N is for Not A Drop To Drink + Neverwhere

N - 2016Welcome to the annual A to Z Challenge.

My theme: showcasing bloggers books, novellas, short story collections, poetry collections and some non-fiction books. The letters of the alphabet will correspond with the book title. I’ll be posting a link to my review of each book. I also have two questions for the author, just to spice things up a little.

Hopefully, visitors to my blog will be able to increase their reading lists and also get ideas for their wish lists.

Not A Drop To Drink by Patsy Collins. Read my review HERE.

Not A Drop To Drink

Genre/Category: Short stories. The stories are ‘liquid based’! I know that’s not any actual genre…

The book character you want to have coffee with is: Is it cheating to say I’d like to have coffee with a character from my current WIP, so they could explain the plot to me? Agatha Christie’s Miss Marple would be a fun person to go people watching with. Bet she’d have something to say about the people who order skinny macchiatos with a cinnamon shot and soya foam too.

What would you name the autobiography of your life? ‘Wait, that was just a draft, I’m not done yet’.


Neverwhere by Neil Gaiman. Read my review HERE. As you know, Mr Gaiman is a busy man and was not available to answer the author questions. So I’ve taken it upon myself to supply some answers.



Genre/Category: Science fiction/fantasy/mystery/thriller/suspense/supernatural.

The book character you want to have coffee with is:  Mr. Croup and Mr. Vandemar…I’d imagine. Can’t invite one and not the other. The thing is, I’ve had coffee with all my book characters, so it’s kinda difficult to name just one.

What would you name the autobiography of your life? The Feral Child Who Was Raised In Libraries.


Not A Drop To Drink is free on Amazon.

Can you recommend some good short stories? Have you read many books by Neil Gaiman? Which one is your favorite? Do you have an alternative title for Neil Gaiman’s autobiography?


  1. Patsy on April 16, 2016 at 4:45 pm

    Thanks so much for the mention, Michelle – and for putting me in such great company!

  2. Alex J. Cavanaugh on April 16, 2016 at 8:06 pm

    Patsy’s answer to the bio question is hilarious!

  3. Ryan Carty on April 16, 2016 at 8:34 pm

    American Gods is still my favorite Gaiman, but Neverwhere was my introduction to Neil, which gives it a special place in my heart.

  4. Vishal Bheeroo on April 17, 2016 at 9:52 am

    You got an interesting list of books with letter N.

  5. Yolanda Renee on April 17, 2016 at 7:02 pm

    Tea with Miss Marple would be a blast, but be careful folks around her have a way of turning up dead. Neil, wow what a prolific writer – love his blogs!
    Got my copy of Not a Drop to Drink!

  6. E. Rawls on April 18, 2016 at 2:51 am

    Love Neil Gaiman’s answers! 🙂 I’ve been thinking about reading Neverwhere. So many people have liked it.

  7. Elizabeth Otten on April 18, 2016 at 5:14 am

    Thanks for mentioning the free book! Having coffee with a WIP character would be great 🙂 I haven’t read any Neil Gaiman, but I see his quotes a lot!

  8. Hilary on April 18, 2016 at 10:32 am

    Hi Michelle – I’ve got Patsy’s books .. but I’ve never read Neil Gaiman – I must one day …

    I’d quite like to meet him – his brain operates with an extraordinary stretch of imagination … I’ve been looking at his books recently – the titles etc …

    Cheers Hilary

  9. Nilanjana Bose on April 18, 2016 at 9:52 pm

    Neil Gaiman is a favourite, and choicest among his stuff is Snow. Glass. Apples. Fascinating-horrific!

  10. Mary Aalgaard on April 19, 2016 at 1:05 am

    I really liked the Graveyard Book. I need to read more by him.

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