FF: Thanks For Good Books!

Dandelion Considers the Problem of Feegles

Thanksgiving weekend has always been a good time for reading, up to and including listening to audiobooks while I cook.

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 happy to hear what you’re reading, and even if I don’t read that specific book your suggestions often steer me to something related.

Recently Completed:

And Be a Villain by Rex Stout.  Audiobook.  Wolfe needs work, which makes him make an unusual deal to solve a crime that happened in front of an audience but, nonetheless, has the police baffled.

Wee Free Men by Terry Pratchett.  I’ll admit.  The first time I read this book, the Mac Feegles nearly kicked me out, as did the similarity of some plot elements to the movie Labyrinth.  But Tiffany and her serious determination to deal with what is there, rather than what people believe, won me over.

If Death Ever Slept by Rex Stout.  Audiobook.  As a result of a bicker fest, Archie and Nero find themselves immersed in a murder investigation they never would have chosen to take on.

Hat Full Of Sky by Terry Pratchett.  The second Tiffany Aching book.  Over-confidence gets Tiffany in over her head.  Can she get out and find a hat of her own?

In Progress:

Wintersmith by Terry Pratchett.  The third Tiffany Aching book.  Once again, Tiffany dances in where angels would fear to tread.  Can she get herself out before all she loves freezes solid?

Black Mountain by Rex Stout.  Audiobook.  Nero leaves not only his home (unthinkable) but his adopted homeland to return to Montenegro on the trail of the murderer of his long-time best friend. 

Also:

Recipes, which are a lot more fun than you might imagine.

3 Responses to “FF: Thanks For Good Books!”

  1. Beverly Martin Says:

    Between friends, football and food, I didn’t get much reading done. I did finish Interesting Times by Terry Pratchett. I liked a happy ending for the luggage!

    I started The Evening and the Morning by Ken Follett. It is a prequel to Pillars of the Earth, which I enjoyed. The book is a little like a soap opera, but it is well written and I like the characters.

  2. Maybelle Stalma Says:

    What great words

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