FF: C is for Comfort

Persephone Loves Comfort

This last week the unfolding news wasn’t exactly tranquil.  Like many people, I turned to old favorites for some of my reading time.  However, I also finished reading for the shorter categories for the Nebula awards.  This year, I was particularly impressed by the novella category.  As the week has rolled on, I’ve moved to two books that are new to me.

For those of you unfamiliar with this column, 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.

And I really enjoy hearing about what you’re reading!

Recently Completed:

Murder on the Links by Agatha Christie.  Audiobook.

When in Rome by Ngaio Marsh.  Audiobook.

In Progress:

Peasprout Chen: Battle of Champions by Henry Lien.

Y is for Yesterday by Sue Grafton.  Audiobook.  I put off finishing this series, because we’ll never get to Z.


And research.

6 Responses to “FF: C is for Comfort”

  1. Beverly Martin Says:

    I really enjoyed the Sue Grafton series, too. I tried collecting hardbacks of the books. I would buy them at library book sales, garage sales, and some I ordered from Amazon. I have a few holes, but I still have enough to reread them in the future.

    This week, I finished Pawn (Sibyl’s War #1) by Timothy Zahn. It was a good sci fi story with the non-human species described well. Likeable characters, which is important to me.

    I also finished Soulbinder (Spellslinger #4) by Sebastien de Castell. I enjoyed it very much. This book focused on the main character more and he had to extricate himself from danger rather that getting rescued by his friends. There are two more books in the series.

    I am still reading Lords and Ladies by Timothy Pratchett. Fun.

    I have started The Bone Collector (Lincoln Rhyme #1) by Jeffery Deaver. This was originally published in 1997 and this is a rerelease. I guess that is because there is a new TV show. I won it in a Goodreads Giveaway. It is a real page turner!

    • janelindskold Says:

      What I liked about the Alphabet series was how much Grafton varied the type of story. This one feels as if it needs a hard edit, but given the situation, I’m very willing to give it a pass for this book.

      Our library doesn’t have the Spellslinger books, but I’m going to keep an eye out for them elsewhere given your enthusiasm.

  2. Eric Says:

    Speaking of library book sales and Sue Grafton, I remember seeing a lot of Sue Grafton’s alphabet series books when I was helping set up the sales. I found a lot of cool books that way, but haven’t picked up the series yet. Lots of reading time lately so maybe soon!

    I am currently halfway through The Amber Spyglass by Philip Pullman. I was inspired to reread His Dark Materials by the recent HBO show and have been enjoying rediscovering what made me love the books in high school. I’d forgotten so much of what happens!

    • janelindskold Says:

      I had very mixed feelings about Pullman’s series. Loved the first book. Found the second interesting, but the ending of the series was such… Well. Not to my taste.

      TASTE only, writing and world-building remained strong.

  3. King Ben's Grandma Says:

    Still only reading blog posts… I got my Issue 5 of DreamForge yesterday, so I’m going to see if I can focus enough to read at least one story.
    I actually got two… I gave the extra to my younger daughter to take home with her. I need to let Scot know, need to write myself a note or I’ll forget…again🙄

    I was bummed to find out we would never get a “Z” to finish the series, but it would have been so difficult for Ms Grafton, even if she’d been healthy. I would think the pressure to wrap up such a long, well-loved series like that would be enormous. I’ve decided that I like that it ends with “Y”.

    • janelindskold Says:

      I’ll let Scot know, too. As for Y. It needs editing, especially for redundancy. But I can see why no one wanted to do it. I’ve been on deck for something like what they must have faced. I am caught up so far, though.

      And the dedication made me tear up. SO lovely.

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