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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!
 
 
 
Nichothodes Koryfoides: disney | danceplacebetween on March 1st, 2011 05:56 pm (UTC)
No, this is very valid! We're still discussing what type of formatting we would like for the discussion and book posts. poppypickle will be posting about the rules soon, so let me know if you have any thoughts or valuable input.
La femme cachéela_faerie on March 1st, 2011 05:58 pm (UTC)
Ok, cool. I'll wait for the ~rules~ post. Thanks dearie!
Nichothodes Koryfoides: disney | danceplacebetween on March 1st, 2011 06:07 pm (UTC)
Do you have an opinion on this one? I don't want to flood friends list or spread discussion out, but I want members to be able to specifically post as well.
La femme cachéela_faerie on March 1st, 2011 06:19 pm (UTC)
Hmmm, it's tough. I totally get that you don't want to dilute the discussion posts.

I personally *would* like the option to be able to post in case there's something really interesting and worthy of it's own entire post, or a really pressing question. I'm sure that would be a pretty rare occurrence though right?
Nichothodes Koryfoides: disney | danceplacebetween on March 1st, 2011 08:03 pm (UTC)
Maybe we'll start moderating posting and just let the good stuff through lololol, although of course it is always very subjective. I think we're also going to open up a suggestions post so that we can have a) member postings and b) party posts for different books (like the Jane post you suggested, which I support 100%). Clearly none of us have ever run a community before - we have no idea what we are doing!
La femme cachéela_faerie on March 1st, 2011 09:22 pm (UTC)
It's easy for me to make suggestions when I'm not the one who has to make it all work! You guys are doing fabulously so far. Moderated posting might be a pain for you guys to deal with, but it might be a good option at least in the beginning.