As a child, I was insanely jealous of Belle’s library. (I was jealous of Belle in general, but mostly because of the library). I didn’t think it was courageous at all of her to defy the Beast and take the place of her ailing father – because I knew that somehow, somewhere she had already learned about the library. It was not an act of bravery to stay – it was the act of a crazed, book addict. True story.
Perhaps then, it will not be a shock to you that Belle has been, is, and always will be my favorite Disney princess. How can you not love a girl who literally dances her way down the street, her pert nose buried in a book, completely oblivious to the mundane happenings about her? And singing the entire time.
I also loved Belle because she was an avid re-reader of books. When this little spitfire found a book she liked, that bad puppy was going to be read. And read. And read. And possibly re-read. I love that. I have long been a believer of revisiting favorite places, beloved characters, and intriguing plots. In fact, I think that’s the true measure of a brilliant book – the number of times its been re-read.
So, enough of my babbling. Enlighten me…what’s your favorite read? What’s the book you cannot keep from visiting time and time again? (This may sound as though I’m trying to make these conversations less one-sided, which sounds nice, but this is actually a thinly-veiled plot to grow my already monstrous to-be-read list. I mean…it’s your turn to talk. Friend). 😉