Today I am bringing you a new weekly meme that was created by BookBum. Here is what she said about this meme. If you aren’t already following BookBum please go check out her blog.
I’ve decided to create a weekly book meme for Thursdays, based around Tor.com. If you don’t already know, Tor.com “is a site for science fiction, fantasy, and all the things that interest SF and fantasy readers.”
The site is filled with really great sci-fi, fantasy, horror and thriller short story reads.
Here’s how it will work:
- On Thursday, I will pick a short story from Tor.com for us to all read…
- The next Thursday, we will all review the Tor.com story that was picked the previous week…
- The review can be in depth or short and snappy! There are no boundaries on how you want to review the story…
- After my own personal review of that weeks story, I will post the next story to read…
- And on and on it goes…
- Please remember to tag back to my post (pingback!!) if you join in on this meme, that way I can read all your reviews!
- Also, don’t think you have to do it every week, join in as you please if you’re busy bums!
This Weeks Tor.com short story was Too Fond by Leanna Renee Hieber
In “Too Fond,” by author Leanna Renee Hieber, Eloise Browne’s leaden heart becomes softened by the entrance into her world of Mr. McGill, the owner of the nearby mill. His tragic story and her compassionate gift tangle themselves into something altogether new… and not altogether welcome.
I normally don’t read short stories because I have a hard time connecting with the story/ characters but when I saw that BookBum was creating this meme I thought it would be fun to participate and to get out of my comfort zone. Plus I love supporting other bloggers whenever I can. I didn’t really connect with any of the characters but I did sympathize with them. I think it is a well written short story that did a great job of mixing romance with creepiness. I gave this 3 stars because the content of this story was just not for me. The particular subject matter is something that really creeps me out in real life so I don’t particularly enjoy reading about it.