I‘m not a fan of pumpkin spice, but I love a spooky book! First up for #RIPXIV is The Haunting of Hill House by Shirley Jackson 🎃 🤓📚
We read a lot of Shirley Jackson in August for #AuthorAMonth!
@ValerieAndBooks is leading #AaM so far with 4, and @IndoorDame and @sudi are both close on her heels with 3 each.
Thanks for voting for this author! I‘m a fan!
There‘s just one week left for Shirley Jackson‘s #AuthorAMonth! Do you have time to squeeze in one more read? I hope to get to one more, but I‘m not sure. I will definitely read more by her though!
As you can see, @ValerieAndBooks is leading in numbers so far 😊.
September‘s author is V.E. Schwab. Do you have anything picked out yet by her?
Don‘t forget to use the hashtag and tag me so I can keep track of your reviews!
“Around then the house brooded, settling and stirring with a movement that was almost like a shudder.”
I finished this very atmospheric & creepy novel in one rainy night (last night) while I was home alone 😳! Maybe it was counterintuitive to do so, but I felt I couldn‘t sleep well without knowing the outcome. Very much a psychological study of characters and Hill House.
Definitely a pick for #authoramonth of August!
I wanted to love this, and at times I did, but I kept getting lost in it and never quite found my bearing. Perhaps that is how you were supposed to feel... I gather that is certainly how the characters felt inside this house. But something was missing for me, I wonder how this would be on audio - there is always something about hearing spooky stories... #authoramonth @Soubhiville @MinDea
This classic horror will cover a few prompts from the many challenges I‘m doing. I promised myself I wouldn‘t do any this year, now I‘m doing..umm..11! And the #Deweys24HrReadathon Glutton for punishment is me🐷
#HSreadathon #LLB19 #AuthorAMonth #Booked2019 #BookToMovie #LitsyAtoZ #LetterH
Usually if I'm going to read a book associated with a TV series or a movie, I read the book first. In this case, I watched the Netflix series first and found it is only very loosely based on the book. I am honestly not sure which I preferred, but I have to say I liked Jackson's We Have Always Lived in the Castle better, but I enjoyed this one as well...a slow burn to an unexpected end.
I got about half way through this one months ago and ended up abandoning it even though I love Shirley Jackson. Trying to finish it up today before a couple library holds come in, but summer weather doesn't seem as appropriate as fall weather would for reading it...
Finished this audio book. The booktuber suggested it saying there were spooky sounds but I didn‘t hear any. there doesn‘t seem to be another edition of the audiobook. As for the book it was alright, felt like it was a bit stale in parts and is so different from the movie, I kept picturing them as the actors from the 1999 movie. Did everyone else enjoy this?
#shirleyjackson #thehauntingofhillhouse #hauntingofhillhouse #horror #hillhouse #audiobook
Absolutely gobbled this up! I was expecting it to be similar to the Netflix series, but expect for the broad theme and some small details it couldn‘t be more different. It‘s a drunken, creeping, disorientating read and full of suspense until the very last page! Loved it.
I love the original film adaptation, but have never gotten around to reading this one. I'm conflicted about the cover design; it's not as striking as the cover for WHALitC, but something about this one feels more disquieting.
I wanted so bad to like this book because of all the good things I hear on here and from friends and even Stephen King loves this book. But I just... I just couldnt. I finished it but i just didnt like it.
This is the first horror book (or shall I say “terror” after visiting Radcliffe‘s ideas of what separates the two) that I have ever read. I did find some scenes disturbing as they are supposed to be psychologically, and as silly as it sounds only read it during the day. Hey, I‘m a highly sensitive person with strong beliefs about the spiritual world. It was no We Have Always..., but an intriguing read that I‘m glad I bolstered my nerves against.
What did I just read? I‘m thinking the author might have been on an acid trip while writing this?
Reading this with my family‘s notations in the margins was very entertaining and made the book a definite pick! It wasn‘t scary but was creepy and perfect for a Halloween buddy read or a mark up book club.
Puppy nap time so I‘m starting this one for our #familymarkupbookclub. Is it actually scary?
I like this book very much. Also, I finished watching the Netflix series yesterday. They are quite a bit different, keeping just the central idea same but yes, I loved both. The book and the series both have so much deeper aspects to dive into. They keep you hooked till the end too.
I'd suggest you to try both💕
First the book, definitely.
#netflix #horror #sunday #bookreview
“I am like a small creature swallowed whole by a monster, she thought, and the monster feels my tiny little movements inside.”
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“ Hill house, not sane, stood by itself against its hills, holding darkness within...silence lay steadily against the wood and stone of Hill House, and whatever walked there, walked alone.” I‘ve wanted to buy a copy of this book for years, always searching used bookstores and book fairs. Finally saw this special edition at 2nd and Charles and decided to grab it as I love the cover. Perfect psychological suspense/horror. One of my favs of all time.
What an odd book. I‘m not really sure what was going on in Hill House, but it was a creepy tale. Not huge scares. It was more of a cold dread throughout. A definite pick.
Are these characters #paranoid or is this “evil house” really haunted?? I don‘t know, but I‘m determined to get through this #darguschfamilymarkupbookclub pick once and for all after having little to no reading time lately!!
After reading We Have Always Lived in the Castle last year and loving it, I really wanted to love this book too. I did enjoy the haunting aspect of the story. I wasn‘t expecting to be scared by it, and I wasn‘t, but I did enjoy its creepiness. On the downside however, I spent most of the book feeling irritated because the characters and their interactions with each other really grated on my nerves. 😩
I am madly in love with the writing here. Jackson's characterizations were especially vivid and gorgeous -- every character was so individually, immediately alive the moment you found them on the page. But oh, poor Eleanor. I'm sorry you weren't in a different story.