Teaser Tuesday: Fragile Things

Allergies and back pain may have laid me low the last few days, but that hasn’t stopped me reading! Which means that . . .

Once again the wheel of time has turned to

Teaser TuesdayJust in case you don’t know, Teaser Tuesday is a weekly bookish meme, hosted by A Daily Rhythm. Anyone can play along! All you have to do is grab the book you’re currently reading, open to a random page and share two sentences from that page. But make sure you don’t share any spoilers!*

*I wish I could take credit for this introduction, but I shamelessly stole it from Heather over at bitsnbooks. To help me make amends, you should go check out her blog.

This week I’m reading Fragile Things by Neil Gaiman. Having previously read The Ocean at the End of the Lane, I’m looking forward to this collection of short stories.

This selection comes from “Instructions”

Trust the wolves, but do not tell them
    where you are going.
The river can be crossed by the ferry.
    The ferryman will take you.
(The answer to his question in this:
If he hands his oar to his passenger, he
    will be free to leave the boat.
Only tell him this from a safe distance.)

fragile things

In Retrospect

I haven’t yet finished 1916: The Easter Rising, but it’s proving quite enlightening and a valuable asset in my MOOC.

I did finish The Long Mars (yesterday!). As a whole I thought it a satisfactory ending to the trilogy, yet some things bothered me as unnecessary or overtly contrived. Not quite a Deus Ex Machina, but close . . .

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