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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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Tineke
Beauty | Robin McKinley
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This was my March #doublespin @TheAromaofBooks
I'm really bad at reviews so I'm just gonna leave it at that I liked the book and I finished it in one long lazy reading session in bed.
TBR since July 1st. 2020; 271 pages.

TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!! This is one of my comfort reads ❤ 8mo
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VioletMoonBooks
Beauty | Robin McKinley
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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 #book #books #bookmark #bookmarks #bookmarket #bookmarkets #bookmoment #bookmoments #bookquote #bookquotes #bookqueen #bookquirk #quote #quotes #bookworm #bookworms #bookwormlife #Fantasy #YoungAdult #Romance #FairyTales 🧡🧡🧡🧡

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Lylah
Beauty | Robin McKinley
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Beat a personal record in 2021! Happy new year y‘all! 🎉🎉🎉

Texreader Congratulations!! 11mo
readordierachel 👏🏽👏🏽 11mo
robinb 🎉🎉🎉🎉 11mo
Simona Happy New Year 🥳 11mo
Bookzombie Happy New Year!🎆 11mo
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Nelnjali
Beauty | Robin McKinley
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4 ⭐ I really enjoyed this book. It had a dreamy, relaxing quality that, while slow-paced, actually read quite quickly, and I found myself immersed in the world that McKinley created. I truly wanted to explore Beast's castle and learn its mysteries. I was left with some unanswered questions, and the ending is a bit abrupt, but that isn't unusual for a lot of fairy tales, which is what this book is. ⬇

Nelnjali Overall, I found this to be an enjoyable read, and I'm definitely going to pursue more of McKinley's writing. 1y
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AllisonM89
Mehso-so

I have mixed feelings about this book. I loved the middle of it, but the exposition went on entirely too long and the ending wrapped up entirely too quickly. Very oddly paced

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Butterfinger
Beauty | Robin McKinley
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I'm glad I read it. Not overly sweet. Likeable characters. It seems that Disney used some elements of this version. And, I am happy to say that I can use it for 1978 #CenturyReads from last year's goal. #FairytaleReadingChallenge @Charityann

EmilieGR I LOVE Robin McKinley! 2y
Charityann This is one of my favorites! 😊 2y
Butterfinger @Charityann if it hadn't been for your challenge, I wouldn't have known about it. Thank you. 2y
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AbigailJaneBlog
Beauty | Robin McKinley
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Mehso-so

Reread this retelling for @Charityann 's #fairytalereadingchallenge . It was beautiful to read, but didn't feel very deep. I loved it when I first read it 8 or 9 years ago, but now it just seems a bit... empty. 3⭐

TorieStorieS I hate when a re-read is disappointing! I remember liking this one when I first read it, too! 2y
AbigailJaneBlog @TorieStorieS it was definitely beautiful and nice to read. Just a bit boring lol 2y
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Addison_Reads
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#BookSpinBingo @TheAromaofBooks #fairytalereadingchallenge @Charityann

This was a great Beauty and the Beast retelling! 💚

I loved the family dynamics introduced with Beauty and her siblings. I felt it added a lot to the original tale. The descriptions of the castle were very well done and painted a wonderful image in my mind as I read.

TheAromaofBooks Yay!! This is one of my favorites! 2y
Linsy Stacked! I‘ve been meaning to get to one of her books 🥀 2y
Charityann This is one of my favorites!😊 2y
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Chrissyreadit
Beauty | Robin McKinley
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Saw this on @ozma.of.oz page so of course I had to share a quiz about fairy tales! And it seems to be pretty accurate for me ❤️ https://bookriot.com/fairy-tale-quiz/

Butterfinger I got Little Red Riding Hood. 2y
KateReadsYA I got Snow White 🍎❤ 2y
CBee Snow White (no surprise haha) 2y
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Gissy Whaaat? It says little mermaid 🧜‍♀️ I‘m Surprised! 🤗 2y
Chrissyreadit @Butterfinger Red is my second favorite! 2y
Chrissyreadit @KateReadsYA @CBee @Gissy yay! It‘s fun to see what everyone gets! 2y
Clare-Dragonfly I got Hansel and Gretel but the description doesn‘t make any sense! I do my research, thank you very much. And a good meal doesn‘t come second at all—maybe fifth after family, pets, friends, and accomplishments. 2y
Clare-Dragonfly HOWEVER I would totally be a witch in the woods with a candy house so maybe that‘s what they were going for 😆 2y
bthegood I'm Hansel and Gretel🙂 thx for sharing. 2y
Chrissyreadit @Clare-Dragonfly @bthegood there is something about a candy houses... 2y
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Clare-Dragonfly
Beauty | Robin McKinley
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Somewhere between a pick and a so-so. Robin McKinley‘s writing is gorgeous, as always, and this book was hard to put down. The story mostly followed the original fairy tale—to the point of sometimes using the exact dialogue from the version I read as a child—other than Beauty thinking she isn‘t beautiful and moving with her family to a small town when her father loses his fortune. There always seemed to be a lot of tension that was gently defused.

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Clare-Dragonfly
Beauty | Robin McKinley
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Why the heck haven‘t I read this before?! It is lovely.

