I guess it's just been over the last week or two, but I've sort of tried to focus on reading more of what I want and not focusing on getting review books read as often. I changed my review policy as well to reflect this and already I feel like I've read some great books and am more excited about reading what I have. I've got two reviews going up this week for books I really enjoyed! (And ironically, both of those are review books, LOL!!) Oh, also this week I guest posted for Trisha at Eclectic/Eccentric about the joys and hardships of eclectic reading, so check that out if you have a chance!
Anyway, I have a "feature" of sorts that I've decided to do here for a little bit -- one that will be interesting for me, I think, and one which will help me keep my blog current even when I get super busy...
I purchased a book yesterday that is an anthology of some of the best short stories from The New Yorker magazine from 1925 to present. The specific anthology I got, Wonderful Town, is all short stories that reflect on New York City specifically. It features a bevy of well-known authors including Jeffrey Eugenides, Jonathan Franzen, J.D. Salinger, John Updike, E.B. White, etc. etc. etc. I think there are about 46 short stories total in this anthology. Soooo, what I've decided to do is review one short story a week here at Take Me Away. Pretty much every week, with maybe a few exceptions, I will review one short story from this anthology each Friday.
Here's the synopsis from BN.com:
New York City is not only The New Yorker's place of origin and its sensibility's lifeblood; it is the heart of American literary culture. Wonderful Town collects superb short fiction by many of the magazine's and this country's most accomplished writers. Like all good fiction, these stories take particular places, particular people, and particular events and turn them into dramas of universal enlightenment and emotional impact. Here New York is every great place and every ordinary place. Each life in it, and each life in Wonderful Town, is the life of us all.AND... by the time I'm done with this project, I will be way past done with school!!
So, yeah, there's that. =)