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Five for Friday!

Posted on: May 3, 2019

Welcome to  Five for Friday. The concept is simple – it’s a Friday, and I post a photo of 5 books, and then we chat about them in the comments.

The only things these books have in common are:
– they were on my bookshelf
– I’m interested in your thoughts on them.

Want to join in? Post a picture of 5 random books you own, with the tag #5ForFriday and get your friends talking.

have you read any of these? if yes, did you like them? If you’ve not read them, does the cover make you interested in learning more about the book?


Woah, lots of stuff this week that I haven’t read!


Heavy Time by C.J. Cherryh (1991) – I’ve not read this, but it came highly recommended for readers who didn’t know where to start with Cherryh. I bought this like 5 years ago and haven’t picked it up.   Should i read it?


Aliens Among Us edited by Jack Dann and Gardner Dozios (2000) – this is a fun, goofy little anthology.  Every so often I pick it up and just read one or two short stories, and then put it down.  (and somehow, every time i put it down, I lose it??  this house is not that big!!) Everything I’ve read in it has been enjoyable.


Los Nefilim by Teresa Frohock (2016), the one book in this grouping that I’ve read! And DAMN did I love this book!!  paranormal, intrigue, politics, parents who just want to keep their kid safe, family secrets, synesthesia.  I LOVED IT!!!!!  if you’re looking for something unusual but approachable, this is for you!


The Man Who Folded Himself by David Gerrold (1973) – I’ve not read this, and don’t know anything about except that it’s a time travel story. And I like time travel!  Appears to be novella length, so could  be a fun quick read for Vintage month.


Dinner at Deviant’s Palace (1985)  – I love Power’s older stuff!  This book was written at around the same time as Anubis Gates, so I think I’ll like it. Just haven’t gotten around to picking it up yet. . . guess I better read Gerrold so I can learn how to build a time machine.


Not interested in discussing these particular books, but want something to talk about in the comments?  here you go:

If you had a time machine, what would you use it for?

7 Responses to "Five for Friday!"

I’d read the novella. Science fiction has always starred in the shorter works.

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I am a huge fan of novellas! I get all the fun and all the satisfaction that a chunkster of a book offers, in a much smaller time commitment. big books look so overwhelming and such a time commitment i sometimes don’t even want to pick them up, but novellas are always easy to say Yes to!


I’m pretty sure I have a copy of Dinner at Deviant’s Place but I haven’t read it either. And is that an old Barnes and Noble sticker on the cover of Aliens Among Us? I swear I recognize it, I’ve tried to take many of those super high power stickers off books in the past😬

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it does look like an old B&N sticker! it’s from some other store though, i must have bought it on a trip i went somewhere because I don’t even recognize the bookstore’s name.


I love time travel books! The best is obviously The Time Machine…
If I could time travel, maybe I’d go back to pre-industrial era to listen to the silence… a bit of peace and quiet, get some writing done 😉

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“I’d go back to pre-industrial era to listen to the silence… a bit of peace and quiet, get some writing done”

same! except i’d use all that peace and quiet to get a ton of reading done.

for Time Travel books, have you ever read The Anubis Gates by Tim Powers, The Doomsday Book by Connie Willis, or any of Kage Baker’s The Company books?

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No I haven’t read any of those! Tbh I don’t read much sci fi now but I will check these out. So many books, so little time!
I find it easier to read when there’s noise than to write.


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