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Quick Takes: The Graveyard Book

The Graveyard Book by Neil Gaiman

Listen; Neil Gaiman could write a book discussing different  procedures used in making primitive ceramics and I would eat it all up. 162 more words


A Year in Review: Favourite Books of 2017

“You must know that feeling when it’s raining outside and the heating’s on and you lose yourself, utterly, in a book. You read and you read and you feel the pages slipping through your fingers until suddenly there are fewer in your right hand than there are in your left and you want to slow down but you still hurtle on towards a conclusion you can hardly bear to discover.” 484 more words


Seven Final Reviews for 2017

On Christmas Day I finished what I *thought* was my last book for 2017. I saw the Goodreads’ message and balloons and confetti and everything. Then, when looking through my Year in Books, I noticed a mistake: somehow, two different editions of the same book made it onto my read list, meaning it counted twice and I was still one book short. 594 more words

Book Review

The Origin Of My Blog Name

When I decided to make this blog one of the first things I struggled with was what I was going to call it. All my other social media just uses my name and although I like that for those I felt like this needed something more. 226 more words


iread - myreadinglife

Well, I have read it before, but this is another Gaiman that lends itself to re-reading. I have thought about what it is about his writing that I find so endearing, and it is not as easy as it should be to point to the reasons. 372 more words

The Graveyard Book - Neil Gaiman

Nobody Owens, or Bod, lives an unusual life. As a baby, his parents and older sister were murdered and he escaped only because he climbed out of his crib and noted the front door was open. 654 more words

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Review~The Graveyard Book by Neil Gaiman

Goodreads Synopsis

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. 431 more words