Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Short Story Month-- Nov 2009

Short Story Month-- Nov 2009

I have noted the number of anthologies that are collecting dust in my place as of late. I deal with this issue I have decided that November 2009 is going to be Short Story Month.

I plan to read exclusively short stories. All of my Friday Forgotten Book entries will be about short story collections. My reading challenges for this year included reading one Donald Westlake book and one Hard Case Crime book a month. I have a collection of Westlake stories to satisfy the first of the challenges. For the Hard Case Crime challenge I had to think outside the box, and have settled on listening to the Audio Book of The Colorado Kid by Stephen King. It's reputed to be one of the weakest of the HCC books, and it is short. I figure until Hard Case gets around to putting out an anthology the audio book is going to be the way to go.

I will also be working on a Flash Fiction story for the latest challenge over at Patti Abbott's blog. Info Here.

If you look at my Shelfari widget at the top of the blog you will see an increase in the number of books. As I crack open each new collection, I will add it to the shelf, and it will stay until I have read all of the stories in the collection.

That's the plan.

Thoughts, Comments, anyone?

1 comment:

pattinase (abbott) said...

And yet I hear they are making a movie or series out of the King book. I wonder why?