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Dark Tales
Dark Tales | Shirley Jackson
The perfect read for Hallowe'en, this new hardback volume of Jackson's finest stories reveals the queen of American gothic at her unsettling, mesmerising best
There's something nasty in suburbia. In these deliciously dark tales, the daily commute turns into a nightmarish game of hide and seek, the loving wife hides homicidal thoughts and the concerned citizen might just be an infamous serial killer. In the haunting world of Shirley Jackson, nothing is as it seems and nowhere is safe, from the city streets to the country manor, and from the small-town apartment to the dark, dark woods...
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LeahBergen
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I‘m jumping into my October reads a day early with this collection of short stories. I‘ve read and enjoyed the first three and, as usual, Shirley Jackson never disappoints. 🌹

MegaWhoppingCosmicBookwyrm Love the creepy bookmark! 😍 2mo
LeahBergen @MegaWhoppingCosmicBookwyrm Thanks! It‘s one of those lenticular ones where it looks like a portrait of a nice Victorian grandmother until you move it. 😆 2mo
Gissy Beautiful bookmark!👻 2mo
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UwannaPublishme Coolest bookmark! 2mo
Cathythoughts That is a great bookmark. Love Shirley Jackson ♥️ 2mo
CarolynM 😱 2mo
jlhammar Awesome bookmark. Jackson is the perfect choice to kick-off October! 2mo
LeahBergen @Gissy @UwannaPublishme It makes me laugh! 😆 2mo
LeahBergen @Cathythoughts She‘s great! 2mo
LeahBergen @CarolynM 😆😆 2mo
LeahBergen @jlhammar She‘s a perfect way to ease into the month. 😄 2mo
AvidReader25 She is always October perfection! 2mo
elkeOriginal That bookmark is terrifying. 2mo
Centique Perfectly creepy! That bookmark is awesome 😍 2mo
LeahBergen @Centique It makes me laugh. 😆 2mo
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el_
Dark Tales | Shirley Jackson
Pickpick

Dark Tales for dark hearts🖤
#ShirleyJackson

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vivastory
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I always think of Jackson's The Summer People around this time of year. I posted about the delightful, & strange, serendipity of this story a couple of years ago under the tagged book if interested. I looked to see if it's available online for free, alas it's not. But it was the subject of a recent The Monster She Wrote podcast episode:
https://open.spotify.com/episode/1aAAjzPLkBB3ZZtufePQBY

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Beck9lol
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Oh Shirley Jackson! She is the queen of old houses and mysterious endings. This collection of short stories did not disappoint. I usually like clean endings that I don‘t have to wonder about, but I enjoyed the wondering with this book. All five ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

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MalaysianBiblioholic
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Books that I look forward to read this year. My target this year is 50 books. There are 26 books here so lots of wiggle room 🤓 #readinglist2021

rather_be_reading u can do it! 2y
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Rehesina
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Panpan

Very disappointed. I guess the stories were the subtle kinda creepy but as a whole I don't really care for them.

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booksandsympathy
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I like to listen to LeVar Burton Reads when I fold laundry and decided on this creepy Shirley Jackson story about two friends who get pulled into a picture. It was definitely creepy and a bit mind bending. The background music added to the podcast was a great effect. Of course LeVar's commentary afterwards was deep and inspired. Laundry is an adventure with a kitten, who is always up to shenanigans. #votedearlyreadathon

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DebinHawaii
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My Halloween night: hiding with the lights off from the few potential trick-or-treaters that may be out there, eating a portion of the gigantic shrimp fried rice I picked up today (it was a craving), reading another few stories in this book & watching Enola Holmes on Netflix & Saturday Night Live. Not a bad way to spend an evening.

