It’s been a while but I’m finally back from my hiatus with another ‘Friday Reads’! I’m so excited to resume blogging again and I’ve got a lot to catch up on.
Friday Reads was invented by The Candid Cover and is a merge of:
- Book Beginnings which is a book meme hosted by Rose City Reader where we share the first sentence(s) of a book.
- The Friday 56 which is hosted by Freda’s Voice where we share a snippet from page 56 of a book (or 56% on an e-reader).
This Friday, we’ll be looking at The Night Circus by the amazing Erin Morgenstern.
The first few lines of The Night Circus:
“The circus arrives without warning. No announcements precede it, no paper notices on downtown posts and billboards, no mentions or advertisements in local newspapers. It is simply there, when yesterday it was not.”
I think this perfectly captures the essence of the excitement and enchantment that The Night Circus is able to conjure. I love the mystery that surrounds Le Cirque des Rêves and how phantasmagorical it is made to seem. If Le Cirque des Rêves were real, I’d definitely be one of the fans who track its progress and try to guess where it will go next.
The Friday 56:
A snippet from 56% of The Night Circus:
“She [Celia] examines the carvings on the stone and the vines twining around them, but her gaze keeps returning to Marco. Any attempt at subtlety is ruined when he repeatedly catches her eyes with his own.”
Celia and Marco are extremely cute together. It’s adorable watching them fall in love and pretend not to have feelings for each other until they can’t any longer. They make the story seem even more magical.
What are you reading this Friday? Let me know in the comments!