Belle's Library

BEAUTY AND THE BEAST: BELLE’S LIBRARY: A COLLECTION OF LITERARY QUOTES AND INSPIRATIONAL MUSINGS by BRITTANY RUBIANO

This lovely little book collects quotations from some of the books which might have been in the Beast’s library and adds musings by Belle related to the quote. The books quoted include The Odyssey, Don Quixote, The Canterbury Tales, and others so this is not a book for young children, but for advanced pre-teens to adults.

The quotes will bring back memories of classics read and might just make the reader seek out those unread. There is an appendix with a listing of all the books quoted to aid in the discovery of new books to love. The quotes by Belle add to the understanding of the quotes which might be difficult for younger readers.

As a lover of Books About Books and Beauty and the Beast I thoroughly enjoyed this book as it is beautifully put together in addition to being a joy to read. The illustrations are gorgeous and there is even an attached silk bookmark. I highly recommend this for bibliophiles and fans of the movie.

Not That I Could Tell

NOT THAT I COULD TELL by JESSICA STRAWSER

In the little town of Yellow Springs, Ohio nobody’s personal life is secret, or so it seems. It is therefore a complete surprise when Kristen and her two children go missing after a Saturday girl’s get together. She appeared to live a happy life and was dealing with her impending divorce without issues.  Her disappearance begged the question, was her doctor husband what he seemed, or something more sinister?

I have been doing pretty well with my Book of the Month selections so far and this title is no different. I usually have mysteries figured out a few chapters in, but this author wove a web of uncertainty which had me guessing until the very end.

I would recommend this title for lovers of mystery and suspense. It would also make a great beach read, which isn’t too far away.

Well, that’s it. I am finally caught up with my reads from last week. I hope to stay on top this week and should have a new review up tomorrow.

Until then, Good Night & Good Reading

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