FF: Tired Eyes

Persephone Poses

This week I’m reviewing the copy edit for House of Rough Diamonds.  Between peering at a computer monitor, trying to pull apart the layers in Word’s Review function, and allergies, my eyes are so very, very tired!

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.  I love seeing the tapestry of what people choose.


Komarr by Lois McMaster Bujold.  Audiobook.  Nice use of two different narrators, each of whom has information the other would really like to have. 

Death and the Dancing Footman by Ngaio Marsh.  I think I read this one a long, long time ago.  Nonetheless, quite enjoying. 

Night at the Vulcan by Ngaio Marsh.  The second novel set at the same theater.  Changing the theater’s name didn’t remove the memory of past tragedies.

In Progress:

Singing the Shrouds by Ngaio Marsh.  A nice variation on the “country house” murder mystery, with the setting a cargo ship.  Another I hadn’t read.

A Civil Campaign by Lois McMaster Bujold.  Audiobook.  Just starting.


Copy edit for House of Rough Diamonds as mentioned above.  A few small articles.


3 Responses to “FF: Tired Eyes”

  1. Beverly Martin Says:

    This week, I read Critical Mass by Daniel Suarez. It is a very “science-y” Science Fiction. It is set in the near future and climate change is a big problem. A private entrepreneur finances an expedition to mine an asteroid. They accomplish the mission and send the ore back, but the crew has problems getting back with the result that two are left behind.

    There are all sorts of problems back on earth when the governments discover the mining was successful. Each country claims the ore belongs to it.

    The plot moves fast and the characters are well described. Good book.

    I also read another good book, Legends & Lattes by Travis Baldree. I had read about it in this blog. Thank you. It was a wonderful story with vivid characters. I really cared about them.

  2. Kim Says:

    I just finished the latest Worlds of Honor book by David Weber et al. Absolutely loved it, as usual. I really only have two words for it: “more please”. My favourite parts are the treecats’ story, (those are always my favourite – even more than ones with Honor in them, which is saying something), and I loved the novella at the end about Honor’s parent’s relationship, and, of course, baby Honor, and teenage Honor just as she’s leaving for Saganami Island! I also really liked getting the backstory on an element from “A Call to Insurrection”, once I realized that’s what the story was about (which unfortunately took me until 3/4 of the way through the story to figure out).

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