The Graveyard Book

by Neil Gaiman | Children's Books |
ISBN: 9780747598848 Global Overview for this book
Registered by hakkalina of Budapest, Pest Hungary on 4/5/2009
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14 journalers for this copy...
Journal Entry 1 by hakkalina from Budapest, Pest Hungary on Sunday, April 05, 2009
Paperback edition, with 289 pages.
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...
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I got this copy as a present. What a fun! It will help to spread its message amongst BookCrossers :-D
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~~ I offer it for a BookRing ~~
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^*^ Make a JE at getting ^*^ Read the book within 4-6 weeks ^*^ Enjoy your reading time!! ^*^ Share your thoughts about the book with us at the end! ^*^ Make a (Controlled) Release JE after/before posting the book on in order to follow the way of the book
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^*^ In advance try to ask the next reader's addy in order to be able to mail the book after finishing ^*^ In case of any delay, please inform us under your JE ^*^

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Read and passed on: 1. Chich (FRA), 2. Reetpetite (UK), 3. Lidlekiwi (UK), 4. Jonniboi (UK), 5. ArabellaFigg (UK) 6. chas04 (UK), 7. AliceF (UK), 8. Teachie (UK), 9. ana-b (NED), 10. dutch-book (NED), 11. Caramae (NED), 12. wickedlazy (UK)

Reading: 13. nediamnori87 (UK) - prefer within UK <--- The book is here since 04.13.

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15. Vilda (SWE)
16. Hayes13 (ITA)
17. platypussj (UK)
18. seayork2002 (UK)
19. Vekiki (UK)
20. Famulus (UK)

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Journal Entry 2 by hakkalina at Budapest, Pest Hungary on Tuesday, April 07, 2009

Released 10 yrs ago (4/7/2009 UTC) at Budapest, Pest Hungary

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It goes by airmail, I hope it will arrive before Easter Hoiday.
The ring starts.

Journal Entry 3 by chich from Sant Antoni de Portmany, Illes Balears/Islas Baleares Spain on Sunday, April 12, 2009
Image hosting by Photobucket Book received yesterday, thanks for starting this ring hakkalina! And thanks so much for the lovely bookmark!

Happy easter and don't eat too much chocolate;o)

Journal Entry 4 by chich from Sant Antoni de Portmany, Illes Balears/Islas Baleares Spain on Wednesday, April 29, 2009
What a fantastic read! I just love the way Gaiman manages to create a different world in each and everyone of his books. I really enjoyed the story and graveyard setting, and particularly liked the constant parallels/interactions between the living and the dead. I just loved it!

Thanks so much for sharing this hakkalina:o)

I already have Reetpetite's address and will send her the book today.

Journal Entry 5 by chich from Sant Antoni de Portmany, Illes Balears/Islas Baleares Spain on Wednesday, April 29, 2009
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Book sent to Reetpetite today, enjoy!



Entry #25 for the 2009 Keep Them Moving Challenge

Journal Entry 6 by wingReetPetitewing from Beeston, Nottinghamshire United Kingdom on Friday, May 01, 2009
Thanks chich. Next on my TBR

Journal Entry 7 by wingReetPetitewing from Beeston, Nottinghamshire United Kingdom on Thursday, May 07, 2009
This didn't seem like a Neil Gaiman book to me, I don't know why.
Perhaps it's because he's writing for children, trying to make some of it scary but not too scary & so it was not very exciting.
It was OK though and I thought it was sad at the end.
Check out the credits at the end for some serious name dropping!
Thanks for sharing hakkalina

Posted to Lidlekiwi on 9th May

Journal Entry 8 by lidlekiwi on Wednesday, May 13, 2009
Hi arrived today! Thank so much!

Journal Entry 9 by lidlekiwi on Monday, June 15, 2009
Just to let you know, I have started on this book. Good so far. I have a lot of bookring books on the go at the moment! I am sorry for the hold up!

Journal Entry 10 by lidlekiwi on Thursday, June 25, 2009
An excellent childrens book! I don't think as a teacher I would read it to a class because of the ghosts and some parents might not like it. I really enjoyed the book! The author ended the book in away then means he can continue writing more adventures for Bod. I hope he does.

I am not PM'ing the next person on the list! Thank you for sharing this book!

Journal Entry 11 by Jonniboi from Birmingham, West Midlands United Kingdom on Wednesday, July 08, 2009
Just received this and I'm really excited to start, I shall send a PM to the next person straight away, so I have their address before I have read it, therefore I can send it away immediately after I've finished reading!

I am currently reading "The Awakening" by Kate Choppin, this is also in a bookring, but I'm really close to finishing, so shouldn't take me too long!

Journal Entry 12 by Jonniboi from Birmingham, West Midlands United Kingdom on Wednesday, July 15, 2009
This book is really really good, and it has gotten me to realise that childhood is really really short, I'm now 16 (and a half) and Bod only turned 15 until he was called a young man... (I can't say much more or I shall spoil the book for the people who's next to read it). So I have learnt that I should enjoy as much as my time of my childhood, I have left! What annoyed me about this was the chapters being really long, like Chapter 7 that kept me up through the night until about 2am in the morning, but then again I should have started that chapter during the day! And also I hated the ending it just wasn't fulled with emotion, where were bod's thoughts? What did he feel? That was all missing at the end, but otherwise a really good book! I never got a reply from ArabellaFigg, so I shall try again! And send out sometime soon!

Journal Entry 13 by Jonniboi at Kings Norton, West Midlands United Kingdom on Monday, July 27, 2009

Released 10 yrs ago (7/27/2009 UTC) at Kings Norton, West Midlands United Kingdom

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I have finally sent this on it's way, to ArabellaFigg, I hope she likes it just as much as I did!

