It's a new year, so what else is there to do but sign up for the Short Story Reading Challenge?
Hosted by Kate S., this reading challenge may yet prove to be my undoing -- because the short story form is something I seem to have difficulties with. I'm not sure why. I just don't take to it as well as the novel -- and writing about the short stories I've read -- I'm practically handicapped here.
I'm opting for a more relaxed approach, which is to read (at least) 10 short stories by 10 different writers for 2008. With the Russian Reading Challenge coming up, I suspect there will be quite a lot of Russians on the plate.
I have nothing definite planned -- as all my previous reading plans for short stories have come to nothing. I'm going to list a few stories from books I already own, and add to it as time pass:
- "The Bear Came Over the Mountain" by Alice Munro
- "Sonata" by Jackie Kay
- "The Nose" by Nikolai Gogol
- Something by Anton Chekhov
- Something by Grace Paley
- Something by Nikolai Leskov
- Something by Mercè Rodoreda, from My Christina & Other Stories
Meanwhile, maybe you would like to visit the Short Story Reading Challenge Blog for more.