Various things to do with books (strangely enough)

Roslyn rosgross at bigpond.net.au
Sun Feb 27 01:58:41 EST 2005


Dorian wrote:

> Not weird at all; I love them both too.
>
> Like you, I read "Beauty" first, and I look upon it now as perfect 
> comfort-reading.  It's so sweet and nice (and a heroine who loves books!). 
> "Rose Daughter", as you say, is more complex, and not really very 
> comfortable - downright spiky in places!  I also think of it as more 
> "gorgeous" than "Beauty"..."Beauty" is like a length of deep rose-pink 
> velvet, while "Rose Daughter" is more like that length of velvet all done 
> in fantastical embroidery (possibly involving scratchy gold or silver 
> thread). I cuddle the velvet against my face, but stand back and admire 
> the embroidery.
>
> Each book fulfils a different need for me.

Hey, you put that really well, Dorian, and expressed exactly how I feel 
about both books.

Ros


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