Playing Catch Up on Reading Challenges – Short Reads Second Time Around

Today’s post is another catch up post for my Short Story Challenge – Deal Me In 2017. With still some catching up pending, here are my reviews for the ones I finished. My list of stories for
this challenge are in the google docs here or in my first review post here.
My last catch up post is here.

 Short Story Reading Challenge – Deal Me in 2017 Here is my catching up (sort of):.

Reviews to come this week – one for each day
Week 8 – 8 of Spades – ‘The Snows of Kilimanjaro’ by Ernest Hemingway – yet to read – so Thursday
Week 10 – 7 of hearts – A short story by Dahl – Yet to read – so Friday
Week 11 – 6 of Clubs – You were Perfectly Fine by Dorothy Parker – Monday
Week 12 – Q of Spades – ‘A Sound of Thunder’ by Ray Bradbury – Yet to read – so Wednesday
Week 13 – 5 of Clubs -Just Lather, that’s all by Hernanda Tellez – Tuesday
Week 14 – 10 of Clubs – Who Cares? by Santha Rama Rau  – Monday
Week 16 – 5 of Hearts – a short story by Tagore  – Tuesday
Week 17 – 10 of Diamonds – Phoenix and the Turtle – William Shakespeare – yet to start – for the next week – Saturday

For today, the words of Tagore which I learned in the form of a song we sang most days at assembly in school and one my kids know now as I have sung (and still do sing) this to them many nights as they fall asleep

“Where the mind is without fear
and the head is held high,
where knowledge is free.
Where the world has not been broken up into fragments by narrow domestic walls.
Where words come out from the depth of truth,
where tireless striving stretches its arms toward perfection.
Where the clear stream of reason has not lost it’s way
into the dreary desert sand of dead habit.
Where the mind is led forward by thee
into ever widening thought and action.
In to that heaven of freedom, my father,

Rabindranath Tagore,

Gitanjali: Song Offerings

Signing off on Day 23 as I continue on the #UltimateBloggingChallenge

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