melissajayne I spent the day finishing up 3 books 2y
LazyOwl Yum 2y
DebinHawaii @melissajayne Nice! I should have done more reading. 2y
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DebinHawaii @LazyOwl It was really good. Well, still is—there‘s a lot of it! 2y
melissajayne @DebinHawaii they were all books that were on my #bookspinbingo board 2y
Leftcoastzen I get that craving !🍤 2y
rabbitprincess Yummm shrimp fried rice! 2y
PurpleTulipGirl When I was in college, there was a tiny Chinese restaurant across the street from the campus, and they had the best shrimp fried rice. Big shrimp, and always exactly the same number; once, they didn‘t have enough and the guy promised to make it up to me in my next order, and he did. They seasoned them with something that made the shrimp taste so good. 2y
DebinHawaii @PurpleTulipGirl That sounds perfect! I don‘t think this one is that level of delicious but it hit the spot! 😋 2y
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KVanRead
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Excellent. Just my kind of scary—so very grounded in the everyday and in the real and utterly limitless terror of our own minds. What a master at building tension and anticipation, then taking unpredictable turns and leaving you gasping and unsettled. #Screamathon #Gothtober (Grey Morality) #CreatureFeaturethon 4 Theme Reads, 13 Other Reads...all adds up to 451 points for #TeamHarkness #Scarathlon2020

tpixie Loved the lottery and haunting of hill house I‘ll have to check out this 2y
KVanRead @tpixie those are still TBR for me but I quite liked 2y
tpixie @KVanRead yes! I liked that too! Write! I‘ve read more of her that I realized! 2y
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tpixie @KVanRead The haunting of hill house is a good read. And then watching the show on Netflix is awesome. They are different but both very good. The Netflix is scary but I survived it and was glad I saw it. 2y
KVanRead @tpixie Watched it last year finishing up on Halloween and yes, I was scared 😱 but really enjoyed it! 2y
tpixie @KVanRead yes!! 😳👻 2y
batsy I loved the two novels of hers I've read. She's a master at building a menacing atmosphere. 2y
KVanRead @batsy Yes! Menacing - that‘s the perfect description. 2y
Cathythoughts I read recently! Great review, she is brilliant 2y
KVanRead @Cathythoughts Thanks! Agree! 2y
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DebinHawaii
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The finished Thai Yellow Curry Shrimp Soup with Jasmine Rice. With the yellow curry, coconut milk, lime juice, shrimp & veggies it was exactly what I wanted & hit the spot.
I thought I‘d go with a spooky story or two from this book tonight. I wish I had one more weekend day left but back to the grind tomorrow. 😔
Link to 🥣soup recipe is 👇🏻

Cathythoughts I loved this book 🖤 2y
daisyheadmaesie Um. It‘s 10:05PM and now I‘m starving. 😂😂 2y
DebinHawaii @Cathythoughts It‘s really good! 🖤 2y
DebinHawaii @daisyheadmaesie Hah! This would be a good midnight snack! 😉 2y
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kyraleseberg
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This was a perfect story for October and LeVar is fantastic as always! I look forward to a new episode each week ☺️

Bklover Oh I may go listen! Thanks! 2y
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JackOBotts
Dark Tales | Shirley Jackson
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My first #Screamathon read for October...and my first Jackson experience. Each short story left me smiling and the dark twists of each tale. She knows how to do spooky and eerie - can‘t wait to read more of her work!

alisiakae I love reading Shirley Jackson during #Screamathon! 👻🎃 2y
JackOBotts @4thhouseontheleft - I can‘t wait to read more! 2y
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JackOBotts
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My #Screamathon reads will include selections from my (overloaded) Kindle, as well. My new routine has me stationary cycling in the morning, which is perfect for reading. (I know we‘re not yet in October, but we‘re just so close I‘m jumping into my #SpookyReads.) 👻💀🎃📚🍂🍁

alisiakae I‘m starting me first #screamathon book soon too, since it‘s due back at the library the first week of the month! 2y
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Cathythoughts
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Brilliant short stories. The writing, edginess, suspense, the detail.. the feeling of being left stunned after each one.
I did like The Haunting of Hill House , but these stories are on another level for me. I think Shirley Jackson is a bit of a genius ... how did she think up all these scenarios??!!!! Loved this book of stories.

