The io9 Book Club is in session! Let's talk about Erin Morgenstern's The Night Circus
"You may tell a tale that takes up residence in someone's soul, becomes their blood and self and purpose. That tale will move them and drive them and who knows what they might do because of it, because of your words."
Le Cirque des Reves: 'The towering tents are striped in white and black, no golds or crimsons to be seen... Black and white stripes on grey sky; countless tents of varying shapes and sizes, with an elaborate wrought-iron fence encasing them in a colorless world.'
"The statue herself is still, but her hand is held out, and only then does Bailey notice the young woman with a red scarf standing in front of her, offering the love letter-clad statue a single crimson rose. The movement is so subtle that it is almost undetectable, but slowly, very, very slowly, the statue reaches to take the rose. Her fingers open, and the young woman waits patiently as the statue closes her hand around the stem, releasing it only when it is secure."