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The Haunting of Hill House by Shirley Jackson

The Haunting of Hill House by Shirley Jackson

Enjoy reading the book! The task is to figure out some of what makes the book so terrifying. 310 more words

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Review: The Woman Upstairs by Claire Messud


Nora Eldridge, a 37-year-old elementary school teacher in Cambridge, Massachusetts, is on the verge of disappearing. Having abandoned her desire to be an artist, she has become the “woman upstairs,” a reliable friend and tidy neighbour always on the fringe of others’ achievements. 631 more words


Never Give Up Your Cup of Stars

I was an easily terrified child, and as a result, I never consumed much horror fiction. It’s only been within the past few years that I’ve built up enough of a tolerance for it to enjoy it. 104 more words


Our Favorite Spooky Books

It’s late October, and Halloween (and Pumpkin Bowl!) are right around the corner. Here are some of our favorite creepy, eerie, and downright horrifying books to get you in the mood for the best holiday. 424 more words


Feminist Halloween, Day 4: Lesbians in The Haunting

It’s been a long time since I’ve seen The Haunting, but I think I’ll have to revisit it after reading “Making It Out Alive: Theodora and the Lesbians of Horror” …

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The Good, The Bad, and The Scary – Day 3

The Scary:



The Haunting of Hill House

Shirley Jackson

There are two ways to read Shirley Jackson’s The Haunting of Hill House. For the weak of heart, start early enough to finish while it is still light out. 286 more words


Book Review: The Haunting of Hill House

Hello Travelers,

I know I tweeted that I’d review The Handmaid’s Tale next, but I’ve been swamped with various obligations. Here are my thoughts on  665 more words