Another very exciting announcement to give you!
Yes, that’s right: Shirley Jackson Reading Week will be taking place 13-18 July. It sprung from a conversation on Twitter with two very lovely bloggers, Ana/Nymeth of Things Mean A Lot and Jenny of Reading the End, and (some quick messaging and emailing later), dates were decided and Ana has made this beautiful button/badge to accompany the week.
I’m so excited to be co-hosting with these fab ladies, especially since they give me a run for my money on besottedness with Shirley Jackson. The only other author week I’ve co-hosted was Muriel Spark Reading Week, with Harriet Devine, back in 2012 (was it?) and that was really great fun.
So, basically, we’d love you all to join in! Whether you’re after her spooky novels We Have Always Lived in the Castle and The Haunting of Hill House, her brilliant comic apocalypse country house novel The Sundial, her hilarious family memoirs Life Among the Savages and Raising Demons or any of her other works, then we’d love you to get involved.
This post (and posts soon appearing on Jenny and Ana’s blogs) is to spread the word and prepare people – hie thee to a bookshop or library and look forward to July! Do ask any of us if you’d like recommendations for what to read, of course. And feel free to borrow and share Ana’s beautiful button.