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Graveyard Book
Graveyard Book | Neil Gaiman
In this Newbery Medal-winning novel, Bod is an unusual boy who inhabits an unusual place he's the only living resident of a graveyard. Raised from infancy by the ghosts, werewolves, and other cemetery denizens, Bod has learned the antiquated customs of his guardians' time as well as their ghostly teachings such as the ability to Fade so mere mortals cannot see him.Can a boy raised by ghosts face the wonders and terrors of the worlds of both the living and the dead? And then there are being such as ghouls that aren't really one thing or the other.The Graveyard Book won the Newbery Medal and the Carnegie Medal and is a Hugo Award Winner for Best Novel.Supports the Common Core State Standards"
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IheartYA
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*All of my bookish prompts are packed away so digital edits will have to suffice for now.*

The Graveyard Book
by Neil Gaiman
⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️/5

🖤 2022 challenge prompt: #25 - favorite author's favorite book
🖤 November bingo prompt: recommended by a parent
🖤 Bookish First bingo prompt: Author has written YA and adult

Original, oddly satisfying and well-written. This was my first Neil Gaiman book but definitely won't be my last.

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So the answer to my concerns about a writer's regular fare being too dark might be to check if they've written anything directed at younger audiences?! Holds true here anyway. What I tried of American Gods was pretty unrelenting, but THIS was charming. (Still not fluffy though!)
Beautiful but sad in a way that rings true to life. I don't think I'll ever be a huge Gaiman reader, but I will be investigating other middle grade/YA works he's written.

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As an MLIS graduate working in information management, I cannot properly explain the wealth of emotion wrought by this phrase... 🤦🏼‍♂️

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Eggs
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yourfavouritemixtape
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Started this with not knowing what I got myself into. While it took me a moment to settle into the story, I loved the simple language. Something I loved in all the Gaiman-books I‘ve read. Liked the story more the longer it went on and in the end I have to say, it was a good YA-Fantasy-read.

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ATB
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Books 📚 , beer 🍺 and baseball ⚾️… color me happy.

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WineAuntKK
The Graveyard Book | Neil Gaiman

Kiss a lover
Dance a measure,
Find your name
And buried treasure...

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WineAuntKK
The Graveyard Book | Neil Gaiman

Great hook that leaves you wanting to read the whole thing.

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WineAuntKK
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Speculative. This book has one really fantastic hook that make you want to see where it going and how the book ended within the first 5 to 10 minutes of reading it. The author also gives great detail with his imaginative words that really allows you to create a movie in your head as you are reading.

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AllDebooks
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Such a good yarn, love this book

#Scarathalon #TeamSlaughter #DailyPrompt
Day 12 - Grave

@Clwojick

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Andrew65
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1. Love them both, but if forced to choose I would go with Mystery.

2. Serial Killer every time.

3. Not really in to ghost books so would choose either The Graveyard Book or The Lovely Bones

#ThoughtfulThursday @MoonWitch94

Tagging @kezzlou85 @CocoReads @TheBookHippie @PageShifter @DieAReader

MoonWitch94 Thanks for playing 🎃✨📖🕯🏚 2mo
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I‘m not sure why I waited so long to read this book, but wow did I love it! I don‘t want to write a synopsis because I went into it not really knowing what it was about and was happy to be surprised, but the characters are charming, the story feels classic, and it was just a delicious read and one that I will read again! Highly recommend!

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StaceGhost
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🔍mystery, my dear Watson 🔪
👻haunted house, for sure 🏡

I‘m horrible at picking favorites but I really enjoyed the Graveyard Book! I‘m looking forward to reading it with my son.

@Yuki_Onna @inthegreensandblues want to play?

