Pink reader Fanny gave me the head’s up that one of my favorite authors, Neil Gaiman, has embarked on a 9-city book tour where he is reading one full chapter of his new kids book The Graveyard Book in each city. Each in-person reading is being videoed for posting online so that everyone can get in on the fun:
From Neil‘s official website: Watch Neil Gaiman read The Graveyard Book on a 9-city video tour. At each stop on the tour, Neil will read one chapter from The Graveyard Book. Beginning on October 1st, we will post the video readings daily. By the end of the tour, on October 9th, you will be able to watch the master storyteller himself read The Graveyard Book in its entirety right HERE.
Already, you can watch Neil reading chapters 1-4 online NOW. I gotta say, Neil Gaiman rules the world. Not only is he a master writer and storyteller but his ability to connect with his fans is unsurpassed. This is absolutely a wonderful way for everyone unable to see him on this brief tour to partake of the fun. I understand that Neil, at his Seattle, WA stop last night, also read aloud his poem Blueberry Girl which was written for the birth of Tori Amos‘s daughter Natashya Lórien (who was born on September 5, 2000). Tori fans know that Neil wrote this poem/prayer for her unborn daughter and it has never been released to the public (tho, it’s been reported that it will eventually be available for sale to raise funds for the Rape, Abuse & Incest National Network (RAINN). I would DIE if I ever got to hear Neil read that poem aloud. I am planning on attending Neil‘s LA stop on this book tour on Monday night, so mebbe I’ll run into any of you Gaiman fans who are able to make it out for the event. I’ve yet to pick up my copy of The Graveyard Book because I’m waiting to purchase my copy at the upcoming book reading. Those of you who are unfamiliar with Gaiman‘s work should really seek him out … he’s really one of my fave contemporary authors. If you’re lookin’ for suggestions, shoot me an email ;)
[Source, thanks Fanny]