Erin Morgenstern and Brian Francis at the Staircase

Wednesday 28 September 2011
Erin Morgenstern's short, perfect sentences had me hooked just seconds after she began reading from her debut novel, The Night Circus, at the Staircase tonight. The book has everyone talking, and though I haven't read it yet, I'm not surprised. Erin's enthusiasm while talking to the small, but attentive crowd, was infectious, and I can only imagine how that translates into her writing.

Equally as infectious was Brian Francis, who is probably best known for his Canada Reads selected novel, Fruit. Tonight he read from his second book, Natural Order. Despite both of their success, both seemed remarkably humble. The reading also gave me the chance to rediscover one of my favourite places in Hamilton, which once housed Tapestry Bistro.

I'm not quite sure when this blog turned into a photo blog, but that seems to be the case as of late. I blame it on lack of time due to work and class and my attempt to squeeze as much into these last warm days as possible. I'll return to longer posts and reviews soon, but in the meantime, a few of my favourite photos from tonight.


  1. What a gorgeous location! And what gorgeous boots! :)

    Haven't read Night Circus yet, but I'm reading Natural Order now. Wonderful book, so far.

  2. Glad to hear you're enjoying Natural Order so far! I wanted to pick it up at the reading, but it just wasn't in my budget. Will buy it soon though for sure. And I'm really looking forward to reading Night Circus, too!


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