Keeping it Short
Booking Through Thursday
Short Stories? Or full-length novels?
And, what's your favorite source for short stories? (You know, if you read them.)
Don't forget to leave a link to your actual response in the comments—or if you prefer, leave your answers in the comments themselves!
I prefer full-length novels. It's difficult to get attached to a character just to have the story end abruptly. The last book of short stories I was reading was The Collected Stories of Carol Shields. My sister-in-law (the same one who bought me Saving Fish...) gave it to me for my birthday last year. I haven't finished it yet but I will. I can't seem to read short stories all at once.
I just love the way Shields writes (or wrote, she died in 2003). It's so simple yet so beautiful and truthful. The ones that stick out are: "Mrs Turner Cutting the Grass," which just goes to show that you never really know people's lives. But the best was "Pardon." It reminds me of a meme. A woman buys an apology card and it becomes contagious. People start apologizing to others.
Other than that one, I like spooky short stories, like Irish Ghost Stories and Shirley Jackson's book of short ones. Anyone read "The Lottery"?
Happy Booking Through Thursday!
PS: Booklovers. please check out The Written World. Kailana is compiling a list of people's top 10 favs of all time. My link is there too.