FF: Nothing Quite, But Almost

Roary with Garden Backdrop and Book

Another crazy week, so I didn’t manage to finish much.

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. 


Nothing!!!  Well, several magazines.

In Progress:

A Most Improbable Journey: A Big History of Our Planet and Ourselves.  Non-fiction.  Jim liked it, so I’m giving it a try.  We’ve gone from the formation of planets all the way to river systems.

Mister Impossible by Maggie Stiefvater.  Audiobook.  Book two in her “Dreamer Trilogy.”  The first is Call Down the Hawk.  A lot of whining in this one.

Too Many Cooks by Rex Stout.  Nero out of his accustomed haunts always amuses me.


I’m sure I’m forgetting something, but that’s okay.


6 Responses to “FF: Nothing Quite, But Almost”

  1. James Mendur Says:

    Just started:

    “Another Round at the Spaceport Bar”, ed. by George H. Scithers and Darrell Schweitzer.
    Another collection of stories set in bars. The first story has me bogged down with its ennui-settling-for-less mood. I’m hoping the next story picks things up a bit. If I want ennui-settling-for-less, I can just live my life.


    Re-reading “Holy Blood Holy Grail” by Baigent, Leigh and Lincoln
    Still in the history section where they’re trying to trace the mysterious Priory of Sion via historical people and events


    “Bookshop Witch” by T. Thorn Coyle
    It’s a cozy modern fantasy mystery. I can’t recommend it. It’s too “performatively cozy”, the mystery isn’t a mystery really, and I dislike modern fantasy in which magic is supposedly secret but EVERYONE you meet in the book is either a magic user, a fae being, or is a human who already knows about them.

    • janelindskold Says:

      Thanks for the comments. May your life not change so ennui sounds good. Not a snark. Happened to a character in a story I’ve been watching, and has me thinking about how nothing going on is maybe not something to be dissatisfied about.

  2. Harried Harry Says:

    Robert, “living your life” can be a challenge at times. I hope things are better for you than living in a bar would be. I’ve spent a fair amount of time in bars and it never helped. Good luck finding a new set of books to read.

    Jane, sometimes not having anything going on is “Lifes way” of letting you know your batteries needed recharging. You and Jim should take a trip to the mountains and do some relaxing in nature. The Valles Caldera would be a nice area to visit for a few days or a week.

    Have fun, enjoy yourselves.

  3. King Ben's Grandma Says:

    Looking at Roary now, you’d never know what a rough start he had. He looks great!

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