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ValerieAndBooks
M Is for Magic | Neil Gaiman
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Some of these stories I‘ve read elsewhere— a few are also in Fragile Things (which I read a few years ago). My favorite, which is in both collections, is “How to Talk to Girls at Parties “. What a mind trip that one is!

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erzascarletbookgasm I read that story in Fragile Things recently. Cool story. 18h
Soubhiville I hadn‘t heard of this collection before 😊. Logged 📚 9h
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madamereadsalot1
Anansi Boys: A Novel | Neil Gaiman
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And another #AuthorAMonth reread done! This is another one of my favorites by him. It's weird that I can forget how much I love this book. I used to read this one every year. And somewhere along the way I switched back to American Gods being my most oft reread. Anyway, this book is great fun and you should read it.

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erzascarletbookgasm
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“The wise man knows when to keep silent. Only the fool tells all he knows.”
This book is about a Viking boy named Odd, who sets off on an adventure with Norse gods Thor, Loki, and Odin to save Asgard from the frost giants. A tender tale suitable for older kids and adults (though there‘re no brutal parts) and a good introduction to Norse mythology. Perhaps it‘s a perfect time for me to pick up his adult book Norse Mythology next.
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Texreader I loved this book. 2d
Kalalalatja I really liked his Norse Mythology book 👍 2d
Tamra My kids enjoyed this adventure! 1d
JazzFeathers Loved it. So sweet and unique. 1d
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Soubhiville
My Favorite Authors | Thomas Costley
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I can‘t believe we‘re halfway through November! You all are ripping through some Neil Gaiman books! There have been 22 reading of his books so far! I‘ll comment with the current leaders.

Now is the time to nominate authors for our 2020 #AuthorAMonth list! Please comment with authors you‘d like to read next year. I‘ll make a poll next month. Feel free to share to spread the word further, but please tag me so I‘ll see it 😊!

Soubhiville Current leaders are @BookwormAHN with 11, @erzascarletbookgasm with 10, and @ValerieAndBooks with 9! Incredible reading all! Gaiman and Dahl (Dec author) both have a lot of short and kids books, so it‘s still anyone‘s game! Winner will be highest count on Dec 15th. 🤗📚 2d
AmyG I completely missed this. But....I am going to try to do 2020. To get this striaght....an author is chosen for each month and you try to read at least one book by that author? 2d
Simona My nomination is Hilary Mantel. 2d
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BookishTrish Andre Alexis or Colson Whitehead 2d
Soubhiville Kent Haruf, Jodi Picoult 2d
LibrarianRyan Um um um um. Toni Morrison, 2d
KarenUK I love this idea. I‘ve never been quite organized enough to join in but hope to maybe next year...... Ian McEwan or Maggie O‘Farrell are a couple of suggestions.... and Maybe Mary Roach for non fiction 🤷‍♀️ 2d
Soubhiville @AmyG pretty much, there‘s no pressure. Read as many or as few as you like. I‘m giving away a bookish box to the Litten who reads the most (in the correct months) by Dec 15th. I‘ll probably do that again next year. 2d
Soubhiville @LibrarianRyan yes! Great choice 2d
LibrarianRyan Octavia Butler, Isaiah Asimov, Ursula leGuin, Robin Hobbs, Ryan Bradbury. 2d
erzascarletbookgasm Yes to Ian McEwan, Toni Morrison, Ray Bradbury, Kent Haruf. Also, Michael Morpurgo, Ann Pattchet, Yoko Ogawa, Banana Yoshimoto, Haruki Murakami. 2d
AmyG It‘s a wonderful way to be introduced to authors one‘s not familiar with. 2d
dariazeoli Stephen King 2d
ValerieAndBooks Wow lots of good suggestions already! I‘ll have to think on this and come back. I‘d like to avoid authors that mostly write in series. 2d
Soubhiville Zadie Smith, Sy Montgomery, Dave Eggers, Jane Austen 2d
Soubhiville Nnedi Okorafor 2d
BookwormAHN Stephen King, Oscar Wilde, Leigh Bardugo, Mary Roach 2d
Soubhiville George Saunders 2d
ValerieAndBooks Some classic authors here already -- I'd suggest also considering Edith Wharton, Scott Fitzgerald, John Steinbeck...

