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The Sleeper and the Spindle
The Sleeper and the Spindle | Neil Gaiman
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BookwormAHN
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This is a cute tale of Snow White meets Sleeping Beauty. I really enjoyed it 😺
#AuthoraMonth @Soubhiville @MinDea
#BBRC #MiddleGrade Less than 120 pages
@LibrarianRyan @RachelO

Meaw_catlady I love this one ! 🖤 1mo
Soubhiville I‘d love to read this one! 1mo
Chrys One of my favorites 💙 1mo
Soubhiville Logged 📚 3w
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chaoticgoodhufflepuff
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If you like Neil Gaiman, please take a minute and go vote for your top 3 favorites of his short stories! William Morrow is getting ready to publish a new collection of Gaiman‘s stories next year!

The voting is open until midnight, tonight!
https://www.gaimanfavorites.com/

Eyelit Voted! Thanks for the heads up 😁 1mo
chaoticgoodhufflepuff @Eyelit Yay! If you don‘t mind answering, which ones did you vote for? 1mo
Clare-Dragonfly OK, I finally voted! The Truth Is a Cave, Daughter of Owls, and The Price. 1mo
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chaoticgoodhufflepuff @Clare-Dragonfly Ooo! Excellent choices! 1mo
Eyelit Case of death and honey, study in emerald, the thing about Cassandra 1mo
chaoticgoodhufflepuff @Eyelit Nice! I also picked A Study in Emerald! It‘s the first thing I ever read by him. 1mo
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CoffeeCatsBooks
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Pickpick

Beautiful edition with acetate dust jacket, decorative endpapers, and gorgeous illustrations. This story has two fairy tales intersecting. Lovely edition.
#scarathlon #TeamStoker 2pts

CoffeeCatsBooks Note this is the hardcover edition (not the slipcased deluxe) 2mo
Melismatic 😍 2mo
Tamra I‘d love to leaf through this one! (edited) 2mo
TheReadingMermaid 🧟‍♀️ 2mo
CoffeeCatsBooks @melismatic @Tamra It‘s so beautiful! I just smile looking at it. 2mo
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CoffeeCatsBooks
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This book is so beautiful! 💕 The illustrations are by Chris Riddell. From initial letters, to side panel illustrations, touches of gold throughout, and full page illustrations (or 2 page), this book is just so well designed.

#scarathlom #TeamStoker 1pt

TheReadingMermaid 🧟‍♀️ 2mo
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Ericalambbrown
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Today‘s prompt for the #chillingphotochallenge is #spell . I love this book. Everyone knows Sleeping Beauty . . . Under a sleeping spell . . . Prince Somebody . . . blah, blah, blah. But this one? This one is different. In a lovely, super Gaiman-y way with Chris Riddell‘s resplendent art. #scarathon #teamstoker Also, those crazy flowers are growing spontaneously in my sidewalk because Hank the Book Sniffer has not peed on them, miraculously. 😂

TheReadingMermaid 🧟‍♀️ 2mo
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tdrosebud
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Well I'm super behind on this challenge and I have s lot of catch-up to do. I did manage 2 books for the summer category though.
16. The Sleeper and the Spindle
17. A Dark and Stormy Murder

#booked2019
@Cinfhen @4thhouseontheleft @BarbaraTheBibliophage

Cinfhen Great 👍🏽 Glad you‘re still in the game 😁 2mo
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chaoticgoodhufflepuff
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#7days7covers #covercrush Day 7

So, I realize I should have been tagging people, but my feed is mostly full of this game, so if you haven‘t played or just finished and want to go again, consider yourself tagged!

7 days, 7 covers you love. No explanations.

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hilded
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#7days7covers #CoverCrush Day 6

Anyone wish to join? Just post 7 covers you love over 7 days, no explanation needed.

