New books, old books. Books never stop coming. What’s new to your house this week?
The Book Report discusses a book I received, whether it was bought, borrowed, or given, why I got it, or why I’m excited about reading it.
The Sundial by Shirley Jackson
Where Did It Come From? I ordered this book among others from Book Depository for myself for Christmas.
Why did I want it? I’ve read most of Shirley Jackson’s work but this one slipped past me. I saw it mentioned a couple of times over the last year. When I was deciding what to buy, I put this at the top of the list.
Describe the book within 140 characters. New owners of an old house are told the world is about to end.
Pre-reading thoughts. I’m cautiously optimistic about The Sundial. The fact that I hadn’t heard of it until recently makes me wonder if it can stand up, at all, against her other great works.