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Short stories are perfect for people short on time. They’re also great for people seeking variety in terms of characters, storylines, and genres. I hope you enjoy the selections in this blog post. If you’re looking for even more great reading recommendations, fill out the Library’s short book and movie picks form to have one of our librarians send more reading recommendations your way.
Looking for more quick reads?
eMagazines are perfectly portable and provide a variety of quick reads! As a Library cardholder you have access to hundreds of eMagazines. They’re easy to access, borrow and read on a smartphone, tablet or computer. And they’re a nifty option for busy people looking for “short reads” on the go (or anytime really).
Below, you’ll find two options for enjoying eMagazines from your Library - Flipster and OverDrive. With the variety of publications available on these two platforms, you’ll never run out of reading materials. The best part – they’re available instantly! No holds, no waiting – ever.
Flipster has a nice selection of popular titles like Better Homes & Gardens, Entertainment Weekly, People, Sports Illustrated, and Time. Recently, I discovered Do It Yourself Magazine (from Better Homes & Gardens) which is chock-full of creative ideas designed to inspire folks who love taking on weekend projects.
You’ll be pleasantly surprised by the potpourri of publications available on this easy-to-use platform. Explore popular titles like Discover, Good Housekeeping, Gentleman’s Quarterly (GQ), Newsweek and Reader’s Digest. Recently I discovered Popshot Magazine which is full of short stories, flash fiction, and poetry - perfect quick reads.
Did you know cardholders can check out up to 20 titles at a time through OverDrive (Libby app) with no monthly limit? And magazines do not count toward the number of titles you can borrow at one time!