Giveaway: Neil Gaiman’s The Graveyard Book (Volume 1)

GraveyardbookI read Neil Gaiman’s The Graveyard Book a few years ago and thoroughly enjoyed the story of Bod: the little baby who survives the slaying of his entire family only to find himself being raised by ghosts in a graveyard. This young adult book follows Bod’s eccentric upbringing through the charming characters he meets between and beneath the tombstones while he uncovers the real reason why a murderer is still out to get him.

Gaiman has always been one of my favorite authors when it comes to weaving tales about worlds that are magical, a little dark, and full of adventure. He has a way of making these worlds feel accessible to his readers. We’re always in for a ride and we are more than happy to take the journey with him. It’s not always easy to picture where Bod’s colorful life take him, so I was thrilled when Fully Booked offered me the chance to review the graphic novel version of this short tale. P. Craig Russel does a great job of illustrating Gaiman’s words and adding a completely new dimension to the tale. The entire novel is divided into two volumes — this is Volume 1.


Want to know the best part? Fully Booked is offering you a chance to take home Volume 1 of The Graveyard Book graphic novel as well. Here are the rules:

1. Leave your email address using rafflecopter OR answer this simple question in my comments box below:

– I love hearing from my readers. Please tell me a little something about yourself and what posts you enjoy most on my site. 

2. You must be willing to claim your prize at Fully Booked (Bonifacio High Street branch)

3. Feel free to encourage your friends and family members to join. The more entries, the more chances of winning.

4. Raffle closes on February 28, 2015

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  1. Cris Francisco says:

    Hi Cat! I’m a huge Gaiman fan as well – the way he distorts the conventional fairy tales and creates something new out of them is a trademark of his. I especially liked his short story “Snow, Glass, Apples.”

    Always been a fan of your blog (and your Instagram feed as well), and I like how you have continuously supported local products and local artists by featuring them on your blog. 🙂

    • Thank you so much for stopping by, Cris! I really am a big fan of local brands. I appreciate you’re taking the time to let me know that you like that about the site. 🙂

  2. Hi Im Sam, I’m 26, from Davao, based In Manila, and i love words – especially in the written form :). I’ve been a reader of yours from your first blog, Calamansi and was happy to find out you made a new one. I love how you use simple, brief, lovely words to tell a story/get your message across. Whenever I need a breather, your blog is one of the sites I always go to 🙂

  3. Hello, Cat! I’m a 31-year-old mom to an adorable baby boy. Like Sam(^), I’ve also been a reader of your previous blog. 🙂

  4. Fatima Placido says:

    I’m Fatima, 20, currently doing my thesis, a bit stressed from all the school works and blogs are my stress relievers. 🙂 I love all your arts and crafts posts. Your blog even changed my lifestyle, now I’m obsessed to anything organic 🙂

    • Hi Fatima! Nice to meet you! Thank you for encouraging me to do more arts and crafts posts. I often don’t have the time, but I really enjoy them! 🙂

  5. Hi! I’m Rhio Angeline and I’m a law student. I love to read all kinds of medium especially blogs – so that I can balance my left and right sides of the brain. Hahaha! I once saw you in Baguio but I was too shy to say Hi. It was also during those times that I read an article of you on Meg Magazine which really truly inspired me and somehow until now, pondered something in my mind. I forgot how exactly I started reading your blog but I love reading it since it kinda’ gives me this light feeling of serenity or simple joy – like a breather especially when you share something about your family, travels and other creative ventures. 🙂 Here’s to wishing you a blessed and great week ahead! 🙂 <3

    • Hi Rhio! Nice to hear from you! I remember you made a comment about the Baguio sighting on my IG. Please be sure to say hi next time and best of luck on your law course! 🙂

  6. Nice giveaway! Totally love the mind of this one. And of course, we met each other at the FlowSurfYogaSamba retreat in Batangas. 😉

    • Hi Kaye! Thanks for joining. 🙂 Neil is incredible. I’ll be give away another of his works next week. Hope you can join that as well. 🙂

  7. Hey! This is the first Neil Gaiman book that I ever read and since then I fell in love with his works.

    I started following your site just recently actually. After I went to the Mobile Photography Workshop that you organized. Since then, I have saved your site on my bookmarks and constantly checks in once in a while. I love the fact that I can just spend hours just scrolling and reading your past posts. 🙂

    • Thanks for always stopping by! I agree, Neil’s work is just awesome! 🙂 I’ll be having another giveaway next week too! Hope you can join that one as well. 🙂

  8. I am a Neil Gaiman fan since the Sandman series and Neverwhere, I stalked him on his first visit to the Philippines years ago to have my Stardust graphic novel signed, and I wrote a term paper and got a very good grade for it for his Smoke and Mirrors.

    I’ve been reading your blog for several years now that I can’t remember how I learned about it in the first place. Hehehe. I like your blog for being an easy read with lots of good advices. I cooked your adobo recipe to the delight of my ex-boyfriend (literally because he was before we decided to get married) and looked over your blog every time for recommended reads.

  9. Kristine Kate Berdin says:

    HI, Ms. Kat!

    “May your coming year be filled with magic and dreams and good madness. I hope you read some fine books and kiss someone who thinks you’re wonderful, and don’t forget to make some art — write or draw or build or sing or live as only you can. And I hope, somewhere in the next year, you surprise yourself.” ― Neil Gaiman

    And may I get to receive this graveyard book by the genius, Neil Gaiman. I hope to have and hold and read this and be awed as always. And I hope to be surprised accordingly. Thank you, universe! 🙂

  10. Hello, Kat! I’m Bel Certeza, MEDIA_NINJA at A SPACE Manila by day and music photographer + videographer by night. Neil Gaiman’s a resident on my shelf but never really thought of purchasing his graphic novels. Winning this might be a kickstart for me so yeah, hoping I’ll get a copy 🙂

  11. Carrie David says:

    Hi Kat! I’m a Neil Gaiman fan. ever since I’ve read American Gods. I’ve been following up on some of his books ever since. I have still a long way to go in acquiring all his works and am hoping to get one through your giveaway.

    I have learned about your blog through @_FullyBooked and have been a fan. I really like your book reviews just because I’m a nut when it comes to books.

  12. Rafael Joy Banday says:

    I am a 23 year old licensed marine engineer. I only started reading as a hobby after college. That being said, I am now reading as much as possible. I just read “Fortunately, the milk”” by Neil Gaiman. It was so fun. It kinda got me back to sketching too. Also, your posts are grand!

  13. I’ve always loved neil gaiman, but I’m too broke to afford books right now, and this give away is just what i need. also, I find your website home-y, i think I’ll look around for a while if you don’t mind. 🙂

  14. I’ve always loved neil gaiman and his wits, but I’m too broke to afford books right now, and this give away is just what i need. also, I find your website home-y, i think I’ll look around for a while if you don’t mind. 🙂

  15. camille quiambao says:

    hi! i am a preschool teacher and i love books. found your site from Lucy of Fully Booked