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Raising Demons
Raising Demons | Shirley Jackson
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In the uproarious sequel to Life Among the Savages, the author of The Haunting of Hill House confronts the most vexing demons yet: her children In the long out-of-print sequel to Life Among the Savages, Jacksons four children have grown from savages into full-fledged demons. After bursting the seams of their first house, Jacksons clan moves into a larger home. Of course, the chaos simply moves with them. A confrontation with the IRS, Little League, trumpet lessons, and enough clutter to bury her aliveJackson spins them all into an indelible reminder that every bit as thrilling as a murderous family in a haunted house is a happy family in a new home.
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Clare-Dragonfly
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Far too relatable. 😂 Shirley Jackson‘s humor is just as well-delivered and on point as her horror!

ImperfectCJ I LOVE this book, and Life Among the Savages. Such a different manifestation of Jackson's unique way of seeing the world! 2mo
Clare-Dragonfly @ImperfectCJ I‘ll be reading that one shortly! When I realized that wasn‘t the book I‘d borrowed from my MIL, I put it on hold 😂 2mo
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Clare-Dragonfly
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This is about 20 years before Clifford the Big, Red Dog, but they‘re thinking of names for a big red puppy, and look at that, Clifford is a suggestion.

AlaMich This book sounds hilarious, and I do like Shirley Jackson. 😂 2mo
Clare-Dragonfly @AlaMich You should give it a read! It‘s delightful! 2mo
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Clare-Dragonfly
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I had a cat (Snowy) who loved cantaloupe, too! If you cut up a cantaloupe, you would have to give him some and take the rinds out to the garbage right away—if there was any in the kitchen trash he would knock it over. I guess it‘s just something the occasional cat really enjoys.

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Clare-Dragonfly
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This book is so relatable 😂 We‘re not going to move, though, so I guess we better get rid of some stuff!

Also, thank goodness for routine spays and neuters. My cats are NOT going to have kittens.

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Clare-Dragonfly
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Apparently this is the book I‘ve borrowed from my MIL, not Life Among the Savages 😆 Oh well, the important things are that I found it, and that it is still my #bookspin! My library has Life Among the Savages so I put that on hold.

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Autumnscribe
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Oops. I meant to post this one. Not Life Among the Savages. I am on day 12 at home with 4 kids in 1500 square feet. My mind is not what it once was. Lol.

charl08 Good luck! 3y
Autumnscribe @charl08 thanks. So far it hasn‘t really been all that bad. (Knocks Wood feverishly) To be honest there has been less drama then when they go to school.... 🤷🏻‍♀️ 3y
charl08 @Autumnscribe sounds good. I've read some advice that says if you get them doing 2 hours work you're doing well. From what I remember of my siblings growing up, half an hour without one of us trying to kill the other was winning... 3y
Autumnscribe @charl08 according to your numbers we are not only doing well (2 hours of work) we are also winning (half an hour of no fighting). First good news I have had from outside the house in nearly two weeks. 😋😎🤗I hope things are going as well or better for you. 3y
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erinreads
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Here are my planned reads for #24b4monday this weekend! I‘m taking a sick day today because my husband gave me his gnarly cold, so now I have nothing planned but lots of reading and drinking lots of tea (and okay, probably a fair amount of napping!). I have the tagged book and Dinosaurs in progress, then a reread of Fangirl because of all my Simon and Baz feelings, and then hopefully getting to this recent YA release. 🤞🏻

LiteraryinLawrence Sounds like some good medicine! Hope you feel better soon and get in some great reading time. 3y
AmyG Feel better. 3y
BeansPage Great picks! Feel better ❤️ 3y
Andrew65 A great stack, good luck and hope you feel better soon. 3y
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erinreads
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I loved loved loved Life Among the Savages, so I immediately bought this one after finishing it. Looking forward to reading it this weekend!

Leftcoastzen Love that cover! 4y
quietjenn They are so delightful! 4y
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danibel
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Currently reading

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AutumnRLS
Raising Demons | Shirley Jackson

Just spent $70 on books I didn't get for Christmas. Lol. Now I have to be good at least until summer. ;)

CoffeeNBooks I can totally relate, lol! 😂 4y
Megabooks At least you made up for the instant pot! 4y
AutumnRLS @CoffeeNBooks & @Megabooks I'm lucky to have a husband who understands my reading obsession! 4y
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Clare-Dragonfly
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Borrowing a book from my MIL!

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Chocamanda
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As soon as I started to display my goodies, Lydia plopped her floofy self on the arm of the official book swap display recliner. Thank you for all of the wonderful treats and books @wanderinglynn ! I feel completely spoiled! I can't wait to put on my Poe-ka dot socks, eat my snacks, and start my summer reading! You are an amazing Litsy stalker! I'm overwhelmed 😱📚💜😍👏🏼👏🏼👏🏼 #funinthesunbookexchange #funinthesunsummerawap @BookaholicNatty

JoScho Wow 🤩 5y
wanderinglynn So happy you like it all! 😀 And so happy Lydia approves. 😉 5y
Chocamanda @wanderinglynn I like my books the way I like my chocolate... dark. You nailed it! This is amazing. I still can't stop talking to my partner about how spoiled I am! 5y
BookaholicNatty @Chocamanda whoa baby!!!! What a great bunch of books and goodies!!! I know you must be sooo happy!! And Lydia is very puffey but very adorable 😻 @wanderinglynn wow!!!! You went above and beyond to treat your match!!! What a great match you were! Thank you both for participating and I hope you enjoy your summer reads! ❤️😘😘 5y
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KCorter
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It would almost seem a waste *not* to be Shirley Jackson for Halloween. I definitely have the poofy hair for it. 😉

Suet624 😂😂😂 5y
Reggie Lololol 5y
emilyhaldi 👍🏻👍🏻 5y
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ErickaS_Flyleafunfurled Fantastic!! 😂 5y
Cinfhen 👌🏼perfect 5y
BillAicher Reminding me to hurry up and finish Needful Things so I can read We Have Always Lived in The Castle. It's sitting on my nightstand begging to be opened. 5y
LeahBergen 😂👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻 5y
KCorter @BillAicher Please do! It is excellent! It's a perfect spooky read for this time of year. You just reminded me that I need to read 5y
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RealLifeReading
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#jubilantjuly day 8: #family
The 4yo wouldn't cooperate and be in the photo so you'll have to pretend that second set of hands is attached to another kid.
Haven't read this yet but it's a "reminder that every bit as thrilling as a murderous family in a haunted house is a loving family in a new home".

BookishMarginalia Cuteness! 6y
drokka Or that in 'book dimension' he has a second set of arms. Being it's a book about demons, why not? 6y
britt_brooke 😂👏🏻 6y
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saresmoore Haha! Love this! 6y
mjdowens That is too funny😂 6y
raeintheworld Ha! Excellent! 6y
KCorter I love it! 😂 and @drokka LOL 6y
shanebeth that's awesome! 😂 6y
LeahBergen Love it!! 6y
readinginthedark 😂😂😂❤️ 6y
readordierachel Love this! Adorable. 6y
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RealLifeReading
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#marchintoreading day 21: #spinepoetry

I woke up dead at the mall
under a silent moon

And after many days,
raising demons elsewhere

Delicious!

Jilljemmett That's awesome! 6y
DebinHawaii Very nice!! 📚👍😀 6y
mcipher This is a fun one! 6y
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kspenmoll 🙂👏 6y
GypsyKat Fantastic! 👏🏼👏🏼👏🏼 6y
rubyslippersreads Love it! 6y
Megabooks 👌🏻👌🏻📚 6y
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