Accompanied by a salad made of lettuce and spinach from my CSA. #bookndinner

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VioletMoonBooks
Beauty | Robin McKinley
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Heideschrampf The cover looks exactly like the c j sansom series. Very confusing 3y
ferskner One of my favorite books ever! I'm overdue for a reread. 3y
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ozma.of.oz
Beauty | Robin McKinley
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📕 Beauty by Robin McKinley
✒️ Leigh Bardugo
🎥 Beauty and the Beast
🎶 Blackbird by the Beatles

#manicmonday #LetterB @JoScho

JoScho Thanks for playing 😊💜 3y
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VioletMoonBooks
Beauty | Robin McKinley
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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 #funko #funkopop #popvinyl #FreddyFunko #book #books #read #bookrecommendation #bookrecommendations #recommendation #recommendations #bookreport #bookreport #bookreview #bookreviews #Folktales #Fantasy #Romance #FairyTales 💖💖💖

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Nessavamusic
Beauty | Robin McKinley
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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! 4y
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EmilieGR
Beauty | Robin McKinley
Pickpick

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! 🎉❤️⚡️👏🏻 4y
DrJAdMerricksson Glad you liked it! 4y
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abookishbutterfly
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 🌹 4y
BooknerdsLife Gorgeous photo!😍🌹 4y
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Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Beautiful 🌹 4y
readordierachel Pretty! 4y
vkois88 Gorgeous 4y
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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! 4y
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. 😂 4y
emtobiasz @Zelma ha! Understandable. I put off all my chores until the game— no line at the grocery store, either! 4y
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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. 💚🐾 4y
valeriegeary Love it! 💕 4y
That-Bookish-Hiker Love this pic! ❤️❤️❤️ 4y
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LeahBergen 😍😍😍 4y
batsy Wonderful 😍 4y
Emilymdxn Such a beautiful photo I‘m so jealous! 4y
BookishTrish I‘ve always wanted a window seat just like that! 😍 4y
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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!! 4y
elyseh Beautiful cover! 4y
Cinfhen I loved both Disney versions the animated and live action!!!!! I bailed on this book, though 🤭🙁 4y
alisiakae 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. 4y
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jenniferajanes
Beauty | Robin McKinley
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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 😊 4y
jenniferajanes @Cinfhen It wasn‘t my favorite book ever, but it was enjoyable. It did the job for a fairytale retelling! 😉 4y
Cinfhen I think that‘s the problem... there are so many other books I‘d rather be reading!!! 4y
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jenniferajanes @Cinfhen I understand! I don‘t think I could read my TBR list in a thousand lifetimes! *sigh* 4y
alisiakae @Cinfhen Book Riot has a list of 100 fairy tale retellings if you are still struggling to find one that keeps your interest. 4y
Cinfhen Thanks!! I‘m such a mood reader @4thhouseontheleft but eventually the right book will find me❤️ 4y
jenniferajanes @Cinfhen @4thhouseontheleft We‘ve got a lot of this year left for you to come across just the right one! 🥰📚 4y
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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.... 4y
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. 4y
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Cinfhen
Beauty | Robin McKinley
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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! 4y
Cinfhen My pleasure @ErinC 😉 4y
Brooke_H Thanks for the info!! 4y
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jenniferajanes Yes! I‘ve borrowed this from KU for my fairytale retelling too! 📖🥰 4y
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. 4y
rubyslippersreads @WhiskeyMistress If it's better than Beauty, I definitely need to read it. 😊 4y
Reviewsbylola This is the one prompt that has me scared!! 4y
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Badass_Females
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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
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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 😄 4y
ReadingRover I signed up for this the other day but didn‘t get a confirmation. Are you able to see if it went through? 4y
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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! 4y
ReadingRover @Chrissyreadit Excellent! Just wanted to be sure. It was a nicely done questionnaire. 4y
Chrissyreadit @ReadingRover thanks! I had fun developing it! I wish I was more technology literate- I need to learn how to use google docs. 4y
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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 👍🏼 4y
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collegecatlady
Beauty | Robin McKinley
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Mehso-so

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. 4y
collegecatlady @Bradleygirl I think most of my problem is that I don‘t enjoy fairy tale retellings or happy endings 😂 lol 4y
Bradleygirl @collegecatlady HA that would be a problem! Though Outlaws of Sherwood veers away from both those things, so. It's an option 4y
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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 4y
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MommyOfTwo
Beauty | Robin McKinley
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Linsy Beautiful! 🥀 4y
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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! 5y
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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 5y
collegecatlady Sounds good! @the-flashley 5y
Austen_Nerd I too am running late!! 5y
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collegecatlady @Austen_Nerd I sent out the next book last week. Did you get it? 5y
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, 😟 5y
CSeydel @Austen_Nerd no stress! 5y
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CSeydel
Beauty | Robin McKinley
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Today‘s #bookmail #LMPBC 👍🏼😄🎉📚

Austen_Nerd Glad it arrived!!! 😊📖😊 5y
CSeydel @Austen_Nerd It did! Can‘t wait to start it 😁🥀 (edited) 5y
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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!! 5y
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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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Mehso-so

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 👍 5y
LondElle89 @Kalalalatja thank you. I'll add that to my wishlist! 5y
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 . 4y
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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. 5y
Austen_Nerd @CoffeeCatsBooks I have never read this one, the story is one of my favorites 5y
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! 😊📚 5y
collegecatlady I echo @the-flashley sentiment! Don‘t worry too much over it. I‘m looking forward to seeing what you pick! 5y
CSeydel I haven‘t read any of those! Whichever you choose will be fine 👍🏼😊 5y
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sparrowssavvy
Beauty | Robin McKinley
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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.