To Bee Or Not To Bee?

That is the question. Tomorrow one of my favourite authors Neil Gaiman is appearing in Chapters bookshop on Parnell Street to do a reading and signing. I will be going along. I've read nearly all his books and love them. I am rationing out reading the last of his books and The Sandman series though as I don't want to run out of new Gaiman books to read.

Neil is here to promote the film of his novel Coraline which is out this weekend in Ireland. It looks amazing, everything in it was hand made and even the costumes were knitted by hand in miniature by Althea Crome. The Graveyard Book came out recently as well.

I decided I'd be extra nerdy and make something to give to him. Hopefully I'll get the chance to. I got the idea to crochet a bee inspired by Coraline. Neil keeps bees so that's where that idea comes from. The bee has mismatched button eyes which if you've read Coraline you'll understand. I've never been quite as comfortable with buttons since I read that book. Anyway here is the punk button bee. I'll post back tomorrow evening if I manage to get the bee to Neil.





7 Responses to "To Bee Or Not To Bee?" (Leave A Comment)

Dave Masterson says
February 16, 2009 at 11:15 AM

Nice - hope you manage to get it to him!

Leigh says
February 16, 2009 at 11:24 AM

very sweet - and Coraline's a great book.

The Beer Nut says
February 17, 2009 at 1:17 AM

Coraline the film isn't out here until May -- last night was just a festival showing. Funny, I was kinda underwhelmed by the book. I still don't get what the fuss is about.

The Graveyard Book, however, is amazing. Even slow-reading me devoured that one.

Have a great time at the signing/gig thingy.

Bionic Laura says
February 17, 2009 at 2:27 AM

Oh no! I thought it was out. I missed getting tickets for the Dundrum screening.

I liked Coraline but it is a kids book. American Gods is my favourite Gaiman book. It's one of my favourite books.

The Beer Nut says
February 17, 2009 at 2:35 AM

Has to be Sandman for me, and especially Death: the High Cost of Living (if that still counts as Sandman). I loved American Gods, but it did cover a lot of fairly familiar Sandmanny ground.

So when are you brewing some Shoggoth's Old Peculiar?

Sinéad says
February 17, 2009 at 7:03 AM

Love your bee, so clever! I hope you got to give it to Neil!

Dympna says
February 17, 2009 at 9:54 AM

I hope you were able to give him the bee.