Book Beginnings on Fridays is a weekly meme hosted by Gilion over at Rose City Reader. She recently took over this weekly meme. Basically, we post the opening sentence for whatever book we are reading and what we think about it. I’ve never really done anything like that, and only occasionally pay attention to the first sentence of book…usually only if it really appeals to me. Clicking the image above will take you to Gilion’s Book Beginning for today.
“The circus arrives without warning.
No announcement precedes it, no paper notices on downtown posts and billboards, no mentions or advertisements in local newspapers. It is simply there, when yesterday it was not.”
Okay, I know it’s supposed to be the first sentence, but I thought the first one wasn’t enough. I’ve had Erin Morgenstern’s The Night Circus on my Kindle since November. But I had saved it in my Amazon queue for a few months before that. I don’t know why it took me so long to purchase it and then so long after that to start reading it. I regret not starting sooner! I’m only 29% into the book (according to my Kindle). But I’m really enjoying it and can’t wait to really get into it this weekend. I probably would have finished it already, but for the fact that I just started my new job this week.
Have you read The Night Circus? Thoughts?
[6:40AM ET: I’m posting this before Gilion made her post for the day, so I will update the image link once she has done so. Check back later today! :)]