The holiday season is well upon us. No post last weekend because of food coma, caused primarily by the small, 14 pound bird we roasted for the two of us … Lexi got only little bits. We just finished eating off of that bird today, with the last two servings of soup. We had a few days of straight leftovers, a pot of soup, and an abundance of turkey tetrazzini (extra turkey, no ‘shrooms or almonds).
We *did* manage to get the tree up and decorated, and topped in a fitting Doctor Who style:
Yup, who doesn’t love a Weeping Angel to send you back to the good old days? Seasonally appropriate, especially these days. The trick is, keep the tree lit!
I’ve been reading the Liaden Universe series from the fertile minds of Sharon Lee and Steve Miller, via Baen Books. I’d read some of the books, out of any reasonable order, years ago. Recently I re-read Agent of Change, and found myself wondering why I’d never just sought out all of the books, and read them through in some reasonable order.
Some reasonable order, for me, turns out to correspond well to the timeline chart found on the version of the Wikipedia page for the series. That is, I read in this order:
- Crystal Soldier
- Crystal Dragon
- Balance of Trade
- Trade Secret
- Local Custom
- Scout’s Progress
- Mouse & Dragon
- Conflict of Honors
- Agent of Change
- Carpe Diem
- Plan B
- I Dare
- Saltation <<— I’m reading this, now.
- Ghost Ship
- Necessity’s Child
- Dragon Ship
- Dragon in Exile
- Alliance of Equals
- The Gathering Edge
- Accepting the Lance (New release, 12/03/2019)
There are also several collections of short stories, the Constellations, then there are the Adventures books. There’s certain to be overlap between those, and the stories, some of them may have made their way into the novels. I’m not sure yet. But there’s plenty yet to read. I like the characters, the plotting, the writing … I like it all. Highly recommended.
DoD announced no new casualties in the last two weeks. That’s good. Many other things happening in this world: Not Good. We seek balance.