the lottery and other stories + twisted 9

The Lottery and Other StoriesThe Lottery and Other Stories by Shirley Jackson

My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Shirley Jackson finds horror everywhere: a living room with a new guest, a kitchen with a nosy helper, a window overlooking a mysterious new neighbor. There is suspense in the tiniest encounters, in the narrowest grocery aisles. This is a must-read for anyone interested in the craft of subtle horror writing. Ms. Jackson’s the master.


Twisted 9Twisted 9 by Jessica Zafra

My rating: 4 of 5 stars

I didn’t like Twisted 8 1/2 that much because it had more product reviews than thoughtful essays. I read Zafra’s blog, and thought then, Well, maybe I should just read her blog than buy any more of her books. Twisted 9, however, was loaded with film reviews, social commentary, and slice-of-life observations – my kind of Twisted. I found it a satisfying read. The book is small enough for travel, so yes, buy this book. You can read it while waiting in line somewhere.

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I’m having a hard time finishing All’s Fair in Blog and War, so I jumped back into King’s Under the Dome.

Waking the Dead by Yvette Tan

Twisted 9 by Jessica Zafra

All’s Fair in Blog and War by Chrissie Peria

Cover (Story) Girl by Chris Mariano

Mythspace by Paolo Chikiamco and Koi Carreon

fled their faces turned by Christian Tablazon

Now, Then, and Elsewhen by Nikki Alfar

Fairy Tale Fail by Mina V. Esguerra

Interim Goddess of Love by Mina V. Esguerra

Naermyth by Karen Francisco

Philippine Speculative Fiction Vol. 8 by various authors

The Best of PSF (2005-2010) by various authors

Philippine Speculative Fiction Vol. 1 by various authors

Philippine Speculative Fiction Vol. 3 by various authors

How to Traverse Terra Incognita by Dean Francis Alfar

Si Amapola sa 65 na Kabanata by Ricky Lee

Save the Cake by Stella Torres

The Real Score by Kesh Tanglao

Vintage Love by Agay Lllanera

Drone by Allan Popa

The Filipino Heroes League by Paolo Fabregas

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