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We Have Always Lived in the Castle by Shirley Jackson

We Have Always Lived in the Castle by Shirley Jackson

★★★★✰ (4.5 stars)

A second reading of this short and beautifully odd novel has made me even more appreciative of Shirley Jackson’s capabilities. 500 more words

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2017 Summary, 2018 Goals:

2017: This Damn Year

You may or may not be aware that I have been keeping a rapidly growing spreadsheet listing all the books, genres, pages, and completion rate of the books I’ve read since 2012. 1,005 more words

We Have Always Lived in the Castle


We Have Always Lived in the Castle
by Shirley Jackson
⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

“Merricat Blackwood lives on the family estate with her sister Constance and her Uncle Julian. 453 more words

Breakin' (Ain't No Stoppin' Us)

I slept extremely well last night; my sleep has been better lately. It also rained last night, which didn’t hurt. Our bipolar weather is humid and in the sixties this week, heavy sigh, but it’s going to get cold again this weekend, of course. 664 more words

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We Have Always Lived in the Castle

This is another of those ‘the ones that got away’ posts’ This time I’m catching up Shirley Jackson’s We Have Always Lived in the Castle, which I raved about… 1,164 more words

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Shirley Jackson Makes the Case Against a Room of One's Own, Kind of

Thoughts about space and work — specifically creative work — have been bounding in and out of my head since the fall, when I came across and plowed through Shirley Jackson’s two memoirs, Life Among the Savages and Raising Demons. 806 more words

Ephemera

Day 1: Story 1: After you, My Dear Alphonse by Shirley Jackson

The idea to read this story first came as I was (currently am) reading “New Boy” by Tracy Chevalier. This story is mentioned in passing in the book with reference to racial discrimination as this is what the story is about. 166 more words

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