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Tuesday, December 20, 2011

TBR Tuesday: The Girl Who Circumnavigated Fairyland in a Ship of Her Own Making

Most of us have books we've bought with all intentions of reading (or maybe just because it was cheap!), only to have them fade away on a shelf or disappear into a stack of books, never to be seen or thought of again.
TBR Tuesday is a way to talk about the books we own but haven't read, see what other people think about them, and help us decide whether to bump it up our list or knock it off completely.
[If you're more a book borrower than a book buyer, you're still welcome to participate with the books that you've been meaning to read and haven't!]

On my TBR

The Girl Who Circumnavigated Fairyland in a Ship of Her Own Making by Catherynne M. Valente
Fairy Tales, 247 pages
May 10th 2011 by Feiwel & Friends

Twelve-year-old September lives in Omaha, and used to have an ordinary life, until her father went to war and her mother went to work. One day, September is met at her kitchen window by a Green Wind (taking the form of a gentleman in a green jacket), who invites her on an adventure, implying that her help is needed in Fairyland. The new Marquess is unpredictable and fickle, and also not much older than September. Only September can retrieve a talisman the Marquess wants from the enchanted woods, and if she doesn’t . . . then the Marquess will make life impossible for the inhabitants of Fairyland. September is already making new friends, including a book-loving Wyvern and a mysterious boy named Saturday. With exquisite illustrations by acclaimed artist Ana Juan, Fairyland lives up to the sensation it created when the author first posted it online. For readers of all ages who love the charm of Alice in Wonderland and the soul of The Golden Compass, here is a reading experience unto itself: unforgettable, and so very beautiful.

I was so freaking excited when the ever-awesome Ksenia sent this to me.  It is an epic fail on my part that I haven't read it yet, HOWEVER, I can promise I will be reading it soon because I have every intention of including it in this year's Fairy Tale Fortnight.  And though the Fortnight isn't until April, there's nothing to say I can't get a jump on my reading now...
Have you guys read this one yet?  If not, have you seen this incredible trailer for it?  Betcha wanna read it now, don't you?

What's on your TBR this week?


  1. What a great idea! I've got two books collecting dust on my shelf, and I know that if I can just stop procrastinating and pick up the darned things I won't be able to put them down. They are from two of my favorite YA authors: "Paper Towns" by John Green and "The Book Thief" by Markus Zusak. Gonna try real hard to read them after the holidays.

  2. I totally told myself that I'd be reading this one ASAP as soon as I'd gotten it. That didn't happen to me either. :P Oh well. I want to read it soon though so maybe I'll get it read in the next month. :)

  3. You should definitely read this one ASAP, it's amazing! Looking forward to hearing how you like it.

  4. Argh, I was dying to read this when it first came out but then I didn't have any money and so it didn't happen. Now I do have money but I'd forgotten about it completely!

    Hurry up and read it so I can take a look at your review :)


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