batsy She is a genius 💜 2y
Cathythoughts @batsy I think she is 👍🏻❤️ 2y
KatieDid927 I believe short fiction is underrated and some of the best authors‘ finest works are short form (Vonnegut, Kafka...). Shirley Jackson is most definitely one of those authors. 2y
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LeahBergen I love her short stories. ❤️ 2y
Cathythoughts @KatieDid927 I really enjoyed these stories ✨✨✨✨✨ 2y
Cathythoughts @LeahBergen These are the first ones I‘ve read .... but I‘ll be getting more for Halloween reading 👻 2y
squirrelbrain Sounds great! 👍😘 2y
eraderneely Where are these on the creepy to terrifying scale? I can‘t do scary, but I do like Jackson... 2y
Kalalalatja I still need to read a Shirley Jackson book! 🙈 2y
Cathythoughts @squirrelbrain Yes ! Was great ❤️ 2y
Cathythoughts @eraderneely I‘d say they are more unsettling. “ What just happened there ??? “ is a question I kept asking ... it‘s left up to your imagination ... .. I‘d love to hear what you think. 2y
Cathythoughts @Kalalalatja Oh you are in for a treat ❤️ 2y
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vivastory
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One of my favorite instances of book serendipity occurred two years ago. I was at work on Labor Day & I read Shirley Jackson's story “Summer People“ on my Kindle. I read it in Jeff & Ann Vandermeer's collection The Weird, but it is also included in the tagged book. I have only read it once & I have never been able to forget it. It has lodged in my brain like a splinter. Has anyone else read this? Unfortunately it's not available online or I'd link

LeahBergen I‘ve not read it but I have this book. I read one (fantastically weird and good) story from it when I bought it but need to pick it up again! 2y
vivastory @LeahBergen Let me know when you do read it. It's one of my favorite Jackson stories. I think I'll read this collection next month 🤔 2y
LeahBergen I was planning on that, too. 👍🏻 2y
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Ruthiella I have an anthology of her stories-I‘ll check it out! 2y
Cathythoughts Sounds really good.. unforgettable story you say 👍🏻 2y
Cathythoughts Halloween is sorted 👍🏻 2y
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Caffeinated_Reader
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#86 of my year. This is a new to me author and I have heard many great things about her masterful horror stories. Let‘s see if what they say is true 🧐

Caffeinated_Reader 3.5 stars. The stories were short and had the feel of camp fire stories you‘d tell around kids and old people. Not scary but easy to follow and read. Most made me chuckle but eh not a bad way to waist some time. 2y
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SiriuslyWeasley
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Well, I was going to read. 🤷‍♀️

Hazel2019 😆😂 so cute, can‘t even be mad 😊 2y
SiriuslyWeasley @Hazel2019 exactly 😁 2y
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erzascarletbookgasm
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This is a fine collection of stories by an author who has great talent in making the mundane unnerving, nightmarish, unsettling. Some make me gasped, others make me wondered at their ambiguity..still, the best of her collection I‘ve read so far, and in quoting Dorothy Parker.. “Shirley Jackson is unparalleled as a leader in the field of beautifully written, quiet, cumulative shudders.”

#ScreamathonReadingChallenge #Screamathon RC

Jee_HookedOnBookz I love her books! Haven't read this though! Stacked! ❤️ Tq for sharing! 3y
LeahBergen I love her stories! 😍 3y
alisiakae Her books are great reads for October! 3y
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catsuit_mango
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I don't read per season but this one is perfect for October, Dark stories which will make me laugh for being so dark or so twisty. Also it's lovely that dear husband read it before, so I just have to sum up the story I'm currently reading for him to know what's funny :)

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deirdrebeecher
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My favourite cat cover for the #ChillingPhotoChallenge, from the Queen of Horror Shirley Jackson.
#scarathlon #teamslaughter @Clwojick

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Mdargusch
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Shirley Jackson writes such strange, unsettling stories. Many of them just end and I had no idea what just happened. Others had me laughing at their craziness. These are highly entertaining and I‘m now a short story fan. This book is perfect to read in October.

