FF: Being a Hero

The Friday Fragments feature lists of what I’ve read over the past week.  They are not meant to be a recommendation list.  If you’re interested in a not-at-all-inclusive list, you can look on my website.

This is not a book review column.  It’s just a list with, maybe, a few opinions tossed in.

This week, what it is to be a hero – and not just in the obvious fashion – keeps coming up.

Ogapoge Contemplates Tactics

Ogapoge Contemplates Tactics

What are you reading?

Recently Completed:

Tactics of Mistake by Gordon R. Dickson.  Somehow I missed this one.  I ended up liking it, although I must admit, the “Man of War” interests me less than the “Man of Philosophy” did.  Loved the idea that, to mercenaries, the rate of acceptable casualties should be zero.

Son of Neptune by Rick Riordan.  Audiobook.  Percy was missing in The Lost Hero.  Now we know where he was.  I liked this one, especially how Riordan dealt with the challenge of not having Percy (who is a pretty major hero) overshadow the new characters.  The audio reader improved!

In Progress:

The Mark of Athena by Rick Riordan.  Audiobook.  The seven are assembled.  What exactly is this mysterious “mark”?

A Night in the Lonesome October by Roger Zelazny.  Trying to hold to one chapter a day for the Twitter book club at #LonesomeOctober.  Finding this very difficult.

Land of Cinnamon Sun by John NizalowskiA collection of essays.  Just getting started.

Also:

I have a new craft book, Homemade: The Heart and Science of Handcrafts by Carol Endler Sterbenz, that includes histories of the various crafts.  I am enjoying reading these almost as much as contemplating trying some of the projects.

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2 Responses to “FF: Being a Hero”

  1. harriedharry Says:

    Enjoyable & interesting to read. I could never read just one chapter a day. I have enough trouble reading just one book at a time. Right now I’m reading “Wolf Hunting”, “Refusal” by Felix Francis, and “The Skyliners” by Louis L’Amour. I do this because my mind works in strange ways; if I get too much of one story, I change to a different one, then return. Just like doing a thesis, use multiple references to provide background while writing. If you like mystery stories with a horse racing theme, read Dick Francis and Felix Francis’s books. Very good to read and seldom is the ending predictable.

    • janelindskold Says:

      If you’ve read A Night in Lonesome October, you’ll remember that there are 31 chapters — making it perfect for a chapter a day during the month of October! I have read, and enjoyed, Dick Francis’ works.

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