This book was beautifully illustrated, cover included🤩

Leniverse I was thinking of using this tomorrow. 😆 I might still, because it‘s so gorgeous. 2mo
hilded @Leniverse Go for it 👍 2mo
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bookandbedandtea
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A bunch of people have tagged "anyone" so I'm taking them all up on it and playing along! Anyone else who wants to play, please do!
#7covers7days #covercrush

vivastory Great choice 👍 3mo
Nute Awesome photo! 3mo
bookandbedandtea @Nute Thank you! 3mo
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LittleMummyMe
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Pickpick

A fantastic short story. Well worth reading.

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Charityann
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Loving the illustrations in this book! 😊📚📖

#neilgaiman #beautifulillustrations #litten

Erofan 😍 3mo
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Jilly6183
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Pickpick

I love that Neil Gaiman writes children's stories with strong female protagonists for his daughters. If I someday have a daughter, I look forward to reading her this tale of a queen who blows off her wedding and dons some armor to save a princess.

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Jilly6183
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Happy Sunday, Littens!

Bklover Hope you have a great day!! 4mo
Jilly6183 @Bklover Thanks! You as well! ❤️ 4mo
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JessoftheShire
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Mehso-so

Gorgeous illustration, but what else do you expect from Chris Riddell. They really bring the story to life and embodies the tone of the tale.
Gaiman's story however, was a little disappointing. As it was a quick read the pace never lingered, and this was the thing that let me down. It was over too fast. However, I love the Sleeping Beauty tale and glad this got a re-imagining.

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Morinen
Pickpick

So good! Especially the ending. Now what? #24in48

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jackilynn
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Gaiman & Riddell together is always magical!!

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EttaReading
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“On the eve of her wedding, a young queen sets out to rescue a princess from an enchantment. She casts aside her fine wedding clothes, takes her chain mail and her sword and follows her brave dwarf retainers into the tunnels under the mountain towards the sleeping kingdom. This queen will decide her own future – and the princess who needs rescuing is not quite what she seems.”

#picturebook #neilgaiman #fairytaleretelling

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erzascarletbookgasm
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In a chamber at the heart of the castle‘s tower, the queen finds a beautiful princess fast asleep..but things take an unexpected turn when the queen kisses her.
I like new takes in fairy tales.

#BeatleMaynia #goldenslumbers

rohit-sawant Love this one! 🖤 7mo
Eggs 💗🤗📚💗 7mo
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bookandbedandtea
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Pickpick

Two thumbs up! Not only is this a retelling of a fairy tale -- which takes a dark turn and upends the story we think we know -- but it combines two fairy tales and throws in hints of others. Also, no princes were needed to save anyone! Extremely well done IMHO.

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bookandbedandtea
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I mean, did anyone ever try that??

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bookandbedandtea
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I'm home sick from work but making the best of it. #CurrentRead

emz711 How is it? 7mo
bookandbedandtea @emz711 It's off to a wonderful start! 7mo
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Gwen_BooksAndWonders
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“I want people to imagine. I think thay your imagination is the most important tool that you possess“
~ Neil Gaiman

A bit of #inspiration for this Sunday
#dailyquote
#maymadness
#litsylove

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Leftik
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Pickpick

I love a fairy tale retelling and combining two into one is the bees knees. Also, this edition is gorgeous! (And a quick read, which is always appreciated!)

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tdrosebud
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Thank you soooooo much @Gaylagal2 for the wonderful package! Everything looks great and it is bright spot on the day.
Thank you @avanders for hosting!
#scififantasyswap #sffs

Gaylagal2 I'm so glad! I hope I got you books that you'd been wanting🤙 8mo
Avanders 🧬🦄♥️♥️👏🏽 8mo
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Nessavamusic
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Mehso-so

I am a big fan of Neil Gaiman and the illustrations in this book are beautiful. However this sleeping beauty retelling fell a little flat for me. Very very pretty book though. #fairytale

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Nessavamusic
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Freak April snow storm = impromptu read-a-thon. That and counting the hour until Game of Thrones premiere. #winteriscoming in multiple ways...

