Kelly Faircloth
kellyfaircloth
Senior Editor, Attic Haunter, Jezebel
Jun 30
3

Oh man, summer of ‘99- I had just graduated high school and was working in a Dairy Queen in Cocoa Beach, FL before heading off to college. Now my two kids just came in from the backyard, loudly complaining of dizziness after spinning themselves around on the swing. Read more

Jun 30
2

I think at the time I had just extracted myself from the Science Fiction Book Club (also run by Doubleday). This luckily introduced me to Barbara Hambly but also tricked me into Piers Anthony. Got rid of almost all of those, what a metric ton of hardcovers to deal with. 

Jun 30
3

Jenny Cruisie would be a good call. I love her snarky rom-com style.

Jun 30
3

Don’t sleep on “Top Secret Recipes,” tucked away by the reply card perforation — restaurant knock-offs galore, and while a ‘Lite’ label is usually concerning, it’s a reliable series so it’s worth a try. (Forget Burpee’s complete gardener, friend; we’re not espaliering pear trees at our summer estate. Rodale’s Read more

Jun 30
5

I can almost guarantee I read Sandra Brown’s “Send No Flowers” even though the description made me roll my eyes so hard I think they’re stuck in the back of my head. Read more

Jun 30
3

I worked in a mall bookstore at the time and can remeber a run on chicken soup for the soul. Really surprised that tgere was no John Grisham here unless he was not with doubleday.

Jun 23
10

I must register my absolute hatred for those high-cut 80s era legs. For a few years in the 80s, it was really hard to find swimsuits that weren’t cut that way. I looked terrible in those suits. The shape of my belly is such that even at my thinnest, it would be revealed very unflatteringly by those high cut leg holes. Read more

Jun 23
9

Next please - a discussion of old timey bathing hats with the flowers and other embellishments!  I’d love them to make a comeback.

Jun 23
10

Loving #5 floral with matching tabi socks and thong wood-soled sandals oh my god. Also the last shot, on the right, 100% ST:TNG. 

Jun 17
2

I’m reading Girl, Woman, Other, than starting Americanah. Then when Husband gets done with it I’m starting The Southern Book Club’s Guide to Slaying Vampires. (I can’t wait! A character is named James Harris so you know the author knows what he’s doing.)

Jun 17
4

I have read through Red, White, and Royal Blue twice this week so I guess that’s a big statement on how I’m doing, mentally.

Jun 17
2

I’m working through The Mirror and the Light (final installment of Mantel’s Thomas Cromwell trilogy). I can’t go two pages without Googling a character’s eventual fate and I don’t know why I keep bothering. They were all beheaded. Every single one.

Jun 17
3

That first picture reminds me of my 12th summer. I lived in the middle of nowhere and spent the whole school break reading in a hammock ( Sacajawea, 1300 pages). My local library is closed, but I can still check out e-books. It’s all chick-out and Wheel of Time series for me right now. I'm so lonely, *sob*