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The Accident by Gao Xingjian

Posted by Teddyrose@1 on May 31, 2010
Posted in Short Story Read in 2010  | 5 Comments

John of The Book Mine Set reviewed this short story back in April.

A man is riding a bicycle with a baby carriage mounted to the front. Not a real safe thing to do anywhere, let alone the busy city streets of China. As bus collides with the man, the baby and carriage are thrown. The man’s legs are caught under the wheel of the bus.
This isn’t a story about the man, as one may expect. It is about the reaction of the people who saw the accident or happened upon it later. It is also about the people in the city that were effected by it indirectly. For instance, “The street cleaners have no way of knowing that an accident took place here a few hours ago.”
The story unfolds slowly but not in a boring sort away. There are details of significance but the story moves forward. Xingjian’s writing is beautiful prose and with it he invites the reader to share in the story with him. Reading it for myself, was like sitting down to a cup of tea with the author, himself. I defiantly want to read more by him. Gao Xingjian won the Nobel Prize for Literature in the year of 2000.  You can read this story on The New Yorker website, here.
If you would like to participate in Short Story Mondays or just find out about some great short stories, go to John of The Book Mine Set. He has a short story review every Monday and a place for you to link your short story reviews. Come join in the fun!
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100 Mile Fitness Challenge (66 miles for me)

Posted by Teddyrose@1 on May 31, 2010
Posted in Fitness  | 2 Comments

April 1 – June 30, 2010
 
Week 7,  (May 21-27):
Friday – 0

Saturday -1 (Bike)

Sunday -0

Monday -1 (Walking with D.J.)

Tuesday -2 (Walking with D.J.)
Wednesday –

Thursday -2 (Walking with D.J.)

6 Total =  miles

38 miles down, 28 to go.
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Winners: Deliver Us From Evil by David Baldacci-Audio

Posted by Teddyrose@1 on May 30, 2010
Posted in My Past Giveaways  | 4 Comments

Thanks again to Anna Balasi of Hachette Books for making this giveaway possible!

The winners are:

Janice
Natalie
Stacie

Congratulations! I emailed you, please contact me within 3 days to claim your prize.
Thanks to everyone who entered! I use Random.org to determine winners for all of my giveaways unless otherwise specified.
Copyright 2007-2010: All the posts within this blog were originally posted by Teddy Rose and should not be reproduced without express written permission.