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.
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
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
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?
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.
#maymadness @Clwojick @TheReadingMermaid @RadicalReader
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
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 💜
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.
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.”
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. 🧐
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 🗝🚪🎪
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. 😂
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. 😂
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.
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.
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.
“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
Meet Coraline, our new baby. I had no intention of adopting a kitten today, but...there you have it. #catsoflitsy
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.
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.
"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."
"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