April, 2020 - I think I'm going to shut From My Bookshelf down for a while; maybe for good. I've been putting this together for quite a few years now and it's starting to feel a bit more of a chore. I'll keep my Goodreads connected, but with the state of the world right now, I just want to read without worrying about making sure I post something about it. Who knows - when the world starts to make some semblance of sense again, I may start actively posting here again. Until then, as always, happy reading!
Wednesday, April 10, 2013
A Calendar of Tales by Neil Gaiman and You
Title: A Calendar of Tales
Author: Neil Gaiman and You
Project Website: A Calendar of Tales
Author Website: neilgaiman.com
A Calendar of Tales was a collaborative project between Neil Gaiman, Blackberry, and the general public. Blackberry asked Neil Gaiman to ask Twitter questions for each month, and Gaiman then took his twelve favorite responses (one for each month), and wrote a story based on that idea. Blackberry then asked for people to submit their own artwork or videos that used Gaiman reading his stories as the soundtrack. Basically, it was one big artistic, interactive collaboration between Gaiman and his fans, and actually seemed to have worked out rather well.
Like any collection of short fiction, some stories are better than others (I particularly liked the very first story for January the best), but overall, each of the stories can stand up on their own.
If you're interested in finding out more about the project, or reading the stories themselves, you can visit the website for the project here.