Books and Snacks (@booksandsnacks)

Miles Hyman’s graphic adaption of Shirley Jackson’s The Lottery and some Special K peanut butter balls. This snack reminded me of the stones that are thrown at the end of Jackson’s classic, so felt like a morbid, but good match. While this story is best in its short story form, I loved the fact that Hyman is a grandchild of Jackson, so it was interesting to see his take on his grandmother’s work. He also has a little foreword about his memories of her. If you are a fan of the story, you should definitely check this out. #booksandsnacks #thelottery #shirleyjackson #mileshyman #graphicadapation #comics #bookstagram #instabookclub #read #bookworm #booklover #bibliophile


Day 10 @penguinplatform #decktheshelves
Most owned author.
I have a few... Dickens, Plath, Adichie, Didion, Atwood, Rowling, Austen, Fitzgerald. But I chose Shirley Jackson. 😱 Plus I haven't posted these #penguinmodernclassicsin a while. 🎄🎄🎄
Do you have an author you have collected a lot of? ..
#topfivefemalecharacters tagged by the lovely @tsundokugirl
1) Katniss Everdeen 
2) Danerys Targaryen
3) Feyra
4) Arya Stark
5) Jo March 👧👧👧
📖 Nickname: Don't have one
📖 Dream Job: Owning my own bookstore
📖 October 🎃
📖 Eye Color: Blue
📖 Lucky Number: 11
📖 Favorite Subject: English Lit
📖 Favorite Colors: Blue, Orange, Purple
📖 Favorite Food: Pasta and Bread 📖 A Word: Love 📖 Day or Night: Night 🦉 📖 Relationship Status: Engaged (together 12 years) 📖 Idol: hmm that's tough. I can't pick one in particular but I definitely look up to strong, independant women.
📖 What would you do with a million dollars: I would open my own bookstore, donate some to charity, go on a vacation.
#shirleyjackson #penguinbooks #bookstack #bookpile #bookcollector #books #bookish #bookspines

Shabnam (@ophelia.desdemona)

"Don't do it, Eleanor told the little girl; insist on your cup of stars; once they have trapped you into being like everyone else you will never see your cup of stars again; don't do it; and the little girl glanced at her, and smiled a little subtle, dimpling, wholly comprehending smile, and shook her head stubbornly at the glass. Brave girl, Eleanor thought; wise, brave girl."
Such a great book! Jackson is fast becoming one of my favourite writers. She's truly incredible. 4.5 star for this read.
And thank you so much Beth @beth.bonini for this lovely postcard! 😘 The titles on the books are hilarious!
Now I'm trying to decide my next read. Some of the books I have in mind are North and South by Gaskell, In Cold Blood by Capote, Everything That Rises Must Converge by O'Connor. Or maybe something by Zola again.
What book do you think should be my next read?
#bookstagram #bibliophile #book #bookaddict #bookaholic #booklover #booknerd #bookgeek #bookworm #bookporn #igreads #igbooks #instaread #instabook #classicliterature #classicbooks #shirleyjackson #jackson #literature #goodreads #read #boktips #penguinbooks #booknerdigans #bookphotography #yalit #yabooks #penguinclassics #lovebooks #lovereading


The books I have finished over the last few days I have now read 10/30 books for #30booksin31days 😄😄 I have finally caught up. How are you going with the challenge? Any stand out books? #books #book #bookstagram #booktube #thelottery #shirleyjackson #thewinterqueen #borisakunin #mynameisleon #kitdewal #murderontheorientexpress #agathachristie #christmasatthrushgreen #missread #igreads #booklover

Franklin Park Reading Series (@franklinparkreadingseries)

Reading the amazing, award-winning Shirley Jackson bio by our Dec. 11 star @ruthfranklin has inspired us to revisit the literary master's work! Starting with the stories, then on to the novels. Catch Ruth Franklin at Monday's @franklinparkreadingseries Year End Bash:

Robin (@readsandrecipes)

Welcome to Reads and Recipes @readsandrecipes - I’m Robin and I’m a lover of words and food! I write books, read them, and I often eat anything they inspire me to cook. So sit back, try not to drool, and join me in making reads and recipes the perfect duo. 🍐

This recipe was inspired by The Haunting of Hill House by Shirley Jackson, a supernatural thriller. This read is a perfect book for book clubs looking for a little creepiness for an October or November night. That’s what makes this dessert a must have! 🍐

Autumn Pear Dumplings with Cream Cheese Filling
(adapted from Menu Musings)
6 Bosc Pears
1 8oz package of cream cheese
1/4 cup powdered sugar
2 boxes of roll out pie crust or make your own
1 egg white plus Tbsp water to brush over crust
Pie crust (for double crust pie)
(from The Food Nanny - she is amazing!)
2 1/2 cups flour
1 tsp salt
3/4 cup shortening
1/4 cup (1/2 stick) chilled butter, cut in small pieces
4-6 Tbsp ice-cold water 🍐

Stir together the flour and salt. Cut in butter and shortening until mixture resembles coarse crumbs. Sprinkle with ice water and stir with fork to moisten the dough. Gather into a ball and roll out. 🍐

Assemble the ingredients. Mix together the cream cheese and powdered sugar. Set aside. Peel pears without removing the stems. 🍐

Remove the core of the pear. A melon baller works perfectly. 🍐

Cut off the bottom of the pear so it will sit flat. Add the cream cheese filling. Cut the crust into a circle around the pear (using a bowl or small plate works well). 🍐

Wrap the crust around the pear. Use the egg wash (egg white plus a Tbsp water) to get it to stick together. Cut out leaf shapes from pie crust scraps. 🍐

Place the leaves on the top, near the stem, using the egg wash to glue them on. Brush the entire outside with the egg wash and sprinkle with decorating sugar. 🍐

Place dumplings in an 8 1/2 by 11" glass pan. Cover the stems with foil to prevent burning. Cook at 400 degrees for 40 minutes, covering the top loosely with foil the last ten minutes.
Place on a serving dish. Serve warm as is or add toppings like praline sauce, sugared walnuts, or a berry sauce. Bon Appetit!

