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YOU SURVIVED! Go you! DOWN A DARK HALL is pretty spooky, and I know I wouldn't want to be stuck in that creepy old house with the needy ghosties.


Duncandownadarkhall by PinkyMcCoversong

Did I say ghosties? Whoops. Yeah, this is a spoilerific journal. So if you haven't finished the book yet, RUN. But, you know, come back when you're ready to discuss.

BlackCindyChillBookNinja by PinkyMcCoversong



Question 1


So in the second half of DOWN A DARK HALL, you finally find out why everyone has been selected for this elite, four-girl school in the middle of nowhere: ESP and paranormal experiences! While Kit is totally not into being possessed in order to record dead guys' unwritten works, some of the other girls embrace it. Sandy is apparently channelling a Bronte, and Lynda has become a prodigious painter (though, being portrayed as fairly dim-witted, it's hard to say whether she understands her situation at all). How do you think you would feel about this, if it happened to you?

PennsatuckyISeeThings by PinkyMcCoversong

Question 2


Kit is definitely the hero of the story -- she has the most agency, she has insights others don't, and she's ready to thwart evil whatever it takes.  But what about Jules? Portrayed as the sexy possible love interest, he is part of the conspiracy to find and keep the girls trapped at the school. When he finds out about what happened at his mother's other schools, however, he takes the girls' side to help get them to safety. Does that make him a hero? Or is he still a villain for being in on the plot from the beginning? And do you think the author did a good job with this character and his possible duality?

ChapmanBitchesGotsTaLearn by PinkyMcCoversong

Question 3


Madame Duret claims that, morally, she is actually doing the right thing with the girls—what are a few teenage lives in trade for the unfinished works of history's greatest artists?  How do you feel about Madame Duret's ethical standpoint? Or Jules', before he finds out about the previous schools?

MaritzaBitchYouWereBornIn92 by PinkyMcCoversong

Question 4


If you had the powers that the girls in DOWN A DARK HALL have, which girl do you think you'd be most like? Would you be okay with being possessed for the sake of art? 

BlackCindyExpandYourHorizons by PinkyMcCoversong

Activity Time!


Choice of two activities to win extra points toward the prizes:
1. Create an erasure poem using a page from Down a Dark Hall. If you want to learn more about erasure, check out this tutorial.
2. Since July is Flash-Fic-Month write a piece of flash, up to 500 words, about being possessed by an artist. You have until July 15!

PennsatuckyPotatoWithEyes by PinkyMcCoversong



Oh, did I mention prizes?


I'm wicked excited about the prizes this month. Thanks to Penguin Random House, The winner for this month will receive a copy of BE NOT AFRAIDby Cecelia Galante and SURVIVE THE NIGHT by Danielle Vega -- both excellent thrillers by amazing authors, brand new for summer 2015!

Galantebenotafraid by PinkyMcCoversong     Vegasurvivethenight by PinkyMcCoversong
Random House BYR, April 2015 / Penguin Razorbill, July 2015

To win prizes, comment on the book club journals and participate in discussions and activities related to the book of the month. The person who contributes the most to the discussions wins the prizes! You have until July 15.



Thanks for participating! And be sure to check in with CRLiterature and DrippingWords for July's book club! We'll be reading ORYX AND CRAKE, the first book in the MadAddam series by one of dA's favorite writers, Margaret Atwood!

See you soon!

xo:iconpinkymccoversong: PinkyMcCoversong 

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E. Kristin Anderson
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My name is Emily, but if you're looking for my published work, you should Google E. Kristin Anderson. (Ask me and I'll tell you the why-I-need-a-pen-name story.) I write poetry (for everyone) and fiction (for young adults and children) and nonfiction (sometimes). I'm the co-editor of the nonfiction anthology DEAR TEEN ME (Zest Books, 2012) based on the website DearTeenMe.com, where authors write letters to their teen selves. I have two poetry chapbooks out: A JAB OF DEEP URGENCY (Finishing Line Press) and A GUIDE FOR THE PRACTICAL ABDUCTEE (Red Bird Chapbooks). I'm an online editor at Hunger Mountain and a contributing editor at Found Poetry Review . I blog at EKristinAnderson.com about books and writing and my bizarro life here in Austin, TX. If you're looking for editorial or mentoring servies, I'm a member of Yellow Bird Editors, a group of industry professionals offering these and other services for professionals as well as beginning writers and teens.