Reviewsbylola Ooooh nice. I just ordered another one of her books 3y
Mdargusch I think that one sounds good @Reviewsbylola - I might have to borrow. 3y
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cjk
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Latest library book haul. I took a class on folklore during my sophomore year in college which fed my love, and fascination with fairytales, folklore, and mythology. Going to sit on the porch with these lovelies. 🤴🏾🧙🏼‍♀️🧞‍♀️👸🏽🧜🏽‍♂️🧚🏽‍♀️👸🏽

batsy Wow, that's a fascinating stack 🖤🧙🏽‍♀️ 3y
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kezzlou85
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A collection of short stories all with a dark theme. A very macabre collection with some haunting elements. Perfect for a Halloween #Scareathlon. Plus it has a #blackcat on the cover which matches today's #ChillingPhotoChallenge #TeamSlaughter @Clwojick

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LeahBergen
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This is more a “pile of choices” for October than a strict TBR. I really want to get to some more Shirley Jackson as I loved both We Have Always Lived in the Castle and The Haunting of Hill House so much.

I will definitely be reading The Other as it‘s my pick for our #NYRBBookClub. 😄

#OctoberTBR #FallIsBooked
#SpookyTBR #ScreamathonPhotoChallenge #Screamathon

OriginalCyn620 👌🏻📚🖤 3y
alisiakae Look at all of those Shirley Jackson's! 😍 😍 3y
JenniferP I loved Hangsaman! 3y
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Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks 🧡🖤🧡🖤 3y
sprainedbrain I have a Jackson on my tbr for this month, too! 3y
Ilovemyfreckles I just started The Other! 3y
LeahBergen @Ilovemyfreckles I read the first few pages and I think it‘s going to be good! Let me know how you like it. 😘 3y
Mdargusch I just finished Dark Tales and I highly recommend! 3y
LeahBergen @Mdargusch Good to hear! Are you going to read any other spooky ones this month? 3y
Mdargusch Doubtful but let me know if there‘s one you highly recommend. 3y
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lele1432
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Why yes, I gave in at the last minute this weekend and signed up for my 3rd Halloween swap AND #Scarathlon lol. 😂 Can't wait to see what team I'm on!! #AllHallowsReadSwap

Clwojick You‘re on #TeamStoker!!!! 🖤🧛🏻‍♂️👻 3y
lele1432 @Clwojick yay thanks!! 3y
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SomedayAlmost
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Great time talking about the horror of Jackson, Oates, Butler & other talented women writers at a Halloween horror convention this weekend.... left with a list of suggested reads by contemporary women in horror! #fun #authorpanel #womeninhorror

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kezzlou85
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Top is day 1 bottom is day 2 and 3 of #24B4Monday so in total it was just over 20 hours. One of my best times for these readathons. I also got three books finished and made good progress in three more.
@andrew65 @TheReadingMermaid @jb72

jb72 Wow that‘s awesome! 3y
kezzlou85 @jb72 thank you so much. 3y
BeansPage That is so awesome girl be proud of yourself you deserve it! 🎉🎉🎉🎉 3y
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Andrew65 Simply brilliant. Well done! 🥳🥳🥳🥳😁🙌 3y
kezzlou85 @TheReadingMermaid thanks. I really am. 3y
kezzlou85 @Andrew65 aww thank you. 3y
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Craftylikefox
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A great collection of spooky, eerie, and unsettling tales. A lot of the endings are open. Fair warning for those that like to have an ending to your story. I liked it because it helped to make them more unsettling. What happened in the end to the man that walked into the woods?!

