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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 walluntil 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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Meomayo
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A quick short read! Neil Gaiman is the best at creating other worlds full of fantasy and wonder and this book does not disappoint.

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aperfectmjk
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This was everything I thought it would be. I just love Neil Gaiman.

#Bookspinbingo @TheAromaofBooks #WeekendReading @Andrew65 #19822022 (2002) @Librarybelle

Andrew65 Great 👏👏👏 5d
Librarybelle Love this one! 5d
TheAromaofBooks Great progress!!! 5d
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shortsarahrose
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I listened to 3 chapters to finish my work day, promptly went home and made a pizza (frozen - Coraline would appreciate that it was not a “recipe”!), and finished listening. This tale is delightfully spooky with a relatable protagonist, a creepy villain, and a immersive world building. Giaman is also a good narrator. It feels like he is telling you a bedtime story.

Also, any story with a talking cat as a sidekick is 💯
#nywd

MegaWhoppingCosmicBookwyrm Ooh, it would be fun to listen to Gaiman read it! 😍 2w
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shortsarahrose
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I have an hour of my work day left. Perhaps starting an audiobook while I work will help the time pass. Starting this #NYWD pick. Saw the movie when it came out in theaters and enjoyed it, but that was years ago.

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lunaxvalley
Coraline | Neil Gaiman
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“When you‘re scared but you still do it anyway, 𝒕𝒉𝒂𝒕‘𝒔 brave.”

Coraline is one of my favourite films, so I've always been eager to get the book too!

#coraline #newbook #toread

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TamTracy
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I‘m not sure how I‘ve managed to never read this book or watch the movie. Loved it and it‘s creepy feel. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

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catsuit_mango
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Finished a book last night, travelling tomorrow, I don't want to be in the middle of something before a 2h train ride, so I am reading coraline :)
#bookandtea

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BarkingMadRun
Coraline | Neil Gaiman
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Am I reading in EPCOT? Maybe…… waiting on the hubs to get our next round of food!

KatieDid927 I wondered if it was Disney before I even read the caption! 🙌🏼 2mo
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Victoria_Clyne
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I looked at the pile of books on my bedside table and realised they were mostly crime fiction. As much as I enjoy crime I felt the need to break it up with a bit of fantasy. Coraline has been on my TBR for ages.

It's a lovely story of a girl who finds another world behind a locked door in her new home. She must save her parents and the other trapped children. An intriguing and well told story that I found really easy to visualise.

MrsMalaprop No way! I picked up a copy of this book today when I saw it was being discarded from the school library collection! My older son loved the movie & hopefully my 12yo will enjoy the book 🤞. 3mo
Victoria_Clyne @MrsMalaprop it's funny how a certain topic (well in this case, book) will keep popping up. I'm hoping my kids will enjoy it in the future. 3mo
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MsRadioSilence
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Thank you so much @TheBookHippie !! I‘m so sorry the original package was lost in the mail, but I can‘t wait to dive into these books!! My boyfriend cackled at the sign bc he does most of the cooking in the house, but I‘m excited to put it up in our kitchen! Thank you thank you!!

#hauntedhollowswap #hhs #hhs21

Chrissyreadit I love both of those books! And the kitchen witch blessing ❤️ 3mo
wanderinglynn Coraline is one of my faves! 🖤 And I‘m glad this one made it to you. 3mo
TheBookHippie There‘s one more thing enroute!!!!! And I‘m so glad these made it!!! Yay!!! 🤍🤍🤍 3mo
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AbigailJaneBlog
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Oh my gosh Abby thank you SO MUCH! Absolutely soo excited to get stuck into these books, and are they wax melts? They smell divine! I may have already started on the chocolate 😅🎃 Have a wonderful Halloween, @Hufflepuffle 🧡

@wanderinglynn #HHS

wanderinglynn Fantastic! Coraline is one of my faves! 🧡🎃 3mo
AbigailJaneBlog @wanderinglynn I've seen it but I haven't read it yet! 3mo
Mitch Gorgeous - super well colour coordinated as well! 👻 3mo
Hufflepuffle I‘m so glad you liked it!! There is a small pumpkin candle and two wax melts. Have a happy Halloween! 🧡 3mo
AbigailJaneBlog @Hufflepuffle Aaah thank you for confirming, and thank you again for the gifts, I love them 3mo
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underground_bks
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As eerie, gruesome, creepy, and horrifying as it promises, Neil Gaiman‘s Coraline really is a special work of middle grades horror. I loved that no matter what terrors Coraline encounters, she is never truly daunted. Her courage in the face of fear lends a counterweight to the thrills and chills the reader encounters alongside her. Neil Gaiman‘s narration of the audiobook is superb—and the musical interludes and rat voices delightfully repulsive!

