Saturday, March 20, 2010

Spring into Short Stories

"No matter how long the winter, spring is sure to follow."

"A little Madness in the spring
Is wholesome even for the King."

~Emily Dickinson

"Spring is nature's way of saying, 'Let's party!'"

~Robin Williams

Happy spring! What will you do to celebrate? It's not too late to sign up for LuAnn's Spring into Short Stories reading challenge. Basically, you are required to read and review a short story, of fifty pages or less. Of course, you can read many more short stories if you choose to, or read and review a collection of short fiction. For this challenge I'll resume reading some anthologies I started a while back, Lizard by Banana Yoshimoto, In the Driver's Seat by Helen Simpson, and Interpreter of Maladies by Jhumpa Lahiri. This springtime challenge runs from March 20 until June 20. Please visit the Spring into Short Stories Reading Challenge blog for more details and to sign up.


  1. Thanks for adding a post about this challenge!

  2. LuAnn, I should have posted this before March 19. Thanks for hosting the challenge.

  3. I love all of Lahiri's work. Interpreter of Maladies was the first I read, but Unaccustomed Earth was also exceptional. I know you'll have fun jumping into Spring/short stories!

  4. I loved Interpreter of Maladies; hope you do as well. Best of luck with this new challenge!

  5. I am very picky about short story collections. I prefer a regular novel. (I did like Interpreter of Maladies and Unaccustomed Earth; Lahari).

  6. I thought Interpreter of Maladies was just okay. Glad you're into short stories too these days. I look forward to your great findings! :)

  7. I have joined too! I will be posting about this with some reviews.
    Hope you are going to post reviews ... I am looking forward to them!


  8. Dolcebellezza, I'v read The Namesake by Lahiri, and also a couple of her short stories. She is an excellent writer.

    ds, thank you. Hopefully I will post a review soon.

    Diane, I am discerning as well when it comes to what I read. Thanks for your comment.

    Mee, I've gotten great short story ideas and links from you before, and hope to get more in the future.

    Veens, I look forward to your reviews as well. :)

  9. I am planning on reading a few short stories this spring, one of which will be The Yellow Wallpaper. Great post, you have really inspired me!

  10. I just joined and posted on this challenge-I will be doing a post on Gogol's The Overcoat very soon-glad to see a number of people are getting into this challenge and thanks for bringing it to our atention

  11. Zibilee, enjoy reading your short stories. I'd love to hear about The Yellow Wallpaper.

    Mel, I'm glad you've joined this reading challenge!

    Naida, thanks!

    It's not too late to join this challenge. :)


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