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erinreads
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The books I bought today match the walls of my library so well! 😂 Didn‘t even plan it or realize they complimented each other so well in the store.

valeriegeary 👏👏👏 3y
batsy Love the colour! And the covers are so good. 3y
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Craftylikefox
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I have started reading Dark tales in earnest. I love a short story collect and I‘m 4 stories in, and enjoying these. Not really horror, they have a twilight zone feel, that I really like.
I also want to welcome to Litsy a friend, @Empathicwoman she is a wonderful lady 😊

Crazeedi Welcome to @Empathicwoman ! 3y
DGRachel Short stories are kind of hit or miss for me, but I‘m intrigued by the sound of these. And Welcome to Litsy @Empathicwoman 🎉🎉 3y
mabell Welcome @Empathicwoman ! 🎉🎉🎊🎊 3y
Empathicwoman My all time favorite collection of short stories is The Bloody Chamber by Angela Carter it is truly weird/queer, dark and beautiful in the most bitterly delicious way. Thank you @mabell @DGRachel @Crazeedi and @Craftylikefox for the warm welcome! 3y
Craftylikefox @Empathicwoman I have added that to my list! 3y
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Craftylikefox
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Rainy day means a dark tale before work. Very ready for the weekend. 🖤🖤

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BeansPage
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Ok #TeamCthulhu here are my picks for #HGPBC what do you guys think? What reaches out and grabs you? HAHAHAHAHAHA 👻😈👻

@MaleficentBookDragon @jillannjohn @BookwormAHN

BeansPage Also @MaleficentBookDragon did you ever receive those books from @InBooksILive ??? I need my journal book back so that I can send it out with this month's book. 4y
jillannjohn Slasher girls has been on my tbr. The Shuddering also looks really good. 4y
jillannjohn Also, when will be sending these out? 4y
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BeansPage @jillannjohn let's read our own books for the month of April and then send them out the 1st of May. How does that sound? I think Michelle needs a little bit of time to catch up with the books that she has been sent from last round. I don't want to overwhelm her. 4y
jillannjohn Sounds great. I‘m trying to catch up on other reading too. 📚 4y
BeansPage @jillannjohn 👍😃👍 4y
Caffeinated_Reader Whoa...All of them 😈🤘 4y
BookwormAHN I've read The Grip of it, it was good but weird. Any of the others especially The Shuddering sound good to me. 4y
BeansPage @Caffeinated_Reader I know right? This is actually a post for a horror postal book club. It's lots of fun 👻 4y
Caffeinated_Reader @TheReadingMermaid oh super cool 🥰 I‘ve seen things like that but have never actually participated. 4y
BeansPage @Caffeinated_Reader oh I highly recommend it! It is so awesome. I was thinking of re-running mine here soon to make new groups. 4y
Caffeinated_Reader Very cool! Please tag me in the comments if you do I‘d love to participate! 4y
BeansPage @Caffeinated_Reader I definitely will! 😃 Thank you for your interest sweetie 🤗💕 4y
MaleficentBookDragon Sorry, I'm been down and out with the stomach flu since the weekend. I don't recommend it.😰 I have not gotten the books from last round. I absolutely 💙 Seann so I'm hoping for 4y
BeansPage @MaleficentBookDragon oh my goodness I am so glad you are starting to feel better. Take care of my dear 😘🤗😘 4y
BeansPage @InBooksILive did you send out those books? 😳 4y
InBooksILive @MaleficentBookDragon hey hun did you happen to get those books yet?? 4y
BeansPage @InBooksILive yes sweetie I just confirmed that she received them last night. Thank you so much for sending them back to us. 😘😘 4y
InBooksILive @TheReadingMermaid oh of course! I'm sorry it took so long! I'm on track again with all my bookclubs now 😊 Do you know who has American Psyhco?? 4y
BeansPage @PirateJenny @jillannjohn @MaleficentBookDragon hey you guys who has American Psycho? Can we send it back to @InBooksILive please? 4y
jillannjohn I don‘t remember seeing American Psycho 😳 4y
MaleficentBookDragon I sent American Psycho along a while ago. 4y
PirateJenny I have it. I was going to start it tonight but if you'd rather I return it, I can do that tomorrow 4y
BeansPage @PirateJenny let's go ahead and return it to @InBooksILive since the round is over. We need to get books back to their rightful owners now. Sound good? 😃 4y
PirateJenny @TheReadingMermaid sure thing! I'll mail it tomorrow. Who do I send Meddling Kids back to? 4y
BeansPage @jillannjohn @MaleficentBookDragon what were your guys's books? We need to get books back to their rightful owners. I forgot who had what book. 🤦🏻‍♀️ 4y
BeansPage @PirateJenny I'm pretty sure you need to be sending meddling kids back to @jillannjohn 4y
jillannjohn @PirateJenny Meddling Kids is mine. No hurry! 😄 4y
MaleficentBookDragon I have mine back. It was 4y
MaleficentBookDragon @TheReadingMermaid yes. She said I could keep it for a while and read it. Yay! 4y
PirateJenny I forgot to bring the address with me today! I will send tomorrow 4y
InBooksILive @PirateJenny oh no you can read American Psycho if you didn't get to! I totally don't mind at all!! Please go ahead! There is absolutely no rush to get it back, hun! 4y
InBooksILive @jillannjohn if you'd like to read it next you can also! I seriously don't mind at all! 4y
PirateJenny @InBooksILive oh ok! I will read it then! I've always been curious about it. Thanks! 4y
InBooksILive @PirateJenny of course! 😊 4y
BookwormAHN @TheReadingMermaid @MaleficentBookDragon @jillannjohn Hey ladies, how are y'alls books coming? Are we still mailing them at the end of the month and if so what order are we mailing them in? 4y
BeansPage @BookwormAHN oh my goodness I completely forgot to post the new rotation! 😱 I will work on that and post it in a few minutes 😘😘😘 4y
BookwormAHN Okay 4y
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SomedayAlmost
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Great read for Women in Horror Month! Taught “The Possibility of Evil” in my Crafting Strong Women workshop yesterday and was reminded, once agin, of Jackson‘s twisted genius! #shortstories #5stars #womeninhorror

