Quick Reminder for Tomorrow

Tomorrow is Rêveurs Day!  All you dreamers and fans of The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern, don’t forget to dress appropriately!

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The 13th of the Month Approaches…

…and you know what THAT means:  Dreamers’ Day!

Those of you who have been reading along for a while know that back in August, I read Erin Morgenstern’s exceptional debut novel, The Night Circus.  It profoundly impacted me in all the best ways, and I wrote about it here on this blog, and then I decided that in response to this beautiful story, I would dress a certain way on the 13th of every month.  I invited everyone I knew to do it with me.

I am thrilled to say that people ARE doing it.  Friends, acquaintances, even people I don’t actually know…  Believe it or not, my blog has readers in sixty countries now — a fact that utterly blows my mind — and I keep discovering here and there more people who are reading the book and falling in love with it as I did.  In fact, it feels as if a charming little community is blossoming around this story, unfolding like paper stars in a cascade across the reading world, each one yet another person who has been persuaded to pick up the book and come to cherish it as we all have.

This Sunday is the next Rêveurs Day.  I would really love it if all those who are participating would send me pictures of themselves dressed as Night Circus dreamers so I can share them on my blog, or if you’re posting it on your own blog (the fabulous and lovely Laine at idodoodletoo is doing so), please link back to me here.

Let’s see if we can grow this delightful fashion movement a little more, shall we?

Call Me Fanchon (December Rêveuse)

Today’s title is a literary reference.  Bonus points to anyone who can guess what it is!  And the reference is older than the urban dictionary, so that won’t help you.

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Today I stopped in at school for ten minutes just to drop off the papers I’ve graded and pick up another stack that hasn’t been done yet.  I’ve still got this head cold, and classes are Continue reading “Call Me Fanchon (December Rêveuse)”

Today, I Am A Rêveur (November)

So this week we’ve been enjoying Book Fair at school — truly one of my favorite times of the year, academic or otherwise!  And this year our school spirit squad decided that we should have a dress-up day to commemorate a favorite literary character.  That day was today — and how fortuitous that it fell on the 13th of the month!

So here I am…as Continue reading “Today, I Am A Rêveur (November)”

Une Rêveuse

Happy 13th of the month!  Here are my rêveurs photos for September, taken today at school.  In the second one, I’m posing for a Book Fair promotional photo; I’ve recommended The Night Circus this year as my Faculty Favorite.

You can’t see my awesome red jewelry, but I MADE MOST OF IT. 🙂

Normally it’s difficult to choose which book I’ve read over the last ten months is the best to recommend, and I often end up recommending several.  But this year, although I read many excellent novels, the one which affected me most deeply was an easy choice.

Book Fair photo for NC
We’re supposed to somehow enact some portion of the books we recommend to help increase enthusiasm for Book Fair. Not that our school needs it THAT much. People here love Book Fair! We’re so lucky. 🙂

Be sure also to check out my friend Laine’s blog, in which she also today posted “Je rêve” and a delightful picture.

If you’d like to post links in the comments section to your own pictures, fantastic, and if you’d like instead to email me your pictures and let me post them, I’m totally open to that.

Cheers!  🙂

I, Too, Am A Rêveuse (repost)

PLEASE NOTE:  This is a repost from earlier today.  Due to some technical glitches in the system, this post was not received by some of my followers in their email, so it’s being resent.  The post has not substantially changed since earlier.  

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I recently read Erin Morgenstern’s The Night Circus, and for days afterward, I had to distract myself with other things to keep from breathless reverie. I’m trying to remember the last time I was so affected by a book, and I think it was the first time I read

cover of The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern

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I, Too, Am A Rêveur

I recently read Erin Morgenstern’s The Night Circus, and for days afterward, I had to distract myself with other things to keep from breathless reverie. I’m trying to remember the last time I was so affected by a book, and I think it was the first time I read
cover of The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern

Continue reading “I, Too, Am A Rêveur”