it’s funny to be able to tweet this, because it sounds so epic, but: neil gaiman is writing sandman.
Amanda just came in, looked at the computer screen, then sat down and took a photo of me working. It’s funny: the stage fright is fading, as I start to take joy in these characters once again…
Books and Bars: now rebloggable
Hello! I am 22 and a complete introvert. I have always found solace and companionship in books, something which I have never regretted. However, I am struggling with pressure to live differently. Being in my early 20’s, I am constantly told by my friends to go to more bars more nights of the week - I am told that this is a more appropriate way to spend my time than reading every night (the phrase “not really living” has been said multiple times). What is your take on this opinion?
I think you and any bookloving friends you know or can find on line should mount a small but irritating campaign to stop people going to bars in the evening as a waste of time, and try and use the phrase “Well, it’s not really reading…” whenever possible.
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Doctor Who episode line-up for 2013 (Look who’s writing Ep. 12).
It is true.
Right now, TENTH ANNIVERSARY Kindle edition of AMERICAN GODS CHEAP
Right now, Amazon.com has put the Tenth Anniversary Edition of AMERICAN GODS up for $2.99 for a limited time.
I am posting this for people who have Kindles, are in the US, and might want to get this.
I am not posting this for people to tell me that they hate Kindles, hate all e-books, or are grumpy because they do not live in a country where they can download this. (I only mention this because otherwise people do.)
"I didn’t touch her. She was my dream; and if you touch a dream it vanishes, like a soap bubble."
- Looking for the Girl by Neil Gaiman, from Smoke and Mirrors: Short Fictions and Illusions
"‘You’re playing with fire,’ she warned him.
‘That’s how I know I’m alive.’"
- Sunbird by Neil Gaiman, from Fragile Things: Short Fictions and Wonders
"She began to whisper something in my ear. It’s the strangest thing about poetry - you can tell it’s poetry, even if you don’t speak the language. You can hear Homer’s Greek without understanding a word, and you still know it’s poetry. I’ve heard Polish poetry and Inuit poetry, and I knew what it was without knowing. Her whisper was like that. I didn’t know the language, but her words washed through me, perfect, and in my mind’s eye I saw towers of glass and diamond; and people with eyes of the palest green; and, unstoppable, beneath every syllable, I could feel the relentless advance of the ocean."
- How to Talk to Girls at Parties by Neil Gaiman, from Fragile Things: Short Fictions and Wonders
"I like things to be story-shaped.
Reality, however, is not story-shaped, and the eruptions of the odd into our lives are not story-shaped either. They do not end in entirely satisfactory ways. Recounting the strange is like telling one’s dreams: one can communicate the events of a dream but not the emotional content, the way that a dream can color one’s entire day."
- The Flints of Memory Lane by Neil Gaiman, from Fragile Things: Short Fictions and Wonders
"There are so many fragile things, after all. People break so easily, and so do dreams and hearts."
- from Neil Gaiman’s introduction to Fragile Things: Short Fictions and Wonders