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Beauty
Beauty | Robin McKinley
When the family business collapses, Beauty and her two sisters are forced to leave the city and begin a new life in the countryside. However, when their father accepts hospitality from the elusive and magical Beast, he is forced to make a terrible promise - to send one daughter to the Beast's castle, with no guarantee that she will be seen again. Beauty accepts the challenge, and there begins an extraordinary story of magic and love that overcomes all boundaries. This is another spellbinding and emotional tale embroidered around a fairytale from Robin McKinley, an award-winning American author.
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Nessavamusic
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This was lovely. I know I mentioned being on a YA hiatus, but this is just a delightful retelling of Beauty and the Beast. #fairytale #ya

NeamhainHughes One of my fave YA books. It‘s so sweet and lovely! 2w
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EmilieGR
Beauty | Robin McKinley
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Very visual

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Nessavamusic
Beauty | Robin McKinley
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Thank you @DrJAdMerricksson for this excellent collection of books for the #mythsandlegendsswap!
Thank you @MeganAnn for hosting!

MeganAnn Looks like some great book choices! 🎉❤️⚡️👏🏻 2mo
DrJAdMerricksson Glad you liked it! 2mo
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Butterflyamore
Beauty | Robin McKinley
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Another TBR book. I am a sucker for any Beauty and the Beast retelling. 🥀 I do love red roses, too! #flowers #springintoreading @vkois88 @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks

JennyM Gorgeous picture 🌹 2mo
Butterflyamore @JennyM Thank you! 2mo
BooknerdsLife Gorgeous photo!😍🌹 2mo
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Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Beautiful 🌹 2mo
readordierachel Pretty! 2mo
vkois88 Gorgeous 2mo
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VioletMoonBooks
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shanaqui
Beauty | Robin McKinley
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A reread just for the all-round familiar niceness of it. I'm going to reread Rose Daughter, too; it's fascinating to see an author do two versions of the same story. This version is a little less ornate, with less of a feeling of a whole magical world surrounding it, but I enjoy the characters a lot. And despite talking about the relative simplicity, there are some excellent descriptions.

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Loric
Beauty | Robin McKinley
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Such a deliciously sweet retelling of Beauty and The Beast. No surprises, no disappointments. The ending felt a bit rushed but that would be my only complaint.

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emtobiasz
Beauty | Robin McKinley
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I had a feeling the gym would be empty during the Super Bowl, and it turns out I was right! Good thing I have this book on Kindle too! #rereads #favorites #litsypartyofone

FlowerFairy Love this one! 4mo
Zelma It‘s the opposite here (Louisiana). The whole state in still angry. A friend in New Orleans said the library is caked right now. 😂 4mo
emtobiasz @Zelma ha! Understandable. I put off all my chores until the game— no line at the grocery store, either! 4mo
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emtobiasz
Beauty | Robin McKinley
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Feeling nostalgic this winter weekend, so I pulled some favorites for a reread.

If you‘d told my childhood self that I‘d grow up to have a cozy attic with a snuggly dog and a window seat where I can read fairy tales all day... well, I don‘t know that I would have done anything differently, actually. 📚🐶💕

britt_brooke This is just perfect. 💚🐾 4mo
valeriegeary Love it! 💕 4mo
That-Bookish-Hiker Love this pic! ❤️❤️❤️ 4mo
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LeahBergen 😍😍😍 4mo
batsy Wonderful 😍 4mo
Emilymdxn Such a beautiful photo I‘m so jealous! 4mo
BookishTrish I‘ve always wanted a window seat just like that! 😍 4mo
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Susanita
Beauty | Robin McKinley
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I‘ve had this #retelling on my TBR for a while, so when I saw it was available on Overdrive I pounced. It did not disappoint. In the spirit of full disclosure I will admit that I never watched any of the movie or TV adaptations of this #fairytale but one day I‘ll get around to seeing the one where Angela Lansbury sings.
#Booked2019
#anewchapter

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Sounds good!! 5mo
elyseh Beautiful cover! 5mo
Cinfhen I loved both Disney versions the animated and live action!!!!! I bailed on this book, though 🤭🙁 5mo
4thhouseontheleft I‘m not a big Disney person, but I love both movies! I have yet to meet a retelling I like, though. Maybe I‘ll try this one. 5mo
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jenniferajanes
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I enjoyed this retelling of the story of Beauty and the Beast. It offered a slightly different back story and family dynamics, which added to my interest in this retelling.

