Sunday, October 5, 2008

The Virtual Tour/Reading

I am really looking forward to reading Neil Gaiman's The Graveyard Book. In the meantime, you can catch Neil on tour doing readings from the book - even if you aren't physically there. The videos are fantastic (even if I can't get used to his hair...) and I'm personally a fan of listening to an author read his or her own work. Since Gaiman is an amazing storyteller, it's natural to hear and watch him deliver his tale.

Although, admittedly, some of us do have trouble setting aside a time just to curl up and listen to a good story. But give yourself that time! The best way to learn about story and storytelling is to read and listen to as many stories as possible. Don't mistake pleasure in a story for idleness or laziness. It should never be a luxury, but a necessity.

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