Sunday, January 10, 2016

Reading goal: Read 200 short stories

Over on Twitter Gabino Iglesias challenged people to read 200 books in 2016. 167 is my best so I can't make 200. Every year I always have the same goal of reading a short story a day, I always fail to do so. Following on the heels of some earlier DSD posts about 2016 reading goals here is mine: I will read 200 short stories.

To date, I have read 9 short stories.

"Major Burl" by Jack Schaefer from The Collected Stories of Jack Schaefer

"Some You Lose" by Nancy Richler from Jewish Noir

"Perchance to Dream" by Charles Beaumont from Perchance to Dream : Selected Stories

"Black" by Annabel Lyon from Oxygen

"Basements" by David Nickle from Knife Fight and Other Struggles

"Martian Matters" by Rios de la Luz from The Pulse between Dimensions and the Desert

"At the Funeral" by D Harlan Wilson from The Best Bizarro Fiction of the Decade

"Greenhorns" by David James Keaton from Stealing Propeller Hats from the Dead

"The Triumph" by Clarice Lispector from The Complete Stories

9 down, 191 to go. I'll check in from time to time with my progress.

How about you, any reading goals for 2016? Will you join me in the 200 short story challenge?


pattinase (abbott) said...

Joining in as I said on FACEBOOK.

Dale T. Phillips said...

Brian, never let it be said I didn't try to help. :-) As a long-time follower of DSD, I aim to aid in your noble goal, and will send you a copy of The Big Book of Genre Stories. It has five different genres, 30 stories overall, including some good crime and mystery. You can have it as an ebook or an audiobook, whichever you prefer. No obligation on your part, no strings. You game? Holly knows me, and Steve and I have corresponded.