Thursday, April 10, 2014

The Story

Yesterday, I finished listening to the audio-book version of The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern (read by Jim Dale who is one of the best audio-book readers EVER). I've gotten into the habit of reading or listening to this book once a year around this time. I know not everyone is into re-reading books, but when I comes to my favorites I love being able to revist the world and spend time with my favorite characters. There's something about Morgenstern's writing style and the story which draws me in every single time.

The Night Circus is actually the book of the month for Bonnie's book club, so when she puts her review up at the end of the month I'll do a whole post about it to link up. ( 

However, one of the big themes of this book is storytelling. One of my favorite scenes is the very last one. The character Widget is a storyteller. It's his gift, and it's not until the end which he finds out how very special that gift is.

It inspires me to think about my own writing. I love to consider myself a storyteller. Whether it's through writing, theatre, music, etc. Yet, I can't help but wonder, have I told my story yet?

I love the ones I've been working on and I'm so proud of them. I love the stories and worlds and characters I've created for my NaNoWriMo projects and everything I've worked on. I want to keep going with them and see what happens and where they end up.

Yet, I can't help but feel as though I haven't found THE story yet. The one bursting out which has to be told no matter what. The one which will really inspire me the way others have. (The Night Circus, Harry Potter, etc.) I think it'll come eventually. Or maybe something is already in the works and I don't know it yet. We'll see.


  1. I just put the audiobook on hold at the library, I started it a while ago, but I never finished for no good reason!
    Missie @ A Flurry of Ponderings

  2. sounds interesting. I need to make more reading time!

  3. I still need to read this book!! It's next on my list :)

  4. interesting take on it - i read the night circus and unfortunately did not enjoy it.

  5. Okay, I don't even know if I will like this book but now I HAVE to listen to it because of Jim Dale!! He is seriously amazing and talented. My Mom and I are going to see his one man show in New York in June. So excited to see the man who brought the Harry Potter books to life :)

    1. Well,the first time reading it you really should actually read it. It switches years and locations a lot, so if you aren't familiar with the story it would be hard to follow of you're just listening. But I do love Jim Dales narration! He does a fantastic job!


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