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The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern

From Amazon “The circus arrives without warning. No announcements precede it. It is simply there, when yesterday it was not. Within the black-and-white striped canvas tents is an utterly unique experience full of breathtaking amazements. It is called Le Cirque des Rêves, and it is only open at night.

But behind the scenes, a fierce competition is underway—a duel between two young magicians, Celia and Marco, who have been trained since childhood expressly for this purpose by their mercurial instructors. Unbeknownst to them, this is a game in which only one can be left standing, and the circus is but the stage for a remarkable battle of imagination and will.”

I listened to this halfway on audio and then read the rest. It was as wonderful as everyone has been saying. The language is beautiful and sets up a totally original story.

Tipping the Velvet by Sarah Waters

From Amazon “his stunning and steamy debut chronicles the adventures of Nan King, a small-town girl at the turn of the century whose life takes a wild turn of its own when she follows a local music hall star to London…”

I read this just because I was browsing the digital books on my library website and saw the description, “Victorian erotica” right in the middle of the Christian fiction. I was surprised that my conservative library had something like that.

13 Replies to “It’s Monday! What are you reading?”

  1. I have a stack of books I have been trying to get to. I’ve been hearing a lot about Night Circus. I think I’ll add this one to the top of my stack. Maybe I should take a break from work and fit in some reading.

  2. I’ve saw a lot of people reading Night Circus and so far no one has anything bad to say about it. Think I will have to add it to my TR list. I think that is one of Sarah Waters more risky books. I’ve only read one which was good and a little scary.

  3. Sounds like two very different books. I’m glad you enjoyed them both. I have heard so many things about The Night Circus that I need to add it to my wishlist.

    My Monday report is here. Happy reading!

  4. I’d like to read The Night Circus. Did you like Tipping the Velvet. I think it’s gotten better reviews than Affinity. Thanks for stopping by my blog.

  5. I can’t wait to get my hands on a copy of Night Circus. Was it disruptive at all switching from audio to printed?

    I’m surprised Tipping the Velvet was in the Christian fiction section. I have that book on my list and that’s because I’ve been told it’s LGBT fiction.

    1. I originally got the book of The Night Circus from the library and then a few days later saw that they had the audio. I got about halfway through the audio when I came to a few days when I wouldn’t be able to listen. That’s why I switched back so I could find out what happened.

      Tipping the Velvet is LGBT so I was surprised it was in the library at all here. The description didn’t say it was though. It just said erotica.

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