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
-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.