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Coraline
Coraline | Neil Gaiman
In Coraline's family's new flat there's a locked door. On the other side is a brick wall—until Coraline unlocks the door . . . and finds a passage to another flat in another house just like her own. Only different. The food is better there. Books have pictures that writhe and crawl and shimmer. And there's another mother and father there who want Coraline to be their little girl. They want to change her and keep her with them. . . . Forever. Coraline is an extraordinary fairy tale/nightmare from the uniquely skewed imagination of #1 New York Times bestselling author Neil Gaiman.
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LiterarySloth
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I really enjoyed this one. I always enjoy Neil Gaiman‘s books. I also managed to finish it right as my alarm was going off to tell me to leave for work. I lucked out in not having to bring two books to work.
⭐️: 5/5

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LiterarySloth
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🧵: Coraline
🍹: Margarita
📖: “Now this is my life.”

#weekendreads @rachelsbrittain

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LiterarySloth
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I‘ve seen the movie once, but it was a long time ago. I barely remember it. I always enjoy Neil Gaiman‘s books though, so here we go.

Book 29/52

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jackilynn
Coraline | Neil Gaiman
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Another gem from Gaiman!! The audiobook was fantastic!!

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Endowarrior21
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I want to say thank you so much @MolliesaurusRex for my #MysteryMessageSwap package I love everything and you should atleast read City of Bones By Cassandra Clare I love all her books. And I never read the other two books or seen the movie or show. And I love the fact you printed all those infos and interviews. The kitty loves her toy and the candle smells amazing and can‘t wait to try the tea. And did you make the bookmarks? I love them

MolliesaurusRex I did make the bookmarks! The Handmaid‘s Tale bookmarks were just printed & cut out, but the rest were colored with lots of love. I‘ve been meaning to read City of Bones since forever; seeing how good this one looks might just be my motivation to do it! I‘m glad you (& kitty) like everything!😊😊😊 1mo
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jackilynn
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One of my all time favorite quotes!!

Bklover This is a wonderful quote! I love it too! 1mo
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CaroPi
Coraline | Neil Gaiman
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This was a fun thing to do! I want to re read this book
Thanks a lot @RealLifeReading for this #alphabetbookishquiz

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Aimeesue
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Dear Amazon: on what planet are Coraline and The Art of War categorized as "Health, Fitness & Dieting" books? I am genuinely curious. Signed, A Confused Reader
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wanderinglynn 😂😂😂 I guess you could argue that war involves having to be fit (at least military folks do have fitness standards). But Coraline? 😂😂😂 1mo
Aimeesue @wanderinglynn Maybe you need to be physically fit to fit through those Coraline doorways! 😂 1mo
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BooknerdsLife
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Read this for the first time & really enjoyed it! Neil Gaiman is a master in story telling, especially a creepy one! 😆 Since I‘ve watched the movie multiple times I know what to expect. But my now teenage daughter still refuses to read the book cause she was totally creeped out by the movie (which she bailed before half way through)😅Think I prefer the movie a bit more but Love the illustrations
Movie or book for you?
#booknerd #movieadaptation

rretzler With a good movie, that‘s a difficult question so I‘ll bail and say it depends on the experience I am looking for. Coralline as a movie was great - it was right there in your face, leaving nothing to the imagination because the filmmakers had it all planned and well-interpreted. Perhaps a more visceral experience than the book. But the book was great too - and it was all imagination and intellect - no limit to what the mind can imagine! Go books! 1mo
rretzler Also just thinking about books vs movies on my thread the other day. I think whether I prefer a particular book to a movie (and maybe this is the case for most readers), is whether I have seen the movie first or read the book first. Many movies I love and have never read the book. Most of the time, if I‘ve read the book first, I tend not to like the movie as much. 1mo
VioletBramble I liked the book but the movie won me with the Night Garden scene. So beautiful. 1mo
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naylormatthew
Coraline | Neil Gaiman
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This book is just perfect. I love Gaiman's descriptions - so vivid and really accessible for my daughter to get her head round unusual similes "and it scurried down the doorway like a little patch of night" was a favourite of hers.

