August Fantasy Thread - NO SPOILERS - Beauty

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August Fantasy Thread - NO SPOILERS - Beauty

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1Morphidae
Jul 23, 2012, 6:21am

Beauty by Robin McKinley is our next book. I'll get my ordered from the library.

2catzteach
Jul 23, 2012, 10:32am

I've wanted to read this book for a while now. I'll check my library and see if it's available. :)

3The_Hibernator
Jul 23, 2012, 6:26pm

I'll probably join in, too.

4reconditereader
Jul 23, 2012, 11:07pm

Oooh, I've read that. I can't quite put my finger on why I prefer Rose Daughter by McKinley, which is another retelling of the same tale. I think there was nothing I didn't like in Beauty but just so many things I loved about Rose Daughter. I'd be interested to hear from others who also read both!

5Helcura
Jul 23, 2012, 11:54pm

I loved Beauty. I re-read it at least once a year. Great choice!

6sandragon
Jul 23, 2012, 11:55pm

I've read both and preferred Beauty. I liked Rose Daughter as well, and found it different enough from Beauty so I wasn't disappointed (I REALLY liked Beauty) but it was also a tch too dream-like for me. They're both on my to reread list, as soon as I get copies of my own.

7foggidawn
Jul 24, 2012, 5:16pm

#4 -- My opinion on the two books is the exact opposite of yours. :-)

Beauty is one of my favorite books ever . . . I just reread it earlier this year, so perhaps I will drop in on the discussion now and then.

8bluesalamanders
Jul 24, 2012, 9:09pm

I can exactly put my finger on why I prefer Beauty over Rose Daughter. I've never been able to quite figure out the plot of Rose Daughter...

9Kellswitch
Jul 25, 2012, 1:33pm

This is one of my favorite versions of this story and I don';t know anyone else in my RL who has read it.
I'm really looking forward to the conversations here.

10Britt84
Jul 27, 2012, 1:09am

Haven't read it and have actually never heard of it... But... Beauty and the Beast is one of my favourite fairy tales, so I do feel like I should join. Which will depend on whether I'll be able to obtain a copy of it...

11The_Hibernator
Editado: Jul 27, 2012, 6:38am

I've been doing a lot of thinking about fairy tales recently...and I realized that Beauty and the Beast was my favorite too. I never knew that until now though. :) Just never thought about it before. It wasn't my favorite of the Disney movies, and I guess when I was younger that's what I associated with the story. (I liked the movie, just not as much as Little Mermaid, Aladdin, etc.)

I just looked up what everyone is talking about. McKinley wrote TWO retellings of Beauty and the Beast? Like 20 years apart? How odd. But, original. I'll have to read both and see how they compare. It must be one of her favorites, too.

12Sakerfalcon
Editado: Jul 27, 2012, 9:01am

I love, love, love this book! I admire and appreciate Rose daughter, but Beauty holds a special place in my heart.

13streamsong
Jul 30, 2012, 9:37am

I cheated a bit and read Beauty this weekend.

I needed a quick, light read and this did the trick. Rachel, I think that's a cool idea to read Rose Daughter, too. I think I'll join you in that.

14Silverlily26
Jul 30, 2012, 11:13am

Not read anything by Robin McKinley before but love fairy tales ( How have i missed this author!) will be reading Beauty and rose daughter asap.

15Morphidae
Ago 2, 2012, 2:27pm

I'm reading Beauty right now and it's an absolute delight. I think it's going to be my favorite for the challenge so far.

16NorthernStar
Ago 2, 2012, 6:35pm

I'll have to put this on my re-read list.

17RowanTribe
Ago 3, 2012, 2:44pm

I love them both (McKinley is one of my favorite "fairy story" authors) but I read Beauty first, and while certain parts of Rose Daughter are fascinating, I will always love Beauty best.

18streamsong
Ago 4, 2012, 12:36pm

Perhaps it's time for the spoiler thread? **sitting on hands, trying to be patient**

19Morphidae
Ago 4, 2012, 12:37pm

Whoops?

20Morphidae
Ago 4, 2012, 12:38pm

Don't know what you're talking about there's one right here...

http://www.librarything.com/topic/140573

:D

21Britt84
Ago 4, 2012, 2:21pm

I haven't started yet... Too many books that are still work in progress... I'll move it up the pile a bit, that should help :)