FF: Diving Deep

Paladin Roary

This week I did a lot of diving deep into books, and am very happy to have done so!

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. 

Completed:

Age of Faith by Will Durant.  Audiobook.  Done!  With Dante as a finale.  Nice choice, since, especially as presented by Durant, Dante’s life and work is a fit summation of the 1,000 year period covered by this monumental historical tome.

Dogtripping by David Rosenfelt.  A non-fiction look at the hassles involved in moving twenty-five dogs from California to Maine.  Bittersweet, but wherever you’re dealing with animal rescue, there’s going to be sad.

Paladin’s Hope by T. Kingfisher (aka Ursula Vernon).  The newest of the “Saint of Steel” books.  I really enjoyed.  First part is good.  Second part is even better.

The Clockwork Boys by T. Kingfisher.  Reread, because I found myself wondering if some of the details here might be seen in a new light shed by recent reading.  And, well, I like the books.  Despite the title, this is not steampunk, but sword and sorcery with a unique twist or three.

In Progress:

The Wonder Engine by T. Kingfisher.  Sequel to The Clockwork Boys.  Also not steampunk. 

Quartered Safe Out Here by George MacDonald Fraser.  Audiobook.  Non-fiction.  

Also:

Most recent Archeology.  Some good articles in this one.

One Response to “FF: Diving Deep”

  1. Beverly Martin Says:

    Thanks for reminding me of the Paladin Books. I will buy them in my next order.

    This week, I read A Deadly Education (The Scholomance #1) by Naomi Novik. It creates a dark and scary world featuring a school for those with magical abilities. The plot moves quickly and the characters are understandable. My favorite part is the system of magic, society, and relationships Ms. Novik created. I liked the book.

    I also read A Royal Pain (Her Royal Spyness #2) by Rhys Bowen. I enjoyed this installment of this 1930’s mystery series more than the first. It seemed like the author had found her stride and the story flowed. A quick read. I am enjoying these.

    Finally, I read Hexed (The Iron Druid Chronicles #2) by Kevin Hearne. I really like the Druid’s lady neighbor and his dog!

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