Book Review | Uncommon Type

I am a huge fan of Tom Hanks. So when I saw that he was releasing a book of short stories, I was pretty excited. Especially since his stories center around typewriters, and I’ve been envious of Hanks’s incredible typewriter collection for years (seriously, if I ever become rich, that’s the first thing I’m buying). […]

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Short Story Mini Reviews – July 3

This is a bit of a short post, since I didn’t exactly finish my homework (yet again). I still need to read Flannery O’Connor’s “Good Country People” and “The Things We Carried” by Tim O’Brien. I will be reading at least one of them today, because I have a paper due tonight (just in case you […]

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Short Story Mini Reviews – June 26

Since I didn’t read any short stories last week, I had to catch up a bit this week, so this is kind of a long post. I’ve been absolutely loving Neil Gaiman’s new book of short nonfiction, The View from the Cheap Seats, so there are quite a few pieces from there on this list. The last […]

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Short Story Mini Reviews – June 12

One of the readings I had to do for class this week discussed the importance of reading journals. It is, according to my textbook, one of the things that can distinguish between a reader and a writer. As writers, we should remember what we liked (and didn’t like) about the things that inspire us. I […]

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Short Story Mini Reviews – June 5

I was going to do a mini review wrap up of all the short stories I’ve been/will be reading for my fiction writing class. And then I started writing this post, and realized how long it would have been in ten weeks. So, instead, I decided to make this a (temporary) weekly feature on my blog. I will […]

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Short Fiction Reading List

Lately, I’ve been thinking a lot about short fiction. I’ve always enjoyed short stories, but recently, they became something I feel like I need to read more of. And that is because the remainder of my time in grad school will be dedicated to short fiction. This week, I started a class on fiction writing, in which […]

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Recommended Reading | Short Stories

I haven’t always been a fan of short stories. There is just something about them that doesn’t equate to the feeling you get when you read a good novel. But, recently, I have come to appreciate short stories and what writers can accomplish with them. It’s possible this is because I’ve simply been reading more […]

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