This week’s Top Ten Tuesday, hosted by That Artsy Reader Girl, is about favorite short stories and novellas. I don’t read a lot of novellas, but I’ve really warmed in recent years to the genre of short stories. I love short story collections where the… Continue Reading “Top Ten Short Story Collections”
This is the third collection of stories by author Rebecca Burns, after Catching the Barramundi and The Settling Earth. Like The Settling Earth, these are short glimpses into interesting characters and situations, each one leaving the reader wanting more. Unlike The Settling Earth, the stories take place… Continue Reading “Artefacts and Other Stories by Rebecca Burns”
If you thought The Beautiful Bureaucrat was a strange book, Helen Phillips’ new book of short stories is even stranger, but it’s a really fun, and memorable read. These are short stories, almost vignettes in some places, experimental in others. It’s always hard to… Continue Reading “Some Possible Solutions by Helen Phillips”
It’s always exciting to get a new Margaret Atwood, and this one didn’t disappoint, although it’s very different from her recent MaddAddam trilogy. Stone Mattress is a book of nine short stories. Atwood says they are really “tales” and are meant to “evoke the… Continue Reading “Stone Mattress: Nine Tales by Margaret Atwood”
Patricia Briggs is my favorite “series” writer. I try to read everything she writes, and that’s unusual for me. I mostly read a few books from a series and then move on to another one, and I ignore all the extra short stories and… Continue Reading “Shifting Shadows: Stories from the World of Mercy Thompson by Patricia Briggs”
Last year I read Rebecca Burns’ collection of short stories, Catching the Barramundi, and I was so wowed by it I was happy to receive her latest work for review. The Settling Earth is a collection of short stories all set in the same… Continue Reading “The Settling Earth: Short Stories by Rebecca Burns”
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