Saturday, May 3, 2014
Short Story Saturdays
I have found that this type of fiction is a challenge for me, not so much in the reading of an individual tale, but in the switching of gears when I'm on to the next one. In good stories, I find my imagination is immersed in the world created by the author and I find it jarring when I come to the end and have to learn a whole new world for the next story.
To give my imagination time to re-set I've chosen to read one short a week. This also poses a problem, one of an abundance of choice; I have an entire shelf of books filled with collected short stories and I have subscribed to Analog Magazine for 10 years, all of which have remained unread.
With novels, I sometimes suffer through too much exposition; with short stories I find myself at the conclusion just when I was getting comfortable in the setting. I find both forms interesting since they demand different things from the reader.
In any case I find the 52 week challenge is having the wonderful side effect of making me want to read more.
I am looking forward to discovering more authors.