Monday, May 23, 2011

You Should Go Into the Woods

My internship has one precious advantage over my previous (well, current but "on pause") job: there is a lot of downtime, and I can do what I want with it. I try to do some housekeeping at the lab, of course, but there's only so much tip-racking I can put up with in a day.

The result is that I read a lot more. I bring my kindle along and can alternate between science papers and novels as I wish.

Last week I started (and promptly finished) David Gaughran's short story collections, If You Go Into the Woods.

So pretty and creepy and awesome!
So, how do I put this...







 More seriously, though, both of the short stories within are great to read. This is well worth the 0.99$ you have to pay through Amazon. It's short and sweet, perfect for a coffee break. I'm not a big short story reader, but these left me with no regrets at all.

For the record, David keeps a wonderful blog chronicling his progress through self-publishing, along with what he did to get there and what you need to know. It's an incredible wealth of information on the subject, so if you find yourself contemplating self-publishing, you should definitely keep an eye on it.


  1. I'm not a big short story reader, either, but I've been pushing myself to read more of them lately, because I would like to try writing a few to see how it goes.

  2. Oh my gosh, isn't David great? I'm really looking forward to his new story Transfection. Sounds right up my alley. I also do not like short stories generally, with very few exceptions. But David's stories seem to fall in line with the best of the stuff I like.

  3. Ted: I'm not a big reader either. I received collections from a local publishers for two years and while they're enjoyable, it's nothing like a novel. These are a fun, quick read, though. They're worth it. :)

    Sommer: We agree. I can't wait to crack Transfection. I was about to read it today and realised I'd forgotten to open my Kindle somewhere with a Wi-fi. XD