A Very Remote Connection

Mei-Ling and Roary Contemplate a Journey

This week, I can’t find any connection between what I’m reading except that I am the person reading it.  That amuses me greatly.  Okay.  There is one.  I’m absolutely not reading anything overtly dark right now.  Elements, sure, that’s fine, but not as the whole dish.

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 it’s also a great place to tell me what you’re reading. 

Recently Completed:

Paladin’s Strength by T. Kingfisher (aka Ursula Vernon).  I sent the author a blurb, which I will share here:  “Paladin’s Strength dances on the delicate edge between horror and humor, providing ample helpings of heart-wrenching romance and heart-stopping action along the way.  I enjoyed it immensely.”  Available for pre-order!

In Progress:

The Renaissance by Will Durant.  Audiobook.  After a long and interesting section on Leonardo Da Vinci, we’re looking at other artists of the time.

The Mysterious Benedict Society and the Perilous Journey by Trenton Lee Stewart.  More anxiety than the prior book, less humor, still very readable.

Also:

Back to Archeology and American Archeology.  I have said this to my (professional archeologist) husband many time: some archeologists feel a need to find proof of things that common sense should say is there.  He laughs and agrees.

4 Responses to “A Very Remote Connection”

  1. King Ben's Grandma Says:

    I love the Renaissance period. I’ll be interested in your impressions of the book.
    I’m looking forward to more time as we settle into school on campus two days a week. I’m hoping for full time in September.

  2. futurespastsite Says:

    My reading now is all over the place, too. Listening to a Spenser novel on audio. Reading an old copy I found online of “The Proceedings of Discon I” (first convention I ever attended) for bedtime. Starting “Not Your All-American Girl” by a former work colleague for daytime. Reading “Guess Who? The Woody Woodpecker Story” on Kindle.

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