Tag Archives: Shirley Jackson

For Today, But Really Every Day: Ladies I Love

I love these women for a variety of reasons: they inspire, they entertain, they challenge, they leave me in awed silence, they provoke, or they were “there” in my most formative years, holding out a torch to lead the way. … Continue reading

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Stuff I’ve Been Reading

— I have been obsessed with the meltdown going on at Gawker. As with most things at Gawker, it may only be of interest to people from the media who have been obsessed with what is going on, on a … Continue reading

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Recommended Books: Fiction

I’ve been working on this list for a couple of weeks. I also plan on doing Non-Fiction and other categories in my out-of-control library. Some authors are represented multiple times. Other authors aren’t represented at all. For no real reason. … Continue reading

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“Are you describing a current custom?”

The Lottery freaked me out when I first had to read it in high school. It made such an impression that although I didn’t re-read the story for something like 20 years after that, I always remembered the terrifying last … Continue reading

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Snapshots

— Finished Shirley Jackson’s collected short stories. They are so unsettling that it is fair to say that it ruined my day yesterday. Although there are other factors in play. Wow. She is so effective. If all you have read … Continue reading

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Book QA

I got this from Ted! Which book do you irrationally cringe away from reading, despite seeing only positive reviews? Strangely enough, I cringed from reading Harry Potter. Chalk it up to my contrarian nature. If there is a unanimous clarion … Continue reading

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On Shirley Jackson

Faustus has a great post about Shirley Jackson. His is one of my favorite sites on the Internet. You never know what you will find there. On Shirley Jackson: Unfortunately, the biography also informs me that Jackson was one year … Continue reading

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