Home Feed
Home
Search
Search
Add Review, Blurb, Quote
Add
Activity
Activity
Profile
Profile
We Have Always Lived in the Castle (Deluxe)
We Have Always Lived in the Castle (Deluxe) | Shirley Jackson
Taking readers deep into a labyrinth of dark neurosis, "We Have Always Lived in the Castle" is a deliciously unsettling novel about a perverse, isolated, and possibly murderous family and the struggle that ensues when a cousin arrives at their estate. This edition features a new introduction by Jonathan Lethem. For more than seventy years, Penguin has been the leading publisher of classic literature in the English-speaking world. With more than 1,700titles, Penguin Classics represents a global bookshelf of the best works throughout history and across genres and disciplines. Readers trust theseries to provide authoritative texts enhanced by introductions and notes by distinguished scholars and contemporary authors, as well as up-to-datetranslations by award-winning translators."
Amazon Indiebound Barnes and Noble WorldCat Goodreads LibraryThing
Pick icon
100%
blurb
MariaW
post image

Same procedure as every Friday. A decent coffee (hard to find in Egypt), breakfast and a good read. I found this novel in my kindle library, can‘t remember why I bought it, but it‘s pretty good so far - still couldn‘t figure out who poisened the family, Caroline or Mary Katherine...
#wehavealwayslivedinthecastle #shirleyjackson

blurb
ms_juliaf
post image

The cover art drew me in!

review
kylienoele
post image
Pickpick

Time for me to do some late posting 🙈
I liked this a lot! I listened to it two weeks ago when I had such a horrible flu. Thankfully it passed quickly, and I had a good listen!
⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

47 likes1 stack add
review
mikagatsby
post image
Pickpick

Rating: 4.5/5 stars.

This book will live you thinking and wondering about the characters all the time. I did guess who's who, but it took me awhile.

blurb
JoScho
post image
OriginalCyn620 I liked this one a lot! 🖤 2w
Linsy Love this one! 🙌 2w
87 likes2 stack adds2 comments
review
alysonwrites
post image
Pickpick

Merricat and her sister Constance live a quiet, idyllic life with their infirm uncle Julian in a stately mansion at the edge of a village, which they tend to avoid as everyone shuns and hates them. Well maybe it‘s because six years ago the sisters‘ parents, brother, and aunt died of arsenic poisoning. I absolutely loved this gothic mystery that creeps up on the reader as slowly and stealthily as a cat on the prowl. Charming and subversive. 🖤☠️

alysonwrites And my ebook copy doesn‘t have a full-size image of the cover, so I designed a fake cover as a stand-in. It was a real chore for graphic design geek me. Not. 😉 (edited) 3w
alysonwrites This was my #somethingspooky October pick for #LitsyATXReadersSociety. (edited) 3w
15 likes2 stack adds2 comments
blurb
4thhouseontheleft
post image

#Screamathon and #Octoberwrapup! I read 39 books this month, including the picture books! These were my favorites.

Thank you to all the Littens that participated in #screamathon, I had a wonderful time! You still have today to post any wrap-ups, the drawing will be held tomorrow. I‘m giving away 3 Screamathon worthy books!

65 likes1 comment
review
Loric
post image
Pickpick

Published in 1962, this deliciously unsettling tale felt a bit dated but still made for a perfect Halloween read

review
fleeting
post image
Pickpick

"And I was chilled."

A nearly perfect novella. Packs so much in so little, it's a testament to what we've lost: the art of brevity. The precision of the words, the atmosphere, the sense of foreboding. Nothing graphic, so few words and so much left to the imagination. The ending hangs lightly, taunting you, telling you horrors never end; the house they tried to destroy will forever stand, the two ladies inside will live forever.

rubyslippersreads Great cover! 😻 3w
batsy Yup! I'm amazed at how she pulled it off and with such precision and economy. 3w
12 likes2 comments
review
starlight97
post image
Mehso-so

This was not much of a horror for me. After watching the trailer it looks like the movie is much scarier than the book.

