I have decided to resurrect my Frabjous Friday feature! For a while it was a meme of sorts in which I shared cool things I had recently discovered on Etsy or wherever else I had been browsing about. While it was fun and some of it was book-themed, that's not exactly relevant to what I'm doing with bibliophyte now.
Therefore, Frabjous Friday has been reborn as a weekly feature in which I will share the books I have recently won, been given, borrowed, or purchased. Before I dive into this past week's loot, though, let us take a moment to examine the word Frabjous.
Frabjous: adj a word imagined up by Lewis Carroll and used to describe a happy day; ex, as read in Jabberwocky: O frabjous day! Callooh! Callay!
Now that we all feel better because of the magic of nonsense words, on to the loot!
From the (amazing) local library:
The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern
Genres: fantasy, romance, adult fiction, historical fiction, magic, YA, magical realism
This is what I'm starting as soon as I'm done with this post. (Even though I really should start writing another review *ahem*.) I have been wanting to read this for ages but never had the opportunity because it was always checked out at the library. It is a beautiful book and has provoked a whole spectrum of reactions, so I really can't wait :)
Practical Magic by Alice Hoffman
Genres: fantasy, magical realism, women's fiction, romance, paranormal, adult fiction
I ran across this the other day and thought I'd give it a try since I enjoyed Alice Hoffman's The Dovekeepers so much. (I apologize for the terrible quality of the cover photo.)
Genres: mystery, children's fiction, YA, historical fiction fantasy
I have wanted to read this book ever since I first saw the cover on Goodreads. The illustrations are fabulous and it's gotten pretty good reviews on Goodreads. I really hope it lives up to my expectations.
Purchased from my local used bookstore
Blood Canticle (The Vampire Chronicles #10) by Anne Rice
Genres: paranormal, vampires, horror, fantasy, occult, adult fiction
I have read the first three volumes in The Vampire Chronicles (Interview With the Vampire, The Vampire Lestat, and Queen of the Damned) and loved them (though I really need to re-read them, and in order this time, ha). It's a series I would really like to own, so I have decided to buy them when I see hardback copies in great condition and reasonably priced. This fit the bill even if it is #10, i.e.: the last one. Oh well, I'll get the whole series eventually and until then I can just borrow them from the (awesome) library.
I'd love to know what you think of these books and please feel free to share what you've recently acquired! I hope you have a Frabjous Friday!