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Any interest in reading short stories?

A very long time ago there was a thread on here ( or maybe it was the old American Classics board...) where we would discuss a short story a week or every two weeks. It was a pretty informal and loose arrangement but people seemed to enjoy it. Would there be any interest in discussing classic short stories on here? I tried to generate some interest in discussing The Age of Innocence or Cold Comfort Farm, but didn't seem to get much reaction, so I thought perhaps something like this would be better, esp for these summer vacation months. So what does everyone think? Any takers?

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Re: Any interest in reading short stories?

Depending on the short stories involved, I would be game. 

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Re: Any interest in reading short stories?

It was probably this board - we read short stories by Poe, Lovecraft, and Shirley Jackson, as I recall.  I've been keeping really busy with other discussion groups, here on B&N and another site, and am generally 'booked up' (literally!) for several months in advance.  So I've kind of given up on this board.  Since we lost our moderator a long time ago, it had become a real struggle to keep it going and get enough interest.  But good luck - maybe you'll get some others who will like to join in!  The short story format seemed to be a good option when we were doing that - we would choose an author or book, and everybody would choose whatever stories they liked and start a post for each that they chose.

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Registered: ‎10-25-2006
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Re: Any interest in reading short stories?

I occasionally read short stories. When I do, I create a thread. The latest couple of short stories I read were  "Dr Jekyll and Mr. Hyde" and "A Lodging For The Night" by Robert Louis Stevenson. I'm not sure there was too much interest- not in those short stories, anyway.