I grew up in Westbrook, Maine and went to Connecticut College in the beautiful New London, CT, and have a fancy-sounding degree in Classics. Once upon a time I lived in Brooklyn and worked at The New Yorker magazine and sometimes I have dreams that I have to go into the office and make the magazine and can't remember how. ATX, though? It's a great home. I like to take photographs with toy and vintage cameras. Don't listen to anyone who says watching television will rot your brain -- some of my best ideas have come from TV.

Scroll down for a list of upcoming events and information on my editorial and coaching services.
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`PinkyMcCoversong brings a type of dedication and enthusiasm that's a fantastic asset to our literature community. A constant inspiration and mentor to many, Emily has an eclectic background that has allowed her to develop a gallery filled with poetry and prose that will keep you glued and eager for more. An already published writer, Emily brought the "Dear Teen Me" concept to the fore in our deviantART community, and has continued to inspire writers young and old to participate. We're absolutely delighted to kickstart our 13th Birthday celebrations by bestowing the Deviousness Award for August 2013 to`PinkyMcCoversong.
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CRLiterature Book Club Journal Header by inknalcohol


YOU SURVIVED! Go you! DOWN A DARK HALL is pretty spooky, and I know I wouldn't want to be stuck in that creepy old house with the needy ghosties.


Duncandownadarkhall by PinkyMcCoversong

Did I say ghosties? Whoops. Yeah, this is a spoilerific journal. So if you haven't finished the book yet, RUN. But, you know, come back when you're ready to discuss.

BlackCindyChillBookNinja by PinkyMcCoversong



Question 1


So in the second half of DOWN A DARK HALL, you finally find out why everyone has been selected for this elite, four-girl school in the middle of nowhere: ESP and paranormal experiences! While Kit is totally not into being possessed in order to record dead guys' unwritten works, some of the other girls embrace it. Sandy is apparently channelling a Bronte, and Lynda has become a prodigious painter (though, being portrayed as fairly dim-witted, it's hard to say whether she understands her situation at all). How do you think you would feel about this, if it happened to you?

PennsatuckyISeeThings by PinkyMcCoversong

Question 2


Kit is definitely the hero of the story -- she has the most agency, she has insights others don't, and she's ready to thwart evil whatever it takes.  But what about Jules? Portrayed as the sexy possible love interest, he is part of the conspiracy to find and keep the girls trapped at the school. When he finds out about what happened at his mother's other schools, however, he takes the girls' side to help get them to safety. Does that make him a hero? Or is he still a villain for being in on the plot from the beginning? And do you think the author did a good job with this character and his possible duality?

ChapmanBitchesGotsTaLearn by PinkyMcCoversong

Question 3


Madame Duret claims that, morally, she is actually doing the right thing with the girls—what are a few teenage lives in trade for the unfinished works of history's greatest artists?  How do you feel about Madame Duret's ethical standpoint? Or Jules', before he finds out about the previous schools?

MaritzaBitchYouWereBornIn92 by PinkyMcCoversong

Question 4


If you had the powers that the girls in DOWN A DARK HALL have, which girl do you think you'd be most like? Would you be okay with being possessed for the sake of art? 

BlackCindyExpandYourHorizons by PinkyMcCoversong

Activity Time!


Choice of two activities to win extra points toward the prizes:
1. Create an erasure poem using a page from Down a Dark Hall. If you want to learn more about erasure, check out this tutorial.
2. Since July is Flash-Fic-Month write a piece of flash, up to 500 words, about being possessed by an artist. You have until July 15!

PennsatuckyPotatoWithEyes by PinkyMcCoversong



Oh, did I mention prizes?


I'm wicked excited about the prizes this month. Thanks to Penguin Random House, The winner for this month will receive a copy of BE NOT AFRAIDby Cecelia Galante and SURVIVE THE NIGHT by Danielle Vega -- both excellent thrillers by amazing authors, brand new for summer 2015!

Galantebenotafraid by PinkyMcCoversong     Vegasurvivethenight by PinkyMcCoversong
Random House BYR, April 2015 / Penguin Razorbill, July 2015

To win prizes, comment on the book club journals and participate in discussions and activities related to the book of the month. The person who contributes the most to the discussions wins the prizes! You have until July 15.



