Steeped in Short Stories #SteepedInShortStories

It’s been a while since I’ve had a chat outside of posted reviews. I’m getting my blog rhythm back slowly but surely. But I needed some time to think about what I wanted reading to look like this year. I shared my 2020 Reading Ambitions with one specific way I wanted to steep my reading.Continue reading “Steeped in Short Stories #SteepedInShortStories”

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Best of 2019 – Fiction

I’m back with the next installment for my best of 2019, I wanted to wait a few days to share my favorite fiction reads including short stories and historical fiction. Three of the books on this list were published this year. UNMARRIAGEABLE by Soniah Kamal “Jane Austen is ruthless when it comes to drawing-room hypocrisy.Continue reading “Best of 2019 – Fiction”

The Garden Party and Other Stories – Review

Do short stories demand more or less of our attention? As I make room for them in my reading these days, I’m finding they require more attention and space in between reading each story in the collection. Unlike a novel that sweeps you into a narrative spanning a longer time period, with multiple characters, forContinue reading “The Garden Party and Other Stories – Review”

The Matter is Life – Short Stories

How do you feel about short stories? Are they a regular part of your reading or do you find that after you read them you feel like the story is incomplete? I remember thinking when I tried short stories in the past they felt unfinished since I had become accustomed to reading a complete book.Continue reading “The Matter is Life – Short Stories”

The 15 in 31 Reading Challenge – Completed

Disclaimer : I received free copies of Dear Mrs. Bird, Midnight at the Bright Ideas Bookstore (Scribner), and How to Love a Jamaican (Random House) from the publishers in exchange for an honest review. Yes, I might have temporarily lost my reading mind friends but on the final day of July I’d managed to readContinue reading “The 15 in 31 Reading Challenge – Completed”