I BOUGHT A COPY OF THE NIGHT CIRCUS BY ERIN MORGENSTERN!
I am so, so, so excited to read this! The cover art and design is completely magical; I’m in love with it already. So, my goal for this week:
1. Read The Night Circus
2. Read Cat’s Cradle by Kurt Vonnegut, Jr.
I’m pretty sure that I’ll be able to bang out TNC in a day or two since I’m so excited about it. I’m attempting to read a smaller, second book this week as well because I’m a book behind schedule from Week 4! Wish me luck; I might have to push aside school work for this project! Hahaha I need to sort out my priorities (Harry Potter fans, anyone?)
Here’s the summaries, yo:
The Night Circus:
“The circus arrives without warning. No announcements precede it, no paper notices plastered on lampposts and billboards. It is simply there, when yesterday it was not.
Within these nocturnal black-and-white-striped tents awaits an utterly unique experience, a feast for the senses, where one can get lost in a maze of clouds, meander through a lush garden made of ice, stare in wonderment as the tattooed contortionist folds herself into a small glass box, and become deliciously tipsy from the scents of caramel and cinnamon that waft through the air.
Welcome to Le Cirque des Reves.
Beyond the smoke and mirrors, however, a fierce competition is under way–a contest between two young illusionists, Celia and Marco, who have been trained since childhood to compete in a “game” to which they have been irrevocably bound by their mercurial masters. Unbeknownst to the players, 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.
As the circus travels around the world, the feats of magic gain fantastical new heights with every stop. The game is well under way and the lives of all those involved–the eccentric circus owner, the elusive contortionist, the mystical fortune-teller, and a pair of red-headed twins born backstage among them–are swept up in a wake of spells and charms.
But when Celia discovers that Marco is her adversary, they begin to think of the game not as a competition but as a wonderful collaboration. With no knowledge of how the game must end, they innocently tumble headfirst into love. A deep, passionate, and magical love that makes the lights flicker and the room grow warm whenever they so much as brush hands.
Their masters still pull the strings, however, and this unforeseen occurrence forces them to intervene with dangerous consequences, leaving the lives of everyone from the performers to the patrons hanging in the balance.
Both playful and seductive, The Night Circus, Erin Morgenstern’s spell-casting debut, is a mesmerizing love story for the ages.”
Oww, my wrist hurts from typing all of that! Hahaha but it sounds so enchanting! I am so ready to read this; I mean, who needs sleep anyway?
“Cat’s Cradle deals with atomic scientists, ugly Americans, gorgeous sex queens, vengeful midgets, Caribbean dictators, undertakers, Hoosiers, a new way of making love, ice-nine, Bokononism, the end of the world…Ice-nine? Bokononism? The end of the world? No one but Kurt Vonnegut, Jr., could have created this masterful mix of satire, fantasy and all-too-real realism. An ultimate commentary on modern man and his madness, Cat’s Cradle is one of the most brilliant and important novels of the decade.”
Well this post is already long enough, I’ll leave it be now. 🙂 Happy reading!