12 Nov 2012

bed with a book

Having spent the last three days under a duvet with some foul virus or other I'm overjoyed at having the energy to tap away at a keyboard today. My body is slowly regaining the strength and will to rise up off the settee and make it to the kitchen for some ginger beer, or the bathroom to wash my hair, or just the other end of the settee for the TV remote.

But whilst being busy being ill I have managed to finish off a book I've been reading, The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern. 

And I found my new favourite quote, I don't know why, it just kind of jumped out at me...

'I couldn't tell the difference between what was real and what I wanted to be real.'

So, The Night Circus, a girl called Celia, a boy called Marco, and an enchanted circus where carousel creatures come to life, fortunes are told and wonders are witnessed. The perfect book for a weekend spent under a duvet. 

'We lived strange lives, chasing our dreams from place to place.'

Full of quotes to gobble up and note down, 

'I am tired of trying to hold things together that cannot be held. Trying to control what cannot be controlled. I am tired of denying myself what I want for fear of breaking things I cannot fix. They will break no matter what we do.'

I really liked this book, but what I really fell in love with was the circus itself, Erin Morgenstern's construct is so detailed and breathtakingly beautiful even the most non-magical of souls will surely be swept away. Maybe that's why sometimes, for me, the plot and characters pale a little in comparison. But that's just testament to how glorious, sparkling and magical the fantasy of the Night Circus is.

Read this book if you- 

       -believe that anything is possible
       -make wishes
       -know there is more to this world than meets the eye 

(yes, it does, especially when you're holed up indoors, for whatever the reason)

And now I'm feeling the need to curl up under the duvet again. Another day spent indoors, warm and cosy and getting better slowly. 


  1. Oh so sorry you are poorly - get well soon lovely lady. I've read this too, and it's wonderful. I felt I was there with the characters and it really does captivate you in a magical way. Beautiful quotes and your print is perfect. x

    1. Thanks love! There are some ace quotes in this book aren't there? And I love your blog make-over btw! X

  2. Ooh hello, nice to hear from you but so sorry you're not well!! Thanks for the recommendation, I'm looking for some books to see me through the winter. I hope you feel better soon, take care and enjoy your duvet time! xx

    1. Hi!!! I'm much better now thanks, I'm just feeling a little pathetic. And you must read The Night Circus this winter! It's definitely a cosy winter read. X

  3. Oh I do so love reading. One of the things I miss most about having a baby, there's never enough time to read! This looks good, I'll add it to my list :)