This is 2/52 for 2019 and is a fairytale retelling (#2) for #Booked2019.

Cinfhen I started last night. It‘s ok. Not what I typically read but it‘s not terrible either. I only read about 15 pages. Glad you enjoyed 😊 5mo
jenniferajanes @Cinfhen It wasn‘t my favorite book ever, but it was enjoyable. It did the job for a fairytale retelling! 😉 5mo
Cinfhen I think that‘s the problem... there are so many other books I‘d rather be reading!!! 5mo
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jenniferajanes @Cinfhen I understand! I don‘t think I could read my TBR list in a thousand lifetimes! *sigh* 5mo
4thhouseontheleft @Cinfhen Book Riot has a list of 100 fairy tale retellings if you are still struggling to find one that keeps your interest. 5mo
Cinfhen Thanks!! I‘m such a mood reader @4thhouseontheleft but eventually the right book will find me❤️ 5mo
jenniferajanes @Cinfhen @4thhouseontheleft We‘ve got a lot of this year left for you to come across just the right one! 🥰📚 5mo
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jenniferajanes
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I started Beauty last night. I needed something a little lighter after Monday‘s Not Coming, which I‘m still processing. This will also count as a fairytale retelling for #Booked2019. I borrowed it through Kindle Unlimited.

Cinfhen How is it so far??? I think I‘m gonna try it today??? So far I bailed on my other 2 #FairytaleRetelling choices.... 5mo
jenniferajanes @Cinfhen I‘m enjoying it! If you try it, let me know what you think! I‘m about 60% of the way through now. 5mo
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Cinfhen
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#Booked2019 #FairyTaleRetelling #KindleDeal This title is FREE to US Littens who have Kindle Unlimited or it‘s available to purchase for $1.99. And it‘s not too long....I‘m stacking it just in case my other book doesn‘t work out. I‘m a fickle reader, I like having options💕

ErinC Thanks for the heads up! 5mo
Cinfhen My pleasure @ErinC 😉 5mo
Brooke_H Thanks for the info!! 5mo
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jenniferajanes Yes! I‘ve borrowed this from KU for my fairytale retelling too! 📖🥰 5mo
WhiskeyMistress I really like this book, but she wrote another one, Rose Daughter, which was an even BETTER retelling of Beauty and the Beast. One of my personal favorite books. 5mo
rubyslippersreads @WhiskeyMistress If it's better than Beauty, I definitely need to read it. 😊 5mo
Reviewsbylola This is the one prompt that has me scared!! 5mo
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Badass_Females
Beauty | Robin McKinley
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Of all the fairytales I abosultely love the Beauty and the Beast. I would find, buy and read all types of retellings of this story. Robin McKinley did 2 I believe and I enjoyed both!

My last tattoo was to show my love for this story (showing the rose dying).

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Chrissyreadit
Beauty | Robin McKinley
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Do you like fairy tales and retellings? Join the swap! I do have international participation from Germany, Canada and Australia so will be able to match from those Countries as well as US.
Link: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/NQMQ92C
#happilyeverafterswap #heas

iread2much Looks so cool! I just signed up 😄 6mo
ReadingRover I signed up for this the other day but didn‘t get a confirmation. Are you able to see if it went through? 6mo
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Chrissyreadit @ReadingRover yes! I have it. I will post and tag respondents today. Survey Monkey was easy but not as efficient with responses. Thank you for joining! 6mo
ReadingRover @Chrissyreadit Excellent! Just wanted to be sure. It was a nicely done questionnaire. 6mo
Chrissyreadit @ReadingRover thanks! I had fun developing it! I wish I was more technology literate- I need to learn how to use google docs. 6mo
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Karionie
Beauty | Robin McKinley
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A little light reading as the year winds down... this was a cute little book. As always Robin McKinley weaves a rich story, with engaging characters. She even manages to make an old tale we all know seem fresh. Well done.