Fine audiobook narration by Bernadette Dunne though.
⭐⭐⭐☆☆

22 likes1 stack add
review
kwmg40
post image
Pickpick

This was a wonderfully creepy and disturbing story, as good as the other Shirley Jackson works I've read, and this lovely Penguin edition was a pleasure to hold in my hands. That's one scary looking cat on the cover!

So far, I've managed 13 hours and 10 minutes for the #24B4Monday readathon. I have other commitments for the rest of the day, but I hope to squeeze in a bit more time late tonight for #TeamStoker. @TheReadingMermaid @jb72 @Andrew65.

jb72 Great book! 3w
NikkiRobson73 Loved this book ! 3w
TheReadingMermaid Hey sweetie what was your total score for the read-a-thon? How many hours honey? 3w
kwmg40 @TheReadingMermaid 14 hours and 25 minutes in all! Sorry for the delay in reporting. Just getting to my update now. :) 3w
TheReadingMermaid Oh thank you so much dear. No worries. And thank you so much for sponsoring 70 points to Team Stoker ❤️ 👏👏👏 3w
22 likes5 comments
review
KatieDid927
post image
Pickpick

I love Shirley Jackson‘s short fiction and this was my first foray into her longer works. I went in completely blind, which I liked. It amped up the creepy factor.

#Screamathon @4thhouseontheleft

review
4thhouseontheleft
post image
Pickpick

Hold the blackberries, please!

Shirley Jackson is a master at chillingly good tales that leave the reader thinking and pondering over everything that was left unsaid. I love how Jackson uses atmosphere and symbolism to create a sense of tension and unease. This book also has one of the best opening paragraphs I have ever read!

#screamathon

4thhouseontheleft +11 pts for #teamslaughter and +15 pts for 3 hrs (I read this slowly) in #24b4Monday @Clwojick 4w
4thhouseontheleft @Clwojick Not sure how i should be calculating points for #24b4Monday should I wait until the end? Forgot to set a timer! 🤦🏻‍♀️ (edited) 4w
Clwojick I'll be adding all the hourly readathon points at the end. But i love seeing your time updates, so just post however is easiest for you. :) 4w
LeahBergen Isn‘t it wonderful?? 🖤 4w
veritysalter One of my favourites 🖤🖤🖤 4w
75 likes1 stack add5 comments
blurb
4thhouseontheleft
post image

Checking out a new coffee shop that opened on the little Main St in our town. Our Main St is kind of run down, and a lot of businesses have failed. I hope this one makes it, it has a great vibe that I can usually only find by driving in to Charlotte!

Annashep A good coffee shop is a great find for reading😊 (edited) 4w
84 likes1 comment
blurb
Carleneishere
post image

Reading a classic for the first time ever!

blurb
eri.reads
post image

Finally got to watch this on Netflix. I enjoyed it!

#Scarathlon #TeamStoker +4pts
@TheReadingMermaid

(Pts total=506)

TheReadingMermaid 🧟‍♀️ 1mo
18 likes1 comment
review
hike.read.repeat
post image
Pickpick

This one has been on my #tbr for ages. It‘s probably my favorite book of 2019 so far. Merricat stole my heart and is now one of my all time favorite narrators. I must admit, I‘m bad at predicting plot twists.

33 likes1 stack add
blurb
Melmar
post image

Last night I got to watch this movie. Wish I had the read the book before watching. #scarathlon #teamstoker @TheReadingMermaid

TheReadingMermaid 🧟‍♀️ 1mo
20 likes1 comment
review
Caroline2
post image
Pickpick

Hmm, maybe my expectations were too high but I still enjoyed this little gothic tale. Lovely writing but so predictable. 🤷‍♀️ #scarathlon #ScaryScavengerHunt #teamstoker

TheReadingMermaid 🧟‍♀️ 1mo
76 likes1 stack add1 comment
blurb
EH2018
post image

Just finished this today. So good! @Clwojick #scarathlon #TeamSlaughter #halloween

