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Thursday, February 2, 2012

February Book Selection


Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern                              If I ran the Circus by Dr. Seuss


The circus arrives without warning. No announcements precede it. It is simply there, when yesterday it was not. Within the black-and-white striped canvas tents is an utterly unique experience full of breathtaking amazements. It is called Le Cirque des Rêves, and it is only open at night.
But behind the scenes, a fierce competition is underway—a duel between two young magicians, Celia and Marco, who have been trained since childhood expressly for this purpose by their mercurial instructors. Unbeknownst to them, this is a game in which only one can be left standing, and the circus is but the stage for a remarkable battle of imagination and will. Despite themselves, however, Celia and Marco tumble headfirst into love—a deep, magical love that makes the lights flicker and the room grow warm whenever they so much as brush hands.
True love or not, the game must play out, and the fates of everyone involved, from the cast of extraordinary circus per­formers to the patrons, hang in the balance, suspended as precariously as the daring acrobats overhead.
Written in rich, seductive prose, this spell-casting novel is a feast for the senses and the heart.

Our Book choice for the month of February is “The Night Circus” by Erin Morgenstern. I also picked “If I Ran The Circus” by Dr. Seuss for the little kids in case they might want to participate. I tried to find one for the older kids but “the Night Circus” kept coming up in the search so I will just leave it up to you.

Matt is almost finished with it and Chloe’ is about half done and they both say that there is nothing offensive that they have run into. They are both enjoying it a lot and my niece who read it in January gave it 4.5 stars so I am hoping it will be good. I am excited to read it.

Since it is set around the circus and carnival I decided that the theme for the month will be “Popcorn” or any other carnival type food that you think sounds interesting. I think that’s easy enough and most of us eat popcorn. So if you have any fun caramel popcorn, candied popcorn or savory popcorn recipes now will be a good time to test them out. (Just in time for the Super Bowl.) If you want to take pictures of the finished product and send me the recipe, I will put it on the blogJ. I will also feature 3 movies throughout the month on the blog that will center around the Circus theme. If you have any suggestions I would love to hear them. The first movie will be “Big Fish” starring Ewan  McGregor and Albert Finney.

I am having a blast doing this. I hope you are enjoying it too.

More later……


John said...

Hey, you are doing a great job on this blog! I love it. I looked like you had a great time making the popcorn balls! I hope this next book it good. I just love reading a GOOD book! I think John and I will make his favorite carmel popcorn this month. I will try to post a picture if I can figure out how to do it. Penny

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