edited by Kristina Wright
I wrote a short piece for the Inklings column at Shelf Awareness. Indulging in Short Stories is about the joy of reading short fiction, as well as a promise to myself to indulge in more pleasure reading this holiday season.
For the past three holiday seasons, I have found myself under an end-of-year deadline. I’ve also had two babies, so to say my holidays have been busy would be an understatement. There was a time when I finished holiday shopping by Thanksgiving and spent the last few weeks of the year decorating, cooking, wrapping presents, entertaining and making resolutions for the new year. Oh, and reading the big stack of novels that had accumulated on my bedside table. Those days are behind me, as I now find myself buying gifts in a mid-December panic, wrapping them on Christmas Eve and sending holiday cards sometime in January–or not at all. And my passion for reading gets lost amid the madness.
Go read the rest… and join me in promising to spend more time reading this December!