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I got book presents.

I haven’t posted anything in about a week.  And I am currently in the middle of three books (see box on the right). So here’s a pretty picture. 26 more words


Applying to Grad School -- The Interview

The application interview for prospective graduate school students can make the difference between being a contender on paper and actually getting accepted.

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Beware the House that Feels: The Impact of Sentient House Hauntings on Literary Families

This essay examines Edgar Allan Poe’s “The Fall of the House of Usher,” Shirley Jackson’s The Haunting of Hill House, and Mark Z. Danielewski’s…

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Read This Now: We Have Always Lived in the Castle

Usually when I recommend books on here I am reading something SUPER NEW because of my SUPER SLICK job at a bookstore. Recently though I was working with some people on building a list OF WHAT TYPE I WILL NOT DISCLOSE (it’s late–I’m feeling very permissive with my own caps usage) and this book came up. 393 more words


Book Review: The Haunting Of Hill House by Shirley Jackson

The Haunting of Hill House (Horror 174 pages) by Shirley Jackson is the first book I’ve read out of the required Readings In the Genre: The Haunted for one of my classes this semester. 1,233 more words

Book Reviews

The Miracle of Motherhood - Shirley Jackson

“The third baby is the easiest…You know, for instance, how you are going to look in a maternity dress about the seventh month, and you know how to release the footbrake on the baby carriage without fumbling amateurishly.” 41 more words