Monday, March 7, 2016

Musing Mondays (47) Random Weekly Questions & Short Stories

Musing Mondays is a weekly meme hosted by Jenn at Books and a Beat, that asks you to muse about something book related each week.

**Quick note: Musing Mondays is still being hosted by Jenn, but not at A Daily Rhythm, instead, it's now over on Books and a Beat.**

My Musings for the Week...

Before I move on to my other musings for the week, I'm going to get caught up on some of the random weekly questions I missed...

From February 22: How do you choose which books you read?

I mostly pick books at random, which solely depends on what I want to read at the time. However, if I have books that I'm required to read like ARCs that I have a blog tour for, then I'm more likely to read those first--just to get them out of the way and have the post done early.

From February 29: What was the last book you didn’t finish? Why?

The Love that Split the World was a book that just didn't turn out to be for me. I was really disappointed. If you want to know my full thoughts, check out my review here: ARC Review: The Love that Split the World.

Other Musings...

Today, I want to talk about short stories. No, this won't be a post about some of my favorite ones. Although, I could have done that, only, I haven't read enough of them to give me a reason to write a full post about them, well, yet anyway. Instead, I want to talk about how the stories are being published.

Untamed (Splintered, #3.5)I don't know about anyone else, but I do like short stories when they're collected into just one edition--this is especially so when all the stories are by a single author (such as Untamed by A.G. Howard). For me, it's convenient, plus, I do enjoy paperbacks/hardcovers more than I do ebooks. So, really, this works out well for me.

Guys Read: Terrifying TalesOf course, I also enjoy anthologies like Guys Read: Terrifying Tales, because it gives me a chance to sample the writing styles of author's I'm unfamiliar with. Which is great, because if I like the stories enough, I'm more likely to be interested in potentially buying or checking out full length novels from my local library.

So, how do you feel about short stories being collected together in print format? Do you prefer having them in one print edition, or do you like to buy them separately as ebooks?


  1. I definitely prefer one print edition. I am not a huge fan of e-books and I'd way rather have a physical copy - so for example I am waiting for the Shadowhunter Academy bind up rather than downloading the individual stories!

    1. That's how I am. I like to have a copy to put on my shelf, and I'm willing to wait for them to come out in print. Thanks for stopping by! :-)

  2. I think when short stories are combined in text format I tend to read one then put the book down and set aside the other short stories. I think I would prefer reading them one by one in ebook format. Sad you didn't like Love that Split the World. It looked like a good book! I'm going to check out your review :)

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  3. I like short stories in a collection...having them in an e-book format could work, too, but a themed collection holds my interest more.


  4. I agree with you! I love it when they publish a number of short stories together in paperback or hardback but clearly labelled (obviously) wouldnt want to read them out of sequence :P
    It just looks better on the shelf and feels better too! But if they have to be individual I'd rather have them on my kindle. X

  5. Great post. I like short story collections. It makes me feel like I accomplish more reading. I just read An Amish Market.

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