Short Story February gets underway

keep_calm_and_focus_on_short_storiesHere we go

February 1st is the start of Short Story February, during which I’ll be reading pretty much exclusively short stories. Starting next Monday, and continuing through the end of the month, I’ll be reporting on my short story reading, and hoping you comment on yours, here and/or on your blog, if you have one. Give us a link in your comment.

Each week I’ll pick a cover of one of the collections/anthologies from which I’ve read during the week.

note: Barbara isn’t much of a short story reader, so we’ll catch up with her reading in March.

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19 Responses to Short Story February gets underway

  1. Jeff Meyerson says:

    I like it! Since I’ve been keeping a complete list of ALL stories read for the last three years (plus this year) it will be easy to reference what I’ve read this month. I read 55 stories in January, about the same as last January. I try and find shorter stories when I can, frankly, and when I read a collection of longer works I will try and find some short shorts to mix in. If it is a “short story” by Stephen King, say, that is 100 pages – he may call it a story, I may call it something else – I will read something very short first to make sure I get my story-per-day in first.

    Back to January. I finished 4 collections – by Ray Garton, John Scalzi, Jennifer Egan, and Brian Freemantle. I have collections by Tony Earley (a novella and stories; will try the first today) and Saki (mostly short ones) immediately ahead. Also have 3 Fritz Leiber collections on the Kindle, so we’ll see how it goes.

  2. Forrice says:

    I’m doing this too…I kind of bought a lot of books the past few month & didn’t read them until the winter. Now I’m overwhelmed with anthologies. ┌( ಠ_ಠ)┘

  3. Just in time for your Short Story Month, Night Shade books sent me a new SF anthology, GALACTIC EMPIRES. I’ll be reading a story per day from that Big Fat Book to start.

  4. Patti Abbott says:

    O’Hara a day for me.

  5. macavityabc says:

    I went through a short-story phase a few months back and reviewed a good many anthologies on my blog. I’m mostly sticking to novels these days.

  6. I’ve got a collection of stories I want to start soon.

  7. tracybham says:

    I will start with one or more short stories today. I do have a book I started in January to finish, and I plan to read Laura by Caspary this month, but otherwise I am sticking to short stories.

  8. Thanks, everyone!

    I read two stories over breakfast. After errands and chores I’ll read a few more. I have no specific goal for numbers to read, or books to finish, I’m just concentrating on SS this month.

  9. Steve Oerkfitz says:

    Will give me a chance to catch up on some new stories and a rereading of some old stories. Still reading novels though. The new Ian Rankin came today. Can’t put that off a month.

  10. Richard, a couple of years ago, I embarked on a personal meme where I’d decided to read a certain number of short stories but the whole thing fizzled out. I probably read about 30-35 stories that year. This sounds exciting. I will give it a thought.

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  12. Didi Oviatt says:

    I’ve just gotten into short stories myself! I’ve always been a strictly novel gal until recently, and now I’m kind of on a kick reading AND writing SS. I’m working on a YA short story set right now called Time Wasters (I’m currently five stories in), I would absolutely love for you to check it out if your interested. Each can be read separate or in sets of three. The second lumped set will be released by the end of next week. Anyhow its kindle unlimited, if your interested awesome, if not no biggie… I’d be honored if you checked it out. Here’s a link to one of my explanatory blog posts on the first set of three:

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