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2008 Short Stories Read

astrologer-from-the-tower-print-c10100623.jpeg All short stories read in 2008 will be recorded and tracked on this post. Collections of short stories may also be found under 2008 Books Read. Single stories will only be found here. I use the following rating scale:

stars5.gif = Excellent; a must read; highly recommended
stars4.gif = Good/Very good; recommended
stars3.gif = Okay; pretty good
stars2.gif = Not recommended; boring; didn’t hold my interest; bad writing
stars1.gif = Awful; hated it; probably didn’t even finish the darn thing

1. Black Ice, by Cate Kennedy

Date Read: January 21, 2008
Rated: stars3h.gif
Read for: The Short Story Reading Challenge, A Novel Challenge Yahoo group (mini challenge), AND 21st Fiction Yahoo Group
Read my review.

2. The Overcoat, by Nikolai Gogol

Date Read: March 1, 2008
Rated: stars4.gif
Read for: The Short Story Reading Challenge, AND Russian Lit Yahoo Group
Read my review.

3. Landscape With Flatiron, by Haruki Murakami

Date Read: April 21, 2008
Rated: stars4.gif
Read for: The Short Story Reading Challenge, AND 21st Fiction Yahoo Group
Read my review.

4. The Kiss, by Anton Chekhov

Date Read: May 14, 2008
Rated:
Read For: The Short Story Reading Challenge, AND Russian Lit Yahoo Group
Read my review.

5. Free Radicals, by Alice Munro

Date Read: May 25, 2008
Rated:
Read For: The Short Story Reading Challenge, AND 21st Fiction Yahoo Group
Read my review.

6. Springtime on Mars, by Susan Woodring

Date Read: June 28, 2008
Rated:
Read for: The Short Story Reading Challenge
Read my review.

7. Mr. Bones, by Paul Theroux

Date read: June 28, 2008
Rated:
Read for: 21st Fiction Yahoo Group
Read my review.

8.  Natalie, by Anne Enright

Date read: July 26, 2008
Rated:
Read for: 21st Fiction Yahoo Group
Read my review.

9.  An Ex-Mas Feast, by Uwem Akpan

Date read: August 24, 2008
Rated:
Read for: 21st Fiction Yahoo Group
Read my review.

10. The View From Castle Rock, by Alice Munro

Date read: September 26, 2008
Rated:
Read for: The Book Place Yahoo Group
Read my review.

11. Months and Seasons, by Christopher Meeks

Date read: October 22, 2008
Rated:
Read for: Short Story Reading Challenge and Review copy
Read my review.

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