32 likes2 stack adds
review
Billypar
post image
Pickpick

This might be the most popular book on Litsy that I hadn't read until now, which seems ironic at first glance considering this is a work about social outcasts. But maybe it's not so incongruous: as readers in an increasingly non-reading world, it's tempting to want to retreat into our worlds of imagination. We are all of us Constance, wanting to make the effort to connect to others, even as our inner Merricat tempts us to withdraw. Loved it 🖤

Lcsmcat Love that cover! 1mo
Aimeesue "Our inner Merricat!" ? Great review! The Backlisted podcast did an episode on Jackson that made me want to reread a lot of her stuff. 1mo
erzascarletbookgasm I‘ve not seen this cover! 👌 Nice review! 1mo
See All 14 Comments
LeahBergen Great review! And I just posted about this book (again) the other day. 😆 1mo
Billypar @Lcsmcat Right? I'd never seen it before. I really like the more common b&w drawing, but this one is pretty nice too. 1mo
Billypar @Aimeesue Thank you! I really like Backlisted- I will definitely check that out. And I need to read more Jackson - I haven't read anything else besides 'The Lottery' in high school. 1mo
Billypar @erzascarletbookgasm Thank you! Yeah it was new to me too- it might be what gave me the extra push to finally pick it up. 1mo
Billypar @LeahBergen Thanks! I had to seek out your post and it looks like we had similar ideas for the staging (I don't actually eat blackberries - I bought them special anticipating the review post 😁) 1mo
LeahBergen Haha! That‘s awesome! 😆😆 1mo
ReadingEnvy See it‘s no wonder I kept thinking they were cats and not people, with covers like this around,.... 1mo
Billypar @ReadingEnvy Ha- I can understand that. In the beginning I was wondering if a talking cat would show up, like Master & Margarita. 1mo
Suet624 With this review you‘re the first person to actually make me want to read this book. You‘ve enticed me. 1mo
Billypar @Suet624 Great! I'm still thinking about it. It's more complicated of a book than I was expecting. Not in terms of the reading experience so much, but in terms of what to take away from it. Curious to hear your thoughts when you get to it. 1mo
rubyslippersreads Best cover ever! 😻 1mo
53 likes2 stack adds14 comments
blurb
SomedayAlmost
post image

Be careful of the sugar bowl, y‘all! Love this strange and wonderful book. Fun that it fits today‘s photo prompt, “poison” for the #ChillingPhotoChallenge! #poison #horror #TeamSlaughter @Clwojick

Linsy 🖤🖤🖤 1mo
28 likes1 comment
review
UnidragonFrag
post image
Pickpick

This was good and weird, but not nearly as dramatic as the movie, especially the ending. (2pts. 1 for book, 1 for post)

#TeamStoker #Scarathlon @TheReadingMermaid

TheReadingMermaid 🧟‍♀️ 1mo
IamIamIam I really liked this but I feel like I need to read it again because I definitely missed something... lol 1mo
UnidragonFrag @IamIamIam The ending of the book was good! It's just I watched the movie first and it was definitely more dramatic, specifically a person dies who just doesn't in the book. 1mo
See All 6 Comments
UnidragonFrag #scaryscavengerhunt black cover (4 | 13) 1mo
Patchshank I read the book a few years ago. I liked the book and I felt the movie followed it pretty close (at least from what I remember), but I liked the ending of the movie a lot more than the ending of the book. Usually the movie butchers the ending. 1mo
UnidragonFrag @Patchshank the was an entire character that was just not in the book at all, but yeah for the most part it was very similar. The ending I thought was better, too. The book one wasn't bad, just way quieter an ending I guess. 1mo
71 likes6 comments
blurb
sprainedbrain
post image

I missed a day for #screamathonphotochallenge because yesterday was a whirlwind. Catching up!