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Nessavamusic
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1. Tagged book, The Bridge Kingdom by Danielle Jensen and A Duke in Disguise by Cat Sebastian
2. 🤨🧐🥳
3. 🥰🥺😂
#weekendreads @rachelsbrittain

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WanderingBookaneer
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📚: Neil Gaiman‘s The Sleeper and the Spindle
🎥: The Scent of Green Papaya (I fell asleep both times I tried to watch it. It was very boring.
🎶 : “No Sleep Tonight” - The Faders

#ManicMonday

ReadingMeagan Love that song! It always reminds me of Veronica Mars and weirdly my Super Ex Girlfriend 😆 8mo
JoScho 😴💜😴 8mo
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JuliaTheBookNerd
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📖 The Sleeper and The Spindle
🎥 While You Were Sleeping
🎶 Lullaby

#ManicMonday @JoScho

JoScho 💜💜💜 8mo
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Meaw_catlady
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I know I‘ve been reading a lot of Gaiman this year. But his books are so magical. And I am craving magic! Just spent the day playing D&D. So I took a nice long bath and read this quick and beautiful read! Love true illustrations ! Love the fact that there is no prince to save the day only one badass queen and a princess. So beautiful so empowering ! Love love love ❤️🖤❤️

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JennyM
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Mehso-so

#Booked2019

I was nervous about picking a #FairyTaleRetelling, so I went for one that was short and had pretty pictures. It did the job ✔️

Cinfhen EXACTLY ❣️❣️❣️❣️ 9mo
TrishB Yep, the pictures are beautiful ❤️ 9mo
Kalalalatja I love Chris Riddell‘s illustrations 🙌 9mo
Cathythoughts Nice one .... another #booked2019 ✔️ 9mo
JennyM @Cathythoughts @Kalalalatja @TrishB @cinfhen the illustrations are great. Glad to have this one ticked off 😊 9mo
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Jess_Franzino
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Neil Gaiman is just too wonderful. This novella is an utterly lovely take on Snow White and Sleeping Beauty. I love the attention paid to fairytale motifs 💖 Get yourself a print copy of this, rather than a Kindle one, (like I did), as the illustrations are astounding.

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Jess_Franzino
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I need a framed print of this picture ♥️

Readergrrl So beautiful!! 9mo
Jess_Franzino @Readergrrl Some of the best illustrations I‘ve seen in a long time! 9mo
Readergrrl @Jess_Franzino I have a copy of this book and I just sent another copy to @biblioprincess as part of her #HappilyEverAfterSwap package. I hope that she liked it as much as we do! I think that it would be a great book to buy in duplicate simply to use the illustrations as wall prints! Just imagine them matted up and framed! 😍😍😍 9mo
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Jess_Franzino
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I love the illustrations in this book SO much! I kind of regret getting it on Kindle instead of print.

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ValkyrieAndHerBooks
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This story will prick your imagination and set you to dreaming. I love how Gaiman took iconic fairytales, spun them together, and turned them on their ears. And he did it in a away that leaves the reader inspired and spinning their own tales. Riddell‘s illustrations depict Gaiman‘s words beautifully, while hinting at more stories unfolding beyond what was written. Together, they‘ve created a wonderful book and so much more. Two thumbs way way up!

ravenlee I really loved this one when I read it last month. I wish there had been so much more because I didn‘t want it to end. 9mo
wordzie 🙌 fairytales 9mo
kgriffith This sounds lovely, thanks for the rec! 9mo
ValkyrieAndHerBooks @kgriffith you are very welcome! 9mo
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Bklover
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I read this as part of #Booked2019 to satisfy my #fairytaleretelling requirement. First, let me say that I am not into fairy tale retellings. I chose this because it was short and well, short. Nice and short. I did enjoy this more than I thought I would and I love the changes to the original story. Also, I listened to the full cast audio, but I‘ve heard the illustrations are beautiful.

