After five years of blogging, sometimes it’s hard to come up with new ideas. So much has changed over the years, including my blogging style, many times over, and I’ve gotten so much more into taking photos and posting on Instagram as a part of my love of books and bookish merch!
In an attempt to keep things interesting and fun, I wanted to started a little something new for me where I take a post that I had originally shared on Instagram — or “bookstagram” for those in the book community — and took it a little further in a blog post. There’s a limited number of characters that you can share on Insta and the point of those posts is more to get to the point, rather than writing a whole narrative, but sometimes each post deserves a few extra words, and “As Seen on Instagram” is a fun way for me to do that!
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I just read THE NIGHT CIRCUS for the third time and it was another completely magical experience!
I originally posted this photo for a photo prompt about the circus but I incidentally ended up re-reading THE NIGHT CIRCUS again when I was looking for a re-read and didn’t know what to pick.
I read this book for the first time in 2012 and fell in love with the writing, atmosphere, characters, and story. I finally decided to give it a re-read in 2017 because five years later, I had pretty much forgotten everything that happened except for a few broad plot points and some of the characters. Reading it for the third time allowed deeper layers to come to light and this book just gets deeper and deeper the more you read it!
Erin Morgenstern packs this book with so much incredible detail. The first time I read it, I took away the overall story of the Celia and Marco and their tether to the Night Circus, pretty much forgetting everything else. The second time I read it, I realized how much I forgot about the importance of Poppet and Widget and remembered their story a little bit more. The third time, I realized I had completely forgotten about Bailey and then a lot of the secondary characters who may have smaller roles but are still critically important to the book and the outcome of the overall tale. There’s so much to discover and take in each time you read this book and I’m so happy I gave it another read! I think I enjoy it more and more each time and really just get lost in this book.
Re-reading this book also made me even more excited to re-read THE STARLESS SEA. I know I’ll take away so much more from that book the more I read it to, knowing the levels of depth that Erin Morgenstern can include in her books so that’s definitely on my list of re-reads within the coming years!
Do you have any books that seem to get more and more detailed each time you read them?
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