Here's a cool New Year's resolution you can make in March -- commit to reading one short story a week for an entire year. And now there's a blog that will deliver exactly that to you, once a week, not more often, and not less. Fifty-Two Stories with Cal Morgan comes from Harper Perennial (ok, yes, I know a few people there) and is part of their yearlong celebration of the short story. Later this year they'll be publishing exciting new short fiction by contemporary writers along with new editions of short stories by classic writers such as Willa Cather and Oscar Wilde.
This week's story on Fifty-Two Stories comes from Carol Windley's collection, Home Schooling. "What Saffi Knew" asks the questions all children would if they could. This could also be a great book club activity for the month. Rather than pick one book, have everyone read a story a week for a month, and then gather together to discuss the four stories you all read. Check it out and tune in this Sunday for the next installment! (I also love that this is a blog you need only check once a week!)