JaclynW Thus is a great one! The illustrations are lovely. 10mo
Cinfhen As far as fairytale retellings go, this one is manageable. The illustrations are amazing but the rest of it,is just ok. Like you said...Thank God it‘s short 💕 10mo
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Kelican17
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Interesting take on a classic story.
Snow White is pretty awesome.
The illustrations were beautifully done.
#stackattck2019

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madamereadsalot1
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Excellent reimagining of Sleeping Beauty! Gaiman's retellings of fairy tales are my favorites.

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WhatThePuck
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How I wake my 12 year old on the really rough days. 🤣🤣🤣🥀

Readingismyescape I have to try this with my 15 year-old. Um... every day. 🤦🏻‍♀️ (edited) 11mo
WhatThePuck @Readingismyescape it's the "wakey, wakey" part that really motivates them. I throw in "eggs and bakey" occasionally. She gets more mad about the false promises of bacon than the water. ??? Sorry not sorry. Mom has a job that she needs to keep and your late night unauthorized shenanigans on the phone aren't going to get me fired. 11mo
Readingismyescape @WhatThePuck Love the “eggs and bakey” part. 11mo
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Reviewsbylola
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@Cinfhen saved my life with this one. I was dreading #fairytaleretelling for #booked2019. It‘s just not my thing. But this was short and beautifully illustrated. It‘s the retelling of Sleeping Beauty, with Snow White and her dwarves thrown in. I didn‘t love it, but it was well done and brief.

I found it on #hoopla, but I would have preferred it in print. The illustrations didn‘t translate well on my iPad.

IamIamIam Have you checked out The Lunar Chronicles? I'm wary of a lot of sci fi but once I got started, I came up for air 6 books later and blindsided! 😂 11mo
Cinfhen Yay!!! So happy to help out a fellow #Fairytale hater 😂😂😂 I thought the art work was stunning!!! I also read this on my iPad and would have preferred a physical copy. 11mo
Mdargusch Thank goodness for cool illustrations! 11mo
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Mdargusch I highly recommend The Sleeping Beauty by Elizabeth Taylor for anyone looking for a fairytale retelling. 11mo
emilyhaldi Oohhh I was going to go with this option until I just saw @Mdargusch ‘s rec!!! 11mo
BarbaraTheBibliophage I‘ve got to get going on this prompt! Good job on getting it done ✔️! 11mo
Megabooks The fairytale prompt is a tough one for me, but I‘m going to look into this on hoopla! Thanks! 😘 11mo
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85eliana
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I love recommending this one to my students.

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Cinfhen
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Mehso-so

Special thanks to @erzascarletbookgasm @ravenlee & @Carolyn11215 for bringing this super short #FairytaleRetelling to my attention for #Booked2019 🌹😴👸🏼🧚‍♀️👑 I thought the illustrations were magical but the story was not my jam. 5 stars on the artwork but only 2.5 for the writing #SorryNotSorry

