293/365 The Haunting of Hill House remains unopened on my bookshelf

One of my favorite authors is Shirley Jackson but that doesn’t mean I have read all of her books. I read The Lottery in high school, but it wasn’t until the last ten or so years that I read We Have Always Lived in the Castle. I read her two memoirs: Life Among the Savages and Raising Demons and then I read Come Along with Me, just last year.

I bought The Haunting of Hill House because I do want to read it, but also because its cover art matches We Have Always Lived in the Castle, but haven’t brought myself to open it because I’m afraid to. I’ve seen both films so I know the plot and where the scary parts lie but the book feels more scary somehow. Make sense?