Thanks for participating! And be sure to check in with CRLiterature and DrippingWords for July's book club! We'll be reading ORYX AND CRAKE, the first book in the MadAddam series by one of dA's favorite writers, Margaret Atwood!

See you soon!

xo:iconpinkymccoversong: PinkyMcCoversong 

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HELLOOOOOO!


It's been so fun reading a classic by one of my favorite authors, Lois Duncan!  And it's time to check in to see how y'all are faring with this spooky mystery.

Duncandownadarkhall by PinkyMcCoversong


Questions:


  • 1. How do you feel about the updates? This book was written in the 70s, and it and many of her titles have been updated (by the author and publisher) to reflect contemporary style, technology, and language. Do you think this is a good idea, or do you feel like you would have rather read the "original?" Or, did you choose which edition to read BASED on whether you'd be seeing the updates, as I mentioned in the initial post. (I read the newest edition, updates included.)
Downadarkhall-old3-1983 by PinkyMcCoversong

  • 2. How do you think that current technology affects the way a story like this is written? For example, in the updated edition of DOWN A DARK HALL, Duncan writes that there's no cell phone reception and that the head mistress has restricted Internet access. Obviously, in the 70s the girls wouldn't have had cell phones or laptops and the Internet wasn't a thing yet. How do you think this affects an author trying to put her characters in peril?


MulderComputer by PinkyMcCoversong

  • 3. Is DOWN A DARK HALL a gothic novel?  According to our neighborhood Gothic literature expert, tiganusi, a gothic novel is: 

A Gothic novel appeals to the sentimentality of the reader - in familiar but still slightly detached settings, like Italy or New England three weeks ago, the reader is forced to relate to the characters mainly through the spleen. The core conflict in Gothic literature will always be between a blurry "evil" society and a blurry "good" character or subculture. In the Gothic era the beautiful and exotic were considered good, and thus evil was considered grotesque (which in this situation means "everyday societal crap that has a dark side", like the incest in O'Connor's work or all the consumption in the original Gothic canon).

    What makes DOWN A DARK HALL gothic? What makes it NOT gothic?

ScullyNotAVampire by PinkyMcCoversong
  • 4. DOWN A DARK HALL is a YA novel, and it was published before YA was really a thing. Back then, most YA was written for younger readers, maybe the 10-13 age group.  So Duncan was considered pretty damn edgy. Do you think she's edgy? Why do you think her work has frequently been banned or challenges at American libraries and schools? Here's a link to information on banned and challenged books, just for a little extra edification: www.ala.org/bbooks/about
MulderDoYouThinkI'mSpooky by PinkyMcCoversong

DO THIS:


To win extra points toward the prizes, draw or write as if you're Lynda (the suddenly gifted painter) or Sandy (who now writes poetry). Think about what they might be experiencing that gives them these talents. Points if it gives you chills. Post your work as a deviation and link it in the comments here!


MulderSawElvis by PinkyMcCoversong

Prizes:


I'm wicked excited about the prizes this month. Thanks to Penguin Random House, The winner for this month will receive a copy of BE NOT AFRAIDby Cecelia Galante and SURVIVE THE NIGHT by Danielle Vega -- both excellent thrillers by amazing authors, brand new for summer 2015!

Galantebenotafraid by PinkyMcCoversong     Vegasurvivethenight by PinkyMcCoversong
Random House BYR, April 2015 / Penguin Razorbill, July 2015

To win prizes, comment on the book club journals and participate in discussions and activities related to the book of the month. The person who contributes the most to the discussions wins the prizes!

And....dun dun DUN! THE May book club winner is MidNightMagnificent. MidNightMagnificent gets an advance copy of THE VISITORS by Simon Sylvester, thanks to Melville House! Please note me with your postal address to claim your prize! So, let's hear what you have to say about DOWN A DARK HALL! Are you totally creeped out, or what?

xoxoPinkyMcCoversong :iconpinkymccoversong:

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Your bio things are awesome. Made me smile.
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Glad to hear. :)
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:rofl: omgosh, I will have truly arrived if I have an official bio composed by you!... Alas though, I think I have less than 350 points (upends her wallet). Ah me, looks like I'll need to keep my face pressed against the shiny display window, wistfully hopeful... :icongrumpplz:
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Haha. Let me know. >.>
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You're super rad.
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NO YOU ARE.
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NO, YOU. :stare:
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thanks for the watch ! and I can't believe I wasn't watching you - done. ;)
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