Popsugar #11 – An Anthology

I don’t read many anthologies. I’m not sure why… I think it’s because I like longer stories. The slow build to the climax and then the resolution drawn out over the length of 300-500 pages. That’s what I like. The anthologies that I’ve read have usually been because of a various challenge or a very particular reason.

Periodically, on Audible, I search for Nick Offerman. He has my favorite speaking voice. Ever. I’ve listened to just about everything he’s read. I think the only thing I haven’t listened to is A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur’s Court. I have nightmares about the last time I read that book. In graduate school we were given an assignment to pick a classic and compare the ideas in the book to management strategy. I wrote a 40+ page on the management strategies in A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur’s Court. I don’t really have a desire to read it ever again.

Anyway… in one of my Nick Offerman Audible searches, The Largesse of the Sea Maiden was listed. It’s an anthology and Nick Offerman reads the first story. The others narrators are Michael Shannon, Dermot Mulroney, Will Patton, and Liev Schreiber. I’m fans of most of them too, so needless to say, I added this to my audiobook queue. I finished listening to it at the end of Feb and I have to admit. I don’t remember much about it. I remember liking it but I definitely didn’t love it. I think my favorite part was hearing the voices themselves. On Goodreads I rated it 3 of 5 stars.

I’ve checked a couple of the lists of anthologies out there and I’ve read almost nothing on them, so I’m not going to be very much help on this prompt other than to provide you with those same lists…
Best Anthologies
YA Anthologies – I’ve actually read one on this list, Let It Snow: Three Holiday Romances. I think they made it into a Netflix movie this past winter. Definitely a guilty pleasure, I loved it and rated it 4 stars. When I was looking through the list, Geektastic: Stories from the Nerd Herd, caught my eye and I added it to my #tbr list. I already had My True Love Gave to Me: Twelve Holiday Stories on it.
Best Science Fiction Anthologies

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