@MoonWitch94 thanks for the tag! #thoughtfulthursday

MoonWitch94 Thanks for playing 🎃✨🕯📖🏚 2mo
inthegreensandblues I love The Graveyard Book! 💜 2mo
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BarkingMadRead
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peanutnine
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I can't believe it's taken me this long to read this book! It was excellent. I loved following Bod's adventures growing up in the graveyard and learning to interact with the world, raised by the dead & observing the living. It was just a bit spooky and mysterious. Perfect for today's #ScarathlonDailyPrompt #grave #Scarathlon2022 #TeamMonsterMash @StayCurious #31by31 @Catsandbooks #Spookoween2022 @TheSpineView #Pointsathon @DieAReader @GHABI4ROSES

TheSpineView Loved this book too ❤️ 2mo
DieAReader 🎉🎉🎉 2mo
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Ann_Reads 🍁🎃👏 2mo
wanderinglynn One of my faves. 🖤 2mo
Texreader One of my faves too!! 2mo
TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!!! 2mo
Catsandbooks 🙌🏼🦇💜 2mo
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JessClark78
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‘Nobody Owens, known to his friends as Bod, is a normal boy. He would be completely normal if he didn‘t live in a graveyard, being raised and educated by ghosts.‘

I really liked this book. This will definitely be one of my favorites by Gaiman.

⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

#Spookoween #31by31 #Pointsathon
#Scarathlon2022 Team Theme +15
#ScarathlonWordSearch (206) +2,060

+2,076 points #TeamMonsterMash

DieAReader 🎉🎉🎉 2mo
TheSpineView One of Gaiman's best! This is my favorite cover 2mo
Catsandbooks 🙌🏼🦇💜 2mo
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TheSpineView
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#ScarathlonDailyPrompt @StayCurious
#Grave

Loved this book! Always think of this story in association with graves.

#Scarathlon2022 #TeamMonsterMash

katy4peas Such a great one! 2mo
sarah-bear Hear such good things about this one, I‘ve yet to read it! 2mo
TheSpineView @sarah-bear It is an excellent book. 2mo
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Nelnjali
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#ScarathlonDailyPrompts
Since I used The Graveyard Book for yesterday's #ghost 👻 prompt, I thought I'd use a different edition of the book, this time with the excellent illustrations of Chris Riddell.

#Scarsthlon2022
#TeamMonsterMash
@Clwojick @StayCurious

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Nelnjali
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For today's #OminousOctober I'm posting an image from one of my favorite Neil Gaiman books, The Graveyard Book. #ghost

@Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks
@Eggs
#Scarathlon2022
#TeamMonsterMash
@StayCurious

Eggs 👍🏼👻🧡 2mo
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peanutnine
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I wasn't sure about today's #ScarathlonDailyPrompt until I read this passage and it fit perfectly for #scream and #OminousOctober #ghost
@StayCurious @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @Eggs

Eggs Well done 👻🎃🖤 2mo
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LaurenMags
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Neil Gaiman is a master of creepy books for children! This book has become a favorite of mine.

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5 ⭐️s
I absolutely LOVED this book! Everything about it was wonderful. I loved how Gaiman wrote the characters and how he was ambiguous about who/what Silas was, but the reader still knows. I adore Bod! The ending had me choked up, but was still beautifully done. I‘ll have to hunt down the graphic novel version now!
#Scarathlon2022 #TeamMonsterMash
All applicable readathons/contests/etc. will be tagged in the comments below.

MegaWhoppingCosmicBookwyrm #ACosmicHorrorReadathon (counting this because of the Sleer) #OctoberReadathon (counting under Ouija prompt) #31by31 #Spookoween #ReadLikeHellathon (counting as 2 under Rose the Hat) #Pointsathon #Halloweekend #20in4 #AutumnAtoZ #Roll100
😮‍💨 (this point tracking may be harder than I originally thought)
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TheSpineView Loved this too! 2mo
Andrew65 Great. I love this book 👏👏👏 2mo
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Catsandbooks Woo! 🖤 2mo
Texreader I absolutely adore this book. I should add it to my tbr list for this month. I really want the graphic novel. 2mo
DieAReader 🎉🎉🎉 2mo
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Darklunarose
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To start tomorrow

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Allylu
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📕 - The Graveyard Book
✍️ - Neil Gaiman
📺 - Grey‘s Anatomy
🎤 - Garth Brooks, Glen Campbell
🎶 - Gentle On My Mind #manicmonday #LetterG @CBee

CBee Thanks for playing ♥️ 3mo
Eggs Thanks 🙏🏻 2mo
TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!!! 2mo
Andrew65 Thanks for the tag. The tagged book is a favourite of mine. 2mo
Allylu @Andrew65 Mine too! 2mo
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#IndelibleMoments @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @Eggs
#Award

The Graveyard Book has received lots of awards and accolades. Including the Newberry Medal and Hugo Award.

