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“This!” Chandresh repeats, waving at Tsukiko. “This is the precise flavour that the circus should be. Unusual yet beautiful. Provocative while remaining elegant. This is kismet, her coming here tonight.”
Resplendent, stylish, fantastical escapism. Overflowing with delicious descriptions of impossible circus acts - an Ice Garden, a Labyrinth made of stars and sky, a clock with ever-changing stories on its faces - and with a host of unusual and beautiful performers to marvel at. Astonished guests become Dreamers in this unreal space, where everything is black, white, and grey, with a pop of red. At the heart of it all, an enchanter and an illusionist are rivals in a game larger than they are, with consequences on every member of the circus. Their moves must become more and more daring, until one is declared the winner. Their competition becomes even more destructive when, unfortunately, they fall in love...
What a glorious world to get lost in. The writing is so cinematic too; I felt I was already watching a Wes Anderson film! There are still large swathes of the circus it feels like we missed out on seeing - the acrobats?! Get on it Netflix!
As with many books I love, I was slightly disappointed by the end: Morgenstern excelled at putting the show together but almost couldn’t bear to take it apart. The Challenge - which provided so much intrigue at first - led to a feeling of stasis once we knew all the elements, and I wasn’t entirely satisfied by the way that Celia and Marco resolve it. Perhaps if the reader were told more about the mechanics of their magic throughout it would have been more climactic (I always felt rather hazy with who was ‘truly’ magic, why some impossible things were possible and why not others, etc). But it DID make sense, and created lots of lovely looping cycles of stories (which itself mirrors the circus) so IDK. Regardless, I thoroughly enjoyed running away with this circus. What did you think?
This review is a #wcw in honor of author Gabrielle Union! Her book We’re Going to Need More Wine is unapologetically honest. She covers everything from her love life, friendships, career, to her difficulties conceiving. I identified most with her stories of growing up in an all white town and trying to find herself through it all. I was reminded of her memoir after watching her podcast interview with Ashley Graham on @prettybigdealpod (you should watch it and subscribe). Gabrielle is crazy funny and open to discuss a lot of things people often refuse to. Loved this book! 5/5🌟
“A la vida d’aquest homes hi ha molta inquietud, i el cap no els queda espai per a les paraules. No saben què en serà, d’ells. Tenen por. És difícil, aprendre una llengua, quan no se sap per què s’aprèn.” “On va una persona quan no sap on ha d’anar?. #lesformesdelverbanar#jennyerpenbeck @angle_editorial @martaperacucurell .
Llegeixo sense poder aturar-me, intento relaxar-me amb una Riesling de Mosel.. i m’angoixo pensant on aniria jo si em trovés a la mateixa situació; a on fugiria? I m’indigno pensant que faig jo per entendre i acollir als que han arribat fins aquí sense saber on anaven.
Gràcies @rrey_r per editar un llibre tant necessàri.
I’ve been taking advantage of my trial Kindle Unlimited subscription and found “Rapid Falls” by Amber Cowie to start after my extremely quick read of “Verity” by Colleen Hoover! (Still OMGing over that one....😱)
I picked this one solely based on the cover (how good is it) and so far it has intrigued me but not fully grabbed me yet.. only a few chapters in, so I shall keep reading and let you know how I go! Anyone read this???
Looking for some tricks of the trade from a seasoned professional like myself? Well, look no further! Today's Professor Pro-Tip: Mobile Ordering isn't just for food! Disney continues to add the ability to order your food (and/or beverage!) ahead of time via the My Disney Experience app to more and more of its quick service restaurants. We're talking great spots like Satu'li Canteen, Flame Tree, and Sunshine Seasons. So why wait in line? Pull up the app, order a beer, and have it waiting for you by the time you say, "step aside!" and saunter in.
some poetry and wine sent in all the way from France by gorgeous Lena ✨
she is artwork and glory is on sale for a limited time, get your copy before Christmas and enjoy the love of poetry. Available on amazon. Link on bio #sheisartworkandglory
Six month 💉 today so someone is off to bed early and I’m getting started on the wine.
Deming Guo’s mother, an undocumented Chinese immigrant, goes to work at the nail salon one morning and she doesn’t come home, no one can find any trace of her. Just 11, Deming is eventually adopted by a pair of well-meaning white professors and moved from an apartment in the Bronx, to a small town upstate. The Leavers is told from both Deming’s perspective and that of his mother, Polly. I’ve seen moved reviews of this one but I’m hoping it’s a winner for me!
Recebi tantos DM’s legais enquanto montava o #stories sobre o #jingleball2018 Amo responder vocês (mesmo que aos pouquinhos)! _________ I got so many cute DM’s this weekend while posting my #jingleball Stories. I’m reading them little by little and I’m glad you enjoyed as much as I did. I love to reply you all!
Can’t wait to read my Wine Wisdom Ebook from @rodwineco packed with tips & wine/ restaurant etiquette! 🥂or just hosting a dinner party & tasting the wine! 🍷👌 -* how go choose the right wine for other dinners.& introduce people with thoughtful details. You may remember this from Bridget Jones Diary! 🤣🤦♀️🍷 Anyway let me know any tips about choosing wine in general! 👀 thank you so much Rodwines! 🙏❤️
“Pero para Picasso, un español, el arte de escribir, es decir, la caligrafía es un arte. En definitiva los españoles y los rusos son los únicos europeos con algo de oriental y eso se trasluce en el arte de Picasso, no como algo exótico sino como algo profundo. Está plenamente asimilado. Claro, Picasso es español y un español puede asimilar el Oriente sin imitarlo, puede conocer cosas árabes sin dejarse seducir por ellas, puede repetir cosas africanas sin dejarse engañar.” #gertrudestein#picasso#casimirolibros .
Did you know there’s a white wine named after Georgiana Molloy? We served this gorgeous wine at the book launch in Margaret River in 2015 and we’re treating ourselves to another glass this evening. The winemaker at Cape Mentelle winery says Georgiana’ is a ‘vibrant, fresh and aromatic Sauvignon Blanc which exhibits zesty citrus and tropical aromas and GM gets a mention, of course, on the label.
Here’s a heads up for you: it’s no longer listed on their tasting notes or their website but (rumour has it) there are JUST A FEW bottles left from the 2018 vintage. (You’ll have to ask!) We bought one today. If you’re planning a special Christmas present for someone, and you manage to score a bottle of Georgiana to go with a copy of the book, and you can get to Margaret River (that’s a lot of ifs) let me know and I’ll sign the bottle and the book for you.
Meanwhile, back to our sundowners. A red-winged fairy wren wanted to share the cheese and flew onto my camera while I was trying to take some video. 🥂
“El artista escogió la xilografía para expresar la angustia de su tiempo, este método reúne características dramáticas y expresivas relevantes: el contraste violento entre el blanco y el negro; las formas duras que resultan de trabajar la madera; la sencillez del método, nada sofisticado, cuyo efecto rememora lo primitivo; la posibilidad de reproducción mecánica de la imagen que convierte la xilografía en un arte potencialmente popular.” .
#fransmasereel#lapasiondeunhombredebien#piabernadbateche#olañetaeditorial#centellas . . ” Si todo se destruyera, libros, monumentos, fotos e informes, y sólo quedaran las xilografías que F. Masereel hizo durante diez años, con ellas se podría reconstruir el mundo contemporáneo, e incluso podríamos comprender el espíritu peligroso, el genio y la turbulencia psíquica de nuestro tiempo.” #stefanzweig , 1923.