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review 2018-09-10 18:45
THE HAUNTING OF HILL HOUSE by Shirley Jackson, narrated by Bernadette Dunn
The Haunting Of Hill House - Shirley Jackson,Bernadette Dunne

There's nothing more I can say about this book that hasn't been said by hundreds, if not thousands, of other readers and critics. It's a classic for a reason. 

 

A haunted house story to beat all haunted house stories, with the added bonus of Shirley Jackson's sublime prose. As an example I submit the opening paragraph, which in my opinion, are some of the best in all of literature. 

 

"No live organism can continue for long to exist sanely under conditions of absolute reality; even larks and katydids are supposed, by some, to dream. Hill House, not sane, stood by itself against its hills, holding darkness within; it had stood so for eighty years and might stand for eighty more. Within, walls continued upright, bricks met neatly, floors were firm, and doors were sensibly shut; silence lay steadily against the wood and stone of Hill House, and whatever walked there, walked alone."

 

 

I happily re-read this for this square:

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text 2018-09-04 23:28
THE HAUNTING OF HILL HOUSE by Shirley Jackson, narrated by Bernadette Dunn
The Haunting Of Hill House - Shirley Jackson,Bernadette Dunne

Watching Moonlight's updates on this all time favorite book of mine, AND the fact that the Classic Horror square has already been called, I've decided to re-read it, via audio,now. 

 

 

"No live organism can continue for long to exist sanely under conditions of absolute reality; even larks and katydids are supposed, by some, to dream. Hill House, not sane, stood by itself against its hills, holding darkness within; it had stood so for eighty years and might stand for eighty more. Within, walls continued upright, bricks met neatly, floors were firm, and doors were sensibly shut; silence lay steadily against the wood and stone of Hill House, and whatever walked there, walked alone."

 

 

I also discovered that I never added this book or my rating here! For shame!

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review 2017-10-15 16:32
Carmilla by J. Sheridan Le Fanu
Carmilla - Joseph Sheridan Le Fanu

 

After my re-read of this classic, I  give Carmilla 3.5 stars. I loved the atmosphere and the language, even if I thought it was a bit too flowery at times.

 

I know that it's wrong to judge a work of this age by today's standards, but man, everyone in this book seemed stupid and too naive to be believable. The whole time, I was thinking "My God, man, wake up!"

 

I'm glad I re-read this one but I think that shall be it for me with Carmilla.

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review 2017-09-18 21:40
Review: Tease (Temptation #4) by Ella Frank
Tease - Ella Frank

 

*shame.shame.shame

I've already read this twice or maybe 3 times... And no proper review!!!

But I'm in such a hurry to read Tate

#later

 

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review 2017-09-18 20:29
Review: Tate (Temptation #5) BY Ella Frank
Tate (The Temptation Series) - Ella Frank

 

 

Sigh... I just love these men. And although this book is called Tate, I'm such a sucker for Logan. As arrogant and inappropriate he still is, he has become so much more....

The last book was sweet all over but this installment was so not. Ms Frank sure threw out a punch. Well actually Tate did.

There, in a bathroom that was built for sin, the passion eased and the fever simmered until the deeper, scarier feelings began to consume the two of them.

... he was falling all over again.

Falling for the charm of the silvertongued lawyer who'd picked him to sit down opposite that first night.

Falling into a relationship he'd always wanted but never dreamed he would have.

But most of all, he was falling in love with Logan all over again, just as he'd done every day since he'd known him.

NOW Tate understood.

"I dare you to try.
I think you're my truth
Terrify me
Marry me
No.
(spoiler show)

 

I'm so looking forward to the last installment. Also I would love a spin-off of Priest and Robbie. That is going to be awesome.

*HIGHLY RECOMMENDED FOR LOGAN & TATE FANS
 
 

 

 

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