Friday at the Confusion Factory

The on-signing check for the Audible edition of The Tomorrow Log arrived in the mail, and, between agency fees and taxes, we get to keep (just barely) more than half of it!  Go, us!

“The Wolf’s Bride” currently stands at 6,239 words.  Possibly, I can bring it in under 10,000 words — a novelette rather than a novella.  It’s possible that I may finish it today.  I would really like to finish it today, especially considering that it’s an extra, a favor to the character, and can’t be turned loose to be read anywhere until after Carousel Seas is published (nope, no pub date yet; watch the skies).

It was cool enough this morning that Mozart sought out his floofiest blanket, under my desk, and is presently snoring like a German Shepard.  Fall could start now, for all of me, but I see that we’re in for a couple days of warmish weather in the near future.  *sighs*

I’ve ordered in paper books — a collection of some of Bat Masterson’s columns about local colorful folk, all of them gunfighters; a biography of Doc Holliday, and another, of Billy the Kid.

I’m also looking to download some fiction to my tablet, since Steve and I will be on the road for a few days.  So!  Who’s read a good book lately?

4 thoughts on “Friday at the Confusion Factory”

  1. I’ve been having very good luck with books recently.

    It’s not a new book but I thought _The Rook_, by Daniel O’Malley was really fun. For slightly heavier reading, but still engrossing, I really enjoy N.K. Jemisin’s books.

    Recently, I’ve also been having good luck with YA fiction. I’m always a little nervous about YA because it reminds me how overwrought emotions are doing that period. However, the recent ones I’ve read haven’t been too bad.
    * Finnikin of the Rock, by Melina Marchetta
    * Divergent, by Veronica Roth (I put off reading this one because it looked like a Hunger Games knock-off but it really isn’t)
    * The Girl of Fire and Thorns, by Rae Carson
    * Graceling, by Kristin Cashore
    * Seraphina, by Rachel Hartman

    Also, a Juvenile book, _The School for Good and Evil_ by Soman Chainani was good. I stayed up way too late to finish it in one sitting.

  2. I have been reading Steven Gould’s “Impulse” and “7th Sigma” for the 3rd or 4th time each.
    Also Patricia Wrede’s “The Far West” (which meant going back for the first two in the series)
    John Lambshead’s “Wolf in Shadow”

    If you are interested in non-fiction I’m half way through
    “Scent of the Missing: Love and Partnership with a Search-and-Rescue Dog” pretty good.

  3. West with the Night by Beryl Markham is one of my favorite non fiction if you have any interest at all in women in early aviation.

    I’m not a YA reader at all, but Richard Peck’s Blossom Culp series has been fun. It’s set in the 1910s and is an interesting take on ghost stories and second sight.

    Otherwise I’ve really enjoyed Patricia Highsmith’s Ripley series. I seem to always manage to have one with me on a trip and since there is so much travel and intrigue in those books it seemed appropriate.

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