Library Loot – Wednesday Meme by The Captive Reader and Silly Little Mischief

As you know my blog is very heavily based on library books so when I saw this meme I knew it was for me!

Hosted by The Captive Reader and Silly Little Mischief here is my library loot for this week:

The Lottery and Other Stories by Shirley Jackson

Book Description From Goodreads:

The Lottery, one of the most terrifying stories written in this century, created a sensation when it was first published in The New Yorker. “Power and haunting,” and “nights of unrest” were typical reader responses. This collection, the only one to appear during Shirley Jackson’s lifetime, unites “The Lottery:” with twenty-four equally unusual stories. Together they demonstrate Jackson’s remarkable range–from the hilarious to the truly horrible–and power as a storyteller.”

I am struggling to get through this book and have decided that I will carry on reading it until it is time to send it back.

I have made a note of lots of other library books that I want to borrow, but I don’t know if I will have enough time for all of them!

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3 thoughts on “Library Loot – Wednesday Meme by The Captive Reader and Silly Little Mischief

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  2. Claire (The Captive Reader)

    I spent years staying away from Jackson after reading “The Lottery”, too scared by it to dare any of her other work. I did eventually (after a decade? It was a ridiculously long time) gird myself enough to read We Have Always Lived in the Castle but was much happier once I discovered her comic memoirs – what a shift from her other work!

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    1. Emily Jane Post author

      I just didn’t understand what was going on to be scared. The lottery I read about was set in a village where every so often they held a lottery and people collected stones to take to the event – to not give anything away but to check that I was reading the same thing?! I wonder if I was reading a different book to the description I found on Goodreads.



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