The Graveyard Book
6 journalers for this copy...
From its cover: 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...
I have reacently read the Stardust, so I can compare 2 Gaiman books. Both of them is a tale, and also there are missing details on characters' development, no, no, actually, not missing, because thery are, but they are simple ones, only a word, one sentence. But it should be a novel, unbroken, interwaving thoughts, describing people, places, happenings. I think the writer could polish his style in writing, how to connect thoughts in sentences. Despite of it, The Graveyard book is a special one, but not a customary book considering its story. Thus for me on the basis of their theme/topic, the Stardust was forgettable, while The Graveyard book was remarkable. Firstly its cover charmed me immediately (Chris Riddell illustrated) and I wanted it read. I know not a very good thing to judge a book about its cover, but sometime I do. The story captivated me, the living and the death, the life within the fences, in the graveyard. I couldn't put it down. I enjoyed it so much.
It is a Second Copy in order to be able to start a Second Ring for this lovely book.
~~ Note This Information ~~
I ask you, as I also do towards other people's rings and rays, please take care of my book and the others who would like to read this too. Actually I have spent more money on it in order to share with you, thus I ask you, please pay attention to the followings:
After getting the book, respect the following readers and me to inform us about the situation of our book. In this case here are some guidelines:
- make journal about getting, .
- read it within 4 weeks to keep the ring move along,
- update your journal to tell us your progress,
- in advance try to ask the next reader's address to be able to mail the book after finishing,
- make a journal in case of a delay - more than 4 weeks -, to inform the others and me about the situation
- finally after the finishing share your thoughts with us.
Have a nice read!
International Ring list:
Read and passed on
1. Klaradyn (RSA); 2. Bindibooks (USA), 3. Alltoohuman (USA), 4. Hyphen8 (USA),
5. Gzusgirl (USA) - ship within USA
6. Azuki (USA) - takes on int'l ship
7. lauraloo29 (CAN) - takes on int'l ship
8. elidanore (ARG) - takes on int'l ship
9. bekoh (AUS) - takes on int'l ship
10. sothisdhampir (USA) - ship within US
11. jsmeltser(USA) - takes on int'l ship
12. ladyofunicorns (USA)- takes on int'l ship
13. dakini6 (USA) - takes on int'l ship
Asked to be skipped
MrBaggins, Nomijo, Secretariat, JenKazoo
Thanks everybody to participate in my ring.
Please Note, the shipping order may change anytime because of the shipping preferencies. I am very grateful to those who take on international shipping! :-)
The ring starts. Have a nice read to you!
NomiJo already has a copy of this book, so I'll be sending it on to bindibooks a bit later today. Thanks for sharing, hakkalina!
CONTROLLED RELEASE NOTES:
On the way to bindibooks. Edited to add: Book is travelling surface mail, so will take a few months to arrive. Sorry about that!
My book # 19 for guinaveve's Keep Them Moving challenge.
CONTROLLED RELEASE NOTES:
Sent this on today! I'm so sorry for the huge delay. Life has been crazy and I hope whomever read nexts will really enjoy this!
I'm rambling. Good stuff, as expected.
JenKazoo asked to be skipped, so I'm sending this on to Hyphen8.
CONTROLLED RELEASE NOTES:
Off to to training for work today, and hope to mail it after.
I really enjoyed Bod's story - thanks so much for sharing!
The US edition has a different illustrator, and I want a copy of the Chris Riddell version, so I might try Powell's...
Mom isn't a Bookcrosser, but she read and liked this too. :)
Here's another copy on my BookCrossing shelf.
I have Gzusgirl's address and will be mailing out the Bod and his friends soon.
Edit: both photos from Mission Cemetery behind Kawaiaha'o Church.
Bod is off on a new journey - to visit Gzusgirl.
The book has gone in wild.
The funny thing is previously I declared that I would not do any wild releases due to the lack of English books in Hungary. So the life has arranged "my" First Wild Release. I am so suprised how curious I am about where this book will pop up. Meanwhile I really hope its new owner takes care of it.
As I am writing these lines, I realized something. This situation is analogous with as how a mother let her child go. I am separating from my parents, the bonds between us are changing. I am the book. Who wants to go freely, without external controlling, expectations, also want my family trust me, let me fly.
This accidentally (Are there accidentals at all?) wild released book symbolical to my present state. Thanks Gzusgirl.
And thanks again your purchase. The Ring continues.
The link to the Replaced copy (just click on it..)
This copy is travelling somewhere in USA.
Take care of yourself little book.
I am here and would like to hear about you!
Have a nice, joyful, exciting travelling.
WILD RELEASE NOTES:
This book was accidentally released somewhere in Springfield, in a school food court.
It was left on a table for some minutes, when Gzusgirl went back for it, it had vanished, somebody had taken away it.