In case you are wondering, "D" is my husband -- Dave Liu! As you've probably noticed, I don't update this blog often but I may post more as I've linked this to my Google+ account.

Monday, June 23, 2003

"The Lottery"

There was a recent MetaFilter thread on strange rituals, and a poster mentioned the short story "The Lottery" by Shirley Jackson. One of my teachers from high school, Mrs. Holgate, read it to our Form 4 (?) English class, and to this day, I think it's one of the best short stories ever written.

Roald Dahl is another of my favorite short story authors. Until I visited his website, I had forgotten that he had written "Charlie and the Chocolate Factory" and I didn't know that he wrote "The Witches". I recently watched the movie adaptation starring Anjelica Huston thanks to my trusty TiVo and subscription to HBO.

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