Bookish quotes roundup from this week, including Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte, Unbroken by Laura Hillenbrand and several others.
The delivery by such luminaries as James McAvoy, Kat Dennings, John Lithgow, David Tennant, and Jeffery Wright make this audiobook an event to be heard.
This audiobook collects the first three volumes of The Sandman series by Neil Gaiman: Preludes & Nocturnes, The Doll’s House, and Dream Country.
The House on the Rock in Spring Green, WI is a very strange and unusual place of an eccentric millionaire who collected EVERYTHING.
The Graphic Novel Lucifer Vol. 1: The Infernal Comedy (the Sandman Universe) by Dan Watters expands on the expensive universe created by author Neil Gaiman.
Norse Mythology by Neil Gaiman does not disappoint, as the author tells wonderful stories in an easy to read, relatable manner
American author Shirley Jackson (14 December, 1916 -8 August, 1965) born on this day. She is best known for her excellent short story The Lottery.
I mostly enjoyed the speeches included in this collection. I don’t know if these are the speeches he wrote or are they were transcribed later on – this is because I can hear him talk in my head and know him to be an excellent writer so it could be that either or. The speeches also seem target to a more specific audience (me?) and hence are personalized more than simply talking to the public at large.
Mr. Gaiman is a master of the modern fairytale, a genre he helped create, abstractly manipulating physics and using legends as histories (“It all depends on how you look at it”, he says). The real power of the novel lies in the author’s writing and voice, he can describe scenes, people and events without much detail or verbiage, but the reader can draw a picture of the scene and get a feeling for the mood.
The simplest way to make sure that we raise literate children is to teach them to read, and to show them that reading is a pleasurable activity. And that means, at its simplest, finding books that they enjoy, giving them access to those books, and letting them read them.