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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!
linsadair on March 1st, 2011 02:35 pm (UTC)
Nichothodes Koryfoides: disney | tangled - yay!placebetween on March 1st, 2011 02:41 pm (UTC)
I'm so glad you suggested this. I've read it a couple of times before (years ago) and I love it.
linsadair on March 1st, 2011 02:48 pm (UTC)
My bff stole it from her college library and made me read it several years later after her parents paid a $75 late fee to said library so she could graduate.
Nichothodes Koryfoides: disney | tangled - yay!placebetween on March 1st, 2011 02:51 pm (UTC)
Omg I totally had to pay my library $45 so I could graduate. I don't even know what the fees were for! We definitely didn't have Robin McKinley in the depths of the library or I would have been there much more.