KCofKaysville I thought it was great when I read it a few years ago. @underground_bks 3mo
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hissingpotatoes
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It may be marketed for kids, but you can bet I had literal shivers down my spine reading this book as an adult.

#haunted October 2021 day 17: Spooky Sunday @eggs @alwaysbeenaloverofbooks

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks 🖤😱🖤 3mo
Eggs Agreed🖤😳🖤 3mo
Kenyazero It's super upsetting! 😣 Such a fun read! 3mo
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sdbruening
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I don‘t remember liking the movie at all, but I really enjoyed this book! Exciting and the right amount of creepy.

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TheSpineView
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This book is the perfect amount of creepy for my tastes. It falls somewhere between a YA and a middle grade story. I feel it is a bit too creepy for younger readers but perfect for olders ones. Even older like me!🤣 4⭐ #Scarathon2021 @Clwojick #TeamSlaughter
#SpookOween #Necronomathon @Patchshank #Wickedathon @StayCurious #LittenListen @aperfectmjk #BookSpinBingo @TheAromaofBooks

wanderinglynn Oh yay! So happy you enjoyed it! 🖤 4mo
TheAromaofBooks Yay!!! 4mo
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BayouGirl85
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Horror just isn't my thing at least. I listened to this audio and the singing creeped me out. lol! I really didn't mind Coraline. I enjoyed the fact that Coraline was a naturally skeptical person. It served her well.

October Book 3/25 #LitsyLove #bookspinbingo

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wanderinglynn
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#Screamathon week 1: Scare Pair (read the book, watch the adaptation) I opted to reread Coraline & watch the 2009 Henry Selick stop-motion adaptation.

The animation is incredible & Teri Hatcher was fabulous, but I prefer the story as written. I love Chris Riddell‘s illustrations. I really love listening to Neil himself read it.

Book 4 for #Screamathon & #SpookOWeen readathon
Book 3 for #littenlisten
#roaringwolf book with spooky/scary family

TheSpineView It is on my list to read. 🖤📖🎃📚 4mo
wanderinglynn @TheSpineView 👍🏻🥳 4mo
4thhouseontheleft Such a good book! (And movie) 👻🎃 4mo
Roary47 This book is creepsville I love it! 🥰 4mo
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wanderinglynn
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My preliminary #Screamathon TBR 🎃🖤👻🧡

And for the weekly prompts, my plan:
1. Coraline &/or Howl‘s Moving Castle (scare pairs)
2. The Year of the Witching (diversify your horror shelf)
3. Witches Steeped in Gold (Hocus Pocus!)

Not sure what I‘ll do for the week 4 prompt. 🤔

Velvetfur That's such a great picture!! Love it 😊 4mo
wanderinglynn @Velvetfur thanks! 🎃 4mo
WanderingBookaneer What is that Lego set? 4mo
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TheSpineView I've not read the Neil Gaiman book yet but want to. I am curious to know what you think about it. 4mo
wanderinglynn @TheSpineView I love it! It‘s a reread for me + there‘s the movie, so it fits perfectly with the scare pair (read the book, watch the movie). Of course, I love all things Gaiman. But this is one of my faves. 4mo
TheSpineView @wanderinglynn I love everything I have read by Gaiman. So I think I need to work Caroline into my schedule for October. 4mo
4thhouseontheleft Love it! 👻🎃 4mo
wanderinglynn @TheSpineView definitely! It‘s a perfect October read! Plus the movie was well done. 4mo
Yuki_Onna @TheSpineView
@wanderinlynn is right - Coraline is fantastic! Scary as heck, a perfect, fast-paced, creepy October read. No matter how often I reread it, it's always scary and beautifully atmospheric...
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TheSpineView @Yuki_Onna Good to know. You guys are making me want to read it right this minute. I have lots of Litsy made me do it moments. Thanks! 4mo
WanderingBookaneer Thanks! It‘s stunning! 4mo
wanderinglynn @WanderingBookaneer thanks! It was a lot of fun to put together. 🎃 4mo
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TheSpineView
Coraline | Neil Gaiman
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#Movie2BookRecs @Klou
Prompt: The Blair Witch Project

