Reading short stories challenge 2016

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Re: Reading short stories challenge 2016

Postby Serpent » Sun Jan 24, 2016 11:44 pm

Welcome :)
To clarify, it's not required to create a separate shelf for the challenge. I personally already had one for various collections (including poetry, which doesn't count).
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Re: Reading short stories challenge 2016

Postby lusan » Tue Jan 26, 2016 1:53 pm

Finished last night "Opuszczony budynek" by Marcin Lubojański. I liked it.
I began "Egzorcysta" by Tomek Chromik. It has 3440 words. ;)
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Re: Reading short stories challenge 2016

Postby lusan » Fri Jan 29, 2016 10:30 pm

Just finished I began "Egzorcysta" by Tomek Chromik. It has 3440 words. It was dull.
Now I just started 'Cień' by Michał Galczak. It has 2170 words. I hope it is better. :roll:
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Re: Reading short stories challenge 2016

Postby lusan » Tue Feb 02, 2016 1:29 pm

Done with "Cień".
Starting "Nocne Motyle" by Karol Sander. It has 3670 words.

I found a site of very very short stories. I will read from it but they will not be included in the short stories challenge because they are too shorts.

http://adonai.pl/opowiadania/
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Re: Reading short stories challenge 2016

Postby lusan » Sun Feb 07, 2016 1:44 pm

Finished "Nocne Motyle" by Karol Sander.
Last night started "Biała Karte" by Zołdziej. It has 2600 words.
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Re: Reading short stories challenge 2016

Postby lusan » Wed Feb 10, 2016 2:05 pm

Finished "Biała Karte" by Zołdziej.
I started "Ignorancia". It has 1820 words. :geek:
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Re: Reading short stories challenge 2016

Postby Woodsei » Wed Feb 24, 2016 11:05 pm

Serpent, I'm in.

So just update every time I finish a story, correct? Any need to create a file or a specific post for this, like the super challenge? I'm sorry, checking forum on break, so didn't go through the whole thread.
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Re: Reading short stories challenge 2016

Postby Serpent » Thu Feb 25, 2016 3:23 am

up to you, but i'm not keeping track of how many stories everyone has read :) so if you want stats, you have to keep them yourself, by whichever way you prefer. otherwise just read and report (not necessarily every week). good luck!
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Re: Reading short stories challenge 2016

Postby Teango » Thu Feb 25, 2016 7:13 am

Quick update: I've already met my original goal of reading 5 short stories in French in 2016, so I've increased my goal to 20 books by the end of the year! As for my other chosen languages in this challenge (German, Russian, and Hawaiian), most of the materials I have to hand are considerably longer than a "short story", so I'll just keep my goal for each language at 5 books for now and endeavour to complete them.
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Re: Reading short stories challenge 2016

Postby galaxyrocker » Thu Feb 25, 2016 1:24 pm

Teango wrote:Quick update: I've already met my original goal of reading 5 short stories in French in 2016, so I've increased my goal to 20 books by the end of the year! As for my other chosen languages in this challenge (German, Russian, and Hawaiian), most of the materials I have to hand are considerably longer than a "short story", so I'll just keep my goal for each language at 5 books for now and endeavour to complete them.


Same here. I've already read my 5 in Irish, though I don't know if I'm going to increase it. I think I might take a break from short stories after I finish my current collection, focusing instead on either a biography I bought myself for Leabhra Feabhra, or a collection of folk tales from a similar dialect to the one I want to focus on, complete with annotations explaining things!
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