Tuesday, April 6, 2010

New sweater, old books.

I just finished this sweater and while I was knitting it, I listened to a couple of books that I read a while ago. First, I listened to The Graveyard Book by Neil Gaiman. I listened to it from mousecircus.com which has video clips of Neil Gaiman reading the book from different stops on the book tour for the book in 2008. The audio book is also now available in the Marshall Lane Library. The Graveyard Book was the Newbery winner for 2009. It's a wonderful book about an orphaned boy who is lovingly raised and educated by the inhabitants of a graveyard. Think Jungle Book in a graveyard.
The second book I listened to was Clemency Pogue : Fairy Killer. This a delightful tale about a girl who accidentally kills seven fairies and the adventure ensues when she sets out to right the wrongs she committed.
Next week I'll be going up to the San Mateo Library to see a live video conference with Neil Gaiman to kick off National Library Week. I'll let you know how that goes!

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