For some reason, November seems like a good month to have some kind of organized Reading Plan. Over on her fine blog The Little Red Reviewer, Andrea had a post about November reading plans, and I thought it was a grand idea.
I DO have a plan. I have two library books to finish (mysteries), then I plan to spend the rest of the month reading short stories.
I have stacks of short story collections here, some partially read, many more not, that I’d like to plow into and hopefully finish (well, some at least). It’s a mixed genre bag, general fic, SF, fantasy, mystery, pulp. If I can finish up even four or five of them it will be good. One is pulp tales set in San Francisco’s Chinatown. Another is a fat collection of Christmas mystery stories I want to finish so I can do and review early next month. Then there’s an anthology of early fantasy by Andre Norton, a collection of Poul Anderson SF stories, some Sherlock Holmes pastiche stories, a set of connected stories telling a coming of age tale of a boy in Fifties Cuba, and there are some stories featuring The Saint. It goes on and on. Did I mention Father Brown stories? Keith Laumer?
Brother, I’ve got so many short stories around here! So November is short story month here. What’s your plan for November reading?