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Novels and Stories: The Lottery, The Haunting of Hill House, We Have Always Lived in the Castle, Other Stories and Sketches | Shirley Jackson
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An anthology of writings by the leading mid-20th-century classic author, compiled by the National Book Award-winning author of Them, includes The Lottery, The Haunting of Hill House, We Have Always Lived in the Castle and 21 short pieces that reflect Jackson's work in other genres.
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SconsinBookyBadger
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While out shopping for cat supplies, I swung by B&N blocks away down the street. Pistachio isn‘t the only one getting pampered today.

GondorGirl Pistachio is a wonderful cat name! 10mo
SconsinBookyBadger @GondorGirl Pistachio says thank you! 🐾 😸 10mo
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SomedayAlmost
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Shirley Jackson tries to catch snowflakes.
Opening of a literary essay? #bookishcat #snowday #catsoflitsy

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SomedayAlmost
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“Only Stand and Wait” is a previously unpublished suspense tale by the brilliant Jackson in a recent edition of the “Strand Magazine.” It is more of a fable than a straight story; she does not even give the main characters names. The “blindness” discussed in the piece is more symbolic than literal. (I don‘t read this as an intended depiction of the truly visually impaired by Jackson.) #shortstory #suspense #TeamSlaughter #Scarathalon22

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StephTKO
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Trying to find meaning again. 📚📚📚

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Mitch
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It‘s going to be a so me to watch online tomorrow for just one day! Set your clocks! 👏🏼👏🏼👏🏼👏🏼

https://www.curzonhomecinema.com/film/watch-shirley-film-online

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Dyslexicon13
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Soubhiville
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It‘s almost August, and our August #AuthorAMonth is Shirley Jackson. Check out those creepy covers! Have you read any of these? Have you decided which ones you‘d like to read?

Reminder that there will be a prize box for the Litten who reads the most books by the chosen author in their month by mid-December.

Would you like to be added to tagged members? Let me know.

Post your review and use tags each month to be counted!

StayCurious I got sidetracked in July with other books but I‘d still like to join. I hope it‘s not too late! 5y
OriginalCyn620 I‘ve got We Have Always Lived In The Castle ready to go! I‘ll try to read more but that one for sure will be read! 📚 5y
Kimberlone I would like to join in for August! 5y
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BookwormAHN I've read The Lottery and The Haunting of Hill House. We have Always Lived in the Castle is on the top of my pile. 5y
sudi I haven't read any books by Shirley Jackson. But i bought two ebooks i found interesting which are The Lottery and We have always lived in the castle. 5y
erzascarletbookgasm These covers are awesome! Please count me in for SJ! 5y
Eyelit I‘ve got two books of short stories on my kindle and I‘ve plan to read them both in August. Also really need to finally read haunting of hill house 5y
ValerieAndBooks Those are great covers in the picture!! I have some Shirley Jacksons; two still to be TBR! I‘ll post a pic soon. 5y
IndoorDame Amazing covers! Count me in, I've only ever read The Lottery and would love to read more of her work 5y
HeathHof I'd like to join ! 5y
LapReader Me please 5y
ImperfectCJ I love Shirley Jackson! If I ever went back to school for literature, I'd write my Master's thesis on her. Be sure to read Life Among the Savages and Raising Demons, memoir-type books about her family life. They are utterly hilarious and quite surprising after all of the scary stuff. 5y
Soubhiville Thanks @ImperfectCJ ! I‘ll look for them. ❤️👍 5y
Soubhiville @StayCurious please do join in! It‘s never too late! 5y
Soubhiville @Kimberlone @erzascarletbookgasm @Mynameisacolour @LapReader I‘ve added you all to the spreadsheet! Just post your reviews, use the hashtag, and tag me to be sure you get credit for each book! Happy reading 😊📚 5y
Kimberlone @Soubhiville thank you! I downloaded from audible and am excited to listen to 5y
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Kimbono
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I‘ve read her novels and The Lottery but was still unprepared for the short story “The Witch” Whoa. Shirley Jackson was something else.

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Thndrstd
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Merry Christmas!

I‘m excited for all my Christmas gifts but here is the book I got.

BookwormAHN Merry Christmas 🎄 6y
GypsyKat Merry Christmas!!! 6y
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rachelk
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I liked everything I read last month, but what surprised me most was how much I loved the short stories by Shirley Jackson — by far my favorite reading and I don‘t usually think of myself as a short story fan. #October #Wrapup

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SpookyBoogie
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1.) Shirley Jackson: Novels and Stories
2.) 397. My goal was 365.
3.) I got a raise.
4.) My birthday!
5.) @1happyheathen

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rachelk
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My first chilling book of October finished.... I had read a little Shirley Jackson prior to this but with a Netflix series adaptation out Friday (‘The Haunting of Hill House‘) and three movies in the works (‘The Lottery‘, ‘We Have Always Lived in the Castle‘ and ‘Shirley‘) I wanted more. This is a great collection. #October

vivastory One of the greatest 6y
Lcsmcat I didn‘t know about the Netflix adaptation. I loved that book. Thanks for sharing. 6y
rachelk @vivastory I agree :) 6y
rachelk @Lcsmcat I hope they do a good job with it 🤞🏻 6y
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ConnieK
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A great friend gave me this today.

