To start tomorrow
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⭐️
“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.”
My favourite Gaiman! (not counting The Sandman series, since I haven‘t read them 🙈).
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)
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."
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.
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
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!
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
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
#audiopuzzling – finished The Astrologer by Cobble Hill whilst listening to Gaiman‘s The Graveyard Book, one of my faves and a perfect read for October. 🎃
Book 9 for #Screamathon & #SpookOWeen readathon
Book 6 for #littenlisten
Today‘s #LittensDressedinBlood prompt:
“Dead Mans Party” made me think of this one!
My first Gaiman book and I loved it - fell in love with Bod (a boy who grows up between the world of ghosts and the living, a human boy raised by ghosts, hunted by Jack ) It was sweet and funny and sad and a mystery (who is Jack) -
#TBR #ReadingUpdate #CurrentlyReading
Thx for the tag @TheSpineView
1. Sometimes - but if I do I'm not going to enjoy the story as much -
2. Harry Potter and I think Thursday Murder Club will be fun
3. no, but some turn me off - teenage girl, moody, hates her father, then has life changing experience where she begins to see value in her dad (yes, you know what series I am talking about)
4. family, friends and books
Want to play @Gissy and @Traci1 ?
HAPPY BOOK FAIR DAY! 🎉🎉🎉 This week the library has a summer reading book fair and all kids and teens who have completed their summer reading logs get a free book! 😃💕📚 It was my first year ordering books for this and as you can tell, I'M HYPED! 😂🤣 So far, the tagged book has been super popular and it brings me such joy to be able to hand teens and teens a book by one of my favorite authors! #librarylove #librariansoflitsy
What's the VERY BEST part of being a Teen Librarian? Ordering tons of AWESOME books from the Scholastic Book Fair for our summer reading prizes! 🎉📚💕🎉📚💕📚💕🎉📚 Every teen that completes their reading log gets a free book! And it was my job this year to order the selection of books! 😍 It made me super nostalgic and giddy thinking about the Scholastic Book Fairs of my childhood! 😄
Another great book I got to read for my classes! Disappointed because my small class of older students weren‘t at all excited to read or interested in the book, but I loved it. About a boy who is raised by ghosts and a vampire in a graveyard and uncovering the mystery of how he ended up there. So good and definitely recommend for older students
This might be one of the cutest things I've ever experienced. Apparently, Rumpel loves being read to! 😻💕📚 When I open a book and start reading out loud she runs over, jumps in my lap, and pays attention! Usually after a little while she falls asleep in either my lap or on my chest. I'm tagging The Graveyard Book because that is what we're reading together currently. (we're I'm page 21!) She loves it! And Neil Gaiman apparently! 🤣😂 #rumpel