SexyCajun Oooooooooooo🙃 4y
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BeansPage
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I would recommend these stories to just about everyone considering that most of these stories have a PG rating in the horror genre.

Please read my full review here:
TamaraTheReadingMermaid.weebly.com

jmofo 👏 Shirley Jackson!!! 🖤 4y
Butterfinger @jmofo Shirley Jackson is on her way to you through the mail. Let me know when she arrives. 4y
LeslieO Love the cover! 4y
jmofo @Butterfinger Yay!!!👏 that reminds me I should be reading! 😬 4y
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zsuzsanna_reads
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Current autumn spooky reads.

By the way: do Americans go trick or treating and celebrate Halloween today, the Saturday before, because "it's really not so convenient on a school night" or is this just an English thing?

#halloween #spookyreads #shortstories

Aimeesue Most communities go trick or treating on the 31st, although there are a lot of Halloween parties on the weekend before, too. 4y
xicanti In Canada, everybody goes on the 31st or not at all. I've always had the impression it's the same in the US. 4y
cherinium It depends on where you live. In Ohio, where I grew up, each community would set a "Beggars Night" for trick or treating. They would even set the times--usually 6-8pm. It was never on the 31st. I was once told that it had something to do with trying to keep mischief to a minimum. Living in Missouri now and having friends from other states, I now know it is much more common for people to go out on the 31st. 4y
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Ye_Mighty_Andy_Spare Haha. Same for Bonfire Night. "Yeah, we'll remember, remember the fifth of November, but we're going to do our remembering on the third of November, thank you very much" 4y
zsuzsanna_reads @cherinium I love the idea of calling it a beggar's night! 4y
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TCLinrow
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Megara “She writes not with a pen but with a broomstick.” — Great quote! 4y
Megara I 🖤 Shirley Jackson‘s writing. 4y
vkois88 Ooooh I need to find this! #Stacked 4y
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bookish_wookish
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Ok so im not gonna lie, when you posted this the other day @bridge12 i was secretly hoping it was for me just because of the paper! 😂 Now thats its here, im so glad its for me because im sooo excited for this book!! Thank you so much Bridget! I dont have it and ive never read it! You nailed it! Thank you again! 😊
#justabookswap

TheBookKeepers She killed it!! Excellent swap! 4y
bridge12 YEAH!!!! This makes me SO happy! ❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️ You were a ton of fun shopping/Litsy stalking for! 4y
bookish_wookish Yay!! Thank you! @bridge12 4y
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SaraBeagle
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Eerie, creepy, psychological thrillers. When you start a story, you have no idea where she‘s going to take you, but you have to appreciate her sharp, snappy twist endings! Each one could easily be a Twilight Zone episode.

