Deal Me In – Week 20 Wrap Up

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I trust everyone is enjoying Short Story Reading Month? Below are links to new posts I’ve found since last week’s wrap-up. As always, please try to visit your fellow DMI-ers’ posts, leaving a comment or ’liking’ them if you can. 🙂

James at Jamesreadsbooks.com read two stories: Henry James’ “The Private Life” and Tobias Wolff’s “Bullet in the Brain.” I hadn’t heard of the second story before, but the premise is fascinating. Check out his post at http://jamesreadsbooks.com/2014/05/13/henry-james-vs-tobias-wolff-a-deal-me-in-short-story-chalenge/

Dale of Mirror With Clouds read Anton Chekhov’s “The Bet”http://mirrorwithclouds.wordpress.com/2014/05/15/anton-chekhov-the-bet/

Candiss at Read the Gamut is in the midst of the Bout of Books Readathon. She found time to read Ted Chiang’s ” The Truth of Fact, The Truth of Feeling.” Her post will be forthcoming after the BoBR has been completed.

Katherine at The Writerly Reader drew a winner with her ten of hearts (same card I drew this week!) and read George Guthridge’s “Chin Oil.” Read her post at http://katenread.wordpress.com/2014/05/17/deal-me-in-week-20-chin-oil/ to find out more about this story

Returning Reader rejoins us with two stories: James Joyce’s “Araby” http://returningreader.wordpress.com/2014/05/16/short-story-16-araby-james-joyce/ and Maaza Mengiste’s “A Good Soldier” http://returningreader.wordpress.com/2014/05/16/short-story-17-a-good-soldier-maaza-mengiste

Susan at Avid Series Reader add a couple more reviews on Shelfari scroll down to the bottom to see her thoughts on Doran Larson’s “Morphine” and Bliss Broyard’s “Mr. Sweetly Indecent” at http://www.shelfari.com/books/16334/The-Best-American-Short-Stories-1998/reviews/4410861

I read a new-to-me author Roxane Gay and thoroughly enjoyed her story “North Country.” I hope to have my post up later tonight or tomorrow morning. 🙂

That’s it for now. See you next Sunday with another wrap up. In the meantime, keep those cards flying!

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2 Comments

  1. Risa said,

    May 19, 2014 at 1:45 am

    Oh, shucks…I forgot about my short story read!!! I was caught up in Ishiguro’s Never Let Me Go for the read-a-thon. Oh, well, I’ll be reading last week’s short story this week. 🙂 I’ve also got to catch up on what everyone’s been reading…

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    • Jay said,

      May 19, 2014 at 4:04 pm

      No worries. You dont’ “officially” have to post about every story anyway. 🙂

      Hope you liked Never Let Me Go. I finally read that a few months ago. Not bad. 🙂

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