December 18, 2021

Short Story Saturday *Premiere*


I am not a fan of short stories whether solo, in-between a series or a collection. However, sometimes I will indulge if the author is familiar or if it is highly recommended from a Bookheart. 

In an effort to broaden my reading horizons, I figured this would be a good addition to  More authors are writing holiday shorts and Amazon Original Stories have awesome collections that are easily read in 45 minutes or less.

In this new blog meme, on second Saturdays of the month, I will review short stories by well known, local and debut authors. Please be aware that Short Story Saturdays will not happen often so enjoy when it posts. All feedback, comments and recommendations will be appreciated.

Let's start now with two reviews and more coming soon in 2022!

Author: Rainbow Rowell
Published: November 2021
Pithy Review: An oh-so-cute and relevant holiday read that perfectly captures the differences between Christmas 2020 and 2021. Social distancing is easy for Reagan. She prefers staying home and safe from COVID but doesn't want her grandfather to spend the holidays alone too. With Jell-O salad in tow, she runs into the boy next door now all grown up. In a world where six feet is close enough, how close can they really get? 
Quote"The pandemic had changed her. She'd gotten a lot pickier about who she let get this close." ~ pg. 37
Recommend or Nah? ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

Title: Off Season
Author: Jennifer Weiner
Published: October 2021
Pithy Review: Will you do anything to make it as a successful novelist? Sarah Vernon will. For the last 20 years, her books have never sold over 5,000 copies and she's never made enough money to make writing a full-time dream job. Enter the literary agent, Will Presser, that is legendary for making careers. But at what cost? Note to self: read the fine print! Short story with a big lesson told out of her normal comfort zone. Well done, Weiner! 
Quote"  ." ~ pg. 
Recommend or Nah? ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

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