Wednesday, June 8, 2016

Yarn Along

Reading: The Lottery and Other Stories, by Shirley Jackson. Last fall I read We Have Always Lived in the Castle and absolutely loved it, so I want to read more Shirley Jackson this year. I'm really enjoying these short stories so far, though they're not exactly what I expected. They're all interesting and intriguing (with an unsettling feeling), and I love her writing style, but most of them aren't as creepy or dark as I thought. (That's not necessarily a bad thing!)

Knitting: My first lace shawl, the Elder Tree shawl. It's worsted weight so it's moving along quickly, and despite my initial fear of lace charts, I'm actually enjoying it. It's very simple and I'm loving how the leaf designs look with this tweedy green yarn.

{Yarn Along is a weekly link up hosted by Ginny where you can share what you've been knitting and reading.}


  1. Yesss! I love Shirley Jackson! I read The Lottery for a school assignment a couple years ago and fell in love with her unsettling writing style. I've been dying to read more but haven't really gotten around to it. I'll love to hear your thoughts on The Lottery.

    1. I did read The Lottery last fall before I read We Have Always Lived in the Castle. I did enjoy it very much, though I think I would have liked it more if I hadn't heard so much about it before! I wasn't spoiled as to what happened, but I knew it was supposed to be very shocking so I was anticipating the "shock" the entire time. :)

      So far the stories I've read in this book aren't as similar to The Lottery as I expected them to be. But I would highly recommend We Have Always Lived in the Castle when you read more Shirley Jackson, I thought it was wonderfully creepy.


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