“Deal Me In” – 2012 Short Story Selections

Here are the 52 short stories I plan to read in 2012 (I reserve the right to read as many more as I want!).  I assigned the stories to a deck of cards, each card representing a story.  Each Saturday in 2012 I will draw a new card from the deck and that will be my ‘randomness generator’ that decides which story I read.  The suits roughly, though not always, represent the following:

Hearts: Favorite Authors

Clubs: Famous Authors I may or may not have read

Diamonds: Female Authors

Spades: Ghost, Scary or Sci-Fi Stories

Here’s the List:

4 Comments

  1. Nancy said,

    January 25, 2012 at 10:00 pm

    Hi! I’m going to read some of those diamonds and clubs. I did a post on O. Henry. His works are great. I will be reading more of his literary pieces. I’m now reading “A Passion in the Desert”.

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  2. Jay said,

    January 29, 2012 at 12:17 pm

    Hi Nancy,
    Thanks for visiting. I hope you enjoy A Passion in the Desert. It is one of my favorites that I’ve read in the past couple years.

    I have an old book of O’Henry’s short stories that is practically falling apart, but the ones I’ve scheduled to read this year are not among the ones I’ve read before.

    -Jay

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  3. Nan said,

    January 29, 2012 at 1:51 pm

    This is one of the coolest things ever! I am so impressed.

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  4. Jay said,

    January 30, 2012 at 7:46 am

    Thanks, Nan! You should give it a try. The planning of putting a list together is almost more fun than the actual execution, ha ha. I’m already a story behind.

    I just realized too that I forgot to include “wild cards” this year (last year, deuces were wild and when I drew them from the deck I could read any story I wanted).

    -Jay

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