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Sunday, May 15, 2011

Suddenly Sunday - Circus Experiences

Good morning everyone.  Not a great start to a Sunday - a very gloomy looking day.  Hope it is better in your neck of the woods.

So how about Blogger this week?!  I had no idea what was going on and then my post disappeared (but is back now).  So I'm going to give you links to this past weeks posts just in case you missed them in this craziness.

Author Interview with M. L. Malcolm

Book Review of Heart of Deception by M. L. Malcolm

Review of American Experience episode, Soundtrack to a Revolution (with music!)
I also have a winner to announce in the grand Circus Disaster Week giveaway.  This winner is getting one brand new copy of Water for Elephants by Sara Gruen AND a brand new copy of The Circus Fire by Stewart O'Nan.  And the winner is.....


Congrats!  I will be sending out an email to get your address and the books will be shipped from the Book Depository.  Thanks everyone that entered!

And speaking of those of you that entered - some of you answered my question about a circus experience that you had.  These were all really awesome and I loved reading them, so I thought I would share them with you all.  Thank you all!

"In 1945 the Ringling Bros. etc . circus came to Okla. City, one of the last in the actual tent (I think).  I was so excited about the trip I was sick, and had to stay home with my grandmother while my older brothers got to go."

"I've been to a circus only once, but it was a memorable experience. I loved the act with elephants - it was scary and thrilling how the elephants obeyed that tiny, smiling woman."

"When I was young the circus always arrived at our town by rail. We youngsters used to rush down to see everything being unloaded and usually we also managed to get a temporary job as an usher showing patrons to there seats in the big top. This meant we got to see the circus for free. It was a great highliught of our year at the time."

"I remembered going to the circus every year as a child and I would always get a big snow cone in a commemorative circus cup and a stuffed animal of my favorite circus animal that year :)"

"I LOVE Moira Orfei Circus. It's the only one I've actually seen together with my family. I was 11 and it still is one of my dearest memory. :)"

"I was lucky enough to go to the Ringling Brothers circus when I was a kid. It was so spectacular. I was used to the Shrine Circus which is a lot different then Ringling Brothers. It was definitely an experience!"

"I used to work for a circus during the summer when I should have been interning on Wall St. But it was FAR more fun! I would have stayed if I could have trained with the lion-tamer but the very idea was laughed at! They never heard of Mabel Stark!"
And in my last announcement for this post - don't miss the new American Experience episode airing tomorrow night (Monday 5/16/11) - I believe it is on 9 PM EST and runs for 2 hours.  It is on the Freedom Riders.

Suddenly Sunday is hosted by Svea at Confessions and Ramblings of a Muse in the Fog.

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  1. Congratulations, Audra. Those are two good books.

  2. Thank you, Heather, I'm so excited! I haven't read either book so it's going to be a lovely treat for my summer!

  3. Congrats to Audra. You know I do not remember going to the circus, but my mom says I went when I was little. As for now, no dessire really. have a great week Heather :)

  4. Jenny - I have been wanting to actually go to the circus again. I think the last time I went was over 10 years ago.


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