Already mid-February and only now am I posting my February read? Sheesh…
I only read in bits and spurts last month so it took me forever to read a most enjoyable book. Kind of sounds oxymoronic, doesn’t it? Well, it is what it is! I basically read before bed so a chapter or three per night does not make for a fast read, no matter how good a book is!
The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern was suggested to me by my niece, Jennifer. And a good suggestion it was! As I was reading the story, the description of the circus and the people involved in its creation I could not help wishing it were a possibility in real life!
Imagine a circus that appears suddenly, is set up without your knowing it and is only open from sunset to sunrise. The whole set-up is black and white: from the performers to the tents to the rest of the décor. After a few nights (it is never really specified just how long it stays in one area), it disappears. This circus is particularly magical as all the acts are real and not mere illusions.
Two magicians have each taken a student under their wing to teach them all they know. What the students don’t realise is they are part of a challenge. They don’t even know what it is nor who their opponent is until they fall in love with each other.
I shall not say more as to say too much is to ruin it for others! I truly enjoyed it.
My February choice was also suggested (and the book supplied) by said niece. We have been bonding lately (which is simply marvellous) and it’s nice to be able to discuss a book with a fellow reader. We’ve yet to fully discuss The Night Circus but we will! American Gods is my choice this month because for some reason, every where I look, I see the name Neil Gaiman! He must be a “go-to” writer, lately. A number of his books are on many of my Goodreads friends’ lists. I see his name everywhere I turn. I’ve no idea what it’s about and no one has told me a thing so let’s see where this takes me!