Friday, July 06, 2012

My Book of the Year (so far)

What's the story everyone's talking about? It's the one that's outsold the Harry Potter books, that's beating all records. The one that's disappearing off bookshop shelves faster than I can write this blog post.

Well, it's not the one I'm going to write about. Why would I want to read a rambling story about abuse? Actually, to save me having to do it, and if you want a bit of a run down on it, take a look at this video. 




There. Now you don't have to read it, do you?


No, my best book of the year so far is....The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern
I won't give a critique just at the moment, but just let me say it's one of those rare books I don't ever want to end, not even to find out how it all works out. To quote from the book, "the finest pleasures are always the unexpected ones"and, although I was looking forward to reading it, I didn't realize just how much it would appeal to me. The sense of magic that permeates every page has me, along with the characters, transported into a dream I never want to wake from.  Enough said?


Have a great weekend.

14 comments:

  1. Susan, thanks so much for visiting my site today! I hope you'll follow Kim. She has great content and insight.

    Night Circus - my friend Julia loves that too! In fact, you two need to connect. She's a "word nerd" and her site is so much fun:
    http://juliatomiak.blogspot.com/

    Hugs from VA,
    Susan

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    1. Thank you Susan! - I do follow Kim and I love her posts.

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  2. Despite the het romancey aspect of it, this looks very intriguing. I might give it a go.

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    1. It's not all that romancey - not yet, anyway.

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  3. Haven't read Night Circus yet.

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  4. I've heard so many people say great things about The Night Circus. It's on my TBR list, if I can just find the time to get to it. And, no, I won't be reading that other one. :)

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    1. I think you'll enjoy the magic aspect, Alex and it is very well written. Glad you're not going to read the other one, L.G.!

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  5. Hadn't really heard of that one. The 50 Shades of Grey thing is so annoying. It boggles my mind sometimes how things that are so mediocre can become so popular.

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  6. I've heard good things about this one. Might need to track it down...

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    1. I agree PT. Amazing. Thanks Joe!

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  7. Lol. I was in the supermarket today and just behind a woman at the checkout who was scanning through three copies of 50 Shades of Grey to give to her friends. And yes it was a woman of a certain age, and of course she'd already read it on her Kindle and had to spread the love...

    I've heard nothing but bad things about that book, however I keep hearing good about Night Circus. I'll have to check it out.

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  8. Enough said indeed. I shall have to get a copy. I'm I intrigued.

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  9. Good lord, Nick - it's amazing! Hope you enjoy NC.
    Thanks Rosalind, I know you'll enjoy it. (I think I should be getting commission from Ms Morgenstern!!!!)

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  10. I admit that I've read Fifty Shades. Of course I had to see what all the buzz was about. Now I know I could have just watched a video. lol. I haven't read The Night Circus.

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