Burghbookaddict Welcome to Litsy! 🌞 6y
tammysue Hello - Welcome to Litsy!! 👋🏻🎉📚🌼 6y
Eggs Welcome to Litsy 👋🏻😊 6y
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Thndrstd Welcome! Great gift. 6y
TheRiehlDeal Pretty cool gift from your friend! I have her "The Haunting of Hill House" on one of my TBR's. Hopefully I like her work. Have you read any of her books? Any of them stand out as must-reads? 6y
ConnieK @TheRiehlDeal No. I haven‘t read anything from her yet. 6y
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CherryPie
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😊I have 3 of these Beanie things to hold Kindles & phone for reading. Sore hands here. Not the best solution.
📚 Shirley Jackson
🍔 Chezburga, chezburga, schawing burga!
✴ I need a fave hashtag on litsy. Any suggestions? #libraryloanfail seems all too real.
📖 Most popular book the year I was born: The Exorcist. No surprise there. Read it as a wee lass. The year my dad was born was How Green Was My Valley. Nice contrast.

@MinDea #humpdaypost

Lreads That beanie kitty is so cute! 6y
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JessicaThunstromNelson
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Finally getting my Shirley Jackson on

TheAnitaAlvarez Good choice! 7y
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JessicaThunstromNelson

Finally getting my Shirley

JessicaThunstromNelson I didn't realize when this disappeared before I was done that it sent, or I would have deleted it before anyone clicked it. Oops. 😂 7y
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vivastory
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I'm all over the magnets...

LeahBergen Oopsie. I MIGHT have ordered the 2 Jackson T-shirts today from @outofprint ‘s BOGO sale. 😬 7y
vivastory @LeahBergen It's an irresistible deal! 7y
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Allkat
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Many litsy comments about the story Haunting of Hill House made me run to the library and check out this one. It also has her short stories.

FantasyChick Has always been one of my favorites! 7y
Allkat @FantasyChick . Funny my daughter came home from school saw me reading this, said her class had just read the lottery . A coincidence. Really liked - we have always lived in the castle. 7y
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kyraleseberg
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An interesting article on Shirley Jackson, worth a read!
https://www.bookwitty.com/text/gothic-fiction-author-shirley-jackson-chronicling...

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emilyhaldi
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If only I could make this #5fordinner happen!!
•Donna Tartt
•John Kennedy Toole
•Margaret Mitchell
•Jane Austen
•Shirley Jackson

Thanks for the tag! @Cinfhen @LauraBeth
Passing the love to @mrozzz @MrBook @CAGirlReading @kspenmoll

britt_brooke John Kennedy Toole! Great choices. 👌🏻👌🏻 7y
Cinfhen You & @Mdargusch seem to share fondness with some authors...excellent choices 🤓 7y
Mdargusch I want to be there too! John KT! That would be crazy! 7y
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Kalalalatja Great picks! 👌 7y
MrBook Awesome! I'll give mine later on today 😊👍🏻, thank you for tag, my awesome friend! 7y
Reviewsbylola John is a good one! 7y
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argeorge
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apparently trying to scare the crap out of myself before bed tonight.

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Curley_Bender
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Some Shirley Jackson with my lunch will all but guarantee that today is better than yesterday.

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JoeStalksBeck
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I asked Karin Slaughter, Lisa Unger and Sara Blaedel what books scared them the most. Both said Shirley Jackson scared them to death lol

Readerann I have had nightmares about 'The Lottery' ever since high school! 7y
JoeStalksBeck @Readerann Lisa Unger also said Cujo 7y
riversong153 @Readerann I agree about The Lottery. I remembered reading it in high school, I recently heard someone read it on a podcast. Creepy 🙊 7y
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brendanmleonard
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Reading stops for no one - I was planning on reading Disappearance at Devil's Rock, but got sucked into these short, biting, Twilight Zone chillers in "The Lottery." Reading this LOA edition brings up a very important question, Littens - is this one book...or three?

Jenshootsweddings Three 😇 such an amazing writer! ❤️ 8y
DiruVamp I would count them as 3 as well! You can never go wrong with Shirley Jackson 8y
Bookgirl Awesome stories! 3 8y
ErickaS_Flyleafunfurled Totally 3. No doubt. 8y
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brendanmleonard
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Whoo! Rough Internet day today, folks - so I'm getting into the swing of things and get caught up on reading/pages from last week! Really digging this so far...with a furry snuggle buddy to keep me company.