Manic Monday Madness!
What is Manic Monday Madness? Its just a bit of fun I created to get me to look forward to Mondays. TGIM !
Monday madness is simply books that taste like coffee.
Everyone has a perk of choice some have coffee,others exercise, I usually start my Mondays with waking up early and reading for an extra hour in the morning.
Monday will be my day to share with you the books that have made me get up and go, pure page turners, or feel good books that have given me some great insight or just a happy motivated feeling once I have put them down.
This weeks book that taste like coffee is *drum roll*
The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern
I haven’t even finished reading this yet but nothing could be more truer when I say this morning i woke up 30 mins early to read this and I came back 5 minutes late from my lunch break because I was to immersed into this amazing setting and fantastical description.
The Circus of Dreams or the Cirque de reves has amazing attraction : A blooming garden made of ice, acrobats soaring with no safety net, a cloud maze where people who get lost can jump off the path and land on the feather soft clouds that we imagine as a child.
The Night Circus is a story of wonder, avid and lengthy description that hold you enraptured rather then bored and the amount of time spent describing objects, sights and smells. My senses are tingling when I read this and I find myself fully immersed into the luxurious enchantment of the story.
Synopsis from Goodreads
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 Reves,” 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. Despite themselves, however, Celia and Marco tumble headfirst into love – a deep, magical love that makes the lights flicker and the room grow warm whenever they so much as brush hands.
True love or not, the game must play out, and the fates of everyone involved, from the cast of extraordinary circus per-formers to the patrons, hang in the balance, suspended as precariously as the daring acrobats overhead.
My Favorite quote so far :
“I believe you have my umbrella” he says, almost out of breath but wearing a grin that has too much wolf in it to be properly sheepish.”
― Erin Morgenstern,
I hope everyone had a fantastic weekend and has all the coffee the need to survive another week.
Have you guys read this? Did you love the description or dislike them?
I feel like most of the contrasting reviews are due to the writing style rather then the story, I must say i’m a sucker for description and words I have to look up to really appreciate why the Author chose that particular descriptor.