FF: More Mellow?

Dandy and Coco Contemplate Eating a Good Book

Update from Wednesday.  Jim is slowly getting his stamina back, but there’s still a lot of resting going on.  I completely approve, especially since his resting meant he finished a novel that I’ll be reading after I finish my current read!

New med is helping sick elder cat, so while the start of the week was stressful, I’m beginning to feel more less stressed.

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.

I’m always interested in hearing what you’re reading, too!

Recently Completed:

Mystery Mile by Margery Allingham.  Back to classic British mystery.   Enjoyed.

In Progress:

The Age of Faith by Will Durant.  Audiobook.  Non-fiction.  Looking at how secular and sacred entered into uneasy alliances in the political arena.

The Estate of the Beckoning Lady by Margery Allingham.  A jump to a later part of the series.  I love her quirky characters.


Dipping into July magazine arrivals.


6 Responses to “FF: More Mellow?”

  1. Beverly Martin Says:

    This week, I reduced my TBR pile by 3 books.

    I finished Trial by Fire (Tales of the Terran Republic #2) by Charles E. Gannon.. I had not read the first book, but I don’t think that was a detriment. This is a military, war, science fiction book. There was a lot of technical description and discussion of battle strategy. I admit, my eyes kind of glazed over. I skimmed parts until the story got back to the characters and the plot. It was an ok book, but was a little too technical for my taste.

    I also finished False Value (Rivers of London #8) by Ben Aaronovitch. Peter Grant was investigating magical events in London, aided by his girlfriend, the River Goddess, and others. It was a fun read.

    Last, I finished The Last Emperox (The Interdependency #3) by John Scalzi. This was the final book in the trilogy. I enjoyed this series. The characters were fully developed and the plot was fast paced. There were some surprises in this book, in order to bring about a conclusion, but they weren’t too far fetched. Some reviewers complained that the ending was rushed. Maybe, but it did accomplish it’s purpose.

    I am glad Jim and the cat are both doing better. I hope they continue to rest and recover!

  2. Alien Resort Says:

    Few things more stressful than a sick cat. Our elders are currently fortunately in a good health phase.

  3. Harried Harry Says:

    I’m also very happy to read Jim is doing better. As for the cat, the sooner it (he or she) gets better the better for everyone. I’ve had cats and they are lovable critters but when they get sick, everyone else gets sick (and tired) of them being sick. After all, we’re only human.

    I’m happy you are starting to feel better too. Don’t let the small stuff bother you, and remember –everything is small stuff.

    My reading has been of older books I read years back. David Weber’s Honorverse series and Lois M. McMaster’s Vorkosigan books. Still good reads with more details which come to light each time I read them.

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