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11 July 2012

Wishlist Wednesday #2

Hello! :) I hope your all enjoying the week so far! I'm off out for a lovely italian meal tonight for my friends birthday and I can't wait to stuff myself silly with yummy food! Anyway, Wishlist Wednesday is a weekly meme hosted by Dani over @Pen to Paper and is all about sharing with others what books you are dying to get hold of! Visit Dani's blog to learn more about the meme or link up your posts!

 The Girl Who Circumnavigated Fairyland in a Ship of Her Own Making - Catherynne M. Valente

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.
Phew! Now that is one long title! Isn't the cover of this book absolutely gorgeously scrumptiously cute?! I have heard so much great stuff about this book and I'm dying to get hold of a copy, but not an ebook. No way! I need a lovely physical copy of this book so that I can just stare in wonder at its gorgeous cover and see the illustrations within. It just sounds like such an amazingly bizarre story and I just really want it! I'm doing a mammoth week of babysitting at the end of August so I think I will maybe treat myself to this little gem!

Have you read this book? What did you think about it?


  1. This would be a book I would pick up because of the cover. I have been walking into it several times and it draws attention. I do not think I would like the story though. Hope you will get it soon.


  2. I read this last year and it's simply amazing!

  3. Wow, sounds like a great book :D I hope you get your copy!

    P.s.: Love you blog, love your favorites shelf, love love love. :D I'm following ;)

  4. I agree with you the cover is cute but I not sure that it would be something that I would enjoy reading. Hope you get a copy soon.

    Nancy @ The Avid Reader

    Wishlist Wednesday

  5. This looks soooo cute! :) I definitely can't wait to get my hands on it!

    Here's mine: http://yearningtoread.blogspot.com/2012/07/wishlist-wednesday-5-such-wicked-intent.html

    Sierra @ Yearning to Read

  6. I have this on my wishlist after hearing a lot about it the last few months :)

    Here is my Wishlist Wednesday
    Lauren from Nothern Plunder


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