Last night we went up to my sister-in-law's house to meet our newest niece. And in between oohing and ahhing over her indisputable adorableness, I got to take a peek at my oldest niece's bookshelves. Anna's twelve and a reader. The real deal. And I'll admit that I got a little thrill when I saw that she owns not one but two copies of Robin McKinley's Beauty. I had to take a pic of the one edition, because I've never actually seen a copy in real life, and, because, really, it's too spectacularly 80s for words:
I can't quit Jennifer Echols . Not that I really try that hard, but I read her new ones and often feel as though I'm still searching for that one in possession of that certain something that will make me feel the way Going Too Far did. Like I couldn't put it it down. And definitely like I didn't hate either of the main characters after the fact. Well, I found it with Such a Rush . I read this 300+ pager in a single night, which clears up the question of whether or not I couldn't put it down. And I finished it definitely not hating either of the main characters. I didn't finish it loving them both unreservedly, though. I loved Leah with my whole heart from page one and that never changed. My feelings regarding one of the Hall brothers remain complicated. More to come on this in a bit. On a side note, I'm delighted that Such a Rush is Ms. Echols' hardcover debut. It's a meticulously designed book, a pleasure to hold in my hands as I stayed up way
That's the same cover they had at the library when I first read this as a kid! :)ReplyDelete
Such a great book.
That cover is so romance-novelish feel! Too cute though that she had two copies. :) I haven't read this one in years, but I loved it so much that when I see young readers catch on to it again, it makes me very happy!ReplyDelete
Is it just me or does the lovely scrollwork behind her head make her look like she has really long orange horns?ReplyDelete
Lol Melissa, I didn't notice that until you pointed it out! Dated covers are the best. ;)ReplyDelete
So true! The scene where she won't leave her room all dressed up is one of my favorites.ReplyDelete
Kristen, really? That's hilarious. I'm still sort of stunned at how . . . pink . . . it is.ReplyDelete
Becky, isn't it? I wonder what they were thinking. I know what you mean, too. I'm still tickled that she owns two copies.
Melissa, HA! I hadn't noticed it until you pointed it out. But now? All I can see.
Holly, the BEST.
Misti, oh, yes! I adore that scene. Gah, I may have to go re-read right now.
I have two copies of Beauty too! But I love how vintage that cover looks. Also, I think it's awesome that your niece loves Robin McKinley. <3ReplyDelete
This brings me all sort of delight I cannot even describe.ReplyDelete