Wednesday, June 10, 2009

Waiting On Wednesday (33) Half-Minute Horrors by various authors

How scared can you get in only 30 seconds? That's the question this compliation of short, short stories by many of my favorite authors asks. I love reading short fiction such as the 1 page works found in FLASH FICTION and SUDDEN FICTION, and how can I resist a line-up that includes M.T. Anderson, Margaret Atwood, Holly Black, Libba Bray, Neil Gaiman, Jonathan Lethem, Gregory Maguire, Melissa Marr, Joyce Carol Oates, James Patterson, Francine Prose, Lemony Snicket and many more? Plus proceeds benefit First Book. I will be pre-ordering this and anxiously awaiting the August 25th release date.

So grab a flashlight, set the timer, and get ready for instant chills! (Note: It is middle grade fiction, so I don't expect it to be too scary for me.)

22 comments:

Nymeth said...

AWESOME. Thank you for bringing this to my attention. Love the concept, love the contributors.

PJ Hoover said...

This sounds way cool! Middle grade can be pretty creepy!

Kami Garcia said...

that is a great concept- sound interesting and fun!
I'll save this one for my son, he will love it.

Nicole said...

I don't know Lenore. You can do a lot of damage in 30 seconds.

Staci said...

I saw this book the other day and immediately ordered it for my middle school library!!! Great minds think alike!! The kids love creepy!!!

Readingjunky said...

Thanks for the heads up on this one. It looks like something I might be able to use as inspiration for the 7th graders in my writing class. Cool that it's available just as school starts.

RJ

Shooting Stars Mag said...

Ohhh I hadn't heard of this and it really does have some great authors included. I'm quite excited now. It sounds like a lot o fun!!!

-Lauren

Kristen M. said...

I saw this a few days ago somewhere and didn't really absorb what it was but then saw it again on Shelf Awareness this morning and totally got it! This is sure to be a great one!

Belle said...

This looks so good - thanks for the heads up. I've always enjoyed horror anthologies, and short shorts are just such fun.

Thao said...

This book is not for me. I'm too timid. Then again, I'm so curious. Look at the lists of the great authors *sighs*

violetcrush said...

I saw this book on Shelf Awareness. What an interesting concept. I would definitely want to check it out.

Alea said...

Yay! I saw this in Shelf Awareness too, I don't usually like scary stuff, (even for kids) but I love anthologies and the number of people contributing makes me want to read it. And isn't that cover funny!

Chris said...

I saw this one on Shelf Awareness too, I thought it looked cute. I might have to look for it later on.

Jess said...

This sounds fantastic and what a great cover.

Dar said...

I saw this on Shelf Awareness-it looks great although I didn't request it. YOu know I was creeped out by Coraline so chances are this might scare me just a bit. lol.

kim said...

Awesome!! This wasn't on my radar, so I'm so happy you blogged about it. I love all the different authors included too!

Kate said...

Oooh, I love being creeped out (I watch horror films on my own at night). I really shouldn't as I do get scared. This book sounds like something I would like to read. Thanks for another great WoW post :)

Jacqueline C said...

Sounds cool. Check out my WoW picks (1) and (2)

Joanne said...

I'm just dying to read this! As soon as I saw the cover I knew I wanted this :)

Lisa said...

That one sounds like fun!

trish said...

Dang, this book looks great! You know who's great at short short stories? Annie Proulx. I know at least one...

CoralineSuperMegaFan said...

This book is pretty good! I've read some of the stories, but half don't even make sense. Some are pretty bad. But one of the fantastic ones that I loved was 'The Legend of Alexandra & Rose.' That one was fantastic!!