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The Graveyard Book

The Graveyard Book - For years, people kept saying to me (and by 'people', I of course me lovely, internet book geeks like me & most likely you) "You have to read Neil Gaiman!" and I put his name on my list* and fully expected that I'd get around to reading something that he'd written. And then I saw Coraline and I thought "Well, that kind of stuff seems like it'd be right up your alley, so make sure he's on the list," and I added more of his books as they came out. Then I started seeing random quotes of his on Tumblr or Twitter or Pinterest (who knows, at this point), and I kept saying "I hope one of his books comes up on a swapping site soon", and I'd go back to plowing through whatever books I actually already physically owned to read. But a few weeks back we took the kids to the used book store, and there was a copy of this book that I convinced my 12 year old nephew he should get (I bought it, but I'd met my limit for personal books already), and we brought it home and it sat on the shelf, waiting for him to pick it up. I picked it up yesterday, instead, and devoured it. Bod and his friends - living and dead - were so real and funny, and not funny, and practical in a supernatural way, and I just loved it. So yes, you were all right, and I'm going to put Gaiman on my auto-buy list. Thanks. :) *TBR Excel Sheet actual number of entries as of today? 3114