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Clare-Dragonfly
Life Among the Savages | Shirley Jackson
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Starting this with dinner!

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Clare-Dragonfly
Raising Demons | Shirley Jackson
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Pickpick

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! 1w
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 😂 1w
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Clare-Dragonfly
Raising Demons | Shirley Jackson
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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. 😂 1w
Clare-Dragonfly @AlaMich You should give it a read! It‘s delightful! 1w
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Clare-Dragonfly
Raising Demons | Shirley Jackson
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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
Raising Demons | Shirley Jackson
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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
Raising Demons | Shirley Jackson
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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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monalyisha
Life Among the Savages | Shirley Jackson
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My husband‘s band has a show tonight. I finally embraced who I really am and brought two books with me, set myself up in the corner, grabbed a bunch of wine, & am currently praying that no one talks to me. 🙈

mandarchy You have my full support. 2mo
Bookzombie I love this! I hope you are left to enjoy your books and wine. 🙂 2mo
Amandajoy Hope you had a great night! That‘s how I‘d roll too. 2mo
monalyisha @mandarchy @Bookzombie @Amandajoy Thank you! I was glad I went; he was unexpectedly the last-minute frontman, which was nerve-wracking for him, so I was happy to be there to support him! I did have another glass of wine (not pictured), however…and 3 *may* have been one too many. 😅 It‘s a slow morning. 2mo
Amiable This is the best! We all need to do this more often and normalize it to the rest of extroverted society. 😀 2mo
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Clare-Dragonfly
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Mehso-so

This is a faithful adaptation of the famous Shirley Jackson short story. The art is wonderful and I really liked the introduction where Miles shares some of his few memories related to Grandma Shirley. So why isn‘t it a pick? Well, there‘s a scene near the beginning that shows Tessie going about her day. Nice addition, except… there are several pages of her taking off her clothes, looking in the mirror, and taking a bath. Why do we need to see…

Clare-Dragonfly the naked body of the woman who will be killed at the end of the story? What does that add to the narrative? I couldn‘t get past it. ☹️ 3mo
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Clare-Dragonfly
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Excited to read this one on Halloween! The artist/adaptor is one of Shirley‘s grandchildren 😍

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EmilieGR
Life among the Savages | Shirley Jackson
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Pickpick

Witty and insightful, Shirley Jackson is a master and understanding people‘s hidden thoughts, loves, and fears. For a woman who is known for her amazing imagination, her life is relatively quiet and very representative of many women of her generation. I laughed my way through this book.