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I found this Beauty and the Beast book tag where I find almost all my inspiration from…Pinterest (follow me here!). The tag is from Anjali. You can see more of her on her blog; This Splendid Shambles. It was created by Kirsty and the Cat Read. I am a huge Disney fan (old Disney that is) and so I was excited when I found a book tag related to Beauty and the Beast. This one is really simple, all you have to do and what I will be doing is naming a book that is related to a song/character from the movie, Beauty and the Beast. So, be my guest and take a look at my answers to the Beauty and the Beast book tag:
“Tale As Old As Time” – A popular theme, trope or setting you will never get bored of reading.
Books set in the 17/1800s such as Pride and Prejudice or Mrs. Poe (see my book review here!). I love Jane Austen and have just recently added Mrs. Poe to my favorites list. Any book written in this time or a historical fiction set in this time is a must-read for me. You will not see me walk away from such books! I’m not really sure why I love this point in time so much. I’ve noticed that a lot of people love the 1920s but to me, the 1920s is not nearly as interesting as the 17/1800s.
Belle – A book you bought for it’s beautiful cover that’s just as beautiful inside too
Okay, so I had to go to my bookshelf and remind myself of this. Believe it or not, I haven’t bought books in a while. There were three books I have bought because of the book cover only. They are Their Eyes Were Watching God by Zora Neale Hurston, True Believer by Nicholas Sparks, and The Jaguar Hunter by Lucius Shepard.
I don’t typically get a book just for the cover, but I did with these three. Usually I read the summary of a book and then open it and read the first couple of pages. If the first few pages catch my interest, then I will get the book. However, that obviously was not the case with these three. I got Hurston’s novel and Shepards novel at the same time. These covers have sort of the same vibe to them and I loved the wild look. Sparks novel was just so pretty and I have several of his books so I knew I wouldn’t be disappointed!
Beast – A book you didn’t expect much from but pleasantly surprised you.
I knew the answer to this one right away! A book was gifted to me called Lost December by Richard Paul Evans and when I read the summary I thought it might be a bit boring. I was wrong. A quick synopsis is that it is about a young man who works for his father and is very well off, becomes homeless by his doing, and then works his way out of the no money pit. It was heartfelt and realistic; something I could read and my offtime and just enjoy. Lost December wasn’t an action-packed novel but it was a great book that I am sure would make some people appreciate what they have.
Gaston – A book everyone loves that you don’t
Honestly, I haven’t come across one yet. This is surprising as I have read a lot of books but I have never paid much attention to whether or not people liked what I was reading. From now on, I’ll be sure to be more observant. I have no answer to this question yet but I would love to know if you guys know of any books like this. Let me know in the comments below!
Lefou – A loyal sidekick you can’t help but love more than their counter part.
Dandelion or Jaskier (depending on which version of the Witcher you enjoy) is the best sidekick ever. He is arguably the best friend of Geralt of Rivia in The Witcher Series (see book review here!). I wouldn’t say I love him more than Geralt but they are equals in my eyes. He is truly an entertaining character. If you haven’t heard of Dandelion or the Witcher series, he is a bard who sings in rhyme about Geralt’s adventures. He is comical, mischievous, and gets himself into quite a bit of trouble. Believe it or not, this is what makes him such a likable and entertaining character.
Mrs Potts, Chip, Lumier & Cogsworth – A book that helped you through a difficult time or that taught you something valuable
The book I’ve just recently finished reading. It’s called Wander Home by Karen Wyle and I will be putting a book review out of it soon. I have a rule for myself to live in the present and this book is a great reminder of that! Conveniently, I also have read this book at a time when I needed a heartfelt story. I strongly recommend it if you are looking for a feel-good book.
“Something There” – A book or a series that you weren’t into at first but picked up towards the end.
This hasn’t happened to me either. The reason for this is that I don’t pick up books I am iffy on. As I said earlier, I have a system when it comes to picking out books that I am taking home with me. If it doesn’t catch my interest in the first couple of pages then back on the shelf it goes! Am I being ruthless? I would argue I’m not (of course). But that is because when I get a book, I also commit to reading the first 100 pages before I quit reading. I recommend this strategy because the book usually is pretty good at that point. Have you ever read a book that you weren’t into at first but then changed your mind?
“Be Our Guest” – A fictional character you’d love to have over for dinner
Oh boy, do I have to pick one? If I HAD to pick one, it would be the Mad Hatter from Alice in Wonderland. He’s so interesting and I love the story of Alice in Wonderland so how could I refuse a tea party with him? I love this story so much that I even have a tattoo inspired by it. So, it would be an honor to sit and dine with the Mad Hatter.
Let’s Talk About It!
This book tag was so much fun to do and it really made me think hard about which book to choose. What would your answers be? Have you read any of the books I have mentioned? Let me know in the comments below!
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