Deal Me In Week 7 Wrap-Up

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Greetings all! A great week of reading for me here, figuratively snowed in and not motivated too much to go out so it’s option B – stay home and read! Below are links to everyone’s stories that I found since our update last Sunday. Make sure to pop over to your fellow DMI participants’ blogs and see what they’ve shared with us this week.

Dale at Mirror With Clouds ( http://mirrorwithclouds.wordpress.com/ ) reads his 2nd Edith Wharton story in a row, “The House of the Dead Hand” http://mirrorwithclouds.wordpress.com/2014/02/13/edith-whartons-the-house-of-the-dead-hand/

Two weeks, two Edith Wharton (below) stories for Dale.  That’s one per dog. 🙂

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Returning Reader ( http://returningreader.wordpress.com/ )drew the ace of hearts and read Liam O’Flaherty’s “The Sniperhttp://returningreader.wordpress.com/2014/02/11/short-story-7-the-sniper-liam-oflaherty/

Katherine at The Writerly Reader ( http://katenread.wordpress.com/ ) is taken away to Montana in Eric van Lustbader’s “The Singing Tree.” http://katenread.wordpress.com/2014/02/15/deal-me-in-week-7-the-singing-tree/. (Her post includes a great clip of a Penn & Teller “magic trick” too)

We also have a couple stories from Candiss at Read the Gamut (http://readthegamut.wordpress.com/)  –  Haruki Murakami’s “Samsa in Love” and Sherman Alexie’s “Saint Junior” http://readthegamut.wordpress.com/2014/02/16/deal-me-in-challenge-stories-6-and-7/

Hanne of Reading on Cloud 9 brings us her four of clubs, Lorrie Moore’s “Referential” – another story from the pages of The New Yorker. http://readingoncloud9.wordpress.com/2014/02/16/week-7-referential-by-lorrie-moore/

For my part, I drew the Queen of Diamonds which led me to Glen Hirshberg’s creepy ghost story, “The Two Sams.” https://bibliophilica.wordpress.com/2014/02/16/the-two-sams-by-glen-hirshberg/

And as a DMI ’extra’ I read Donald Hall’s short story “Argument and Persuasion” for a local discussion group. It presents an interesting question that I’ve shared with my readers. If you have time and would like to play along, it’s at https://bibliophilica.wordpress.com/2014/02/13/argument-and-persuasion-by-donald-hall-who-would-you-pick/

Happy reading & see you next week!

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2 Comments

  1. February 17, 2014 at 11:22 am

    I didn’t get a Deal Me In post in this week, but I’m planning on finishing my current novel today or tomorrow, so there will be two more short stories by the end of the week.

    I’m having so much fun with this challenge that I may start a new deck once I finish this one.

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    • Jay said,

      February 20, 2014 at 1:01 pm

      Hi James,
      I’m enjoying your twist on the challenge, and I’m glad to hear you’re having fun. Drawing a card to pick stories might seem a little gimmick-y on the surface, but I enjoy the element of chance and potential for coincidences. And, after all, we’re still picking the GROUP of stories. 🙂
      -Jay

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