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So yes, the anal-retentive / obsessive-compulsive in me has done it. Over the past few days, I have gone back and added tags to just about every entry in this community that contains at least one short story or essay review.  I did it for everyone's entries, not just for my own.

I discovered, looking back, that there were books recommended by community members that I'd completely forgotten I was interested in finding (several anthologies edited by Ellen Datlow & Terri Windling; the anthology of stories by Canadian author Chris Boyko; an anthology by Banati Mukherjee).  It was fun seeing how the style of my reviews changed and changed again over these two years -- sometimes mimicing others' styles, sometimes heavily detailed, sometimes far short of making sense.

It was also fun seeing how much interaction there used to be among folks.  Not that I mind being the sole poster these days - after all, I started the community mostly as another place for me to keep track of everything I was reading -- but I do miss the interaction with newwaytowrite , caughtshort , jwright_71673 , [info]caffyolay , [info]thelotusqueen  and the others who have participated over the years.  I hope y'all will consider popping back in to share what you're reading!

EDIT TO ADD ONE MORE THING:  I opted to go with last names only on the tags, rather than full names or last names with first initials.  I figured there were going to be more than enough tags as it was, no need to create even more by differentiating between the Boyles and such. Hopefully, that won't create confusion for the few people still following along!


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Mar. 6th, 2010 12:28 am (UTC)
I miss the interaction too. It was fun. I seem to be concentrating wholely on complete novels these days and seriously need to do something about that because when I do actually read short stories I enjoy them a lot.

Anyway, a few books I've read this year that I would heartily recommend:

Oscar Wilde and the Candlelight Murders - Gyles Brandreth
Lord Valentine's Castle - Robert Silverberg
The Chalk Circle Man - Fred Vargas
The Knife of Never Letting Go - Patrick Ness
Nation - Terry Pratchett

The last two were particularly good.
Mar. 6th, 2010 06:17 am (UTC)
I have the first two of the Brandreth "Oscar Wilde" books but have not read them yet. My favorite Silverberg book is still the little known "To Open The Sky," but I keep saying I'm going to read "Lord Valentine" one of these days.

Good to hear from you, even if you're not reading short stories lately!
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