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01 March 2011 @ 09:13 am
March 2011 - Beauty (Robin McKinley)  
And our book for March 2011 is ...

This much-loved retelling of the classic French tale Beauty and the Beast elicits the familiar magical charm, but is more believable and complex than the traditional story. The plot follows that of the renowned legend: Beauty selflessly agrees to inhabit the Beast's castle to spare her father's life. Beauty's gradual acceptance of the Beast and the couple's deepening trust and affection are amplified in novel form. Robin McKinley's writing has the flavor of another century, and Beauty heightens the authenticity as a reliable and competent narrator.

Thanks to linsadair for the suggestion! It is totally appropriate for our club to start with a retelling of Beauty and the Beast.

If you don't have access to the book and don't want to buy it, you can download a PDF here. If you can't open .rar files, the PDF is also uploaded here. However, I do feel compelled to remind you that Borders is bankrupt and most of its stock is 40% off (woohoo! sad woohoo!).

We'll start discussing up to the middle of the book (or up until Chapter 3, har har har) around March 15. Stay tuned for further postings, including our first weekend off-topic post. Happy March!
fear and panic in the air: 11。a girl like you is just irresistible16littleseconds on March 1st, 2011 04:34 pm (UTC)
Gonna download the .pdf this time since my library doesn't have it (I was pretty much sure they wouldn't have it since they don't have that much books in English ;___;) but I'll try to buy the next book since I just love having new books :')

Anyways, excited to begin this one!
Nichothodes Koryfoides: disney | danceplacebetween on March 1st, 2011 04:40 pm (UTC)
I download PDFs all the time, so I don't know why I'm trying to guilt people above. I'm also excited about downloads if it means that more people in the club can easily read the book!

I do love having new books. Whenever I buy them, I sit around and stroke them and then arrange them on my bookshelf prettily. It's too much fun.
Brie: DW - EPIC LIGHTbriebellamy on March 1st, 2011 05:17 pm (UTC)
I love buying new books! And even more than that I love buying used/antique books. Mmmm they smell so good.
Nichothodes Koryfoides: books | castle in the skyplacebetween on March 1st, 2011 05:19 pm (UTC)
I have such love affairs with both old and new books. New books are fun because they are so clean and new and smell nice and look pretty. Old books are fun because sometimes other people have written in them, or you can see their favorite pages, and they smell nice too, and they can look so sophisticated, and now I'm in run-on sentence land so that's the end of that.
Brie: Castiel - Smilebriebellamy on March 1st, 2011 05:26 pm (UTC)

For me old books > new books but I think I've just been heavily influence by growing up in antique stores. I love their history and how worn and loved they obviously are.
Nichothodes Koryfoides: disgruntled | frealz?placebetween on March 1st, 2011 05:33 pm (UTC)
I just LOVE new textbook smell. Which is weird, because I don't even like textbooks that much.
Brie: Joanne Faintbriebellamy on March 1st, 2011 05:39 pm (UTC)
What are you gonna say next? That you like learning or something? Pfft.
Nichothodes Koryfoides: austen | darcy - ew?placebetween on March 1st, 2011 05:41 pm (UTC)
No! I just spend all day with stupid high school math textbooks trying to figure out why they do what they do. Currently I am duplicating problems from one to another and banging my head on the table.
Brie: Castiel Crackbriebellamy on March 1st, 2011 05:43 pm (UTC)
Get out of there as soon as you can.
Nichothodes Koryfoides: hp | worriedplacebetween on March 1st, 2011 05:53 pm (UTC)
I love my job, I just hate this part of it!

lol forever at your icon though
Brie: LLAMA FAAAACEbriebellamy on March 1st, 2011 06:19 pm (UTC)
I run screaming from anything math related.

i know eh? amazing icon. I don't like supernatural anymore but I can't part with the icon