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Book Reviews, March 2015

In March I read two books from the Girl Canon, a list of “books not necessarily for girls but which investigate, address, or represent the female experience in some essential way.”  I’ve read a few of the books on that list already, but I found it a useful guide to add even more to my ever-growing “to read” list.   1,213 more words


Bookish Links -- March 2015

C. S. Lewis

Norah Bird, OHS Class of 2011 performs at Hauck Auditorium April 9-12

We Have Always Lived in the Castle
by Hugh Wheeler
– adapted from the novel by Shirley Jackson
April 9-12 in Hauck Auditorium
April 9, 10, 11 at 7:30; April 11, 12 at 2:30… 55 more words

Celebrate The ARTS!

One Ordinary Day, With Peanuts (1955) by Shirley Jackson


Random acts of kindness fill the days of an exuberant urban couple. Part of the time anyway. Fine, happy-go-lucky tale, with a twist.

Short Stories

Of Course (1949) by Shirley Jackson


James Harris appears here in name only, but his evil influence pervades this tale of a woman getting to know the eccentricities of her new neighbors. 6 more words

Short Stories

The Backlist: Shirley Jackson's The Haunting of Hill House

When I read classic genre novels, I’m often surprised by how subdued they are, how stingy, by today’s standards, with their entertainments. Shirley Jackson’s The Haunting of Hill House is a ghost story, as compulsively readable—and as scary—as they come. 939 more words