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Samplergal
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JoScho Thanks for playing 💚 4y
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TCLinrow
Dark Tales | Shirley Jackson
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Super stoked with my #Shortstoryswap 😄 these books look so beautiful and I've been meaning to read Shirley Jackson for ages! Thank you so much @ephemeralwaltz ❤🧡💛

ephemeralwaltz I hope you enjoy! She's one of my favorites. 💙💙 4y
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ValerieAndBooks
Dark Tales | Shirley Jackson
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Pulled into reading some short stories by Shirley Jackson!! “Paranoia” is the current short story being emailed in installments by http://theseasonofstories.com . I looked into my *The Lottery* to see if it was in there, but it is not. It‘s in the tagged book (*Dark Tales*). Jackson is perfect atmospheric reading for today‘s overcast weather with rain expected later on!

ValerieAndBooks BTW the last short story from them was wonderfully creepy and I‘m definitely on the lookout for this one by Mariana Enriquez 4y
DivineDiana I had not heard of the Seasons of Stories! Thank you! Signed up! 4y
ValerieAndBooks @DivineDiana I learned about it a while back #becauseofLitsy 😊! BTW I want to respond to your latest email soon! It‘s been a busy week. 4y
DivineDiana @ValerieAndBooks No hurry! Thanks again for your input! 4y
Suet624 I get those stories too in my email. Been enjoying them. 4y
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Aaronlisa
Dark Tales | Shirley Jackson
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Mehso-so

A collection of Jackson‘s short stories. Some were really great while others were rather lacklustre. I don‘t know if I would call them “dark” to be honest. Her writing is good but I don‘t think any of these stories will stay with me like “The Lottery” or “We Have Always Lived in the Castle” have. I am not discouraged from reading more but wouldn‘t probably recommend this one to people.

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The.Intentional.Reader
Dark Tales | Shirley Jackson
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Picked up a few gems at a local thrift shop. Really looking forward to reading “Dark Tales” by Shirley Jackson.

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DeeLew
Dark Tales | Shirley Jackson
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Poor nutritional choices today but nice quiet break time. 🍫📘🖤

Beckys_Books Envy for the snacks! 5y
Mommamanzi Those are my top naughty snacks! I like the way you think! 😜 5y
WhatDeeReads Reese‘s have peanut butter, which means protein. You‘re good! 5y
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TricksyTails Reese‘s is never a poor choice! Like @WhatDeeReads said...PROTEIN! 🤗♥️ 5y
LauraBeth Sometimes that is called dinner in my world 5y
DeeLew @Mommamanzi great minds! 😜 5y
DeeLew @WhatDeeReads Yes! Protein is a good thing. 😁 5y
DeeLew @TricksyTails Reese's are the bomb! 5y
DeeLew @LauraBeth Same here! 5y
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BeckyGudge
Dark Tales | Shirley Jackson
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Getting into the Halloween mood with these wonderful dark and spooky tales.

