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MRU Gift Guide 2015

This might become an annual list of holiday gift ideas inspired by books and reading. With a profusion of seasonal craft markets in Vancouver (syrups, jellies, cookies, accessories), we saw one Make It Vancouver vendor selling charming magnetic bookmarks. Let’s … Continue reading

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One-minute update before the end of 2015

It has been a while since the MRU last post and promise to be more diligent in our literary blogging from now on – in advance of 2016 new year resolutions! We thought it worthwhile to share a minute update of recent … Continue reading

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Summer 2015 catching up with hot shorts

We could not help but be charmed and inspired by the Vancouver Public Library’s display of “Hot Shorts” to feature short story collections. It seems ever so long ago that a group of international readers (France, Germany, UK, Indonesia, China, … Continue reading

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MRU29: Monster Mash

Shake in your boots, fine readers! Shanghai’s short story reading group micro readers united uncovers the beast for the annual monster round-up. Date and time: Tuesday, October 29, 2013 at 19:00 / Venue: Wine Connection Address: 439 Yuyuan Lu, near … Continue reading

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MRU28: Between My Finger and My Thumb

“Between my finger and my thumb/The squat pen rests./I’ll dig with it.” Welcome back happy readers! This September, Shanghai’s short story reading group micro readers united spotlights stories from Celtic regions, plus a poem by Seamus Heaney. Thank you to Claire … Continue reading

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MRU27: Moment of Grace

Before the summer migration of the teachers, micro readers united, Shanghai’s short story reading group, finds inspiration in Flannery O’Connor. Stories and farewell drinks to send off Isabelle B. “Green Rabbit Zone” from the collection The Iraqi Christ (2013) by … Continue reading

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MRU26: Horror

“From even the greatest of horrors irony is seldom absent” – H.P. Lovecraft Instead of May flowers, we decided to sprout a bud of horror. “Night Surf” from the collection Night Shift (1978) by Stephen King (US) “Petting Zoo” (2012) by … Continue reading

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