Monday, August 8, 2011

Storytime With Venessa: Battle Of Storytime

ME: Venessa, let’s read The Graveyard Book next.

VENESSA: No, it looks scary.

ME: No, it’s fine. Neil Gaiman is awesome. He’s the genius of Sandman, Anansi Boys, I liked American Gods and he was brilliant with Terry Pratchett in Good Omens!

VENESSA: No, it looks scary.

ME: You like Coraline and he wrote that too!

VENESSA: No, it looks scary.

ME: What are you taking about?! Look, let me read the back cover to you...

Nobody Owens, known as Bod, is a normal boy. He would be completely normal if he didn’t live in a graveyard, being raised by ghosts, with a guardian who belongs to neither the world of the living nor the dead. There are adventures in the graveyard for a boy – an ancient Indigo Man, a gateway to the abandoned city of ghouls, the strange and terrible Sleer. But if Bod leaves the graveyard, he will be in danger from the man Jack – who has already killed Bod’s family…

Well, anyways, you’re no fun! How about we read The Boxcar Children?


ME: Now, when I was little, I read The Boxcar Children, it was one of my fav…

VENESSA: Just read it already!

ME: Okay, okay…!


  1. Good girl Venessa. The Boxcar Children sounds like a much better choice for a young girl.