Deal Me In – Week 47 Wrap Up

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Greetings to all. Here are some new Deal Me In posts to tide you over through the Thanksgiving Holiday Week:

Randall read one of the short story masters this week, O. Henry. His post on “A Double-Dyed Deceiver” may be found here: http://timeenuf.blogspot.com/2014/11/a-double-dyed-deceiver-by-o-henry.html

James is now on to his second deck of Deal Me In, but I’ll continue to include links to any new Deal Me In posts of his here. This week it was Ken Liu’s story “The Gods Will not be Chained” and William Roughead’s essay, “The Ardlamont Mysteryhttp://jamesreadsbooks.com/2014/11/19/ken-lui-vs-william-roughead-a-deal-me-in-short-story-challenge/

Dale paid another visit to Father Brown, reading G.K. Cheaterton’s story “The Ghost of Gideon Wisehttp://mirrorwithclouds.wordpress.com/2014/11/18/g-k-chesterton-the-ghost-of-gideon-wise/

Returning Reader posted about a couple stories, Tunisian writer Rachida el-Charni’s “Street of the House of Wondershttp://returningreader.wordpress.com/2014/11/23/short-story-39-street-of-the-house-of-wonders-rachida-el-charni/ and Kate Chopin’s “Desiree’s Babyhttp://returningreader.wordpress.com/2014/11/23/short-story-40-desirees-baby-kate-chopin/

I read French writer Prosper Merimee’s story “Mateo Falconehttps://bibliophilica.wordpress.com/2014/11/23/mateo-falcone-by-prosper-merimee/

Katherine continues to browse the exhibits in Steven Millhauser’s Barnum Museum, this time taking a look at “The Invention of Robert Herendeenhttp://katenread.wordpress.com/2014/11/23/deal-me-in-week-47-the-invention-of-robert-herendeen/

Five weeks to go in Deal Me In 2014! I think I can see the finish line from here! I hope everyone has a pleasant Thanksgiving. Safe travels to all who are on the road for the holiday.

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Deal Me In – Week 38 Wrap Up

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What did we read this week? Check out the links below…

James read two “island stories” – James Hersey’s “To The End of the American Dream” and Haruki Murakami’s “Man Eating Cats” http://jamesreadsbooks.com/2014/09/16/john-hersey-vs-haruki-murakami/

Randall read Oliver Wendell Holmes’ “A Visit to the Asylum for Aged and Decayed Punstershttp://timeenuf.blogspot.com/2014/09/a-visit-to-asylum-for-aged-and-decayed.html#comment-form

Dale read G.K. Chesterton’s “The Red Moon of Meruhttp://mirrorwithclouds.wordpress.com/2014/09/18/g-k-chesterton-the-red-moon-of-meru/

Katherine read “Just a Little Bug” by P.D. Cacek http://katenread.wordpress.com/2014/09/21/deal-me-in-week-38-just-a-little-bug/

I read “The Business of Madame Jahn” by Vincent O’Sullivan https://bibliophilica.wordpress.com/2014/09/21/the-business-of-madame-jahn-by-vincent-osullivan/

Deal Me In – Week 23 Wrap Up

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Below are links to new posts and reviews since our last update. We’re nearly at the halfway mark of Deal Me In 2014! Please take a moment to visit and read the posts of your fellow challenge participants.

Susan read a few more stories from Alaska Traveler and commented on them at Shelfari: http://www.shelfari.com/books/32614884/Alaska-Traveler-Dispatches-from-Americas-Last-Frontier/reviews/4517561

Returning Reader shares two stories: Milly Jafta’s “The Homecoming” http://returningreader.wordpress.com/2014/06/03/short-story-22-the-homecoming-milly-jafta/ and the Flannery O’Connor classic “A Good Man is Hard to Findhttp://returningreader.wordpress.com/2014/06/06/short-story-23-a-good-man-is-hard-to-find-flannery-oconnor/ As an added bonus, the latter includes a link to an audio recording of the author herself reading it.

Dale read G.K. Chesterton’s “The Song of the Flying Fish” http://mirrorwithclouds.wordpress.com/2014/06/04/g-k-chesterton-the-song-of-the-flying-fish/

I read Mary Gaitskill for the first time and found her story “The Other Place” extremely good, if disturbing… https://bibliophilica.wordpress.com/2014/06/08/mary-gaitskills-the-other-place/

Katherine read an Edgar Allen Poe story featuring “detective” Auguste Dupin: “The Mystery of Marie Rogethttp://katenread.wordpress.com/2014/06/08/deal-me-in-week-23-the-mystery-of-marie-roget/

Candiss merges Deal Me In with Angela Carter Week ( http://beautyisasleepingcat.wordpress.com/2014/04/09/angela-carter-week-8-15-june-2014/ ), reading that author’s “The Fall River Axe Murdershttp://readthegamut.wordpress.com/2014/06/08/deal-me-in-challenge-angela-carter-week-the-fall-river-axe-murders-by-angela-carter/