Eggs 💙🖤💙 3mo
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DMC_run8
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A family is murdered except for the youngest child, a toddler who happened to figure out how to escape his crib at a very opportune time. He wanders down the street to a graveyard where he is raised by its otherworldly inhabitants. As he grows older he will leave the safety of the graveyard and venture out into the world where a man waits to finish the job. This reminded me a little of Lincoln in the Bardo, which I also loved! 5⭐️

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vonnie862
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The Graveyard Book by Neil Gaiman.

One of my favorites by Mr. Gaiman. Both the audio and physical book are fantastic! I need to get my hands on the graphic novel.

#AlphabetGame
#LetterG
@Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Thank you for playing! 4mo
Tera66 🖤❤🖤 4mo
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Blackink_WhitePaper
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#Alphabetgame #LetterG

girl who drank the moon & Good girl‘s guide to murder series are few other books for letter g.

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks 🖤🖤🖤 4mo
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“It's like the people who believe they'll be happy if they go and live somewhere else, but who learn it doesn't work that way. Wherever you go, you take yourself with you. If you see what I mean.”

#AlphabetGame #letterG

My favourite Gaiman! (not counting The Sandman series, since I haven‘t read them 🙈).

Blackink_WhitePaper Same pinch ! 🥰😊 4mo
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Thank you for playing! 4mo
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TheIntrovertedDodoBird
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"Fear is contagious. You can catch it. Sometimes all it takes is for someone to say that they're scared for the fear to become real,"

~ The Graveyard Book by Neil Gaiman.

Honestly, I got goosebumps after reading the opening line to this spooky book ♡.

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thegirlwiththelibrarybag
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Hmm, my wild book box arrived today - and I‘m not that enthused with their selection but the note means I‘m going to give them another month to wow me (and then I‘ll sleep my subscription for a couple of months - so that it feels like a treat when it reactivates)

Moonprismpower Have you read this before? It‘s really good. Does the package come with other goodies? 6mo
Lindy “this is the best we‘ve got this month” isn‘t really selling this delightful novel, is it? It sounds apologetic rather than celebratory. (edited) 6mo
Susanita I really liked this book. 6mo
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thegirlwiththelibrarybag @Moonprismpower, I read most of it when it came out but lost interest before the end 😅 this particular book box is just the book - which I rather like ☺️ they‘re all thrifted too. 6mo
thegirlwiththelibrarybag @Lindy, I‘ve never really connected with a Gaiman novel (I haven‘t tried them all). Would you say it‘s a cozy fantasy? For this particular book box you fill in a bookish wish list - I think I stumped them a bit… 6mo
thegirlwiththelibrarybag @Susanita, maybe it‘ll be the book that makes me a Gaiman fan 🤞🏼 6mo
Susanita TBH he‘s kind of hit or miss for me, but this one was a hit. 6mo
Lindy Yes, I would say it‘s on the cosy side of fantasy, in spite of the fact that it starts out with all but the youngest member of a family being murdered. From then on (after the first scene) it‘s got a lot of warmth. 6mo
thegreensofa I get Wild Books box too! You‘re card‘s writing is so much neater than mine lol. I have had really good success with them and have only been uninterested in one book so far, which was totally off my track. 6mo
thegirlwiththelibrarybag @Lindy, good to know - I‘ll chuck it onto my tbr mountain and get to it ✨one day✨ 6mo
thegirlwiththelibrarybag @thegreensofa, I love the concept of the Wild book box - glad you are having such success with it ☺️ I‘ve been pretty happy with mine - I‘ve played with my profile a few times to see what they come up with. That‘s so funny about the writing, I wonder how many people they have on staff. 6mo
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TheSpineView
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Eggs 🖤🌔🖤 7mo
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AvidReader25
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This was my 3rd time reading this creepy coming-of-age story. It's modeled on The Jungle Book but set in a graveyard instead. At its heart, it‘s about a boy who feels like he doesn‘t quite fit in anywhere. That unifying feeling makes the book applicable to just about anyone. Gaiman creates an unforgettable world in the graveyard and these characters will stay with me forever.

“If I come back, it will be a place, but it won‘t be home any longer."

