bathbookneil:

neil-gaiman:

joleneparton:

Reading @neilhimself in the bathtub (the illustrated edition of Stardust with Charles Vess). Just barely SFW, if you have a fairly permissive office.

This is the internet. Is there actually a dedicated place for happy photos of people reading my books in the bath?

There is now!  Send me your photos, people, and I’ll put ‘em up.  I’m student enough (and therefore bored enough in class) to take on this task.  Address them to bathbookneil@gmail.com if you don’t want to do a Tumblr submission.

Why, thank you. I love it when things move at the speed of internet. 
(And as far as I am concerned, people can be reading their books in the bath naked, fully dressed, they can be of any gender or all, masked, alone, or in groups of as many of them as can fit into a bath.)
(I’ve never successfully read in the shower, although I HAVE tried.)

bathbookneil:

neil-gaiman:

joleneparton:

Reading @neilhimself in the bathtub (the illustrated edition of Stardust with Charles Vess). Just barely SFW, if you have a fairly permissive office.

This is the internet. Is there actually a dedicated place for happy photos of people reading my books in the bath?

There is now!  Send me your photos, people, and I’ll put ‘em up.  I’m student enough (and therefore bored enough in class) to take on this task.  Address them to bathbookneil@gmail.com if you don’t want to do a Tumblr submission.

Why, thank you. I love it when things move at the speed of internet. 

(And as far as I am concerned, people can be reading their books in the bath naked, fully dressed, they can be of any gender or all, masked, alone, or in groups of as many of them as can fit into a bath.)

(I’ve never successfully read in the shower, although I HAVE tried.)

asker

oopsimblogging asked: In response to your earlier post, if I started a Books Not Bars movement, would you be our mascot? :)

Sure. As long as nobody ever minds if I’m seen in a bar. Especially if I’m seen reading in a bar.

I think my real point here was not Books Good, Bars Bad.

It’s Live Your Own Life, Not Someone Else’s, and those of us who enjoy spending our evenings with fictional people are neither superior to nor inferior to those of us who are sitting in pubs spending time with real people who are a bit drunk. And mostly I think that time spent worrying what other people think of you is time you’ll never get back to spend on anything useful.

Books and Bars: now rebloggable

Hello! I am 22 and a complete introvert. I have always found solace and companionship in books, something which I have never regretted. However, I am struggling with pressure to live differently. Being in my early 20’s, I am constantly told by my friends to go to more bars more nights of the week - I am told that this is a more appropriate way to spend my time than reading every night (the phrase “not really living” has been said multiple times). What is your take on this opinion?

I think you and any bookloving friends you know or can find on line should mount a small but irritating campaign to stop people going to bars in the evening as a waste of time, and try and use the phrase “Well, it’s not really reading…” whenever possible.

The Grim Reader

(There are two left at http://www.etsy.com/listing/106892167/grim-reader-poppet)

The Grim Reader

(There are two left at http://www.etsy.com/listing/106892167/grim-reader-poppet)

Just watch this.

You can thank me later.

iamaliveandyouaredead:

Neil Gaiman and Clive Barker, circa 1996
“Two very scary people in leather jackets. Look! We are so scary!” - Neil Gaiman

iamaliveandyouaredead:

Neil Gaiman and Clive Barker, circa 1996

“Two very scary people in leather jackets. Look! We are so scary!” - Neil Gaiman