Home Feed
Home
Search
Search
Add Review, Blurb, Quote
Add
Activity
Activity
Profile
Profile
The Circus Rose
The Circus Rose | Betsy Cornwell
9 posts | 2 read | 4 to read
Amazon Indiebound Barnes and Noble WorldCat Goodreads LibraryThing
blurb
VioletMoonBooks
The Circus Rose | Betsy Cornwell
post image
quote
VioletMoonBooks
The Circus Rose | Betsy Cornwell
post image
review
hissingpotatoes
The Circus Rose | Betsy Cornwell
post image
Panpan

2/5⭐ This book said a lot of good things about love, family, identity, & religious hypocrisy.

For me, the execution was subpar. Rosie's poems added nothing, bloating and slowing the book. Ivory's internalizations were more juvenile (& expositional) than her actions & age warranted. Fairytale elements were spattered in without any kind of depth or coherency. The author didn't take the poetic prose style far enough to succeed.

quote
hissingpotatoes
The Circus Rose | Betsy Cornwell
post image

If you study something for one year, all you find out is how many things you don't know.

quote
hissingpotatoes
The Circus Rose | Betsy Cornwell
post image

The princess shows
me a story. A tale,
like something out of time,

so long ago
it might be yet to come.

quote
hissingpotatoes
The Circus Rose | Betsy Cornwell
post image

Women perform to make men hungry.
Men watch to eat.

The dancing boys flip that deep-down knowledge neatly on its head in their first moment of performance. [...]

And the women, even the married ones, are too often like I was that hot dusty day when I first saw the boys leave the tent—they're waking up for the first time to the fact that, their whole lives through, they've been starving.

quote
hissingpotatoes
The Circus Rose | Betsy Cornwell
post image

And no memory is ever quite as you left it, no matter how carefully you lay it away.

blurb
silentrequiem
The Circus Rose | Betsy Cornwell
post image

New in from bookshop.org!
I like the idea of ordering to support my indie bookstores but don't like how the books "ship" and then sit for a week before being handed off to USPS.

review
Nitpickyabouttrains
The Circus Rose | Betsy Cornwell
post image
Pickpick

A retelling of rose red and Snow White. But with a magic bear and a circus.

jmtrivera Put this on my “Want to Borrow“ list! 😄 2y
Nitpickyabouttrains @jmtrivera I‘ll make a pile for you 2y
jmtrivera @Nitpickyabouttrains YESSSS 📚 📚 📚 2y
17 likes3 comments