This is my mantra in these long, dark, cold, snowy days of w-i-n-t-e-r. Even some of us who are accused of being ridiculously happy and optimistic on a regular basis are getting rather worn down by the daily snowfalls and ice and cold. Enough about that… *sunshine and daisies…*
Reading lately has been a jump around endeavor for me, short stories, magazines, internet reading. (See above paragraph and read between the lines for restlessness) Jumping around, however, does not imply lack of engagement or enjoyment. I have read some great stuff!
One of the most intriguing and fun things I read this week was Joanne Harris’ TwitterTales—yep, stories done ‘live and free-range’ (her words) and Twitter. While some people might scoff at the cluttering of their beloved Twitter-stream, book junkies like myself (and most of you Sunday Saloners, I’d wager) find such to be completely enchanting. I read this author’s story Chocolat a few years ago and enjoyed the magic enough to buy a copy to keep—those who know me know I only purchase books I have read from the library or a friend and become smitten with. Thanks to finding Ms. Harris on Twitter, I have sought out a few more of her stories via the library—why I didn’t before I’ve no idea—and am looking forward to reading them.
As for other short story reads, I put Hemingway’s The First Forty Nine short story collection on my eReader. I’ve been reading one here and there as it strikes me. I know I’ve rambled on about my recent discovery and enthralled-ness(is that a word? let’s make it a word) of Hemingway’s short stories, but it has been so interesting and riveting to explore an author so many love or love to hate for myself for the first time.
I’m looking forward to stopping by more Sunday Salon posts today, Happy Sunday!