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VioletMoonBooks
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The crowd caught sight of us, and everyone sent up a cheer; Greatheart and his brother neighed and stamped, and above it all rang the wild music of bells and pipes and horns. #Beauty #RobinMcKinley #lastline #closingline #read #retelling #bookrecommendation #bookrecommensations #bookreport #bookreview #bookriot #booktattoo #booktree #bookthief #booktopia #bookyourself #bookunion #bookutopia #bookunicorn #bookunicorns #bookish #bookishfeature ❣️❣️

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collegecatlady
Beauty | Robin McKinley
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@Austen_Nerd your book for #lmpbc is on its way back to you!
@the-flashley my #genreswapPBC #styleexchange pick is headed your way!
And finally, my #jb secret book swap partner has a package headed their way! @Kaye

Kaye Thanks for letting me know 👍🏼 12mo
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collegecatlady
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This was so very out of my comfort zone and I struggled because of that. I just found it too juvenile for my tastes. I‘ll be getting this back to you @Austen_Nerd as soon as I can! #lmpbc

Bradleygirl This is one of my absolute favorites-I love her prose and the genre. You might like her Robin Hood take since it's much more mature- I think Beauty was her first novel. 12mo
collegecatlady @Bradleygirl I think most of my problem is that I don‘t enjoy fairy tale retellings or happy endings 😂 lol 12mo
Bradleygirl @collegecatlady HA that would be a problem! Though Outlaws of Sherwood veers away from both those things, so. It's an option 12mo
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Fortifiedbybooks
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"I... preferred to wait until I could return to my study and...a proper big mug of tea, and some biscuits." Yep, I completely agree with you Beauty! ☕?? #COYER

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the-flashley
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I finished this a few days ago and totally forgot to post! This was super cute for a children‘s book, although I do wish that maybe the ending hadn‘t happened so rapidly? I feel like we spent a ton of time with her family (which is great!) but didn‘t get to see a whole lot of her bonding with beast. Otherwise, I had fun with this read!
#lmpbc

Austen_Nerd I totally agree. I wished it had been longer 12mo
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MommyOfTwo
Beauty | Robin McKinley
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Linsy Beautiful! 🥀 12mo
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CSeydel
Beauty | Robin McKinley
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Doing a little research for my notes before I send off my #LMPBC book (a week late I know!!) Enjoyed this retelling of Beauty and the Beast. McKinley captures and emphasizes some interesting aspects of the original tale. The supporting characters have a sweet story arc. I felt the ending wrapped up too briskly. The backstory on Beast was clever but left me with more questions about the family, the household, the magician, and Beast himself.

Palimpsest Gorgeous Perrault‘s Fairy Tales book! I love Dulac‘s illustrations! 13mo
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CSeydel
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#LMPBC

I am sincerely sorry @the-flashley — I left this too late, and I‘m not done, and it‘s not mailed. It will go out by the end of the week!

Enjoying it so far! Great pick @Austen_Nerd

the-flashley @CSeydel no worries! @collegecatlady I‘m sending yours today, so you should get it by Friday or so 14mo
collegecatlady Sounds good! @the-flashley 14mo
Austen_Nerd I too am running late!! 13mo
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collegecatlady @Austen_Nerd I sent out the next book last week. Did you get it? 13mo
Austen_Nerd @collegecatlady Yes, I got it yesterday. Thank you, @CSeydel i will be finish this week and will give you a heads up when i‘m the mail. Sorry, 😟 13mo
CSeydel @Austen_Nerd no stress! 13mo
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CSeydel
Beauty | Robin McKinley
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Today‘s #bookmail #LMPBC 👍🏼😄🎉📚

Austen_Nerd Glad it arrived!!! 😊📖😊 1y
CSeydel @Austen_Nerd It did! Can‘t wait to start it 😁🥀 (edited) 1y
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MommyOfTwo
Beauty | Robin McKinley
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MommyOfTwo
Beauty | Robin McKinley
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#Batman is protecting my book from evildoers. #March80sMovies

