All in Good Storytime 📚 Episode 29

All in Good Storytime is an interactive, bookish, book club podcast hosted by Alanna, Katya, and Tia. To join the club, make sure you're following us on Twitter to get updates on what book we're reading and to what chapter we are reading through (or what anime we're watching and what episode we are watching through), and listen to the podcast here or on iTunes (see link below) to join in on the discussion. And don't forget to read along!

In the 29th episode of All in Good Storytime, we continue reading White is for Witching by Helen Oyeyemi from section "Jennifer Silver" up to section "Sade." In these chapters, the powers and sentience of the House are further expanded upon. Mystery surrounds the disappearance of Jennifer, Miranda's grandmother, and it is suggested that she was either strangled by her own mother or forever trapped in the house. Everyone experiences horrifying dreams. Miranda is attacked by a group of girls led by Tijana as the attacks on immigrants in their community intensify. Eliot goes to South Africa for an internship and Miranda goes off to college at Cambridge where she becomes Ore's rebound after being rejected by Tijana.

We examine the numerous haunted house moments in these chapters which include animating a mannequin to give Sade, the new housekeeper, a classic jumpscare. We look at the relationship between Anna, whose devastation over the death of her husband during WWI coincided with the creation of the house as a conscious figure, and nationalism. We end by discussing our predictions that Great-Grandma Anna Good has been possessing all of the Silver women and that Ore will eventually use Tijana's purple holy water gift as a cleansing bath bomb for Miranda to exorcise her.

Next week, we will be reading from section "Sade" through the end of White is for Witching by Helen Oyeyemi.

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