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Coven Book Club ~ Lit Witches

Just discovered the Lit Witches’ Coven Book Club. Fantastic resource for clever women writers. Great for fans of Shirley Jackson, a “writer’s writer.” Hurrah!

Culture & Self-Awareness

'The Haunting' (1963): What You Can't See Won't Hurt You...Will It?

It never fails: whenever I mention that movies and filmmaking are one of my hobbies, this question always follows:  “Oh!  What kinds of movies do you like?”  My answer is always the same: “You know, all kinds… action… comedy… horror…”  Occasionally, though, when I mention the horror genre, the conversation shifts in tone.   931 more words

Got a Letter From Jimmy (1949) by Shirley Jackson


Savagely funny story about a woman dying to know what’s in the letter her husband refuses to open.

Short Stories

The Goddess Picks Her Five Favorite Horror Novels by Women

February, in case you hadn’t heard, has been designated Women In Horror month, and even though I gotta admit I’m kinda longing for a future where female horror writers will be so commonplace that it will be unnecessary to even remark upon them, I do feel like we vagina-havers still need our own month for now. 840 more words


Women in Horror Month: Ellen Datlow

In some ways it may seem too easy, but when I think of women in horror, I always start with Ellen Datlow. There are many historic greats (Mary Shelley, Charlotte Perkins Gilman, Shirley Jackson) and fantastic contemporary authors (Sarah Pinborough, Caitlin R. 256 more words


The Daemon Lover (1949) by Shirley Jackson


Jackson adds a Satanic twist to this story of a woman caught in one of life’s most painfully embarrassing and emotionally shattering situations, being abandoned by her lover on her wedding day. 19 more words

Short Stories

Audiobook Review: The Haunting of Hill House by Shirley Jackson

The Haunting of Hill House by Shirley Jackson

Genre: Horror

Publisher: Penguin Books (1959)

Author Information: Website

Tiara’s Rating: 4 of 5 stars

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4 Stars