If you‘ve read this, you know all about the #poison. If you have not, do yourself a favor and add some Shirley Jackson to your life. 🖤

LeahBergen This was my pick, too. 👏🏻👏🏻 1mo
sprainedbrain @LeahBergen great minds and all that! 😂 1mo
batsy I fully endorse the last part! 🖤 #Shirley4Life 1mo
sprainedbrain @batsy this is one of those times I wish we could ‘like‘ comments. 🙌🏻 1mo
96 likes2 stack adds4 comments
blurb
madamereadsalot1
post image

Watching this one with the kids tonight. I loved the book and so far I'm enjoying the movie. Even though it's more like Castle Lite. 😆
2 pts for #teamslaughter #scarathlon @Clwojick

vivastory Castle Lite 😂😂 1mo
18 likes1 comment
blurb
LeahBergen
post image
Bookwormjillk Good one! 1mo
vivastory Well done! Is that a tote? 1mo
RachelO 😂😂 Perfect photo! 1mo
See All 18 Comments
LeahBergen @vivastory It‘s a book sleeve (folded in half). 😄 1mo
LeahBergen @RachelO 😘😘 1mo
vivastory Nice! 1mo
Susannah That sugar bowl. Yikes. 😵 1mo
Aimeesue My favorite Jackson! Oh, Mericat! 1mo
4thhouseontheleft I love the book sleeve! ☠️ 🧪 1mo
batsy That's a great sleeve! And I also have that edition! 1mo
Hooked_on_books You have the best stuff! What a great book sleeve. 1mo
Tanisha_A My! That edition! 1mo
youneverarrived Great edition! Not seen this one before. 1mo
Reviewsbylola I‘m waiting on a copy of this book. 😍 1mo
rubyslippersreads Just started this. 1mo
LeahBergen @rubyslippersreads I hope you enjoy it as much as I did! 1mo
rubyslippersreads @LeahBergen I‘m loving it so far, but am a little concerned for Jonas. 😼 1mo
90 likes1 stack add18 comments
review
Jee_HookedOnBookz
post image
Pickpick

I read this about 5 to 6 years ago, & it still gives me the chills. That shows how powerful Jackson‘s writing is, & how well this story was written. All I can say is, it‘s unputdownable. It was so good that my hubby had to call me, then text me (because my phone was on silent LOL) , to get me out of my hiding place to go out for lunch.

An atmospheric, creepy, eerie & bone-chilling read. Great for Halloween! Also read: The Haunting of Hill House🦇

blurb
Chrys
post image

This is the only #Orange book in my collection. #ChillingPhotoChallenge #TeamStoker @TheReadingMermaid

TheReadingMermaid 🧟‍♀️ 1mo
23 likes1 comment
review
Jen_Reads
post image
Mehso-so

I feel like I‘m in the minority with this one, but I still don‘t know if I liked it or if I didn‘t. It was an odd book I feel.

⭐️⭐️⭐️/5

On another note. I haven‘t worked at Barnes and Noble for over a year now and I ran into one of my story time regulars tonight at Target and apparently I broke a little boys heart. Probably his grandmothers more because I would take time and we would sit and talk for an hour at a time most weeks.

blurb
Mynameisacolour
post image

Hey group O 👋👋👋 Here are a few books I'd like to throw out as options. Let me know what you think! @collegecatlady @JoScho @Marmie7

See All 12 Comments
Marmie7 I vote for Fantasticland. Sounds super creepy! I've read We have always lived in the castle but wouldn't mind a reread. 1mo
JoScho I have read We Have Always Lived in the Castle and The Amityville Horror. My vote is Fantasticland. It has been on my TBR for a while. Great choices though! (edited) 1mo
Shakespearience I RECOGNIZE TWO OF THOSE BOOKS LOL 1mo
collegecatlady I have read the Shirley Jackson but anything else is good with me! 1mo
Mynameisacolour Awesome! It looks like Fantasticland it is!! @collegecatlady @JoScho @Marmie7 1mo
Mynameisacolour @Shakespearience ha ha! I'm so glad my group is good with Fantasticland , I can't wait to read it! Thank you again! 1mo
Shakespearience @Mynameisacolour I wish I had a chance to read it before I sent it to you. Will definitely be adding it to my TBR list since it sounded really interesting 1mo
42 likes12 comments
blurb
reading_rainbow
post image

