This weekly meme is hosted by Sam at Taking on a World of Words. It’s open to all to participate. Why not join in and let us know what you’re reading this week…
To play along, just answer the following three (3) questions…
• What are you currently reading?
• What did you recently finish reading?
• What do you think you’ll read next?
I’m currently reading…
The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern
I’m about half way through this book and I am enjoying it even though I’m finding it quite slow. The majority of what I’ve read has been about the setting up of the circus and the introduction of all the characters, of which there are a lot.
It’s very mysterious and magical and the writing is very descriptive and expressive and I can easily visualise the circus acts. It reminds me of the movie The Prestige which I love.
Opens at Nightfall
Closes at Dawn
As the sun disappears beyond the horizon, all over the tents small lights begin to flicker, as though the entirety of the circus is covered in particularly bright fireflies. When the tents are all aglow, sparkling against the night sky, the sign appears.
Le Cirque des Rêves
The Circus of Dreams.
Now the circus is open.
Now you may enter.
I recently finished reading…
The Lost Art of Keeping Secrets by Eva Rice
No change from last week’s post…
This is a strange one in that it’s not an amazingly different book but it’s still incredibly engaging and captivating with a gorgeous cover.
The parts about Johnnie Ray and the concert made me reminiscent of the first concert I ever went to (New Kids on the Block 😉 ) and how that made me feel and the author expresses those teenage feelings perfectly.
Set in the 1950s, in an England still recovering from the Second World War, this is the enchanting story of Penelope Wallace and her eccentric family at the start of the rock’n’roll era.
Penelope longs to be grown-up and to fall in love, but various rather inconvenient things keep getting in her way. Like her mother, a stunning but petulant beauty widowed at a tragically early age, her younger brother Inigo, currently incapable of concentrating on anything that isn’t Elvis Presley, a vast but crumbling ancestral home, a severe shortage of cash, and her best friend Charlotte’s sardonic cousin Harry…
What’s up next?
Fairytale Beginnings by Holly Martin
No change here from last week’s post…
I’m taking part in my first blog tour for ages in July and as I’m on my summer holidays mid-July I want to be ready and prepared. I don’t mind a bit of ‘chick-lit‘ now and again to break up the stuff I usually read and I did enjoy Holly’s previous novel The Guestbook.
Hopeless romantic Milly Rose has had her fair share of heartbreak. Obsessed with all things Disney, she refuses to give up on finding her Prince Charming – he’s out there somewhere, isn’t he?
When Milly is given a job to investigate the origins of a historical building in the village of Clover’s Rest, she’s not sure what to expect. What she discovers takes her breath away – a beautiful real life Cinderella castle, complete with turrets, a magnificent drawbridge AND a very handsome owner…Cameron Heartstone. As Milly and Cameron begin to unearth the secrets of Clover Castle, they can’t ignore the intense chemistry building between them. But they’ve both been hurt badly before. Can they take a big leap of faith and find their own happily-ever-after?
What are you all reading this week?