Challenge Launch: Checkin Off The Chekhov Shorts

I know I’m going to get an ear-bashing from everybody for starting yet another personal reading challenge – Checkin Off The Chekhov Shorts, but this one I really couldn’t resist. After launching my 100 Shots of Short challenge, I quickly discovered the short stories of Anton Chekhov, and quickly feel in love with them. Initially I suppressed my desire to immerse myself in Chekhov and I was doing good, I really was.

Fatefully however I then discovered James Rusk’s awesome digital archive of 201 Chekhov stories, the entire collection of stories translated by Constance Garnett. How could I resist? Answer: Shamefully I couldn’t!

For all the details, head on over to the challenge page, where you’ll also  find links to the challenge logo, should you want to take up the challenge yourself.

About Rob

Rob, a self-confessed bibliophile, is without any hope of rehabilitation. He gets unnaturally excited over anything book-shaped, and if book sniffing were a crime then he would have been locked up years ago (which wouldn't bother him in the slightest provided his cell was lined with books).


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