Friday, July 19, 2013

21. Best American Short Stories 2007

Stephen King, ed. (411 pp.)

I loved 05 so much I went ahead and finished 07. I don't have any more on the shelf so this is it for now.

Again, I thought almost every story in the collection was terrific. "Toga Party" by John Barth stuck with me for a long time. I also really liked Eileen Pollack's "The Bris." One of those stories that is both sad and hilarious at the same time.

Tuesday, July 2, 2013

20. Skellig

By David Almond (182 pp)

I read a book that I'm too embarrassed to list. After some of the stuff I've listed, can you believe it? So this should be book 21 but if I'm too embarrassed to list it, it doesn't count.

I think this would be classified a middle grade book? This is one of the books that was recommended by Nick Hornby and it is terrific.

It's about a boy whose baby sister is sick. He moves to a new house and finds a strange creature-person (?) living in the garage. It's so good. Recommend.