TommieMarie74 Thank goodness!! 1y
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lyradora
Beauty | Robin McKinley
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Well-written, full-length novel retellings of fairy tales are hard to find. I first picked up this one in middle school and I've reread it multiple times since. It still makes me sigh with happiness. Plus, the two older sisters are actually nice, not jealous shrews. #fairytale #bravegirls

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LondElle89
Beauty | Robin McKinley
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If I had been 11 years old when I read this, I would have been obsessed. As an adult, this story was just sweet. I love a good fairytale retelling, this was just okay. The beginning was very slow, and it wasn't until Beauty arrived at the castle did the story pick up. I'm glad I read it though, because I want to continue reading more books based on fairytales. 3.5/5.

Kalalalatja I can really recommend this collection of stories 👍 1y
LondElle89 @Kalalalatja thank you. I'll add that to my wishlist! 1y
rhubarbtart This book was on the Georgia book awards for kids many many years ago. It was before the resurgence of the movies. At that time it was novel and quite novel for my fifth graders . 7mo
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Austen_Nerd
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Group M, #LMPBC @the-flashley @CSeydel @collegecatlady
I have these 4 books, On the top of my tbr pile, is anyone of these ok or not ok??? I am so nervous over this, sorry 🤪

CoffeeCatsBooks I loved Beauty when I read it many years ago. 1y
Austen_Nerd @CoffeeCatsBooks I have never read this one, the story is one of my favorites 1y
the-flashley I‘ll be perfectly happy with whatever you decide on! I‘m really looking forward to branching out a little and reading some books that I wouldn‘t normally choose for myself. Just go with whichever seems right! 😊📚 1y
collegecatlady I echo @the-flashley sentiment! Don‘t worry too much over it. I‘m looking forward to seeing what you pick! 1y
CSeydel I haven‘t read any of those! Whichever you choose will be fine 👍🏼😊 1y
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VioletMoonBooks
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sparrowssavvy
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I am a sucker for anything fairy tale themed, especially beauty and the beast, so this book was pretty much guaranteed to be a win with me. I did wish for a bit more plot and action, especially as the introduction took up quite a bit of time before we even get to meet the Beast. However, the descriptions were beautiful and the overall plot was great.

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cobwebmoth
Beauty | Robin McKinley
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What a sweet surprise! Thank you so much @rubyslippersreads ! I've wanted to try this one for a while.☺

rubyslippersreads You're very welcome! I ❤️ sharing my favorite books. 😊 1y
emtobiasz This is a great one! 1y
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pagesofgrace
Beauty | Robin McKinley
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@Marmie7 it arrived!!! Thanks for all my goodies (confession: the chocolate‘s already gone 🙊)
Thanks again for organising this all @Mommamanzi 😊 #theretellingbookswap

Mommamanzi Yay!!!! I'm so happy you got it!!!!! Love love love! 2y
Marmie7 Finally! I'm so sorry it took so long to get there🙄 2y
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Avanders
Beauty | Robin McKinley
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👏🏽👏🏽👏🏽👏🏽👏🏽 Yayayay for Litsy swaps!! For this one (fairy tale retellings!), see @Mommamanzi 's page - sign up through Sept 9th! #TheRetellingBookSwap (I've .... already finished shopping for this one 😳 ... and I may have already started shopping for #HalloweenGoesPostal #FallBookExchange... 😁) 📚💌📚💌📚💌

BethM Omg. Mutters to self- beth this has to be the last one you sign up for before Christmas. 2y
Avanders @BethM lol that's exactly what I've been muttering to myself ... but then there's a *second* Halloween one... wavering ... 😳 2y
BethM @Avanders I'm in the retelling one, the Halloween goes postal, and the All Hallows' read. I have to be done now lol. (edited) 2y
Avanders @BethM Oooooo {mentally paces} that sounds like a nice *round* set of swaps.... 😜 lol (edited) 2y
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Foragingfantasy
Beauty | Robin McKinley
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This post is for the #retellingbookswap these are retellings that I own. There are others I've already read in the "read" section of Litsy. I'm a sucker for retellings. ❤️