‪can already tell i‘m going to blow through this book quickly, so strange and creepy and odd, i can‘t put it down. i‘m absolutely going to be reading all of Shirley Jackson‘s novels, what a great writer💀 can‘t wait to see the film adaptation on netflix when i‘m finished ‬

17 likes1 stack add
review
GypsyKat
post image
Pickpick

I can‘t believe I‘ve waited years to read this, it was absolutely brilliant! Taking place six years after the mass murder of a family, the three remaining members live in isolation. Fear, alienation, love, loyalty, evil, and greed are just some of the themes explored in this gothic novel. Really wonderfully done. 🖤🖤🖤🖤🖤

That-Bookish-Hiker The movie is good too! I watched it last weekend on Netflix. 1mo
GypsyKat @That-Bookish-Hiker Cool! I‘ll have to watch it! 1mo
85 likes5 stack adds2 comments
blurb
GypsyKat
post image

This has been on my TBR list for a long time! I‘m excited to finally be starting it!

Sace I can't wait to hear what you think about it! I really enjoyed it when I read it. 2mo
ferskner MY FAVORITE 2mo
Graywacke Such a fantastic 1st paragraph... 2mo
batsy One of my favourites, too! 🖤 2mo
87 likes2 stack adds5 comments
review
SoManyBooksNotEnoughTime
post image
Pickpick

I have been meaning to read this book for awhile so October seemed like a suitable month to do so. I have really enjoyed Shirley Jackson's other works, and this had a similar, creepy atmosphere to it. I liked this book quite a bit but it was slightly predictable so I didn't find it to be as good as The Lottery, etc.. I read it all in one sitting though and I really felt unsettled after doing so. Happy early Halloween! 💀🎃🏚️

67 likes1 stack add
blurb
UnidragonFrag
post image

Hell is other people, I guess. Movie wasn't bad, though I've heard it's not exactly the same as the book that I haven't read yet. (2pts. 1 for movie, 1 for post)

#teamstoker #Scarathlon @TheReadingMermaid

madamereadsalot1 The book is excellent! I plan to watch it this weekend. 2mo
TheReadingMermaid 🧟‍♀️ 2mo
46 likes1 stack add2 comments
review
BookishJess
post image
Pickpick

Wow. My favorite Jackson so far. Great deep characters and an eerie feel throughout. Hubby and I watched the Netflix movie last night which was good but as usual I prefer the book. Some of the changes they made were strange and very much changed the subtext.

Read this! Perfect for Spooktober!

Sace The perfect October read! 1mo
Sace I should probably pull my copy out for a reread. 1mo
39 likes3 comments
blurb
MaleficentBookDragon
post image

Listening to this one for #Scarathlon #screamathon. #TeamStoker
I think I have it figured out. Oh Merricat!
I 🖤 gothic tales.
@TheReadingMermaid

LauraJ The audiobook book narrator is perfect! 2mo
TheReadingMermaid Now you should watch it on Netflix girl! 🧟‍♀️ 2mo
BookishJess Just finished today! Enjoy 🖤🍄 2mo
See All 6 Comments
4thhouseontheleft That‘s coming up quickly on my TBR! 2mo
riversong153 Oh I loved this one on audio!! 2mo
Avanders Hiya chica — did you get the #lmpbc package I sent? I think it was supposed to arrive yesterday, but I haven‘t checked tracking yet... 2mo
58 likes6 comments
blurb
Jen_Reads
post image

I‘ve started listening to the tagged book on audible today. I‘ve eyes this one for a while now.

jpellet @Jen_Reads I just checked this out from the library! 2mo
30 likes1 comment
blurb
BookishJess
post image

