Three-day weekend! That means more time to read. I spent a large part of today listening to Neil Gaiman read his novel The Graveyard Book. I have listened to it before, but it has been a little while. Since I finished listening to The Shadow of Night yesterday, I wanted to start a new audio book. Given I only have about three and a half hours left, I will probably finish the book either tonight or tomorrow as well. Tonight might be stretching it. I can count it for the R. I. P. Challenge, too! Neil Gaiman is a rare author is also excellent at reading his own work. I think there is a pretty good reason why most audio books are not read by their authors. Neil Gaiman, however, could read just about everything and make it better, I think.
Aside from The Graveyard Book, I’m also still actively reading Things Half in Shadow by Alan Finn, Fiercombe Manor by Kate Riordan, and The Year of Lear: Shakespeare in 1606 by James Shapiro. I’m enjoying all three. I’m over halfway done with Things Half in Shadow.
Last night, I broke out the tea for the first time. I don’t drink much tea unless the weather is cool, and then I drink a ton. I’ve really been enjoying the new fall playlist I made, too. Perfect coffee-and-a-book music.
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5 thoughts on “Sunday Post #34: Revisiting the Graveyard Book”
Your books and your playlist look good….I love that steaming cup of coffee at the top of the post…LOL.
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Neil Gaiman DOES read aloud well, doesn’t he? I’m always so impressed by that — and glad that he got Lenny Henry to do the audiobook of Anansi Boys, because that’s awfully good too.
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He is probably my favorite author to listen to. Actually, come to think of it, I can’t think of many authors who do read their own work.
I have to admit that I was reading a Terry Pratchett book a couple of weeks ago and it was being read in my head by Neil Gaiman. 🙂
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