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the Graveyard Book

I’ve held back gushing about this, but I can’t take it anymore. XD Neil was kind enough to, some months ago, send me the text of the Graveyard Book. I’ve been reading it to Lilith at night lately, so it has been on my mind lately. I *strongly* encourage all of you to grab it as soon as its released. (Two days from now in the US!) It is a sweet, melancholy, witty, charming story, and immediately became one of my most beloved books. Neil’s writing truly is magical. I love the man.

Thanks to Neil’s inspiration and encouragement, a series of scents based on the Graveyard Book will be going live with the UK release of the story. Eau de Ghoul for everyone!

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celaeno
Sep. 28th, 2008 12:34 am (UTC)
Sounds awesome! I can't wait to read it :) And bonus yays for scents to go with it :D :D :D
nisaba
Sep. 28th, 2008 12:38 am (UTC)
Aw, wow! I've been following The Graveyard Book's progress in Neil's blog, and now I'm doubly can'twaitcan'twaitcan'twant till it's released in the UK :)
nnylynnej
Sep. 28th, 2008 12:43 am (UTC)
Looking forward to both the book and the scents inspired by it!
finny321
Sep. 28th, 2008 12:43 am (UTC)
Yay! I am counting down until it is out, now I can have scents to go with it!
ohiopugmom
Sep. 28th, 2008 01:00 am (UTC)
yay! looking forward to it!
shadesong
Sep. 28th, 2008 01:22 am (UTC)
Awesome! I just read Graveyard Book* and loved it - can't wait to see what you're going to do with it. :)


(*I am vacationing in the house of a librarian. She has hundreds of advance reader copies of wonderful books - and a full set of BPAL Halloweenies. Life is good.)
atalantapendrag
Sep. 28th, 2008 01:33 am (UTC)
Oh, how wonderful! I've been eagerly awaiting the book, and now there will be scents to eagerly await as well. What a delight!

And a good start for Lilith, as well. &hearts
alicia_stardust
Sep. 28th, 2008 01:54 am (UTC)
Hee!! XD
misfitroxy
Sep. 28th, 2008 02:09 am (UTC)
Oooh. That news = made of win!!! Thanks for sharing the squee-age. ;D

And many ::hugs to the Barrial household!::
anmorata
Sep. 28th, 2008 02:18 am (UTC)
I have an ARC of this book, and my name will be in the list of Bod's protectors in the special edition. ;)

Can't wait to see the scents! :D Your Gaiman-inspired lines only serve to complement my nearly-obsessive devotion to his works. ;)

Edited at 2008-09-28 02:18 am (UTC)
stellans
Sep. 28th, 2008 02:26 am (UTC)
SQUEEEE! I can't wait to read it and sniff!

Also? Lilith pooting on Puddin'? Only hysterical.
apocalypticbob
Sep. 28th, 2008 03:46 am (UTC)
Oh, simply excellent! Love great things to look forward to!
ragdoll
Sep. 28th, 2008 05:35 am (UTC)
I missed this post earlier! I've got mine pre-ordered and have for forever. I can't wait to see it and am hoping to catch Unca™ in November since I can't get to the NY reading on Tuesday.

Woo hoo for the new scents. :) Are you going to do a RoboPanda scent too?
lefthandmade
Sep. 28th, 2008 07:57 am (UTC)
i will certainly keep an eye out for it. thanks!

oh and scents too?
*happydancing*

Edited at 2008-09-28 07:58 am (UTC)
mangofandango
Sep. 28th, 2008 03:33 pm (UTC)
I am so excited for this book (and smellies OMG) SO EXCITED SO EXCITED

I can't even form coherent sentences, it seems.
ivyandpeony
Sep. 28th, 2008 04:28 pm (UTC)
Thrilled doesn't begin to describe my reaction to this news. *swoons* I've only read The Witch's Tombstone, but I preordered the book and hopefully it will land on my doorstep Tuesday.

The closest thing to waiting for Christmas morning that I've experienced as an adult? Waiting for BPAL updates... and the closest thing to waiting for BPAL updates, waiting for a new book from Neil. So waiting for this update will surely turn me into a five year old. A five year old who snuck a can of Coke out of the fridge and guzzled it with a king size pack of Skittles and now is bouncing off the walls waiting for Santy Claus!
k00kaburra
Sep. 28th, 2008 05:17 pm (UTC)
Oh, I'm so excited to hear about the Graveyard scents! That book was just awesome - I reviewed it a couple of weeks ago in my book blog - and I really wish I could spring for the fancy-shmancy version.
habiliments
Sep. 29th, 2008 01:34 am (UTC)
Oh, fantastic! I can't wait to get my hands on the book ... and now the scents too. :)
emzebel
Sep. 29th, 2008 04:41 pm (UTC)
I'm about two chapters from the end and extremely bitter that I had to put it down and actually go to work this morning.
butcherbaby
Sep. 30th, 2008 12:16 pm (UTC)
awesome! new book, new scents,,,and new baby! you amaze me woman- where do yo get all that energy?
veiled
Sep. 30th, 2008 04:16 pm (UTC)
Woohoo! I just added that to my Amazon wish list! can't wait to see/smell what the new scents are to go with it!
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