Melissa_J Unpopular opinion here (whispers softly), but I don‘t like Neil Gaiman. I‘ve tried to read several of his books and the only one I liked was Stardust, and even in that case I thought the movie was way better. I think I might be alone in this opinion. 11mo
BarbaraBB @Melissa_J No you‘re not. I read one if his books and am not eager to try another 💜 11mo
PickwickPlockPlock @Melissa_J You're not alone. I love Good Omens, but then that was a collaboration with Terry Pratchett, who I adore. I read Neverwhere, The Graveyard Book and Coraline. In all cases I thought the ideas were interesting, but I didn't like the execution much. Something is missing in his work to make me like his books. I have Stardust here unread, I will probably give that a chance if you liked it. 11mo
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Carolyn11215 Wouldn‘t life be boring if we all only liked the same things?! Agree that the illustrations are far better than the retelling in this one but for me that was because the story was sooo short. Absolutely adored The Graveyard Book and Omens. Struggled a bit with American Gods but ultimately liked it. Watching the series they‘ve made out of it helped probably. 11mo
Cinfhen So happy to hear I‘m not alone in my feelings towards Gaiman @Melissa_J @BarbaraBB @PickwickPlockPlock and I agree @Carolyn11215 that‘s what makes Litsy so great 😻 11mo
TrishB I‘m with you all! I have this on my list for fairy tale too - but mainly because I thought it would be over quick!! I haven‘t really enjoyed anything by Gaiman and really disliked American Gods. 11mo
Vexingcircumstance I haven‘t read this one but I love Neil Gaiman. He writes a LOT, though. They can‘t all be winners. He‘s had a few short stories, comics and one book that I wasn‘t super fond of. 11mo
Cinfhen It‘s super quick @TrishB like over a cuppa and you could be finished 😜 11mo
Cinfhen I‘ve only seen HEAPS of LOVE for NG so it was a bit refreshing to see I‘m not the only one who doesn‘t love his work @Vexingcircumstance which isn‘t to say that he isn‘t gifted. Anybody who can create as much as he has is obviously brilliant 11mo
Zelma @Melissa_J not alone at all. I am pretty vocal about Gaiman not being my jam. He is an awesome human being but I don‘t care for his novels. @BarbaraBB @PickwickPlockPlock (edited) 11mo
TrishB I may decide to do this - Gaiman again - have this at home as hubby a massive fan. Neither calling to me yet - but good to have choices!! 11mo
Vexingcircumstance @cinfhen I know what it‘s like to dislike a popular writer. I don‘t like Stephen King. Lol. I mean he seems like a nice enough guy and I like a few of his short stories and one book but the rest of his stuff is either 100% boring to me or the first half is awesome and then the second half is awful and I regret reading that far. 11mo
ravenlee I love Good Omens, but have struggled with either author on his own. I liked Sleeper because of the twists, and wish there had been more, but can see it not working for another reader. I couldn‘t get into Neverwhere, Coraline creeps me out to the point I don‘t want to try, American Gods was super weird (but I‘m ready to try again as a more mature reader). It‘s all kind of a crapshoot. 11mo
4thhouseontheleft At least it was short! 😉 11mo
Jee_HookedOnBookz Yeah I thought so too. Good thing it's short 😅 11mo
Cinfhen Yes!!! It‘s STILL a fun prompt and I‘m enjoying seeing everyone‘s choices @4thhouseontheleft @Jee_HookedOnBookz @ravenlee 11mo
Reviewsbylola Omg 72 pages?! SOLD!! 11mo
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Chrissyreadit
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Help your matches out for this and other swaps!
#happilyeverafterswap #cupidgoespostal #hogwartsinthespring #blitsyswap and any others I have missed.

Chrissyreadit I crochet. I do not like puzzles. I rarely color. I do like paper crafts but have to focus when I do them. 11mo
Gissy Well, I like coloring but is not something that I do all the time. Of course fairies coloring books would be amazing. But sometimes I like scrapbook even when I don't have any wrapping skills🤣Life is a piece of irony😳I like stamps, stencils and coloring pencils because I use them in my journals and also stickers.I like sports even when I am an amateur. I have a problem, I like many things🙄 11mo
bullbunny I crochet, I love yarn! I also like word finds, crosswords, sudoku, and I can also cross stitch. I also love stickers. Used to have a good collection. I also like cute/unique journal/notebooks. That i hope to fill someday XD 11mo
Carolyn11215 Haven‘t done jigsaw puzzles in a while but I love them. Trying to teach myself to crochet. It‘s slow going. I have some coloring books, good colored pencils but haven‘t pulled them out in awhile. 11mo
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ravenlee
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Here is my #fairytaleretelling for #booked2019 - it‘s been on my shelf forever and I wish I‘d read it years ago.

