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What I'm Reading Wednesday: The Graveyard Book Graphic Novel *plus* The Westie Wizard Mug

Wednesday, September 27, 2017

Happy Wednesday, My Lovelies!  Today I'm reading The Graveyard Book Graphic Novel Single Volume.  I like how Volumes I and II are now combined in a single book.  

The Graveyard Book is a Newberry Award winner book for children.  I read it to Shelley when she was in sixth grade.  This, along with Gaiman's Coraline, are Shelley's favorite childhood books.  She likes them better than Harry Potter.

According to Goodreads:

After the grisly murder of his entire family, a toddler wanders into a graveyard where the ghosts and other supernatural residents agree to raise him as one of their own.

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. But if Bod leaves the graveyard, then he will come under attack from the man Jack—who has already killed Bod's family... 

Beloved master storyteller Neil Gaiman returns with a luminous new novel for the audience that embraced his New York Times bestselling modern classic Coraline. Magical, terrifying, and filled with breathtaking adventures, The Graveyard Book is sure to enthrall readers of all ages.

This is the same story, beautifully illustrated.  

These pages feature Nobody Jones and Silas.  

I've been feeling a bit under the weather because I got my flu shot, so I really want to just rest this afternoon after my art class this morning and read and drink some hot tea!  My sweet friend Sarah from Hyacinths for the Soul sent me this:

YUMMY!  We love the caramel tea!!!  But what could be inside the pretty tissue paper?

It's Finlay!  He received his Hogwarts letter and was quickly sorted into Ravenclaw because he's such a smartypants.  

The water is in the kettle right now, and I shall fill it with delicious English Caramel Tea, milk, and honey.  Don't you love how the mug matches the book!  ;P

So what are you doing today?  Are you reading anything fun?

Until next time...

Happy reading!
Ricki Jill


  1. Hi Ricki Jill,
    I think I may have to get this one for my granddaughter Abby. She is only in 2nd grade but she loved the Harry Potter Books so she probably would love this one. Love the coffee cup with Finlay. So glad he got his letter!!!!

  2. I love the mug, it is so cute. I ordered the Faerie magazine you had in your post this week and it is suppose to come today in the mail.

  3. This sounds like a great book for my little book worm!
    sorry you're not feeling great, I bet that tea will help..
    that cup is absolutely adorable, I somehow knew Finlay was a smartypants! lol
    love that tissue paper..what are you going to make with it?:)

  4. I know that adorable mug made you feel better today RJ. That looks just like Findlay too! What a sweet and thoughtful gift............

  5. Sorry, you were affected by the flu shot. How nice to have a surprise package in the mail to cheer you up.

  6. Caramel tea sounds divine, I hope you're feeling better now~ the book is too creepy for me :)

  7. Oh, and cutest Westie mug ever, sweet of Sarah!!

  8. I've not read the graphic novel version of The Graveyard Book, but I did really enjoy the illustrations in the book version! So cute :)


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