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Booksnchill
Dark Tales | Shirley Jackson
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My #Halloweengoespostal is opened and I have flown to New Orleans for Halloween/Birthday and how lucky am I that @DeeLew my #diadelosmuertos twin got my name. Dee I am in awe of this box- I did not have the books, the socks, the bookmark or this tote and my husband has no idea how you selected items I did not have but he may be calling on you for tips! Absolute perfection in every way- thank you so very much!❤️❤️👻👻💀💀⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

TricksyTails Ohhhh look at all those 💀😍😍😍 Love all the goodies!! 5y
TricksyTails I can't stop staring at those prints! I'm going to have to ask @DeeLew about them! 😍😍😍😍😍😍😍😍 5y
LeahBergen Wow!! 5y
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batsy 😍😍 5y
Cinfhen That's awesome 5y
Bookzombie 😍 5y
beccaeve So many awesome things!!! Especially 💀💀💀!! 5y
robinb So cool!!! 5y
kamoorephoto Omg all these #Halloweengoespostal openings! 🙀 5y
Susannah Wow, what a terrific selection of gifts! 💀 5y
erzascarletbookgasm 👏💝love the tote 5y
Mdargusch Spooky box 👻 5y
DeeLew Yay!! I'm so glad you liked everything!💀❤️🎃 5y
Booksnchill @deelew it is spectacular and so very me!!! Awesome! 5y
DeeLew @Booksnchill I think you might be my spirit animal! 💀❤️ 5y
Booksnchill @DeeLew That makes me all feelie!!!💀💀💀💀🤣 5y
kamoorephoto Wish I knew AHEAD that it was your birthday! Well I‘m very late in realizing and saying Happy Birthday to one of my fellow #skulliEs! 💀💓💀 looks like a fabulous one! 5y
Booksnchill @kamoorephoto Thanks- could not have asked for better!! When are our other SkulliE birthdays all? @Alicia @SkeletonKey 5y
kamoorephoto I‘m a summer bday - July 6th but I DID and received nothing. I get very upset about things like that! Things are rough (relationship-wise) at home so it was purposeful this year. Trying to get out of bad situation 😿 5y
SkeletonKey Just had a birthday on October 24th. Happy birthday to you, and what a great package!! (edited) 5y
Booksnchill @kamoorephoto hope you have better days ahead😕 5y
Alicia @kamoorephoto @Booksnchill my bday is Oct. 15! How funny, @SkeletonKey are you a libra too? 😃🙌🏽♎️ 5y
SkeletonKey @Alicia - technically I'm a Scorpio but I'm on the cusp of Libra so I think it rubs off 😂 5y
Booksnchill @skeletonkey - Scorpio here! 5y
kamoorephoto No wonder though, as I‘m Cancer ♋️ - that‘s a good combo... 5y
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vivastory
Dark Tales | Shirley Jackson
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This is the perfect time to post this book I ordered a couple of weeks ago. Although any time is a perfect time to read Shirley Jackson!

readordierachel What a fantastic cover! 5y
vivastory @ReadOrDieRachel Plus an introduction by Otessa Moshfegh 5y
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deirdrebeecher
Dark Tales | Shirley Jackson
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For me the best way to describe Shirley Jacksons work is a cross between Emily Dickinson and Stephen King. Her short stories are heart stopping, beautifully crafted jewels.

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strandbookstore
Dark Tales | Shirley Jackson
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We've curated a spooky list of booOOOOks 🎃 just in time for Halloween! Join the likes of Edgar Allan Poe, Shirley Jackson, Henry James and more. #ireaddeadpeople

@strandbookstore/i-read-dead-people-1c7920d29f21" rel="nofollow" target="_top">https://medium.com/@strandbookstore/i-read-dead-people-1c7920d29f21

Leftcoastzen Love that sign👍 5y
mjdowens I have a T-shirt like that sign. It has authors like Poe and others and there are x‘s for the eyes😂😂😂 5y
MrBook @BookBabe and I were there 2 days ago 😁 (edited) 5y
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Dorianna
Dark Tales | Shirley Jackson
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My latest book purchase because there is no such thing as having too much Shirley Jackson in your life. Plus, this edition has a foreword by Ottessa Moshfegh.

Also these new overlays from Litsy are so much fun to play with. Especially when you‘re procrastinating.

Caterina I recently finished We Have Always Lived in the Castle and LOVED it! It was my first Shirley Jackson, and based off it, I'm inclined to agree with you! 5y
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