Short Stories, Irish literature, Classics, Modern Fiction, Contemporary Literary Fiction, The Japanese Novel, Post Colonial Asian Fiction, The Legacy of the Austro-Hungarian Empire and quality Historical Novels are Among my Interests

Thursday, March 3, 2011

The Literary Blog Hop March 3 to March 6-

"Maybe you will see me,3/14 to 3/20"
To me the Literary Book Blog Hop is a great international community building  event.    This week I want to be sure that all participants in The Literary Book Blog Hop know about an event I am hosting on my blog.     I know not everyone likes short stories.    (The rules are ultra-simple-just read and post on an Irish Short Story and leave me a comment.   Just Google "Irish Short Story" if you need any reading ideas).

Please consider participating in Irish Short Stories Week-3/13 to 3/20
"Hi, I will be a co-host for the week-I was
born in an Irish Story but I am alive now!"-Carmilla

This week's question for on the literary book blog hop is:

Can literature be funny? What is your favorite humorous literary book?

My answering is a resounding yes for sure of course it can be!-   There are so many possible answers I find it hard to single out one book.   In recent readings I would say the short stories of Saki, Elizabeth Bowen's Eva Trout,   and "Why I live at the P. O." by Eudora Welty.

If you have any questions comments or interest in Irish Short Stories Week, please leave me a comment.   


Mel u


Song said...

I'm with you on Saki! I've yet to try Bowen...

Anonymous said...

You're making those Irish short stories look intriguing to me. I will definitely entertain the idea of reading one.

I'm not sure I would be the voracious reader that I am, if literature, at least some of it, were not funny.

gautami tripathy said...


Will join you for that Irish Short Stories week. But can't say how much I will be able to read...

Here is my Literary Blog Hop post!

Robyn Ryle said...

Why I live at the P.O. is a nice example.

Sayeth said...

I'm planning on participating in Irish short story week with The Dead by James Joyce and "The Happy Prince" by Oscar Wilde.

Anonymous said...

I'm definitely joining in on Irish Short Story Week ... so many good ones to choose form. I haven't read Bowen or Welty, but I intend on fixing that (especially with Bowen).

Anonymous said...

What would you recommend as a good Irish short story for a first timer? :)

I'm ashamed to say I haven't read anything by Saki. Looking at that name I always thought he was Japanese!

Here's mine:

Elizabeth said...

..Stopping by from the Literary Blog Hop.

Great answer...stop by my blog for my answer and also a book giveaway.

Stop by my blog for a book giveaway:


Chelsey Emmelhainz of HARPER COLLINS is graciously providing FIVE copies for five lucky winners.

As the Crowe Flies and Reads said...

I also listed that story by Welty--SOOO funny.

I really like your idea of the Irish Short Story week. I've not read a ton of Irish writers, and I think the only collection I've read the qualifies is James Joyce's Dubliners.

Mel u said...

Risa-Saki is a good escape read and his prose style kind of grows on me-

Bookbelle-I hope you can participate-Joyce and Wilde, for example, can easily be read online along with Bram Stoker-

Gautami Tripathy-I hope you will join us also-I have read maybe 12 Saki stories in the last few months-he always makes me laugh-I need to read more Welty

Robyn-yes that is a really good Welty story-

Listener-your two choices are great ones

dragonflyy419-thanks so very much

Mel u said...

As the Crowe Flies and Reads-lots of stories online you can read or anything from The Dubliners would be great-I am going to post on "Two Sisters"

myworldlyobsessions-for online readers-any of Wilde's short stories and any of Joyce-some Frank O'Conner can be found online-huge number of options-I hope you will join in

LBC said...

I just reread "Why I Live at the P.O." What an odd little story. Family drama before family drama was cool.

Check out my hop here:

@parridhlantern said...

am in agreement with you,Cervantes, Rabalais, Calvino etc. Love the Irish short story idea.

Deb Nance at Readerbuzz said...

Sadly, I must disagree with you. I have sought out expert opinion and my literary intellectual concurs: There is no such thing as funny literature.


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