Wednesday, September 14, 2011

HUMPDAY GIVEAWAY: The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern

So, did you happen to see the love letter of a review I posted for this novel yesterday?  I've read about 80 books so far this year, and this is far and away my favorite so far!  And I'm thrilled to have a trade paperback galley of the novel to give away.  Plus, I'm looking forward to seeing Ms. Morgenstern on Friday, so hopefully it will be a signed galley!

Oh, and if you don't believe my raves, check out this starred review from Publisher's Weekly:
Debut author Morgenstern doesn't miss a beat in this smashing tale of greed, fate, and love set in a turn of the 20th-century circus. Celia is a five-year-old with untrained psychokinetic powers when she is unceremoniously dumped on her unsuspecting father, Hector Bowen, better known as Le Cirque des Rêves' Prospero the Entertainer. Hector immediately hatches a sinister scheme for Celia: pit her against a rival's young magician in an epic battle of magic that will [Spoiler redacted for your own good.--ST] What neither Hector nor his rival count on is that Celia and Marco will eventually fall in love. Their mentors--Marco's mentor, Alexander, plucked him from the London streets due to his psychic abilities--attempt to intervene with little success as Celia and Marco barrel toward an unexpected and oddly fitting conclusion. Supporting characters--such as Bailey, a farm boy who befriends a set of twins born into the circus who will drastically influence his future; Isobel, a circus employee and onetime girlfriend of Marco's; and theatrical producer Chandresh Christophe Lefèvre--are perfectly realized and live easily in a giant, magical story destined for bestsellerdom. This is an electric debut on par with Special Topics in Calamity Physics. (Sept.)
I've become a rêveur.  And I already want to read the book again.  So, the usual rules apply, and I wish you all good luck!

  • The giveaway is open to anyone with a U.S. mailing address ('cause I'm footing the postage).
  • To enter, all you need to do is post a comment below by Wednesday, September 21, 2011.
  • At my discretion, if there are less than five respondents, I can cancel or extend the giveaway.
  • Winner will be chosen by me with the help of a random number generator, and will be announced in the comments section of this thread.
  • Please check back to see if you've won. If you have left a way to contact you, I will do so.
  • The winner has one week to respond to me at with a mailing address, or I will choose a new winner.
  • If a second winner fails to respond, the book automatically goes to the lovely members of my face-to-face book club.
  • Previous giveaway winners are welcome to enter.
  • Finally, if at all possible, please comment below only if you're entering the giveaway.


  1. YESYESYES!!! Thank you! I am REALLY hoping I win this one! I actually didn't fully read yesterday's post because I wasn't sure I wanted any more info about it before reading, but am very much looking forward (to the book AND the review). See you Friday-


  2. I have heard quite some good stuff about this book and after reading your review as well, I'm definitely interested in getting a copy, thanks for running this contest Susan :)


  3. Hi Susan! I would really like to considered! Have a wonderful day!


  4. Susan,

    Any book that gets a rave review from you and Nicole,I;m interested in.Please include my name in the drawing.


  5. Hey Susan! With so many great reviews of this book, how can I pass up the chance to win a copy. Thanks!

    Erin S.

  6. As if I could resist. I love that you are always so willing to host these book giveaways.

  7. Save me from the Nook. Win me this book. :) Thanks.

  8. This was released on my birthday so I really would like to get this book. I have been interested since reading the first reviews. This is the first time I have come to your blog for one of your give aways. Thanks for sharing.

  9. Oh, definitely! I saw something about this book somewhere and thought it sounded interesting. I didn't get a chance to read your review yet, but I'll do that now. Pick me!

  10. Looks like you have lots of interest in this one. I think I'll add to that!

  11. I did see your "love letter of a review." Seems everyone is loving this one. I'll throw my hat in the ring.


  12. I would love a chance to win this! Please enter me in the giveaway.


  13. Thanks so much for giving us a chance to win! I'm in (please) :)

  14. Sounds good! Count me in, too!


  15. Please enter me in the drawing. I will be your best friend forever!

  16. I would love a chance to win this book. Thanks Susan!

    Cora R

  17. Thanks for the chance to win a copy of the book! It sounds wonderful. (krstrpp at hotmail dot com)

  18. Thanks for the giveaway.

    Lizzi0915 at aol dot com

  19. Congratulations commenter Sara, you're the winner of the signed galley! I don't think I know you, and I don't have an email address for you, so if you'd please contact me at with a snail mail address, I'll get the book out to you.

    For everyone else, I've tried to take away the sting of not winning by uploading a special treat. I just posted video of Erin's awesome bookstore event in San Francisco last week!

  20. Thank you so much Susan! I haven't looked forward to a book so much in a long time.

  21. This was fun and unexpected- it kept me interested throughout, and I still find myself imagining the circus and its wonderous occupants even after finishing the book.