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.
What are you reading?
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!
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 Nizalowski. A collection of essays. Just getting started.
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.