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My True Love Gave to Me: Twelve Holiday Stories
3.73
really liked it
Surprisingly enjoyable, considering that short stories aren't really my bag. And I tend to be disappointed in holiday-themed fiction in general. And y ...more
Nov 17, 2014
Nov 11, 2014
 
Curved Lines: Tattooed Bad Boys and the Curvy Women They Love
4.09
liked it
I mostly read this while sitting in the hospital with my mom, and it was perfect for that: mostly light, always optimistic, and with a great variety o ...more
Sep 28, 2016
Sep 28, 2016
 
Rags & Bones: New Twists on Timeless Tales
3.56
liked it
This was my "Short Stories" selection for the Read Harder challenge.

I'm not much of a short story reader in general, but I do love retellings. (Which
...more
Aug 07, 2015
Aug 27, 2013
 
Be Mine: Sizzle\Too Fast to Fall\Alone With You (Jackson, #1.1)
3.58
liked it
Review part one: Sizzle by Jennifer Crusie

I am a devoted fan of Jennifer Crusie, and a long-time romance reader. And I have to be honest, if I weren't
...more
Feb 04, 2013
Oct 29, 2012
 
Severance
3.65
liked it
This didn't come together like I hoped deep down it would, and I can really only blame myself. The reviews, which I scanned beforehand, are full of pe ...more
Jul 21, 2014
Jul 27, 2010
 
Strangers on a Train
4.08
liked it
I'm giving this three stars overall, but the Meg Maguire and Ruthie Knox stories were definitely a full four stars. Unsurprisingly. Meg Maguire gave m ...more
Aug 25, 2014
Apr 01, 2014
 
Cologne
3.62
liked it
Proof that horror fiction can be effective in just a few paragraphs.
Jun 03, 2016
Jun 03, 2016
 
The Story Guy
3.93
really liked it
I'm not generally a fan of short stories and novellas, especially in the romance genre, because I usually walk away feeling like too much was jammed i ...more
Jul 08, 2013
Jul 08, 2013
 
The Frozen Thames
3.90
liked it
This is a very unusual book of vignettes, none of them more than three or four pages, all centered around the forty times in recorded human history th ...more
Apr 10, 2010
Apr 10, 2010
 
The Bus Driver Who Wanted to be God & Other Stories
4.05
really liked it
I'm not generally a reader of short stories. They leave me feeling like I've had a snack when I'd rather have a meal. But when I watched the movie Wri ...more
Aug 08, 2011
Aug 07, 2011
 
How They Met, and Other Stories
3.76
really liked it
In his Author's Note, David Levithan explains that this collection of short stories sprang from a tradition of presenting short stories to his friends ...more
Jun 14, 2009
Jun 10, 2009
 
Bound Temptations (2-in-1)
3.92
it was ok
What I didn't realize when I started this book is that it was actually two books bound together. So, I began the first story. There was an intriguing ...more
Jul 24, 2012
Jul 28, 2012
 
Must Love Hellhounds (Sookie Stackhouse #9.2; Guild Hunter #0.5; Kate Daniels #3.5; The Guardians #5.5)
3.89
really liked it
I really enjoyed all 4 novellas in this collection, although I think some people may be surprised by Charlaine Harris' contribution. It's pretty much ...more
Jun 22, 2011
Jun 21, 2011
 
In Sunlight or In Shadow
3.73
liked it
Short stories are not usually my favorite, but Edward Hopper is. It's hard for a Hopper fan to ignore a book with this premise - a bunch of esteemed a ...more
Feb 20, 2017
Nov 25, 2016
 
Burning Up (Children of the Sea #3.5; Psy-Changeling #0.6; Iron Seas #0.5)
4.08
liked it
I read this one primarily because it has the introduction to Meljean Brooks' Iron Seas series. I loved the Meljean Brooks and Nalini Singh stories, th ...more
Jan 13, 2011
Jan 14, 2011
 
Elemental Magic (Moon #6.5; Rai-Kirah #0.5 )
3.29
liked it
I really liked the Jean Johnson and Sharon Shinn stories. The Carol Berg was pretty good, too, but I didn't love the Rebecca York.

I've been stricken w
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Jan 17, 2013
Jan 11, 2013
 
Haunted: Tales of the Grotesque
3.73
liked it
Like any collection, this had strong stories and less strong stories. My favorites: "Haunted," "The Premonition," "Phase Change," "Poor Bibi," and "Bl ...more
Mar 31, 2012
Mar 31, 2012
 
The Shadow Cats (Fire and Thorns, #0.5)
3.76
liked it
This is really more of a 3.5 star story. I could tell you all about how it gives us some insight into Alodia, and her relationship with Elisa. About h ...more
Jun 2013
Oct 21, 2012
 
Unwrapped (Hot Scot Trilogy #3)
3.72
liked it
None
Nov 16, 2011
Nov 17, 2011
 
Lost & Found
4.18
really liked it
None
May 26, 2012
May 26, 2012
 
To All A Good Night
3.78
liked it
None
Dec 20, 2010
Jan 01, 2011
 
All I Want for Christmas
3.95
liked it
None
Nov 04, 2010
Jan 01, 2011
 
Neil Gaiman's Midnight Days
3.85
liked it
None
Aug 16, 2012
Aug 14, 2012
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