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AnansiGirl
Coraline | Neil Gaiman
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Triple #mayscavangerhunt •shortest book I own •made into a movie •by an author from a different country.

TIL Gaiman may live in the US, but he kept his UK citizenship.
https://twitter.com/neilhimself/status/704695614353723392?lang=en

#maymadness @Clwojick @TheReadingMermaid @RadicalReader

TheReadingMermaid This is one that I actually liked the movie better than the book. It is very rare but it actually did happen with this one. 😍 3mo
AnansiGirl @TheReadingMermaid I can‘t for the life of me make up my mind which one I like better. I definitely agree on the rare chance the movie turned out good. 💙 3mo
Clwojick i read the graphic, but have yet to see the movie. Its on Netflix though, so I might give it a go. 3mo
AnansiGirl @Clwojick another movie to add to your homework 😁 3mo
Clwojick ahahah! I still have a stack of 22 books from my own shelves that fit within the #BookToMovie theme. 😅 I have a lot of reading ahead of me this weekend. I am hoping to clear at least four more physical books before the Monday. The audiobooks I've been listening to are all just extras, as they're not from my physical TBR, which I've been trying to slowly dwindle down. 3mo
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nu-bibliophile
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'Mirrors,' she said, 'are never to be trusted.'

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toofondofbooks
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madamereadsalot1
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Carinna.Chin
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Love this book! It's a very creepy F novel about a girl who moves into a strange house and finds herself in many odd situations. She ends up fighting for her life and the souls of other children. Have prior dicussion, would use as LC or maybe a read aloud around halloween for fun. UDL use preview/review activities. ELL pre-teach vocab. Also a movie! Teacher resource https://www.teachingbooks.net/tb.cgi?a=1&tid=1520 #Lae3414spring19

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toofondofbooks
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Victoriahoperose
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Neil Gaiman doesn‘t disappoint with his writing. This is a strange book and makes me wonder how kids aren‘t terrified by this idea. As an adult, it freaks me out a little bit. Loved it on audio. Definitely a strange and creepy treat 😊

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SmartSassery
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My friends are amazing.💜🖤 I have treatments that last hours. Most of my friends live far & can't come sit with me. So when asked what they could do, I asked for books. A gift card to HPB funded my book haul last weekend. These books arrived over the week. I'm excited for the Vampire diaries. Gris Grimly is a fav illustrator of mine. Coralie was always a fav and it was lost with my collection. The Black Beauty is for the Tweedle. #ThisIsLove 💜

CocoReads Great friends! Nice collection. 4mo
SmartSassery @CocoReads I very lucky. 🍀 💚 I miss them so much. 4mo
TrishB Lovely 💕 4mo
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Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks ❤️❤️❤️ 4mo
irre 💕💕 4mo
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wanderinglynn
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#FriYayIntro
1. Going to Emerald City Comic Con today, then my stuff finally arrives tomorrow, so I‘ll be unpacking the rest of the weekend.
2. I‘ve had a lot of good luck over the years, so I can‘t name the luckiest. But I did win $700 at craps last year in Vegas.
3. Listened to the audiobook version read by Gaiman. 👍🏻👍🏻
4. There are a lot of badass historical women, but I‘ll go with Nellie Bly.
5. 🍀🍀🍀

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rockabillybibliophile
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"When you're scared but you still do it anyway, that's brave"

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darklydreaming
Coraline | Neil Gaiman
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I love this book! I love Coraline‘s bravery. It‘s quite the imaginative story.

Neil had originally started this story for his daughter but he had other projects on the go. “It was a story, I learned when people began to read it, that children experienced as an adventure, but which gave adults nightmares. It‘s the strangest book I‘ve written, it took the longest time to write, and it‘s the book I‘m proudest of.”

⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

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Suet624
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Listening to Gaiman read and sing were the best parts of the book. I think I might officially be a curmudgeon. While I haven‘t read much of Gaiman‘s work, the book I enjoyed the most contained his essays in The View From The Cheap Seats. Maybe I‘ll just stick with his Twitter posts from now on. 🧐

HotMessJess I read this in one sitting and LOVED it so much! 4mo
Suet624 I know. Most people loved it. 😋 I‘m an anomaly. 4mo
saresmoore Curmudgeon. Heh. #lifegoals 4mo
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Suet624 @saresmoore love the hashtag. 4mo
Reggie Have you read The Ocean at the End of the Lane? It was a beautiful adult fairy tale I thought. 4mo
Suet624 @Reggie I haven‘t, but you‘re right. That one was on my list to try out. I‘ll check that one out. 4mo
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darklydreaming
Coraline | Neil Gaiman
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Since the library in my neighbourhood is closed today (and I shouldn‘t buy more books!) I am revisiting this one. I first read it years ago!

I love the stop-motion film; one of my favourites! I anticipate this being a quick read 🗝🚪🎪

TheLibrarian This is one Neil Gaiman book I need to read. The movie was wonderful and I absolutely adore Gaiman. 5mo
darklydreaming @TheLibrarian You should!! It is a very quick read and there are some big differences from the film. 5mo
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Stephuhhnieee
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“There‘s nothing like hot chocolate, and a hug, for making the nightmares go away.”

Quick read/listen for the day ☺️

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mirsophie
Coraline | Neil Gaiman
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The other mother is crazy and a cook just like the duchess #characterslikealice#theduchess @LibrarianRyan

LibrarianRyan 😁👍🏻🤓 5mo
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laur89
Coraline | Neil Gaiman
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#CharactersLikeAlice #Alice

I would pick Coraline! They both enter into these super colorful worlds, complete with cats and talking animals, as well as some less-than-sane humans. I wouldn‘t be surprised if the idea for the Other World was just as drug-induced as the idea for Wonderland. 😂

LibrarianRyan 😁👍🏻🤓 5mo
Whimsical.Curiosity This is so perfect!!! My husband and I love Neil Gaiman 💕💕 Coraline and Alice should be bff's. 5mo
laur89 @Whimsical.Curiosity Gaiman has become one of my favorite authors! And you‘re so right. I would love to read a fan fiction about Coraline and Alice being bffs 😮😮 5mo
Whimsical.Curiosity @laur89 he's just lovely. We saw him a few months ago. He was just reading his books and it was the best bedtime story time ever. #coralineandalicetraveltonarnia 5mo
Whimsical.Curiosity Also, this is just a beautiful image! 5mo
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Leftcoastzen
Coraline | Neil Gaiman
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#characterslikeAlice #Alice But of course ,I thought of Coraline!

julesG Thought of Coraline, too. But chose Richard Mayhew. 5mo
Leftcoastzen @JulesG an excellent choice as well! 5mo
Leniverse Yes! It‘s the “bad trip” nightmare version of Wonderland. 5mo
LibrarianRyan ⭐️🤓👍 5mo
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Tex2Flo
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@britt_brooke
Margaret Atwood
Neil Gaiman
Jincy Willett
Craig Ferguson
Gregory Maguire

britt_brooke Nice list! 5mo
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WhatThePuck
Coraline | Neil Gaiman
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Luckily he has his sister to read to him when Mom loses her voice.