Leftcoastzen Amazing tombstone! 7mo
AvidReader25 @Leftcoastzen Isn‘t that beautiful! 7mo
BkClubCare So should I read Jungle Book first? 7mo
AvidReader25 @BkClubCare Definitely don‘t need to! Totally stands on its own without knowing anything about that original inspiration. 7mo
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Rissa1
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The beginning and end were strong but the middle seemed to drag. #20in4 #Readathon I am 57 pages short of my 600 page goal at 11:40 pm. I am not going to make it. I am ok with it, considering day one I had a sick kid. Days 2 and 3 had me parenting alone and day 4 brought a killer headache.

PaperbackPirate I hope you‘re feeling better! 💙 8mo
Rissa1 @PaperbackPirate I am, Thank you! 8mo
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Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Perfect 👍🏻 🖤📚 9mo
Eggs My choice too🖤🪦🤍 9mo
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JuliaTheBookNerd
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#Graveyard 🪦 #SavvySettings 🍀

#BookNerd 💙🤓📚

Eggs My choice too❣️ 9mo
JuliaTheBookNerd @Eggs Great minds think alike 🤪😊❤️ 9mo
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Eggs
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My favorite book set in a #graveyard - the story of Bod… #SavvySettings @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks

AmandaBlaze That was going to be my choice! Good thing to have a backup. 9mo
Eggs Always the first 1 that comes to mind!!! 9mo
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TheSpineView
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#Movie2BookRecs @Klou
Prompt: Ghostbusters

Klou I would love to read this. Might have to be my next Neil Gaiman book. Great choice! 9mo
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Andrew65
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Love this #Book #BeginsWith

Eggs Another great Gaiman book 💙🖤💙 11mo
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OriginalCyn620
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I‘ve read this gorgeous book in print, so this time I listened to the audio. Gaiman did an excellent job (of course!) as well as the rest of the full cast - an excellent production! If you have not read this book, I highly recommend it!

#bookspinbingo - free space
#pop22 - Hugo Award winner
#jumpstart2022

Lizpixie Nice job!👍 11mo
TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!! 11mo
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StaceGhost
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I don‘t know how I ended up with such a cool 3 year old ❤️I finished the graveyard book tonight and loved it! 🪦looking forward to reading it together in a few years…and with his sister a few years after that!

BookNAround He‘s cute as a bug in a rug! 13mo
Crazeedi Adorable, I want to pinch those cute cheeks! 13mo
StaceGhost Thank you! He‘s pretty much the greatest! I think I might try the audiobook version on him— Patrick Rothfuss said his 4 year old liked it! 13mo
Nute Absolutely adorable! 13mo
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StaceGhost
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Aaaaahhh!! This is so fantastic! Thank you soooo much @Karisa I feel so lucky to have you as my swap! The mug, the socks, the books— and my favorite chocolate! I just found the stickers too! This is awesome 🤩 thanks for making it a very spooky time @wanderinglynn 👻 I can‘t wait to rock this mug in class haha! #hhs21

Karisa Hurray! So glad you like it. It was so much fun to shop you! Happy Halloween! 🎃 13mo
StaceGhost @Karisa absolutely! Everything was spot on! 🫀💀🎃 Happy Hallows! (edited) 13mo
Clare-Dragonfly Ooh, I love Hu chocolate! 13mo
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StaceGhost @Clare-Dragonfly me too! I‘m a sucker for every flavor but so far this one and the hazelnut are my favorites 13mo
wanderinglynn Awesome! And The Graveyard Book is on of my faves! 🎃🧡 13mo
HeathHof Great package! I just finished the Silent Companions and it is SUPER creepy and so good! The Graveyard Book is also wonderful 🖤 13mo
Crazeedi Such a great present!!🧡🎃🧡🎃 13mo
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I think this is one of the best reads of the year. I enjoyed it. Story is interesting & inspiring. Beautiful concept and plot 4.5 🌟

#Scarathlon2021 #TeamHendrix #bookspinbingo #spookoweenreadathon #Wickedathon +15pts 6.5 hours

TheSpineView Love this book!❤❤❤ 14mo
TheAromaofBooks Yay!!! 14mo
Blackink_WhitePaper @TheSpineView yeah me too 😊 14mo
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