Shorts on Saturday

by Gwen



Since getting a Kindle, I have gotten in the habit of reading short stories, novellas, and a fair amount of books for kids to sort of cleanse my palate in between larger books. Most of them are pretty good, but I can’t see writing a full post review of a short story.

So, here is the idea. I will do mini reviews on Saturday of the Shorts. Will I keep it up? History says no, but have to start somewhere.



For Kids-

Gnit-Wit Gnipper and the Perilous Plague by T.J. Lantz

The little Gnome, Gnipper Tallhat, just can’t seem to catch a break. Every experiment she tries ends up in a disaster and all she really just wants to show people how smart she can be.

Cute story. Great moral. Short read at 42 pages.






For Non-Fiction and Erik Larson Lovers-Psychopath

Psychopath by Katherine Ramsland

Was H. H. Holmes a psychopath? At the time of his dirty deeds, science was still looking for malformations in the brain to find the root of psychopathology. Holmes foiled the plot to let his brain be examined after his execution. Luckily, we don’t need to look at the brain to answer that question anymore.

69 pages. Interesting for armchair Psychologists. Nice way to kill time while waiting for the Devil in the White City to be released.


(If you have a Kindle or Kindle app and would like to borrow either of these, shoot me an note or comment. They are both lendable)




Keeping it short and sweet today while trying this out.








One Comment to “Shorts on Saturday”

  1. I like Larson and Ramsland but didn’t know about this short story. I’m a big fan of the short form. You can learn a lot and the stories make for a different experience whether they are nonfiction or fiction. I’ve put together a new project, short story to-read collection, for the Short Stories Challenge 2012 (a little late getting in but I’m taking it past 2012). Thanks for the heads-up. 

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