FF: Bits Here, Pieces There

Persephone In Her Thick Fur Defies The Wintersmith

Anyone doing “holiday reading”?  Two of my favorites are Hogfather (Terry Pratchett) and The Dark is Rising (Susan Cooper).   I’m interested in new (to me) suggestions.

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.

Recently Completed:

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.

Passenger to Frankfurt by Agatha Christie.  Audiobook.  A spy thriller from late in her career.  Honestly, reads a bit like a draft that hadn’t yet been firmed up.  Nonetheless, ambitious and with a political setting that, in some ways, seems all too familiar today.

In Progress:

I Shall  Wear Midnight by Terry Pratchett.  Tiffany Aching is now sixteen, and while she’s a highly capable witch,  changes in those she’s known her entire life may be beyond what she can deal with.

Also:

I’m doing research for a couple of projects, so a lot of scattered bits here, pieces there.

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2 Responses to “FF: Bits Here, Pieces There”

  1. Beverly Martin Says:

    I finished The Evening and the Morning by Ken Follett. It is kind of a historical fiction saga with some romance and intrigue thrown in. I thought it was well written and the plot was exciting. I couldn’t put it down. And, I found the ending satisfying.

    I also read A Night in the Lonesome October by Roger Zelazny. After reading so much about it in this blog, I wanted to check it out. I am glad I did! I really enjoyed it! I want to reread it, maybe next October like other folks do.

    • janelindskold Says:

      I’m glad you liked A Night in the Lonesome October… Maybe next year I’ll have the energy to host a chapter a day read through. I did that once on Twitter and it was fun. I’m glad you liked The Evening and the Morning. I have family members who are hooked on historical fiction, so I should put it on my gift list!

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