So my shorthand brain goes " Angela Carter".
Then the rest of me catches up.
How did this pass under my radar?
Heh when Beth asked me if I'd read Night Circus, during a recent conversation about AC, I did say 'yeah, Nights at the Circus'. But yes, this is something different. Going good so far, 60 pages in.
I have this book! I haven't read it yet though; i have the hardback edition which, although comes with pretty pages and illustrations, is cumbersome.
*hands Helen a tasteful bookmark* ( so she doesn't have to lay her book face down and damage the spine)
Maggie... it's taken years to break the habit of being overly precious about all my books. It got to the stage where people were nervous to borrow them from me in case they creased or marked a page. I am still precious about a good number of my books though.
Wendle... we're in danger of becoming an actual proper book club if we start reading the same books. I wonder if Essitam has this one. I expect the illustrations are lovely. But hardbacks are a chore to drag around, I've not read IQ84 yet for that reason and now they've released them in paperback.
I hadn't realised it'd put the hardback edition on my wishlist (though i don't think the paperback was out yet), so come my birthday, i had it in hardback. Oh well, i won't be taking it on holiday, that's for sure!
It's odd, if I see a book at home left face down like that I feel compelled to put a bookmark in place (it can be a torn piece of paper, a discarded malteser's packet etc) but if I lend a book to a friend then I don't give it a second thought (out of sight out of mind) ....