FF: Distorted

Mei-Ling and Roary Spar Over Who Gets to Read It First!

This week’s reading list is distorted in that a lot of my reading time is going to helping my husband, Jim, with a review of a novel he’s been working on.

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.  Two of the series I’m trying right now are due to FF reader mentions.


Cytonic by Brandon Sanderson.  Book Three in the Skyward YA series.  I’ve liked this series, but this book seemed more like an outline for a book, and the main characters parodies of themselves.  In his afterword, Sanderson mentions a lot of redrafting.  That said, if you get to the end, I think you will find it satisfying.  I did enough that I’ll read the next in the series.

In Progress:

Life by Keith Richards and James Fox.  Memoir.  Audiobook.  Reaching the stage where he recounts clashes with Mick.  Audio is well presented, with different readers, including Johnny Depp and Richards himself.

Highway of Eternity by Clifford Simak.  I can’t remember if or when I read this, but it sounds good.  I love a lot of Simak’s work.


The latest Archeology magazine was very interesting.  I’m now looking at a very slim Smithsonian.  Apparently, the paper shortage is hitting them.


2 Responses to “FF: Distorted”

  1. Beverly Martin Says:

    This week I read A Call to Duty (Honorverse: Manticore Ascendant #1) by David Weber and Timothy Zahn. It was an exciting military space adventure wrapped around a coming of age story. I enjoyed it and would like to read the next book.

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