JazzFeathers 😍😍😍 2y
Chachic I love retellings too! I spy some Robin McKinleys in your pile, I love her. And Uprooted is another favorite. What's #retellingbookswap? 2y
Foragingfantasy @Chachic it's hosted by @Mommamanzi check out her post! I love McKinley too, I've read more of hers than I own. 2y
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VioletMoonBooks
Beauty | Robin McKinley
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aeeklund
Beauty | Robin McKinley
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Jumping back into #jubilantjuly! Here are a few of my favorite books #publishedinthe1970s. (I know the first Earthsea book was published in the '60s, but I loved the aesthetic of this omnibus edition with the other books).

elkeo_TheBookDragon I can't believe Beauty is from the 70s! 2y
aeeklund @elkeo RIGHT????? 2y
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JacintaMCarter
Beauty | Robin McKinley
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allisoncc
Beauty | Robin McKinley
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Here's my #shelfie for day one of #riotgrams! Most squares are at least two books deep. Gotta keep the library smallish when you move 1,200 miles.

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Leniverse
Beauty | Robin McKinley
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I didn't use my Kindle at all during the #Readathon. It's feeling left out. We can't have that. Also, I didn't eat the hummus. So clearly that's what I'm doing this evening.

annkuch13 These wrongs must be righted! All the kindle reading and humus eating! 2y
Leniverse @annkuch13 Yes! 😄 2y
katedensen HUMMUS. 2y
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Cinfhen
Beauty | Robin McKinley
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#LyricalApril Day 28 I know this song #KissFromARose was used in the movie Batman Returns, but for some reason it always makes me think of Beauty and the Beast...with the perfect rose 🌹 slowly losing it's petals 🥀so today's book is a retelling of Beauty and the Beast. I have not read it...if you have share your thoughts! Happy Friday, Littens🌻🌷🌻Thanks again for playing along with me🎵Monday starts a new challenge #RockInMay 🖤❤️🖤

Bookworm54 It is a lovely retelling :) 2y
Cinfhen Good to know @Bookworm54 💗 2y
DebinHawaii Love your collage. This song has now officially stuck in my head and I may have this book on my Kindle. 😀👍 2y
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Cinfhen Thanks @DebinHawaii This is one of those songs you just need to belt out🎤karaoke anyone???? 2y
Foragingfantasy Ive read it. I enjoyed it, It's very sweet. 2y
TobeyTheScavengerMonk Sooooo truly very sorry, but I can't not be a pedantic turbo-geek. It was from Forever, not Returns. 2y
Cinfhen I'm sorry @TobeyTheScavengerMonk 🙏🏻 my bad 👿 2y
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allisoncc
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Polled my Facebook friends for favorite stand alone books, and this was the winner. Starting now! #beautyandthebeast #googlebooks

Angieville I adore this book. 2y
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Chrissyreadit
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I love this version. Listened with my mom and kids over a couple of car rides. We all agree the ending was a little rushed but still satisfying.

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Kyleewayne
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Pickpick

I absolutely love this telling of beauty and the beast. This story has some really cool enchantments attached to the spell that made the beast. #beautyandthebeast #fantasy

ReadingSusan Love, love this book ❤️ 2y
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ReadingSusan
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Oh how I love this book! I just had to reread it after seeing Beauty & the Beast.

rubyslippersreads I need to reread it too. 2y
Gryffindorian Your cookies look delicious! 🍪🥛 2y
booksandsympathy I love this book too. I need to reread it. 2y
Cinfhen Cookies and milk....YUM 2y
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biblio_ginger
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Absolutely LOVED the movie!!!! :D

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Books.Bottles.and.Babies
Beauty | Robin McKinley
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Yesterday was rainy and a little chilly here, but today it is sunny and looking much more like spring. Hoping to take the kids out for a nice long walk later!
🌼🌸🌻🌼🌸🌻🌼🌸🌻🌼🌸🌻🌼🌸🌻🌼🌸🌻
#frenchiefantasymarch Black books
#bibliophilespring Tea for Two: Book & Drink
#marchdelirium #bookishgalsmarch Blue Books
#storiesasoldastime Chip: Fave Bookish Mug
#squeakybookishlibrary Is it one lump or two?
#fangirlmarchchallenge Book & Candles