It‘s almost October - time for some spooky reads! 🎃👻🎃 Starting with this one I‘ve been meaning to read for a while. Then I can watch the movie!

rachaich I read this recently and it was brilliant! 2mo
bookandbedandtea I've told myself to read this for the last three Octobers then failed to follow through. I'm determined to read it this year! 2mo
Jen_Reads There‘s a movie? 2mo
See All 6 Comments
BookishJess @Jen_Reads Yes! Just recently came out on Netflix. 2mo
BookishJess @bookandbedandtea I just finished it and oh my I don‘t know why I waited so long! If you can fit it in this October do it! 2mo
bookandbedandtea @BookishJess You're inspiring me! I'll make a point of it! 2mo
55 likes2 stack adds6 comments
blurb
reading_rainbow
post image

spooky reads 🧡🖤🎃 excited about this

annamatopoetry I love that book! 2mo
26 likes1 comment
review
britt_brooke
post image
Pickpick

⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ A bizarre family tragedy leaves two sisters and an uncle as a large estate‘s lone inhabitants. They are pariahs ridiculed by the town. A strange atmosphere surrounds this story and these girls. This, my first Shirley Jackson, was entrancing. So eccentric and mysterious. The unanswered likely annoys some, but it‘s really not important. Loved it!

LeahBergen I‘m so glad you liked this one, too! 👏🏻👏🏻 2mo
batsy This has become one of my favourites 💜 2mo
Palimpsest ❤️ I read this book this year and absolutely loved it! Nice review. 2mo
See All 10 Comments
KarenUK I loved this one too, so glad you loved it 😊💕 2mo
britt_brooke @Palimpsest 💚 Thanks! 2mo
Reviewsbylola Maybe this is one I should try since you liked it better than THoHH. 2mo
britt_brooke @Reviewsbylola This one is SO much better, IMO. 2mo
122 likes2 stack adds10 comments
blurb
BookishJess
post image

#7days7covers #covercrush Day 4
7 days, 7 covers you love, no explanation. Try to tag someone new each day.

Anyone who hasn‘t been tagged yet you‘re invited to join in! ✌🏼

blurb
JenniferP
post image
blurb
BiblioLitten
post image

I have always been fascinated with the cover.
#7days7covers #covercrush
Day 5 🖤

batsy It's a very evocative one! 2mo
66 likes1 comment
review
Catsandbooks
post image
Pickpick

4.5/5 ⭐️s I throughly enjoyed this classic! Six years after the death of their family, Mary Katherine and Constance receive a visit from their cousin that disrupts their routine. Even though I still have questions this story kept me intrigued til the end.

Spoiler discussion questions in the comments.

Catsandbooks Obviously Merricat was a sociopath but did anyone else think she may be on the autism spectrum? 2mo
Catsandbooks Also I read an idea Merricat practiced witchcraft. This made sense to me since she used powerful objects or words to ward off danger and protect their home. 2mo
Joyfulmimi I LOVED this too. 2mo
See All 19 Comments
Catsandbooks Another idea I saw was that Jonas the cat is a familiar which also supports the idea that Merricat practiced witchcraft. 2mo
Joyfulmimi She was weird. I will say THAT @catsandbooks 2mo
Joyfulmimi I always think about this book when I see abandoned houses. 2mo
Catsandbooks @Joyfulmimi Yes, Merricat is definitely strange, I kept reading cause I had to find out what her deal was. Although I felt everyone in the book was a little weird. 2mo
Joyfulmimi I thought of that male cousin that showed up as being the devil or, at least, evil as I recall 2mo
Joyfulmimi The thing about this book was that it conceivably could truly have happened and they continued to live in a house that looked abandoned. I pass by a lot of them on country roads that I drive. 2mo
Catsandbooks @Joyfulmimi I agree, she referred to him as a demon at some point and I was like yes, he is from hell lol 2mo
Joyfulmimi I did not like Shirley Jackson‘s other well-known book 2mo
Catsandbooks @Joyfulmimi so true. I think that's part of the creepy factor is that it could possibly be reality. I have a few houses like that in my neighborhood and I feel like I'll never look at them the same way. 2mo
Catsandbooks @Joyfulmimi is that haunting of hill house? I think? I haven't read it. This my first Shirley Jackson. 2mo
Joyfulmimi Yes. I did not like that one at all. That‘s my opinion. It was a letdown after this one. (edited) 2mo
Catsandbooks @Joyfulmimi that's too bad. Least this one was good! 2mo
Joyfulmimi Yes and I usually do not read books like this. Not sure how or why I picked it up. 2mo
Catsandbooks @Joyfulmimi I don't either! I've just started to try some creepy thriller type books but it's normally not my genre. I picked it up cause I'm part of a reading challenge group and it met the criteria for a prompt. I was like well it's short so if I don't like it at least it won't last long 😂 2mo
ferskner This is one of my top five favorite books. 2mo
Catsandbooks @ferskner definitely a good one 🙌🏼 2mo
44 likes2 stack adds19 comments
review
BookwormAHN
post image
Pickpick