Klou Oooh good choice! 4mo
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Mavey Love this! Thanks for the tag!🧡 5mo
wanderinglynn Fantastic! Thanks for playing! 🙌🏻🎃🖤 5mo
Ast_Arslan @wanderinglynn loved the questions 😉🍁🤟🏻 5mo
Ast_Arslan @Mavey ☺❤🤟🏻 5mo
ozma.of.oz Oh this looks like fun! 5mo
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RedxoHearts
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I listened to the audiobook of Coraline. It was narrated by the author and I liked listening to him tell it. It's definitely creepy especially when the rats talk.

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Kayaker
Coraline | Neil Gaiman

“Fairy tales are more than true: not because they tell us that dragons exist, but because they tell us that dragons can be beaten.”
― Neil Gaiman, Coraline

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rather_be_reading
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One of my fav movies so I had to read the book. I think Ive read it before but is been awhile. I loved it as much as the movie. The only disappointing difference is there is no Wybie in the book ? I really enjoyed the "Alice in Wonderland" aspect that when she woke up it couldve all been a dream.

I.be.Stef I love the movie too! Never read the book tho. Definitely adding it to my tbr. Stacked! :) (edited) 8mo
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rather_be_reading
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Book 90

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Roary47
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Mehso-so

Unfortunately, I watched the movie on this one first. I didn‘t notice much of a difference except maybe more detail.

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Whalien99
Coraline | Neil Gaiman
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Great children's book. 3 stars

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GatheringBooks
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broughtyoubooks
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I love the movie so much, and was told this was scarier. I think it kind of evens out for me; the story of this one comes out more sinister, but the visuals of the movie make up for what is missed.

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TheNeverendingTBR
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Very likeable, well-written novella, that has similar elements to Alice's Adventures in Wonderland and which I believe will be at that 'classic' status in years to come..

https://www.goodreads.com/review/show/3146378022 ↩ check out my full review 🙋‍♂️

Cathythoughts What a great cover 11mo
AFrostCauseReads Aww! This was the first Neil Gaiman book I ever read! It also probably started my love for creepy things too, since she talks to ghosts and the threat of trading her eyes for buttons is eerie AF🪡🧵 11mo
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TheNeverendingTBR @Charlene1321 I agree! 👀 My first one was Neverwhere and it remains my favourite one of his. 😌👌 11mo
BlueMoonJ Always a favorite! 11mo
BlueMoonJ I know that Neverwhere is the go to favorite of most for Gaiman, but Caroline, American Gods, and his other childrens book Wolves in the Walls are my favorites (books...doesn‘t include his Doctor Who work) 11mo
TheNeverendingTBR @BlueMoonJ I thought American Gods started off really well then it got confusing and then by the end of the book I didn't have the slightest idea what was going on! 🤦🏻‍♂️ 11mo
TheNeverendingTBR @BlueMoonJ the Neverwhere graphic novel was excellent and very on-point, i recommend! 💯 11mo
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ErraticElle
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A dark story that differs quite a bit from the movie, but still has immense enjoyment value. I love Gaiman's writing and the creepy, sinister tone attached to every character & movement. A little herky jerky in the pacing & movements, but that does create a good setup for the atmosphere. Adorably creepy & just the right level of scare for an upper level middle grade read. Possibly a little too scary for the younger set. Brilliantly fun.

