160. Trigger Warning- Neil Gaiman

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Title: Trigger Warning

Author: Neil Gaiman

Rating: ★★★★

On the Shelves: Fiction> Anthology/Fantasy

In this new volume, Neil Gaiman pierces the veil of reality to reveal the enigmatic, shadowy world that lies beneath. Trigger Warning includes previously published pieces of short fiction-stories, verse, and a very special Doctor Who story that was written for the fiftieth anniversary of the beloved series in 2013-as well as BLACK DOG, a new tale that revisits the world of American Gods.

Trigger Warning is a rich cornucopia of horror and ghosts stories, science fiction and fairy tales, fabulism and poetry that explores the realm of experience and emotion. In Adventure Story-a thematic companion to The Ocean at the End of the Lane-Gaiman ponders death and the way people take their stories with them when they die. His social media experience A Calendar of Tales are short takes inspired by replies to fan tweets about the months of the year-stories of pirates and the March winds, an igloo made of books, and a Mother’s Day card that portends disturbances in the universe. Gaiman offers his own ingenious spin on Sherlock Holmes in his award-nominated mystery tale The Case of Death and Honey. And Click-Clack the Rattlebag explains the creaks and clatter we hear when we’re all alone in the darkness. (Goodreads 2016)

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Stacking the Shelves: 15!

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Here is my first Stacking the Shelves, since I have moved out into my new home! YAAAAY! I haven’t actually bought that many books but I do now have a few which I can haul, thanks to a little spending here and there, and my birthday in April! Here are the books I have acquired since February!

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109. Good Omens- Terry Pratchett and Neil Gaiman

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Title: Good Omens

Author: Terry Pratchett and Neil Gaiman

Rating: ★★★★

On the Shelves: Fiction> Fantasy/Sci Fi

According to The Nice and Accurate Prophecies of Agnes Nutter, Witch (the world’s only completely accurate book of prophecies, written in 1655, before she exploded), the world will end on a Saturday. Next Saturday, in fact. Just before dinner.

So the armies of Good and Evil are amassing, Atlantis is rising, frogs are falling, tempers are flaring. Everything appears to be going according to Divine Plan. Except a somewhat fussy angel and a fast-living demon—both of whom have lived amongst Earth’s mortals since The Beginning and have grown rather fond of the lifestyle—are not actually looking forward to the coming Rapture.

And someone seems to have misplaced the Antichrist . . . (Goodreads 2014)

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74. The Graveyard Book- Neil Gaiman

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Title: The Graveyard Book

Author: Neil Gaiman

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On the Shelves: Fiction/Young Adult> Supernatural/Fantasy

IT TAKES A GRAVEYARD TO RAISE A CHILD.

Nobody Owens, known to his friends as Bod, is a normal boy. He would be completely normal if he didn’t live in a sprawling graveyard, being raised and educated by ghosts, with a solitary guardian who belongs to neither the world of the living nor of the dead. There are dangers and adventures in the graveyard for a boy – an ancient indigo man, a gateway to abandoned city of ghouls, the strange and terrible fleer. But if Bod leaves the graveyard, then he will be in danger from the man Jack – who has already killed Bod’s family . . .” (Goodreads 2014)

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Top Ten Tuesday 7: Gateway to Reading Journey

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Hosted by The Broke and the Bookish , the “Gateway books” TTT is exploring the books which are responsible for you developing your love of reading, be it those who got you first into literature, the books which bought you back to literature, or any authors who are now responsible for your depleted bank account and overflowing bookshelves.

My TTT can easily be split into two categories:-

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Monthly Round Up: January Wrap Up and February TBR!

I was going to do the Top Ten Tuesday, which this week is “Which 10 worlds would you never want to exist in?” and I got stuck. I’ve been hella busy over the weekend so I thought I’d take this opportunity to post my first Monthly Wrap up instead. These wrap ups will include what I read in the current month and their ratings, and what is on the reading horizons for the next month.

I somehow managed to read 9 books in January (10 if I finish the one I’m currently reading by Saturday, which I think I will, so I’ll include it as if I’ve finished it ;3)- so what did I read in January 2014, and what will I be reading in february?

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25. Stardust- Neil Gaiman

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Title: Stardust

Author: Neil Gaiman

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On the Shelves: Fiction> Fantasy

Hopelessly crossed in love, a boy of half-fairy parentage leaves his mundane Victorian-English village on a quest for a fallen star in the magical realm. The star proves to be an attractive woman with a hot temper, who plunges with our hero into adventures featuring witches, the lion and the unicorn, plotting elf-lords, ships that sail the sky, magical transformations, curses whose effects rebound, binding conditions with hidden loopholes and all the rest (Goodreads 2014)

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21. Neverwhere- Neil Gaiman

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Title: Neverwhere

Author: Neil Gaiman

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On the Shelves: Fiction> Fantasy

Under the streets of London there’s a world most people could never even dream of. A city of monsters and saints, murderers and angels, and pale girls in black velvet. Richard Mayhew is a young businessman who is about to find out more than he bargained for about this other London. A single act of kindness catapults him out of his safe and predictable life and into a world that is at once eerily familiar and yet utterly bizarre. There’s a girl named Door, an Angel called Islington, an Earl who holds Court on the carriage of a Tube train, a Beast in a labyrinth, and dangers and delights beyond imagining… And Richard, who only wants to go home, is to find a strange destiny waiting for him below the streets of his native city.” (Goodreads 2014)

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