Reading short stories challenge 2016

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Re: Reading short stories challenge 2016

Postby Serpent » Sun Feb 28, 2016 2:55 am

Today I read the story "Mellan Stockholm och Åbo" from a compilation with the same title :)
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Re: Reading short stories challenge 2016

Postby haziz » Mon Mar 07, 2016 12:08 pm

Interesting challenge! It may be easier to tackle a short story than a full length novel or non-fiction in a foreign language. Any suggestions for "easier" short stories targeted at adults in Spanish? I am at a passive A2 level in the language, but can also import the story into Linq if it's text is available online. I am also open to ones in book form, with the aid of a dictionary.
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Re: Reading short stories challenge 2016

Postby CarlyD » Wed Mar 16, 2016 12:34 am

I hope it's not too late to jump in.

Languages and levels: Spanish A2
Goal: To read 10 short books/short stories
Books you plan to read:
1. El crimen de la Ñ
2. Alejo y su pandilla
3. Desconcierto en el hospital
4. Pobre Ana **currently reading**
5. Las aventuras de Isabela
6. El gato misterioso y otros cuentos (this is 5 short stories)
7. ¿Dónde está Eduardo?
8. Los ojos de Carmen
9. Daniel quiere ser detective
10. Carl no quiere ir a Mexico

Note: I plan to edit this post with progress rather than make new posts.
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Re: Reading short stories challenge 2016

Postby Elenia » Wed Mar 16, 2016 12:38 am

Although I said I won't update the thread to keep things tidy, I think it's worth noting that I've found a book of Tove Jansson short stories that actually count! Let's all celebrate by holding Tove Jansson day. :D
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Re: Reading short stories challenge 2016

Postby IronMike » Fri May 20, 2016 3:11 pm

Languages and levels: Russian (B2/C1), Esperanto (B2?)
Goal: 6 for each
Books you plan to read: TBD (probably Trezoro for Esperanto. Not sure for Russian yet)
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Re: Reading short stories challenge 2016

Postby IronMike » Sat May 21, 2016 10:17 am

IronMike wrote:Languages and levels: Russian (B2/C1), Esperanto (B2?)
Goal: 6 for each
Books you plan to read: TBD (probably Trezoro for Esperanto. Not sure for Russian yet)
A link to your profile/shelf on Goodreads, LibraryThing etc: Uh....


OK, got the book. So here's my update.

Languages and levels: Russian (B2/C1), Esperanto (B2?)
Goal: 6 for each
Books you plan to read: Trezoro for Esperanto. From Pushkin to Pasternak for Russian
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Re: Reading short stories challenge 2016

Postby IronMike » Wed Jun 01, 2016 3:42 pm

OK, read my first for Russian: Малчик у Христа на елке.
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Re: Reading short stories challenge 2016

Postby IronMike » Sun Jun 12, 2016 2:39 pm

Read the first Esperanto short story today from my book Trezoro, La batalkampo de l'arboj by Albert Edward Styler.
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Re: Reading short stories challenge 2016

Postby Allison » Sat Jul 09, 2016 12:32 am

Six months after signing up, I've read my first short story! :roll: I'll be updating my sign-up post with the stories I'm reading to keep track for the challenge.

As I said when I signed up, I own two parallel text short story collections that I want to go through. I'm working first on the one where the stories seem shorter and easier. I skipped two stories because I wasn't interested in them, then read a story that turned out to be pretty boring, unfortunately, but at least I started the challenge.
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Re: Reading short stories challenge 2016

Postby Dagane » Sat Jul 16, 2016 10:24 am

Is it too late to joing this group?

I have read exactly 5 short stories in German so far this year. It's easier to borrow the books now I have access to the library of the Goethe-Institut.

Languages and levels: German (A2-B1)
Goal: One or two short stories per month
Books you plan to read: Finishing Das Wunschhaus und andere Geschichten at the moment. Anything interesting I come across in the library.
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