book review: The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern

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The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern

The Night Circus, find there synopsis here, is a great story of magicians and the circus and love. Those three things make me really want to love love love this book but in the end I thought “Hm. Well, that was nice.” The characters were amazing, the descriptions of the circus were beautiful, and the overall story is a good one. But that doesn’t necessarily make me love the book. The story was quite drawn out for me and moved too slowly. Almost every other chapter alternated between past and present (or present and future?). If you have read The Time Traveler’s Wife, then you have seen this before where it makes sense and adds to the story. But I don’t think it did here. I think it only confuses the reader. Me. I was confused.

Also, I accomplished my 2011 goal to read 12 books! As you can see I’ve read more than that but I didn’t realize it until yesterday. Feel free to follow me on Goodreads.

2011 Reading Challenge

2011 Reading Challenge
Stephanielynn has completed a goal of reading 12 books in 2011!
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fun. (the band)

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This is my new favorite song! I know it’s not Music Monday, but it’s so good! Please listen.

I’m listening to their 2009 album, Aim & Ignite, right now and am anxious to get their up and coming album, Some Night, coming out in February.

snow time!

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Twice now, it has snowed here in Denver. And not just a little; both times it snowed about 6 inches. And it’s only November 11th!

This last time – about a week ago now – I had me a hair appointment to get to so I bundled up and walked. I am lucky that my hair salon is only 3 blocks away, and they provide hot chocolate!

walking in the snow
stacking rocks in snow
walking in the snow

paper version of me

Stephanie paper portrait by Cameron - Cameron plus Whitney
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cameron plus whitney

I have mentioned Cameron’s work before and I’m massively excited to say that I am a recipient of his amazing work. For a short time, he was accepting commissions via his Etsy shop and I quickly jumped on the chance. Here are the results!

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Stephanie paper portrait by Cameron - Cameron plus Whitney
Stephanie paper portrait by Cameron - Cameron plus Whitney
Stephanie paper portrait by Cameron - Cameron plus Whitney
Stephanie paper portrait by Cameron - Cameron plus Whitney

Thank you so much, Cameron!

All photos taken by Cameron.