This was an exceedingly nutty book. I enjoyed it but Merrycat may be the queen of unreliable narrators. My favorite Shirley Jackson book by far 🐱
Also I did the audio version but according to Goodreads this book is 146 pages so I'm using for #BBRC #YeahBaby less than 150 pages @LibrarianRyan

Clare-Dragonfly Queen of unreliable narrators—perfect way to describe Merricat! 2mo
LibrarianRyan 😁👍🏻❤️ 2mo
97 likes2 comments
blurb
MicheleinPhilly
post image

#7Days7Covers #CoverCrush Day 7.

And on that note, I‘m out. Thanks for the tag @LeahBergen and the fun idea @Cinfhen !

Cinfhen Nice choice ❤️❤️I‘m glad YOU enjoyed 😘 2mo
vivastory Being an unabashed Jackson fan, I feel I seriously dropped the ball letting this one slip my mind. Glad you posted! 2mo
GatheringBooks oh wow! is the entire book illustrated??? 2mo
See All 6 Comments
MicheleinPhilly @GatheringBooks Sadly it‘s just the front and back covers and French flaps that are illustrated. 2mo
LeahBergen I‘ve been enjoying your picks! 👏🏻👏🏻 2mo
GatheringBooks @MicheleinPhilly ah. good to know! i still am salivating over it. 🧚🏼‍♀️😂🤣📚📚📚 2mo
65 likes6 comments
review
allureofbeauty
post image
Pickpick

Finished this one today. I listened to “The Haunting Of Hill House” a few months back and I will say they do feel similar. But also it was the exact same narrator who wasn‘t particularly my favorite but I recognized her voice immediately. I hated Charles. But I enjoyed the story. And the movie will be on Netflix tomorrow which I intend to watch.
#shirleyjackson #wehavealwayslivedinthecastle #audiobook #libby #gothic

review
RachelS89
post image
Mehso-so

At the beginning of this novel, we are introduced to 3 members of the Blackwood family: 18-year-old Merricat, her agoraphobic sister Constance, and elderly Uncle Julian. They are the only survivors of a poisoning that killed the rest of the family 6 years earlier.
It's atmospheric, but disturbing stories with unreliable narrators aren't really my cup of tea. It was under 200 pages, but it still seemed longer than it needed to be.

blurb
Cortg
post image

I thought this was really good! There are a lot of layers to it and it would make a great discussion. It was creepy, especially the more I thought about it. Two girls and their uncle, living in what was a beautiful, high society house after a public family murder. The towns people are awful to them for various reasons. Circumstances change drastically and their story becomes that much more eerie. More reason to stay away from sugar 😜

MCYmermaid ☕️❓ 3mo
Cortg I stopped putting sugar in my coffee a few years ago! @MCYmermaid (edited) 3mo
54 likes1 stack add2 comments