Elements of Sleeping Beauty and Snow White, blended into a uniquely Gaiman tale. I loved everything about it, except its brevity.

@BarbaraTheBibliophage @Cinfhen @4thhouseontheleft

Cinfhen I think THIS needs to be my choice!!! 11mo
Cinfhen I just requested from the library 💖 11mo
ravenlee @Cinfhen I hope you love it. I hope he rewrites every fairy tale forever just like this. 11mo
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ravenlee
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And right here I fell in love with the queen and this story.

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monalyisha
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I signed up for the #HappilyEverAfterSwap hosted by @Chrissyreadit !

February 14th is a date I have a hard time looking forward to — not because I don‘t LOVE love (because I do)— but because my grandmother, who loved me with the strongest & best kind of love (even though she *hated* everyone else 😆), passed away on Valentine‘s Day almost three years ago. Thanks, Christina, for providing a (twisted) ray of light in the dark forest.🖤

monalyisha I enjoyed your creative form, @Chrissyreadit ! Good luck hosting! 💖🤞🏻 11mo
hermyknee If I hadn‘t have signed up for #CupidGoesPostal, I definitely would‘ve signed up for this one. Looks great and I can‘t wait to see all the photos! @Chrissyreadit is doing an amazing job— hosting isn‘t easy! 💝 11mo
Chrissyreadit @monalyisha yay! Thank you! I‘m glad you joined in! 11mo
Chrissyreadit @hermyknee thank you!!! I know the return of #cupidgoespostal is super exciting!!!! 11mo
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Carolyn11215
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Amazing illustrations. Bizarre retelling. Snow White meets Sleeping Beauty with Zombies (sleep walking residents of the town). Very quick read...wish it had been longer. 2nd book completed for #mounttbr2019 and #booked2019. @Cinfhen @4thhouseontheleft @BarbaraTheBibliophage

BookaholicNatty Beautiful artwork!!!!!😍❤️ 11mo
4thhouseontheleft I love the Riddell illustrated editions of Gaiman‘s books! 11mo
Carolyn11215 @4thhouseontheleft this is the only Riddell illustrated book I‘ve seen/read I think. The artwork was truly stunning!! 11mo
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Cinfhen Maybe I‘ll try this one too 11mo
Carolyn11215 @Cinfhen my only complaint is that it‘s sooo short. About a 30 minute read. 11mo
Cinfhen That‘s probably my attention span for a graphic novel 🤪🤪 11mo
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Carolyn11215

And for #booked2019 retelling of a fairy tale prompt and 2nd #mounttbr2019 book, jumping into tagged book.

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Ericalambbrown
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Love this retelling of Sleeping Beauty. This quote Gaiman made regarding the project explains why I wanted to read it. And the illustrations by Chris Riddell are absolutely gorgeous. Check it out if you‘re a fan of either Gaiman or Riddell. You won‘t regret it. 🖤🖤🖤

GingerAntics One more reason to LOVE Gaiman!!! 11mo
Ericalambbrown @GingerAntics I know, right? I mean, I‘d expect nothing less from the man Amanda Effing Palmer married 😉 11mo
GingerAntics So true!!! Funny thing is, apparently today is their wedding anniversary. lol 11mo
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Ericalambbrown @GingerAntics is it really? That‘s fantastic!! 11mo
GingerAntics I just happened to go into IG today and he‘d posted about it. Sadly, it‘s their first anniversary where they‘re not together. It‘s kind of sad. I feel bad for them. It is though. They‘ve been together for 8 years, and from all this stuff they both posted they do spend a lot of time apart, but they make it work. Those two just make me smile. 11mo
Ericalambbrown @GingerAntics Awwwww! They really are the cutest 11mo
GingerAntics They really are. 💙💙💙 What‘s not to love about those two? 11mo
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BekaReid
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Kicking off the new year with this gorgeous book!

Ericalambbrown Love this one! 11mo
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