Classic Books · The Reading Life

What makes a short story collection work?

Short Story Month is celebrated in May, apparently. I only just discovered this a few days ago, perhaps because I read short stories at about the same rate I read poetry. Which is to say, not very often. (Though I might need to amend this where poetry is concerned as I’ve read three poetry books… Continue reading What makes a short story collection work?

Classic Books · Literary Lists · Seasonal Reading

Reading Winter Holidays

Last year, I began devouring Christmas reads in November – November 16, to be exact. I know this because I’m diligent about keeping reading records. For this reason, I also know that I read twelve holiday-themed books between November 2014 and January 2015. That’s a lot of holiday books! Apparently, I was on some sort of… Continue reading Reading Winter Holidays