FF: What’s Behind the Cover?

A Rare Mei-Ling Sighting

Mei-Ling wonders if you can guess what she’s been reading on my Kindle.  Cover art below…

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:

This Broken World by Charles E. Gannon.  Advanced Review Copy.  Due for November release.  Epic Fantasy.  I’ve been waiting to read this book for decades, and it didn’t disappoint.  In fact, I blurbed it, and I only do that when I honestly like something about a book.

Here’s what I said: “A vibrant new direction for Gannon, an epic fantasy built around the sort of complex, multi-layered intrigues that inform his SF, while featuring a more eclectic cast of characters, and delving into the mysteries of a marvel-filled world at odds with its own internal logic.  This new series is certain to add to Gannon’s legion of fans.” 

And, why not?  Here’s the cover art Mei-Ling wouldn’t let me show lest it distract from you admiring her.

In Progress:

Moonheart by Charles de Lint.  Audiobook.  I’ve read this in print, but couldn’t resist the temptation to try as audio.  It’s working out fairly well.

The White Goddess by Robert Graves.  There’s something of the same enthusiasm shown by conspiracy theorists in this that keeps me reading, even though the underlying premises have about as much stability as the foundations of the Tower of Babel.


Archeology magazine.  I’m finally up to the current issue.

2 Responses to “FF: What’s Behind the Cover?”

  1. Beverly Martin Says:

    I truly do admire Mei-Ling! The cover is good too. Added another book to my TBR pile.

    This week, I read Sandman Slim (Sandman Slim #1) by Richard Kadry. A magician is sent to Hell by one of his “friends.” After 11 years, he escapes back to earth and is looking for revenge. There are lots of engaging characters and an exciting plot. And some chuckles. I want to read the next book.

    I also read The Peppermint Tea Chronicles (44 Scotland Street #13) by Alexander McCall Smith. This series is a very pleasant peep into the lives of several recurring characters. Nobody dies. A few laughs. Mostly it’s like a relaxing evening in your comfy chair.

    • janelindskold Says:

      Mei-Ling thanks you. She is our shy girl… Not so much with me and Jim, but with anything strange. Like camera’s. I appreciate hearing what you’re reading. Always fun. I read some Alexander McCall Smith and enjoyed, but the series got too long for me to keep track. But he does people you can care about really well.

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