A nice new crop of stories, poems, etc. this week. Below are links to new posts I found since the last update. If I’ve missed you, leave a note in the comments and I’ll update the post.
I’m also working on a new page that is an index of the stories read by last year’s Deal Me In participants. It’s the 2014 Deal Me In posts index by author page on my sidebar. Pretty much a bare bones list at this point (without links) but it does indicate the week the story was included in the wrap up post so one who is truly ambitious could get to the story by searching for the wrap up post. Maybe I’ll add links at the bottom to the weekly wrap up posts at some point, but – that’s a lot of links. :-). The list is kind of fun to peruse – seeing which authors were read the most, which stories were picked by two participants, etc. The group posted on over 300 stories last year.
Tracy at Bitter Tea and Mystery wrote about Roald Dahl’s “Lamb to the Slaughter” http://bitterteaandmystery.blogspot.com/2015/01/deal-me-in-2015-story-1-lamb-to.html
Cleo at Classical Carousel read Jean Fritz’s “The Cabin Faced West” http://cleoclassical.blogspot.ca/2015/01/the-cabin-faced-west.html
Jen at Military History read “With a Burqa” by Katey Schultz https://wisepursuits.wordpress.com/2015/01/16/deal-me-in-2015-week-3/
Dale at Mirror with Clouds wrote about E.B. White’s story “The Second Tree from the Corner” https://mirrorwithclouds.wordpress.com/2015/01/16/e-b-white-the-second-tree-from-the-corner/
Jim at Science a fiction Times has two posts, one on Isaac Asimov’s “The Callistan Menace” http://sciencefictiontimes.blogspot.com/2015/01/the-callistan-menace-by-isaac-asimov.html. and another on Harlan Ellison’s “Shattered Like a Glass Goblin” http://sciencefictiontimes.blogspot.com/2015/01/shattered-like-glass-goblin-by-harlan.html. I, for one, am loving this classic sci-fi!
John Paul at The Reader Regards Himself writes about the Peter Hessler article “China’s Instant Cities” http://readerregards.blogspot.co.nz/2015/01/chinas-instant-cities-peter-hessler.html
Somehow I previously missed a new participant, Elsie at The Book Drum. Check out her roster at https://thebookdrum.wordpress.com/2015/01/07/deal-me-in-for-52-weeks-with-wordsworth-2/ Her “twist” on Deal Me In is that she’s reading 52 Wordsworth poems. Her entries so far are: “The Solitary Reaper” https://thebookdrum.wordpress.com/2015/01/17/the-solitary-reaper/ “The Reverie of Poor Susan” https://thebookdrum.wordpress.com/2015/01/12/52-weeks-with-wordsworth-week-2-the-reverie-of-poor-susan/ and “Simplon Pass” https://thebookdrum.wordpress.com/2015/01/08/deal-me-in-week-1-wordsworths-simplon-pass/
Marian at Tanglewood read Hans Christian Andersen’s “The Little Mermaid”
Katherine at The Readerly Writer tackles Ambrose Bierce’s “The Damned Thing” https://katenread.wordpress.com/2015/01/17/deal-me-in-week-3-the-damned-thing/
Randall at Time Enough at Last posted about Mark Richard’s “Strays” http://timeenuf.blogspot.com/2015/01/deal-me-in-week-3-strays-by-mark-richard.html
I read Annie Proulx’s “Rough Deeds” https://bibliophilica.wordpress.com/2015/01/14/rough-deeds-by-annie-proulx/
“o” at Behold the Stars covers “Arnita and Arcite” by Geoffrey Chaucer http://beholdthestars.blogspot.co.uk/2015/01/anelida-and-arcite-by-geoffrey-chaucer.html
That’s it for this week. How is YOUR short story reading going in 2015?
(Below: Jupiter’s moon Callisto – one of the Galilean Satellites. It does look a little “menacing” doesn’t it?)