FF: There’s a Reason

Roary and a Story

On the road last week, I left my “at home” audiobook behind, and shifted back to a re-listen of the end of The Fellowship of the Rings.  When that was finished, The Two Towers was loaded up.  Being away did mean my reading time was more limited, but I still found a bit.

So that’s the reason my reading list looks so odd right now.

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. 


The Mother Hunt by Rex Stout.  I liked this well-enough.  Side amusement was seeing how much of the plot would still work with DNA tests to confirm parents.  A substantial amount actually would have done so, which was nice.

In Progress:

The Raven King by Maggie Stiefvater.  Audiobook.  Fourth of her “Raven Cycle.”  I’ve read the whole series, but this one only once, so a re-listen seemed a good thing.  For those of you who enjoy audiobooks, the reader does an excellent job with this series.

The Wizard’s Way by H.P. and Jacob Holo.  Starts with lots of action, but now the reason for it is coming, and I’m tantalized.  By the way, this one caught me because of the cover.  It has a fencing pug!


Finished Smithsonian right in time for a new one to arrive.  Still reading that.

4 Responses to “FF: There’s a Reason”

  1. The 6th JM Says:

    The Wizard’s Way seems to be book 1 of 4. I’ll wait for your final opinion on book1 before I get it. (I, too, am intrigued by a fencing pug.)

    • janelindskold Says:

      I’ll definitely let you know, esp. if this stands alone or needs book two etc. It started with almost too much action, but now the reason for that is coming through.

  2. Louis Robinson Says:

    Well, I have to admit to starting any number of books, but not yet finishing anything. I think I’m up to 6 ‘currently in progress’, with hoards more in suspended animation. Or maybe it’s 7?

    Anyway, with your comments on Solstice Wood and Wonders of the Invisible World you’ve triggered a restart on catching up with Patricia McKilip – which is why I have so many in progress: I grabbed Winter Rose and Wonders from the library, expecting one of them to take rather longer to arrive than it did. I’m not sure yet if I disagree with your assessment of the stories in Wonders, but of the 3 I’ve finished so far I’d say only one could have been the start of something longer, although it needn’t be. The other 2 stopped pretty much where they needed to, I thought. For McKilip stories, at any rate.

    One of the others is Emily Wilson’s translation of the Odyssey, or at least the introduction, which is a very good essay on the origins and context of the poem. Not sure yet if I will read the poem itself this time, although it’s already clear that the Odyssey I remember from 50 years ago was more a retelling than a translation.

    • janelindskold Says:

      I’m glad my posts led you to go and enjoy a truly wonderful author again. Thanks for the alert on the Odyssey translation. I have no idea which ones I’ve read, but a new one could be good.

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