Journal Entry 14 by ArabellaFigg from Hull, East Yorkshire United Kingdom on Thursday, July 30, 2009
Book arrived a couple of days ago, thank you Jonniboi. Just finished a book so can start it straight away.

Journal Entry 15 by ArabellaFigg from Hull, East Yorkshire United Kingdom on Monday, August 10, 2009
I really enjoyed this book, and struggled to put it down, although I wasn't completely satisfied by the ending. Despite it being called a 'children's book', I think it is one of my favourites by Gaiman.
I have sent a pm to chas04 and will post this book on as soon as.

Journal Entry 16 by ArabellaFigg from Hull, East Yorkshire United Kingdom on Tuesday, September 01, 2009
Sorry for the delay, posted this book to chas04 this morning.

Journal Entry 17 by chas04 from Bishop's Stortford, Hertfordshire United Kingdom on Friday, September 04, 2009
Received today, will read as soon as have finished my present book, thank you!!!!

Journal Entry 18 by chas04 from Bishop's Stortford, Hertfordshire United Kingdom on Friday, September 11, 2009
I loved this book and especially Silas, what a great character. I really enjoyed the graveyard and all the ghosts within fantastic characters too.

Journal Entry 19 by chas04 at Coventry, West Midlands United Kingdom on Thursday, September 17, 2009

Released 10 yrs ago (9/18/2009 UTC) at Coventry, West Midlands United Kingdom

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On its way to Alice F.

Journal Entry 20 by AliceF from Coventry, West Midlands United Kingdom on Monday, September 21, 2009
Gratefully received by post today from chas04: thanks! Hoping this will be more in the style of Coraline than American Gods.

Journal Entry 21 by AliceF from Coventry, West Midlands United Kingdom on Friday, October 16, 2009
Terrific story, but could have benefited from being a little shorter. I found the credits at the end interesting, especially to find out that some chapters had been based on earlier writings. Not as sinister as Coraline, and structured much more like a grown-up novel.

Anyway, I would have given it 8 stars, but nearly everyone else did, so I went for 7!

Journal Entry 22 by AliceF at High Wycombe, Buckinghamshire United Kingdom on Friday, October 16, 2009

Released 10 yrs ago (10/16/2009 UTC) at High Wycombe, Buckinghamshire United Kingdom

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Happy birthday, teachie!

Journal Entry 23 by teachie from High Wycombe, Buckinghamshire United Kingdom on Saturday, October 24, 2009
Another great book by Neil Gaiman. I think this is suitable for older children or adults,very imaginative writing but not too frightening with rather a sad ending.
I will get this off to Ana-b as soon as she gives me her address.

Journal Entry 24 by ana-b from Gouda, Zuid-Holland Netherlands on Thursday, November 12, 2009
The book has arrived this morning. Thank you Hakkalina and Teachie.

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On its way to dutch-book.

Journal Entry 26 by ana-b from Gouda, Zuid-Holland Netherlands on Thursday, December 17, 2009
And another wonderful story by Neil Gaiman.

Journal Entry 27 by dutch-book from Heerenveen, Fryslân (Friesland) Netherlands on Saturday, December 19, 2009
It arrived at my doorstep today. Very curious, since I never have read a book by Nel Gaiman

Journal Entry 28 by dutch-book from Heerenveen, Fryslân (Friesland) Netherlands on Wednesday, January 06, 2010
I really liked this book. It was a strange story, but served very nice on my plate. Loved it. Will PM Caramae for her adress.

Edit: First or second attempt to PM Caramae failed. She's not responding. I'll try again.

Journal Entry 29 by dutch-book from Heerenveen, Fryslân (Friesland) Netherlands on Tuesday, February 02, 2010
The book is going this week to the next participant.

Journal Entry 30 by Caramae from Beneden-Leeuwen, Gelderland Netherlands on Thursday, February 11, 2010
Uh-oh. I forgot to officially catch this book. Received it last week, read it, thoroughly enjoyed it. Just pm'd wickedlazy for her address so I can send it on. This is the second Gaiman title I've read, will definitely read more of his work, love it.

Journal Entry 31 by Caramae at Wickford, Essex United Kingdom on Thursday, February 11, 2010

Released 9 yrs ago (2/11/2010 UTC) at Wickford, Essex United Kingdom

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Posted it about an hour ago, should be picked up and sent on its way by tomorrow afternoon. Very glad I was able to read this book, it is definitely a title I'd love to have in my permanent collection to reread or lend to family and friends.

Journal Entry 32 by wickedlazy from Wickford, Essex United Kingdom on Wednesday, February 17, 2010
Safely received, along with lots of goodies, thank you so much Caramae! I'm not sure which to devour first, the book or the chocolate ;)

Journal Entry 33 by wickedlazy from Wickford, Essex United Kingdom on Monday, March 01, 2010
Loved it. Silas rocks, I might have a small crush on him. I was quite surprised at the fairly shocking beginning, for a kids book it's really scary.

I've PM'd the next in line a couple of days ago but not had a response yet. Will send asap.

Journal Entry 34 by wickedlazy at Royal Mail, A Bookring -- Controlled Releases on Saturday, April 03, 2010

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to be posted this morning

Journal Entry 35 by nediamnori87 from St Andrews, Scotland United Kingdom on Tuesday, April 13, 2010
Just got back from home (down south) didn't realise I'd be there that long or be without internet. I've got another ring book to read before this one but should get to it soon!

Journal Entry 36 by nediamnori87 from St Andrews, Scotland United Kingdom on Friday, May 07, 2010
This was an interesting book. Slightly creepy for a children's book but I did enjoy the story and thought it was very well written. A very enjoyable read for getting me out of my reading slump after dissertation work! Thank you for sharing!

Mafarrimond has a copy of the book and so asked to be skipped have PMed Gwenindil for her address.

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