Tag Archives: Short Stories

A Few Reviews

It’s officially Christmas break, which means it’s that time of the year when I turn my attention to finishing my 50 book goal for the year. Some times this can be a daunting task, but this year I’ve discovered a lazy and ingenious hack to help finish my reading goal. Are you ready for it? […]


A Tribute to Flannery O’Connor

On this day in 1925, Flannery O’Connor was born in Savannah, Georgia. Today, in honor of her life, I’ve decided to try and put down on paper why she has recently become one of the authors I admire most. It’s actually been fairly difficult to pin down why exactly I love her writing so much. […]

Short Stories

Sometimes in your reading goals it’s nice to have a palate cleanser in between all of the novels, biographies, and works of nonfiction. I think short stories can sometimes have that effect. And since “Short Story Collection” is a category on some of the Book Fifty Reading Challenge lists, I’m sharing six of my favorite […]

Current Inspirations: Flannery O’Connor

Do you ever go through a phase where you’re mildly obsessed with one writer? A few years ago it was Thomas Hardy, but I’m in a big Flannery O’Connor phase right now. It started last year when I read a biography and most of her short stories as part of my 50 book goal. The […]

The Daydreamer by Ian McEwan

There’s nothing like starting a blog about your yearly goals midway through the year. I realized today that I needed to record my thoughts about the books I was reading in some format. More than just writing them down in a list, I want to own what I read and share it with others. Ultimately […]