Lately reading hasn’t kept my full attention. I find myself hurrying through whatever book I’m reading or skimming pages. Usually when I get this restless i turn to magazines to get a quick burst of mindless reading done. It clears out the cobwebs so I can go back to reading real books. But money is tight and anyway I need to quit buying so damn many magazines!
A couple of weeks ago, when I was reorganizing my bookshelves, I realized there were many volumes of short stories I hadn’t touched. So instead of reading magazines, I’ve decided to read a short story here and there, to cleanse the reading pallet.
I’m not joining an official short story reading challenge, just challenging myself to read 50 short stories/ novellas before the end of the year.
My list of completed short stories can be found here.