Leftcoastzen I love this story! 12mo
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MegaWhoppingCosmicBookwyrm
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5 supernova ⭐️s!!!
Imagine if Stephen King wrote Roald Dahl books, and that‘s this glorious story. I can‘t wait to share this with my nieces/nephews and any future kiddos of my own. 😍
I adore the story of a little girl learning what bravery truly is: being scared and doing the right thing anyway. A message that needs to be spread around like wildfire nowadays.
Another gift from @Twainy 😅
Also my #DoubleSpin for #BookSpinBingo @TheAromaofBooks

Twainy This was such a creepy book!! The button eyes! 12mo
MegaWhoppingCosmicBookwyrm @Twainy Right?! Definitely nightmare fuel. 😅 I need to rewatch the film now. I remember finding it extremely creepy as well. 12mo
TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!! 12mo
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Powered_By_Plants
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Second on my #bookspinbingo &as anticipated very creepy.Definitely potential for nightmares 😅 ‘The other Mother‘ a monster lures children with false promises disguised as their mother.

I read that Neil Gaiman was inspired by an old Victorian folktale called ‘The New Mother‘ by Lucy Clifford its a tad more disturbing as she‘s there to stay“I should have to go away and leave you, and to send home a new mother, with glass eyes and wooden tail.”

Powered_By_Plants Loved Hearing it read by Dawn French on audible , she is so easy to listen to 🤩 13mo
TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!! 13mo
Fantasy_bookworm Ooh yeah this one is so good 13mo
Powered_By_Plants @Fantasy_bookworm I want to watch the film now! 🍿 13mo
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ohbookishstuff
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Coraline is one of those books I think everyone should read at least once.

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jenniferajanes
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This was a deliciously creepy tale for the season. I‘m so glad I picked it up on sale for #Kindle not long ago. I think I‘m going to rent the movie tomorrow for a Halloween treat. 🎃 👻 🦇

Paperback.Propensity I reread it this month, and watched the movie! Love both. 1y
jenniferajanes @Paperback.Propensity Awesome! I‘m excited to see the movie. 1y
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Branwen
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Read a bit of Coraline to the 6th graders today for this week's First Chapter Friday! It was fun doing the voices for Miss Spink and Mr Bobinski! 😁 I think I've used this book for three different programs this month! 🤣😂 I can't help it! I love it and I want others to love it too! 😀💕📚 #librarylove #librariansoflitsy #FirstChapterFriday

GingerAntics It‘s a great book to love!!! 1y
Branwen @GingerAntics I think so too! 😁 1y
GingerAntics Did you hear the story about his editor thinking it was too scary, so he made a deal with her, if her kids were scared he would t publish it as a children‘s book, but they weren‘t so it was published as a children‘s book and became so beloved... and what the now grown daughter told Neil about it? (edited) 1y
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Branwen @GingerAntics Whoa! No I have never heard that story! 😲 What did the grown daughter tell him? 1y
GingerAntics @branwen she told Neil that the story actually really scared her and her sister, but they REALLY wanted to know what happened, so they didn‘t say anything so their mother would keep reading it to them. 🤣 So apparently it‘s just scary enough for children to still want to know what happens. 1y
Branwen @GingerAntics Bahahahaha! Omg that's too perfect! 😂🤣👏 1y
GingerAntics @Branwen right?! It was so perfect. In the end, her mother was right, but so was Neil in saying it would be okay. 1y
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Meaw_catlady
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And my costume for work at the library today!! Happy Halloween!!!!

AmyG Oooooo 🙌🏻🖤❤️ 1y
JessClark78 🖤 1y
Branwen AHHHHHH! CORALINE! 😱 So awesome! 1y
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Branwen I read the first chapter of Coraline to the 6th graders today! 😁 1y
wanderinglynn Love it!!! 💙💙💙 1y
DaveGreen7777 This is perfect!!! 🤩🤩🤩 1y
Gissy So pretty!👌💙💙💙 1y
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mdm139
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Goulash and Coraline for the family movie. Plus watched the Halloween episode of The Conners and the movie The Lost Boys. 16pts #teamharkness #scarathlon2020 @StayCurious

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Yuki_Onna I love Coraline! The book and movie both rock! 🤘 1y
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GypsyKat
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I listened to this gem today on Audible. Such a creepy, atmospheric, dark adventure! 🖤🖤🖤🖤🖤

nelehelen The movie was so creepy too!! 1y
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ByChallaF
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I really enjoyed this book. There were some parts that made me question if it was okay for kids but then I remember he said such stories are to teach children that the dragon can be defeated. It was nicely different from the movie which is always expected. Neil Gaiman is really making the list of one of my favorite authors.

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I know theres alot of Gaiman fans here so here ya go!