Last night, I began THE NAME OF THE STAR by Maureen Johnson. At dear son’s basketball practice no less. (Thanks, Mandy.) I’m only on page 82, but I may have made a few clicks online to see about enrolling in a study abroad program in England next semester. They allow children, correct? They’ll be good and quiet. No trouble at all . . . *wink*.
I finished Erin Morgenstern’s debut, THE NIGHT CIRCUS, at one o’clock yesterday morning. I enjoyed the story and its present tense. I loved being swept up in the circus–the sights, the sounds, the caramel scents. The curious magic and many mysteries surrounding her characters kept me turning pages. The author is a brilliant wordsmith and has a great imagination. That said, I wanted to love it more than I did. Honestly, I was a tad confused by the end (it was late). Regardless, I’m still amazed by her skill of weaving so many fantastical threads together, from differing points of view. I loved Bailey’s character best. Worth a read.
And THE STRANGE CASE OF ORIGAMI YODA is my car line read this week. I’m a bit behind on this because I have three elementary aged boys under my roof and we arm-wrestled for it we did. A witty and fun read, a compilation of several short stories make it an easy one to turn to when you only have a few moments at a time. Like me, right now.