Racing About

Roary Rests After Racing

This week has been full of racing about as Jim has his two week plus rechecks.  All the medical people seem delighted by how nicely his surgical incision is healing, but it’s really too early to do much with the mobility of the replaced shoulder.  It is great that he can use the hand, though!

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. 


Warrior’s Apprentice by Lois McMaster Bujold.  Audiobook.  Enter Miles who talks his way out of just about everything and has yet to learn about consequences.  Well, he’s only seventeen…

In Progress:

The Collected Enchantments by Theodora Goss.  ARC.  A friend recently recommended Goss’s short fiction, especially her fairytale retellings, so I felt very lucky to score this ARC.  I’m nearly done, and have very much enjoyed.

The Vor Game by Lois McMaster Bujold.  Audiobook.  Set four years after Warrior’s Apprentice.  Miles is out of the academy, but no better at subordination than when he went in.

Paladin’s Hope by T. Kingfisher (aka Ursula Vernon).  The third of her books about the surviving paladins of the mysteriously deceased Saint of Steel. 


The latest Archeology magazine.  Finished off the AARP mag as well.


4 Responses to “Racing About”

  1. Louis Robinson Says:

    Well, one thing I did was get caught up on the Wanderings. Not quite sure how it happened, but I found that by the time I read a post it was 3-4 weeks old so there was no point in commenting. Up to date now.

    Also managed to finish Weber’s Uncompromising Honor & Weber/Flint To End in Fire. Both fine books – but I think we’ll seriously miss Eric’s touch in future. And Sword & Shadow [a title that makes complete sense – but only in retrospect], the second in Michelle Sagara’s Wolves of Elantra series. For those familiar with the Chronicles of Elantra, this series covers what Severn was up to while Kaylin was growing up under the care of the Hawks. Since AFAICT Severn was never young even as a child there’s level of maturity in these stories that makes them quite different from the Chronicles. Severn may not know what’s happening, but he _always_ knows what _he’s_ doing.

    Currently, my reading is philosphical: I’m participating in a reading group that’s based on a set of Great Courses lectures called The Modern Intellectual Tradition. That just sets the topic for each week, and we delve into other related material, particularly Nigel Warburton’s Philosophy: The Classics and Anthony Gotlieb’s The Dream of Enlightenment. Fun stuff – I’m never quite sure if I’m in over my head or not 🙂

  2. Harried Harry Says:

    I’m happy Jim is recovering well. If he keeps up with the PT he shouldn’t have any issues. I know how bothersome the PT can be, but it’s necessary. I’ve had it several times for my back problems and now I’m scheduled to go in again for balance challenges.

    I love to read Ms. Buchold’s stories. The Chalion series is one of my favorites as well as all of the Vorkosigan books. Her new series (mostly novellas) about Penric are great fun to read.

    • janelindskold Says:

      Jim makes his PT people swoon because he’s so terrific about doing his exercises.

      I have read the Chalion series and really liked. And I’m a fan of Penric and Desdemona, too. I’ve read most of the Vorkosigan, but not in order of series, rather than order of publication, so this is a different experience.

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