Bangela (@woodyfanon)

A pretty sight, a lady with a book

Grace (@gracesreads)

4/50 | Life Among the Savages by Shirley Jackson

I forget how/why I stumbled across this, but I wanted it purely for the cover. Thankfully it's also by the wonderful Shirley Jackson and is a laugh out loud depiction of her family life with her young kids, so it worked out (I only say laugh out loud when I mean it, folks). This made me really interested in Jackson's family and I want to read the other collection she wrote, Raising Demons.

The Bookman and The Lady (@thebookmanandthelady)

It’s gift buying season and we know that one of you out there has a special someone in their life who would go out of their mind with joy to receive this signed (!!!) First Edition by Shirley Jackson.
A macabre and suspenseful tale of twelve people in a garish mansion waiting for the world to end, The Sundial is the fourth novel by the renowned horror author. ✨💎This is truly one to be treasured. A known recluse, Jackson's signature is a rarity indeed, and this signature is a stand alone (otherwise known as “flat signed”...meaning no inscription from the author to a random fan, just the signature, no frills) which makes it all the more sought after. Find it on the site under New Arrivals by clicking the link in our profile. And yes, in case you were wondering we always ship Priority through our website! 🐎🐎🐎

Bende Van Het Boek (@bendevanhetboek)

Wil je echt nog eens door een boek vliegen, dan is deze voor jou! De licht psychopatische Merricat neemt je mee naar de Blackwood villa waar ze met haar zus, haar nonkel en hun donkere geheim leeft. Meer verkoopspraatje in #24 want wij vonden deze fantastisch 🕸️
#bendevanhetboek #igreads #bookish #boekenliefde #leestip #bibliophile #idratherbereading #shirleyjackson #wehavealwayslivedinthecastle #penguinclassics

Miss coMaudie 🍁 (@gretacomaudie)

"Nessun organismo vivente può mantenersi a lungo sano di mente in condizioni di assoluta realtà; perfino le allodole e le cavallette sognano, a detta di alcuni." 💙💜
#thehauntingofhillhouse #shirleyjackson #gothic #lincubodihillhouse #readingbeforeworking #adelphi

domingokitap (@domingo_yayinevi)

YANGINDA KAYBETTİKLERİMİZ “Mariana Enriquez’in ürkütücü evreninde canavarlar yatakların altında saklanmıyor, ormanların içinde dolaşmıyor. Bu öykülerde canavar, biziz. 12 öykü, ölümün dokunduğu 12 karakter." Bugüne kadar 20 dile çevrilen ve büyük övgü toplayan Yangında Kaybettiklerimiz’i (ismini beğendiyseniz bir de İspanyolca orjinalini dinleyin: Las cosas que perdimos en el fuego) @sedaersavci güzel çevirisiyle beğeninize sunmaktan mutluyuz lakin gerginiz. Net sarsıyor bu öyküler, arka planda damlayan su sesi ya da yoktan beliren hayaletler falan yok, fakirliği, sınanan kadınları, kokuşmuş politikacıları ile Arjantin, gerçek ama en keskininden bir gerçek bu. New York Times'ın kelimeleriyle "Gerçekçiliğin keskin sınırlarının müsade ettiğinden çok daha derin, daha rahatsız edici bir gerçeğin peşinden gidiyor.." Bolano, Cortazar, Shirley Jackson ve tabii ki Edgar Allen Poe, bu isimlerle birlikte anılıyor Mariana Enriquez, siz de bir kenara not ediverin. @marianaenriquez1973
Edit: Dayanamadık, örnek sayfa diye kitaba ismini veren öyküyü olduğu gibi paylaştık: Yangında Kaybettiklerimiz. Çok güzel öykü, linki profilde, kendiniz karar verin.
#marianaenriquez #sedaersavcı #yangındakaybettiklerimiz #lascosasqueperdimosenelfuego #thethingswelostinthefire #arjantin #edgarallanpoe #shirleyjackson #bolaño #haftanınkitabı #kitap #kitapkurdu #domingoyayinlari #haftasonu #tavsiye #biblophile #bookstagram

Madison Grace (@madcapmadison)

@susanhaywards Couldn’t resist opening your gift a day early and I literally squealed with excitement when I saw it! You know me so well, I’ve wanted to read this for months but my library was sorely lacking. I can’t wait! I love you ❤️#bestpresent #shirleyjackson

Sally • East Grove Studio 📚📖 (@eastgrovestudio)

Remember to use the code READ for free shipping! 😊📖📚

i-read (@books_northern_ireland)

MOST OWNED AUTHOR TAG! Thanks for tagging me @bookish.hearts No surprises here -> the late great Shirley Jackson is the author for me! I really enjoy Jackson’s writing and her characters. Her short stories are especially good. #mostownedauthor Who is your most owned author? Now I’m tagging @sjoannacameron @patriciafleming422 @clairesavage_editorial @magicwondercuriosity and @thecelticreader #shirleyjackson #bookstagram #igreads