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On My Eternal Crush on Neil Gaiman. Also, The Ocean at the End of the Lane

I think we all know how I feel about Neil Gaiman here. I’ve made my feelings quite clear. He writes his books longhand, responds to his Twitter and Tumblr fans (and in a real way, not some half-assed ‘my PR person made me write this’ way), has wildly curly hair and loves his dog (and […]

Liebster Award (Questions! Answers! Bookish Links!)

I’d never heard of the Liebster Award until Bookpapercut kindly nominated me. It’s an award/meme/Q&A handed around by bloggers to new blogs worth reading (with less than 200 followers). So here goes. Basically, those nominated for the award must: List 11 random facts about themselves Answer the questions that were asked of them (by the […]

The Power of Comfort Reading

So here’s the thing: the world of my reading is generally composed of what I call ‘comfort books’. Comfort books are the books that you reach for on days when life seems to tilt its balance and spill you over to the edge of a dark place that closely resembles fear. On days like these, […]

On the Many Ways in Which Neil Gaiman Comforts the Small, Scared Child in Me

He would go somewhere no one knew him, and he would sit in a library all day and read books and listen to people breathing. Last week, after a day of phone calls and text messages that foreboded an uncomfortable and scary disruption to my cosy world, I went online and bought the entire Harry […]