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text 2019-12-11 13:33
24 Festive Tasks: Door 19 - Festivus: Book
Owl Be Home for Christmas - Donna Andrews,Bernadette Dunne

 

Not quite as hilariously funny as the first three Christmas books from the series that I read -- maybe Ms. Andrews's brand of humor is beginning to pall for me after all, or maybe Bernadette Dunne (whom I ordinarily really like as a narrator) just doesn't work for me quite as well here as she does otherwise -- and the "who" (and at least in part, "why) was a fairly obvious guess ... but there's still more than enough humor and hilarity to make this an easy fit as a Festivus book, so here we go.

 

(Task: Read any comedy, parody, or satire.)

 

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text 2019-09-06 18:21
Reading progress update: I've read 74%.
We Have Always Lived in the Castle - Shirley Jackson,Bernadette Dunne

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text 2019-09-05 14:45
Reading progress update: I've read 51%.
We Have Always Lived in the Castle - Shirley Jackson,Bernadette Dunne

This is getting darker and darker by the minute. And I´m loving it.

 

 

It´s not often that I´m drawn more to my audiobook than my physical read, but this audiobook is so good, I´m constantly going back to it.

 

 

Although ... I´m not sure if in the end I can take this book for this square, but for now I will stick with it.

 

 

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text 2019-09-03 17:47
Reading progress update: I've read 7%.
We Have Always Lived in the Castle - Shirley Jackson,Bernadette Dunne

Don´t know yet why the people in the village hate the Blackwoods so much. But the way they treat Marianne, the square description "Terror in a small Town" is a very fitting one.

 

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review 2019-08-13 01:02
The Haunting of Hill House
The Haunting Of Hill House - Shirley Jackson,Bernadette Dunne

Audience: Adult

Format: Audiobook/Owned

 

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.

- opening lines

 

This was an excellent performance by Bernadette Dunne. I enjoyed listening to her read the story and she made me feel like I was right there with the characters staying in Hill House. The book itself is well-written and had me up late wanting to see what would happen next. I felt for Eleanor, cheered for her when she stood up for herself and worried for her as she became more affected by Hill House.

 

I recently watched the Netflix series and loved it, but it seemed like it was more inspired by the book than following the plot at all.

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