@Whimsical.Curiosity she's wearing a Horton Hears a Who! shirt. 😂

Traci1 Sweet. ❤ 6mo
Texreader ❤️❤️❤️ 6mo
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WhatThePuck @BookishMarginalia I try. So far he's the only one with interest in reading. Her language and reading comprehension is off the charts but she sees it as a chore. She does like helping read to him at night tho. Now that he's wanting books for older kids maybe I can sneak some in on her. 6mo
Jee_HookedOnBookz Love this! 6mo
Whimsical.Curiosity Aaawww I love them!!!!! And that is a pretty awesome shirt!! What grade is he? I'll keep an eye out at our local library sales. 6mo
Reviewsbylola This was me last week. My voice was gone for five days. I had to get my husband to yell at the kids for me. 😆 6mo
vaanshere Have to say this @WhatThePuck , Niel is amazing and I am currently reading Norse Mythology! 6mo
WhatThePuck @Whimsical.Curiosity he's 4. She's in 7th 6mo
WhatThePuck @Reviewsbylola this is exactly where I am right now. We have math issues with the oldest and spent over 30 minutes explaining to her how to add and subtract against negative numbers. 🙄 Then I'm expected to read a whole chapter afterwards. Lol. Especially when bedtime requires a lot of yelling. I told my husband he was going to bedtime by himself if he didn't start doing the yelling for me. Then he tried to come talk to me after they fell asleep. 6mo
WhatThePuck @vaanshere I have a few more on my TBR. Norse Mythology is one. I did get a little frustrated with this book last night before I called for my daughter to read. His repetitive use of Coraline's name was driving me crazy last night. Lol. Plus his descriptives. "And then Coraline....... And then Coraline......And then Coraline..." Yes Coraline used a chair and a broom to reach something. One sentence. 6mo
WhatThePuck @vaanshere I know it was just bc I didn't have the energy or the voice to say all of these words that made it frustrating for me bc I didn't latch on to these when I read the book by myself the other day. I'm fact I found his descriptions lacking then. 😂 6mo
ApplesandSpindles Neil Gaiman reading his audiobooks are a divine experience, and one in which might help your voice out. I have a little one too so I understand! 5mo
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WhatThePuck
Coraline | Neil Gaiman
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Quick little read tonight. I'll be reading it again over the next several nights since the preschooler has decided to have this book read to him instead of his picture books. He's watched the movie enough he's already pointing out discrepancies. I told him to get used to it. 🤣 I give it 4 ⭐'s. I do feel that watching the movie helped me visualize the scenes better bc I didn't feel the book was very descriptive.

AyaOfSiwa Didn't know there is book. My son watched the movie/cartoon over and over and over. 6mo
WhatThePuck @AyaOfSiwa idk if I knew it was a book when my daughter first started watching it when it was first released. 6mo
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WhatThePuck
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Library book haul! It's been awhile. I also have 2 eBooks checked out. 🤪 At least I chose books less than 200 pages, for the most part. Some of these have been on my TBR entirely too long.

darklydreaming Coraline 😍 6mo
Leniverse The Susan Cooper series made such an impact on me as a child! Real edge of your seat stuff for ten year old me. 6mo
Ingerella Bridge to Terabithia was one of my favorites when I was young. 6mo
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CBee The Last Unicorn 🦄 ❤️❤️❤️ (edited) 6mo
WhatThePuck @darklydreaming will be my first Neil Gaiman! 6mo
WhatThePuck @Leniverse I saw the movie first. I enjoyed it so I figure the books are MUCH better. It's been on my TBR since the movie came out. I'm trying to read the old stuff instead of only reading what I just added. 6mo
WhatThePuck @Ingerella it's a reread. Haven't read it since middle school though and I absolutely loved it then. 6mo
WhatThePuck @CBee I must admit that I was not expecting a graphic novel. 😂😂😂 I'm horrible about my research on books before I get them. Oh well. The 4 year old is now interested in reading it with me. 6mo
Leniverse There's a movie based on the Cooper series!?! 😱 I did not know this! When? Is it any good? 6mo
WhatThePuck @Leniverse it's called The Seeker: The Dark is Rising. I think it's pretty good for what it is. Check it out. I tried to look it up and I don't think it's about the whole series. 6mo
CBee @WhatThePuck to be honest, I‘ve only seen the movie 🤭 It‘s a great story no matter what 😁 6mo
WhatThePuck @CBee my kids love it. The 4 year old asked the opthalmologist on Thursday if she was going to give him buttons for eyes. 🤣🤣 6mo
CBee @WhatThePuck 😂😂😂😂 6mo
SleepyDragon I didn't know there's a graphic novel of The Last Unicorn ... I have the novel. 6mo
WhatThePuck @NeesyBeth I'm not a huge graphic novel fan. I've read a few. I thought it was a novel when I requested it. I guess I overlooked it. Lol. 6mo
allureofbeauty I adore coraline 6mo
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JulietBoydAuthor
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I don't dislike this book, it's well written and an interesting idea, which is why I've given it a pick, I just felt no emotion reading it. It didn't feel anywhere near as creepy as the subject matter would suggest.

suzisteffen @JulietBoydAuthor The movie is wonderfully creepy and good at bringing forward what the book may leave a bit flat. 6mo
JulietBoydAuthor @suzisteffen I haven't seen the film yet, but I intend to at some point. 6mo
Suet624 I agree. 4mo
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JulietBoydAuthor
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Early Sunday morning reading.

