August 1st, 2020
 August Pick: We Have Always Lived in the Castle
August Pick: We Have Always Lived in the Castle

We are kicking off the month of August with a new monthly feature, inspired by the mutual fondness Kat and myself share for books. Every month we will pick a book we know to be one of Kat’s favourites or one she has picked up and showcased via social media. It’s a cosy little way of getting acquainted with her a bit more personally.

For August, we picked We Have Always Lived in the Castle by Shirley Jackson, “one of my favorite writers of all time. If you like a little fright and beautiful stories that stay in your noggin forever, give her a read”.

Synopsis

My name is Mary Katherine Blackwood. I am eighteen years old, and I live with my sister Constance. I have often thought that with any luck at all I could have been born a werewolf, because the two middle fingers on both my hands are the same length, but I have had to be content with what I had. I dislike washing myself, and dogs, and noise, I like my sister Constance, and Richard Plantagenet, and Amanita phalloides, the death-cap mushroom. Everyone else in my family is dead… 

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