I’d love to write a full length highly entertaining post for you, but at this very moment the only thing I can think about is going to bed so I can continue reading this book.


Which is exactly what I’m going to do right now.

It’s currently 4:15 p.m. by the way.




The Night Circus


Go to the store and buy it. Better yet … download it to your iPad or Kindle. You’ll miss out on the feel of an actual book but it’ll be faster that way.

Go. NOW.

Have a good weekend. Details about what this year’s Big Spring Project is on Monday morning!


  1. Terri says:

    I loved it, thank you for the recommendation :)

  2. Paula says:

    I just downloaded it from my local library ebooks. I was surprised it was available. Can’t wait to start it after the book I’m currently reading. Thanks for the suggestion.

  3. Anna says:

    Karen. You are my new best friend. I bought the book on a whim the day you published this entry,and didn’t get to start reading right away. It was a slow start, I was almost disappointed… And the Something Happened. I just finished it and tomorrow, I am going to buy copies for everyone I know. Or, you know, my brother.

  4. Adrienne says:

    I am listening to the audiobook and it is very well done. The writing is so descriptive and it makes me want to throw a black and white circus party.

    Seems like the end has a polarizing effect…my favorite kind. ;)

    Hoping you will write that full length post/review sometime soon now that it’s probably safe to assume you’ve finished reading…?

  5. Janet says:

    I LOVED the Snow Child!!

  6. Naomi says:

    I guess it’s not for everybody.

  7. Naomi says:

    Once I started reading the Night Circus, I couldn’t put it down, which meant I got to bed at some stupid hour. Worth it, though. If you liked The Night Circus,you might want to try The Snow Child (Eowyn Ivey. It was the runner up for this year’s Pulitzer Prize, takes the same sort of magic realism as The Night Circus but applies it to 1920s Alaska. I reviewed it on the blog in January.( ) Mr. Penumbra’s 24-Hour Bookstore is another fun read in the magic realism genre, up for a bunch of nominations right now and reviewed here: (

    • Karen says:

      Naomi – I actually read The Snow Child didn’t enjoy it all that much. Finally around 3/4s of the way through I started to but it didn’t grab me like The Night Circus did. ~ karen!

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