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Many of my favorite Neil Gaiman quotes come from this book. Coraline was my introduction to Gaiman's wonderful writing. #ANewChapter #OhMother @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @vkois88

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LiterRohde
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“It was true: the other mother loved her. But she loved Coraline as a miser loves money, or a dragon loves its gold. In the other mother‘s button eyes, Coraline knew that she was a possession, nothing more. A tolerated pet, whose behavior was no longer amusing.”

#QuotsyJan19 | 16: #Dragon

📷: Made with Typorama

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TheBogwitch
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Meet Coraline, our new baby. I had no intention of adopting a kitten today, but...there you have it. #catsoflitsy

CouronneDhiver She‘s beautiful 🖤🖤🖤 6mo
Soubhiville 💕 congratulations! 6mo
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TheBogwitch @CouronneDhiver I hope I still think so tonight when she‘s keeping me awake. 😊 6mo
CouronneDhiver Awww, you totally will. Even kittens are, generally, sleepy little creatures 😺 6mo
TheBogwitch @CouronneDhiver I haven‘t had a kitten in a loooong time. A dozen years or more! My boys, neither of whom we got as kittens, are 5 and 8. And my other girl is an ancient 16. 6mo
TNbookworm 😻 6mo
Ceratina So happy you have a new member of the family! 🤗🥰 6mo
TheBogwitch @Ceratina thanks! We‘re pretty pumped about her. 😻 6mo
LaComtesseJamie Omg. You found a new outlet to talk about your cats 🤪 6mo
TheBogwitch @LaComtesseJamie you‘re just mad because you‘ve been replaced. 6mo
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fandom_hellspawn99
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This book was absolutely wonderful! The only downside was realizing that my whole childhood of watching movies was a lie, but oh well, that's more of a personal problem. Definitely great for children who like creepy things! 🤓📖

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fandom_hellspawn99
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I remember when the movie came out when I was in either 3rd or 4th grade, I had no idea there was even a book. I'm about half way through it and I'm loving every bit of it! I can't believe how much they change in the movie sometimes! Geez.

TimidRebel25 Omg, this book cover is incredibly creepy. I personally thought the content of the animated movie version f this book was a bit too dark for some of the younger age groups that it was marketed towards. I myself got the creeps a couple of times during said movie while watching it with my children for the first time. (edited) 6mo
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BooksAndTea97
Coraline | Neil Gaiman

I'm picking this incredible childrens book for #AdventRecommends by @emilyrose_x day 20.

It is really spooky and incredibly well written. I am absolutely in love with it.
I felt myself really drawn into this world while reading it. I just couldn't put it down.

And even though I read it as an adult, it woke the inner child in me.

Naj I love this! Great pick. 7mo
BooksAndTea97 @Naj Yeah it's awesome. I only feel sad that I didn't read it sooner. 7mo
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LauraP15
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"Something scratched at her bedroom window after she went to bed. Coraline was almost asleep, but she slipped out of her bed and pulled open the curtains. A white hand with crimson fingernails leapt from the window ledge onto a drainpipe and was immediately out of sight. There were deep gouges in the glass on the other side of the window."

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KtheBookwyrm
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I made my very first book sleeve! This is pretty much my first ever sewing project, other than what little we did in home ec in middle school. I definitely learned some stuff for the next one and can‘t wait to get more of these made in different sizes.

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erzascarletbookgasm
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"Who are you?" asks Coraline. "I'm your other mother”.
She‘s a sinister woman who looks a little like her mother but has eyes that are big black buttons, skin white as paper, fingers too long, and terrifyingly manipulative.

(Image from AshlyLovett.com). #NoFemmeber #Justacreep

Kalalalatja Good pick! 8mo
Centique Perfect! 8mo
Cathythoughts Excellent pic 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻 8mo
JazzFeathers Such an excellent book. 8mo
Billypar I loved the film, definitely plan to try the book! 8mo
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Mccartershanon
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So creepy! I loved listening to this!

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