I find short stories a little bit odd when they involved characters that you're used to seeing in full books. The stories are never as intricate, there isn't as much involved. They're fun, but they don't really capture me the way a real book will. There just isn't as much meat.
I did really like the Henry past stories, I always like finding out more about him and what he's been doing for 450 some years!
***If you haven't read book 4 stop reading now!***
Mostly it's just really odd not having Henry and Vicki together. I know they talk on the phone and stuff, but it just isn't the same. It makes me kinda sad.