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Night Circus Discussion Topic

Hey everyone!  On the topic of The Night Circus:

I was so enraptured by the descriptions of the various tents at Le Cirque du Rêves.  The way things were painted made them seem so dreamlike (of course) and vivid.  I think my favorite tent to picture visiting was the cloud maze.  Jumping and climbing through cottony-soft levels, free-falling to safety at the bottom.  And the descriptions of the clock at the entrance were so minute in detail that I can close my eyes and SEE it!

What was your favorite tent/magical detail of Le Cirque du Rêves?

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Night Circus Questions!!!

It is midnight here where I am, though I suppose I could have done this at midnight your time and would have had the same effect; though this is the internet, so for this post it will be midnight always.

That is only fitting.

Here are my questions for the book.

✩1★ Please describe your initial thoughts of this book upon reading it, how it makes you feel and was there a character you could relate to more than the others?

★2✩ What about the structure of the book? I believe we all have read a couple books that lack linear timelines, but what about this one? There was so much more to the book beyond just dates and sections. Tent addition, Thiessen qoutes, etc. Was is good at disorienting, as though you were in and a part of the circus as well?

✩3★ What do you think about the other characters who were trapped by the game, unknowingly, by mistake or purposefully? Especially ones like Isobel, Bailey and the creators of the circus?

★4✩ How do you feel about the women in this book, keeping the time period of the book in mind? Many of them, if not all of them, are greatly independent, many of them very bold, (i.e. the cut of Celia’s dress at her audition).

✩5★ A note as to the timing of the book. What do you think might have happened if the timing was at all off? Isobel made her train, Bailey made it to the circus, etc.

★6✩ What about the email at the end of the book? Is it the same Bailey?

★★★★★★★ please feel free

✩✩✩✩✩✩✩✩✩✩✩ to add any other thoughts or questions you might have.

         ★★When answering skip any question.★★

But don’t forget to number those you prefer to answer.✩✩✩✩


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Night Circus!!!

Alright here is our next book.

Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern.

Here is the cover, (though I think I am the only one who hasn’t seen it yet).

Actually this is the UK cover, but I like it better than the US cover.

Anyway!! Please have this book read by November 4th.

That is in 3 weeks! Fantastic! I will post discussion questions here. If you think of any questions in the meantime, go ahead and ask them in the comments or make a post of your own!!!

Happy Reading.

(Remember movie accompaniment and food suggestions always welcome.)


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Book for Ocotober 2011!

What would you like to read??

Please put suggestions in the comment space and we can go from there.



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Tempest Disscussion 1

It has been a while since we read Dream of Perpetual Motion, so I will try my best. If you have any questions to add please do.

It seems to me, as though the book Dream of Pnperpetual Motion is an upside down view of the Tempest. At the end of the Tempest, Miranda is marrying Ferdinand and Prospero is, in a sense, getting off of the island, but for Prospero in Dream of Perpetual Motion it is the idea of the island he is wanting to create. Does this seem apparent to you?

Obviously both of the Prospero’s are temperamental and unsatisfied, but what would the appeal of seclusion be?

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The Tempest Due Date!

Hello everyone!!!

The site is on! After a little over 3 months of waiting! Finally!!!

So Let’s read the tempest and shoot for the second week of September. Then we can discuss here. I will post some questions, probably individually so the ideas don’t get blogged down in comments for other questions and please feel free to post your own questions.

Lots of love and blog with you soon!!


(This obviously isn’t the right cover or picture, but I thought L would like it).


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