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
4) Arya Stark
5) Jo March #behindthebookstagrammer
Nickname: Don't have one
Dream Job: Owning my own bookstore
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.
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: https://www.facebook.com/events/1465362600251814/?ti=icl
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!
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.
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!
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
@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