It'll all come down to voting results, right? It'd be good if it ends up being a balanced mix 😊 -- i.e. not mostly one gender, or not mostly one genre.
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ValerieAndBooks Oh, just thought of another one! How about Muriel Spark? 2d
Soubhiville @ValerieAndBooks it does all come down to votes. For the current year I put them in the order of most votes first and then descending. This year I may take the top 12 and rearrange for variety‘s sake (for example Shirley Jackson might have gone better in October. Also, yes, not the same genre or too similar of authors back to back.) 2d
Soubhiville I will put all of these into a poll. Hopefully we‘ll continue to get nominees throughout the week, so if you think of others, come back and add more! Authors with many books to choose from of course preferred. 2d
Eyelit Nnedi Okorafor, Elizabeth Gaskell, Yoko Ogawa 2d
erzascarletbookgasm Oh yes, some classics authors nominations please. Agree on the different genres. 2d
Cinfhen Please keep me in the loop, I‘d love to join in when I can. I see you listed my newest obsession Kent Haruf. I‘d like to add a NF writer so maybe Jon Krakauer or Ben Mezrich 2d
madamereadsalot1 Kurt Vonnegut, Robert R McCammon, Chuck Palahniuk, Joyce Carol Oates, Jennifer Egan, Tom Perrotta, Camille Pagán, Siobhan Dowd, Orson Scott Card, Rainbow Rowell, Patricia Highsmith, Jonathan Tropper 1d
CareBear Phillipa Gregory 1d
CareBear Holly Black 1d
CareBear Roxane Gay 1d
CareBear Isabel Allende, Patrick Ness, liane Moriarty, Frederik Backman 1d
Bookzombie Clive Barker, Agatha Christie, Mary Higgins Clark, Sonali Dev, Emma Donoghue, Alexander Dumas, David Guterson, Elmer Kelton, Stephen King, Lisa Kleypas, Jon Krakauer, Erik Larson, Richard Laymon, Cormac McCarthy, Colleen McCullough, David McCullough, Ian McGuire, Larry McMurtry, Douglas Preston and/or Lincoln Child (they write together and separately), Annie Proulx, Diane Setterfield, Maggie Stiefvater, John Steinbeck, Herman Wouk, ... 1d
Bookzombie @Soubhiville I know that‘s a lot. I cheated a bit as they are all on my shelves, which is why they are in alphabetical order. 🤪 1d
LapReader Tim Winton 1d
CoffeeNBooks I've failed miserably with AuthorAMonth. 😂 1d
OriginalCyn620 Lots of good authors already mentioned! I‘m game to play along whatever the results! 1d
sudi I have completely failed this challenge during the last few months. But i'll try to do it consistently for 2020. 15h
sudi So many good authors have already been suggested, so here are a few of my choices Agatha Christie, Jane Austen, Steinbeck, Bradbury, Banana Yoshimoto, Patrick Ness and Stephen King 14h
Bookzombie Also, Joyce Carol Oates. 7h
Soubhiville @Bookzombie @sudi @OriginalCyn620 @CoffeeNBooks @LapReader @CareBear @madamereadsalot1 @Cinfhen @erzascarletbookgasm @Eyelit @ValerieAndBooks @BookwormAHN @dariazeoli @AmyG @LibrarianRyan @KarenUK @BookishTrish @Simona Thank you all for your input! I started working on the poll this morning, and I‘ll post it next weekend. We have so many great authors here to choose from! And many I‘ve never read, so I‘m excited about that 🤗📚 5h
AmyG I am going to throw in Ruth Rendell...my favorite mystery writer. She is amazing. 4h
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erzascarletbookgasm
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It‘s been fun revisiting London Below and meeting the interesting characters who have fallen through the cracks of modern life, London Above. A fantastical tale of adventures with characters deeply human set in an alternate London. On reread, I find the characters, other than the main character, more compelling..Door, the Marquis, the two goony villains..Superb illustrations by Chris Riddell.

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Balibee146 The BBC dramatisation audio with a stellar cast of actors plus Neil himself in the roles is brilliant too 👍 3d
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ValerieAndBooks
Coraline | Neil Gaiman
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“When you‘re scared but still do it anyway, that‘s brave”. — Coraline

Do you have those dreams where you discover your house has rooms you never knew (or forgot) existed? And you explore, and meet people? This story is like that, but a lot creepier! A creepy I could handle, though. still have to watch the movie someday.

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erzascarletbookgasm Haha love those buttons! 👍 3d
JazzFeathers Although nice, the movie doesn't come close. 3d
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ValerieAndBooks @erzascarletbookgasm wish I had some marbles too 😊 2d
ValerieAndBooks @JazzFeathers not surprising— “the book was better”, right😂?! 2d
ValerieAndBooks @Soubhiville 👍! Currently reading 2d
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madamereadsalot1
American Gods | Neil Gaiman
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Finished American Gods for #AuthorAMonth. I've lost count of how many times I've read this one. It's the absolute best.

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BookwormAHN
Anansi Boys: A Novel | Neil Gaiman
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This was a fantastic book. I loved the African mythology mixed in it. After the death of Charlie's father his life is thrown into chaos. He finds out that his father is a God, he has a brother and his boss tries to frame him for embezzlement 🕸
#AuthoraMonth @Soubhiville
#Booked2019 person of color Mc paranormal
@Cinfhen @4thhouseontheleft @BarbaraTheBibliophage

Karisa Great pick! Gaiman is a god! 😍 4d
Cinfhen Wow!!! What a fabulous choice 💕👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻 4d
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erzascarletbookgasm
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This is a collection of stories and poems, from dark, twisty, bizarre, magical, to Twilight-zonish. Some I like, a few are confusing (for me), others unsatisfying because I feel they can be developed into a full length novel. Love Gaiman‘s imagination and writing. My favourites- A Study In Emerald, October In The Chair, Closing Time, The Facts In The Case Of The Departure Of Miss Finch, How To Talk To Girls At Parties.
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Branwen How to talk to girls at parties is my favorite Gaiman short story! 💕📚 5d
TheEllieMo I started reading this one today 5d
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Soubhiville
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I had no idea until I got this from the library that it‘s illustrated by Skottie Young of I Hate Fairyland. The drawings are wonderful, and remind me of some of Roald Dahl‘s illustrations.

This is a great Middle Grade story, told by a Dad in explanation of why it took him so long to go out and buy milk. You never know what sorts of trouble can befall you when you run to the corner store!

tjwill Interesting. The edition I have is illustrated by Chris Riddell. I didn‘t know there were different versions! 6d
Soubhiville @tjwill oh really? I didn‘t know that either. 6d
CoffeeNBooks Great book! I have this edition illustrated by Skottie Young. 6d
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LibrarianRyan @tjwill I agree every copy I have seen is Riddle. I‘ll have to look for Scottie. 6d
erzascarletbookgasm I enjoyed this too but mine is illustrated by Riddell. 6d
Aimeesue That IS very Dahl-ish! 5d
Jee_HookedOnBookz @tjwill oh my I didn't know too! 3d
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