Beauty and the Beast Book Tag

I stumbled across this book tag over at Book Snack Blog, and anyone that knows me knows that I love everything Beauty and the Beast or all those old time classic tales. So I just get so excited for anything related to this and was in the mood for a fun book tag to deal out. So lets rock and roll on this one.

“Tale As Old As Time” – A popular theme, trope or setting you will never get bored of reading

oh there are so many that I have loved over the years. Anyone that knows what I read, knows that I will read just about any trope except for “love triangle” because those it depends on how they are written since there are different types. I prefer an obvious hero and heroine. So I think for myself, there is one trope out there that I will ALWAYS go for. I am always in the mood for and that would be Arranged Marriage. There is something so telling about this theme, and one I can never get enough of. Ever since I got hooked on romance, this trope has always worked for me. I love seeing a couple, strangers to each other, most of the time never having met, make a marriage work and falling in love. Especially since this was very common back in the time you see this trope the most of. My favorites of this theme would be:

Belle – A book you brought for its beautiful cover that’s just as beautiful inside too.

I do love a beautiful cover, just the way that they pull you in. There is something most unique about a wonderful cover. I like old covers I like new covers. Although I do love it when the story is just as wonderful on the inside as it is on the outside.

Beast – A book you didn’t expect much from but pleasantly surprised you

I have had a few like this way, where I expected to not love it as much as I did. These books are true treasures and really really shocked me ini my enjoyment of them.

Gaston – A book everyone loves that you don’t

I would have to say there is one series out there that everyone loves that I don’t like that much. It so didn’t work for me and now I have too many issues with the author that I can’t even pick her up anymore, not even her older works. But I think everyone but myself loves these books but I gave five of them a try before saying it was so NOT for me.

Lefou – A loyal sidekick you can’t help but love more than their counterpart

In The Pirate Lord, as much as I love the main couple, there are two side characters (that end up falling in love with each other themselves) that are my favorites. Louisa and Silas. Silas is grumpy, and lost his leg, but has a heart of gold. Then we have Louisa who is feisty and playful.

Mrs Potts, Chip, Lumière & Cogsworth – A book that helped you through a difficult time or that taught you something valuable

This book was a balm to me during a rough time in my life. My boyfriend had been killed and I was pretty traumatized. But also this book is about growth and love. Every time I go through a rough patch in life, I pick up this book because its such a comfort read for me.

“Something There” – A book or a series that you weren’t into at first but picked up towards the end

I will say that I struggled with the first few books, they started out slowly for me, but once I got to book four I just couldn’t put these books away….I just fell in love!!!

“Be Our Guest” – A fictional character you’d love to have over for dinner

There are a few characters that come to the top of my mind that I know would be highly entertaining. Robin Piaget including his fun family from “This Is All I Ask”. Then I would have to have the Malory Brothers James and Tony.