FF: Odd Times to Read

Mei-Ling Sniffs

Jim is healing well, and thanks all of you for your kind words.  I’m finding odd times to read, like when he’s in the shower and I’m waiting to dry his back.  It works!

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 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 very much enjoyed.  The collection itself is a new release.

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. 

In Progress:

European Travel for Monstrous Gentlewomen by Theodora Goss.  Audiobook.  Excellent reader.

The Twice-Drowned Saint by C.S.E. Cooney.  Vivid setting, interesting characters, and some fine plot twists.  I scored an ARC of this, but I’m happy to announce you can get it as a new release.

Minor Mage by T. Kingfisher (aka Ursula Vernon).  Re-read before bed because the Cooney can be just a little too vivid for peaceful dreams.


The latest Archeology magazine.  Almost done.  As a desert dweller, I enjoyed the long article on water management through many ages and many cultures.


2 Responses to “FF: Odd Times to Read”

  1. Beverly Martin Says:

    I am so glad you, Jim and the four legged ones are doing well!
    This week I am late posting. Dr appt.
    I finished the 2d book in the Beartown trilogy, Us Against You by Frederik Backman. He really is a good storyteller! His characters grab me strongly so that I have to keep reading. Book 3 is on my list!

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