Looks and Lines We Love

Stitching for Literacy,  Super Mo demonstrates what to do with our bookmarks while we read.Super Mo, our Needle and Thread: Stitching for Literacy 2011 Bookmark Challenge Super Model, demonstrates what to do without our bookmarks while we read and they get a break from their work. Love that look!

This week’s Line comes from our April S4L Book Club selection: The Graveyard Book, by Neil Gaiman, page 298.

Mother Slaughter has just asked Bod how old he is.

“About fifteen, I think. Though I still feel the same as I always did,” Bod said, but Mother Slaughter interrupted, “And I still feels like I done when I was a tiny slip of a thing, making daisy chains in teh old pasture. You’re always you, and that don’t change, and you’re always changing, and there’s nothing you can do about it.”

It’s that last sentence that is the Line I Love. This is a feeling that Mike and I marvel about all the time. I presume it’s a universal feeling. Do you share it?

Categories: Reading

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  1. Yes, I sometimes I think I haven’t really changed all that much and then I go look back at things I did or journaling that I wrote and realize in what ways I have changed.

    I need to dig out my book and read this. If you would like to stitch and listen there are recordings of Neil Gaiman reading each chapter on his book tour at

  2. I have to speed read, or take a quick travel through the pages of this book… I have read so many in between, so I do not remember the super lines, the strange things, the darkness and the hopes and the fault of logic in this book, just the sence of… The moods I just written. But I read postings and discuss books in english with the birds when I am out walking the dogs, so I am with the group, even you cannot hear or see much of it here. I will look for the S4L Book of May as well… —- The funny thing is that goast / shadows are discussing wheather they canges or stay the same. This is a laughing paradox to me, and I like that. Shadows changes with the sun, and life still goes on… For some. It is a stranges book, this Graveyard Book. Well, I will stitch some and do a quick glans at the book, to keep up with the club. Regards. ( spell checking was off, sorry)

  3. @Melissa: Thanks for the link. Listening to the author readings astonishes me! What a language (how he reads!), and what a creepy story this becomes! This I will enjoy: (not the too much creepiness) I have to bring my stitchings in front of the computer to be able to listen to it, and I have a good working chair, and good space for a cup of tea and my crafting s… hmm, I will try it, but I am not sure I will do the whole book by audio… and not at night, I think that will just provoke strange dreams…