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Given some spare time, and a good book, and you can quickly add one to the finished column. :)

I just finished reading my next book, No. 6.
I read "As Old As Time: A Twisted Tale" by Liz Braswell. It's the third of the Disney books putting a twist on some of their famous fairy tales.
This one is about Beauty and the Beast. It tells the tale of what would it be like if Belle's mom was the enchantress who cursed the Prince into the Beast.
Of the three books put out so far, I have to say this is by far my favorite. Maybe I am partial because of the new Beauty and the Beast movie that just came out, but if feels like the best told story of the three.
The book begins by alternating chapters between the known story of Beauty and the Beast and the story of Belle's mother and what led up to her putting the curse on the young Prince. As the story of the curse being place comes to an end, the book continues with the known story, but with the twists of the new book.
The old kingdom started as a safe haven for all enchanted people and creatures, but then fear began to arise among the "normal" people and their King and Queen, who feared for their "power". At the same time the plague began to creep over Europe and of course that was blamed on the enchanted beings as well. They started to be attacked, and soon they started to disappear. Eventually the remaining ones began to move out of their "safe" kingdom. No matter how hard the King and Queen tried they couldn't keep the plague out of their kingdom and soon they called for Belle's mother, the strongest enchantress, to come back and save them. Unfortunately, she couldn't let her anger over their treatment of the enchanted from fogging her thoughts. She refused to help, but was touched enough to cast a spell that saved the children of the castle. The King and Queen died and left their 10 year old son in charge. Like most royalty he was raised in an atmosphere of privilege. So when Belle's mother comes back to test his, as the old story begins, he rebuffs her and she changed him into a Beast. Kind of a hateful thing to do to an 11 year child.
Then the "original" story returns with a few twists added to fill things out.


Book List 2017

January
1. Thief of Time by Terry Pratchett PAGES 324
2. The Crown's Game by Evelyn Skye PAGES 399/Total: 723
February
3. A Whole New World by Liz Braswell PAGES 376/Total: 1099
4. The Keillor Reader by Garrison Keillor PAGES 358/Total: 1457
March
5. Once Upon a Dream by Liz Braswell PAGES 440/Total: 1897
April
6. As Old As Time: A Twisted Tale by Liz Braswell PAGES 484/Total: 2381

Date: 2017-04-10 09:53 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] chaquir.livejournal.com
well done for finishing book nr 6.
that are 6 more than I have read

Date: 2017-04-10 02:41 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] thespian15.livejournal.com
Oh No...
Take one on your trip. :)

Date: 2017-04-13 09:30 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] chaquir.livejournal.com
the trip was too short to read. + we had so much other active things scheduled.
There is no time to just sit and read.
We did sit down and had a drink, but we rather chat and have nice conversations than diving both in a book

Date: 2017-04-13 01:52 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] thespian15.livejournal.com
That's how I didn't get much reading done in Vegas. lol.......

Date: 2017-04-14 09:12 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] thespian15.livejournal.com
Normally I read in the airports and on the planes, but I was soooooo tired. :p

Date: 2017-04-15 07:02 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] chaquir.livejournal.com
there's nothing wrong with being tired and taking a nap

Date: 2017-04-15 01:12 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] thespian15.livejournal.com
Normally I can nap pretty good on the plane but that trip I didn't do really well. :p

Date: 2017-04-15 02:43 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] chaquir.livejournal.com
I'm always jealous of people who can sleep about everywhere.

I need to be horizontal with a nice soft pillow under my head and a blankie to hold.
If those things are not fulfilled, I do NOT sleep

Date: 2017-04-16 06:58 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] thespian15.livejournal.com
That sucks. :o
You will have to book a first class reclining seat then. :o

Date: 2017-04-10 02:11 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] britalone.livejournal.com
I quite like stories set around original fairy stories. Some would make the brothers Grim turn in their graves!

Date: 2017-04-10 02:42 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] thespian15.livejournal.com
Oh I don't think these are quite that warped. lol.....

Date: 2017-04-10 04:26 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] mrdreamjeans.livejournal.com
Sounds like a winner!

Date: 2017-04-11 12:48 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] thespian15.livejournal.com
It really is.
Unless I am tainted by the love of the new movie. lol.....

Date: 2017-04-10 08:18 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] davesmusictank.livejournal.com
Aha good for you - i have seemed to slow down a bit - but with three books on the go iy is no wonder.

Date: 2017-04-11 12:51 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] thespian15.livejournal.com
I started one on my vacation and haven't gotten back to it. That may be my next main read. Short little paperback.
Then I have one going on my nook.
Then I got the third and final book in another series. Wanna get that one read to see what happens. :)

Date: 2017-04-10 09:48 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] owlstorm_9
A bit of back-story is good....

Date: 2017-04-11 12:54 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] thespian15.livejournal.com
It was really cool.
Must be kind of the reason I like the new movie with the added stuff. :)
I do hope I don't fall asleep in the theater tomorrow morning. LOL........

Date: 2017-04-11 12:58 am (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] owlstorm_9
as long as you're awake by the ending....

Date: 2017-04-11 01:01 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] thespian15.livejournal.com
Oh that would be embarrassing. :o

Date: 2017-04-11 01:08 am (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] owlstorm_9
never good when the noise from the cleaning crew wakes you up after credits have rolled....

Date: 2017-04-11 01:10 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] thespian15.livejournal.com
Worse during a movie. I think it's so annoying when you have employees walking up and down the stairs during movies to check out the theaters. ARGH......

Date: 2017-04-11 01:15 am (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] owlstorm_9
if the movie's any good, i don't even notice those intruders...

Date: 2017-04-11 01:18 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] thespian15.livejournal.com
I is easily distracted. :o

Date: 2017-04-11 09:05 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] fairy69.livejournal.com
There is a trilogy you might be interested in called "The Looking Glass Wars" by Frank Beddor. The Looking Glass Wars, Seeing Redd and Arch Enemy. All great books - they are based on Alice in Wonderland but in a steampunk-like sci-fi universe. I read them years ago and don't remember everything about them but I loved them at the time.

Date: 2017-04-12 01:31 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] thespian15.livejournal.com
I will have to look into them. Thanks for the recommendation. :)

Date: 2017-04-12 02:39 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] fairy69.livejournal.com
you're welcome. They were really fun and awesome to read at the time...I just have some reading comprehension issues...

Date: 2017-04-12 03:38 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] man-of-snows.livejournal.com
Are you planning on moving over to DreamWidth?

Date: 2017-04-12 03:54 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] thespian15.livejournal.com
I am not planning to move, yet, but I am thinking heavily of getting one just in case. :o

Date: 2017-04-13 10:35 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] ellierachael.livejournal.com
Sounds interesting!

Date: 2017-04-13 01:49 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] thespian15.livejournal.com
It was really good. I would love to see a movie or mini series version from it. :)
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