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August 27, 2009


Kate C.

I have two of those babies. The "never put me down" flavor. I bought a sling, it helped. :)

Sarah @ Mum In Bloom

Thanks to your blog, I've read my first Shirley Jackson novel last week on our vacation "We Have Always Lived in the Castle". I loved it. I picked-up "The House on Haunted Hill" from the library yesterday. Both books are in fall apart condition as they're so old (we have a very small old library here) but it puts me back to the time when she originally published them. Very "Alfred Hitchcock" and spooky. After I read a few I'll be writing a review & will link back to you :)


I've been trying the sling, Kate, but she doesn't seem to like being squished into it. I'll keep trying...

I'm thrilled to hear you enjoyed the Jackson, Sarah. I loved We Have Always Lived in the Castle. I bet you'd like her family memoirs a whole lot, too, although they're very different in tone from her novels...


Haunting of... scared the crap out of me. But then I am a wuss.

Sarah @ Mum In Bloom

Okay, I started The Haunting of Hill House this week and I'm scared to death! They haven't even gone to bed yet on their first night and I'm terrified with what might happen! Eeeek!

Marilyn Wright

I love this renewed interest in Shirley Jackson! I have been reading her since she wrote short stories for magazines in the 50's and 60's. I believe The Lottery is the BEST short story ever written. I wrote three fan letters to Ms. Jackson and she answered two of them. They are among my most treasured possessions. Please keep spreading the word about her--she was truly an unrecognized genius and one of America's greatest women writers.

Sarah @ Mum In Bloom

I just started "Life Amoung the Savages" and love it. I've suggested it to our MOMS Club book club as well. Love it love it. Thanks so much for bringing this fabulous author to my attention :)

diane trudeau

does anyone know where Joanne is now? I went to Camp Kenwood with her in 1958-Sally,too-we called her "Soupy"-Shirley and her husband would take me out to lunch when they came to visit-I still have a love story Joanne wrote about me and a boy at the camp I was seeing. The camp was in North Adams,Ma.

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