My earlier comments stand. Humor is subjective.

    Currently reading:

    “Please Don’t Tell My Parents I’m a Supervillain” by Richard Roberts

    I bought this one based on the title and the fact that the first book is on Kindle sale for 99 cents. (I can’t remember where I first saw the title. Was it in the comments here? Tiwtter? Tor.com? Somewhere else? I don’t know.)

    Nice concept, execution is okay so far, but a bit long-winded. It reminds me a bit of the old Alvin Fernald books in which Alvin, his best friend Shoie, and his sister the Pest get involved in weird adventures (my favorite being “Alvin’s Secret Code”). This one has Penny the narrator, her best friend Claire, and her friend / crush Ray. I’m about halfway through, not really sure where it’s going to go, since it’s apparently a series of books in which Penny is still a supervillain.

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