I don't remember exactly when I started this, but I think it was two weeks ago. So.
Interesting to compare and contrast with the movie.
I like Coraline better in the book. She seems more patient, and gentler. And the book made it clearer that the other mother was going to cheat; I always thought Coraline's decision to cheat in the movie broke with the tacit rules of the setting, and it always felt a bit odd. The scene with her father standing there to be stung so she could get away from the wasps was lovely, and I'm still thinking about the definition of bravery.
The movie, I think, hit the happens-in-threes beat of a fairy tale better than the book did. And I like Coraline's parents
better in the movie; we see more of what they're trying to manage, and it's easier to understand their absence.