Various things to do with books (strangely enough)
rosgross at bigpond.net.au
Sun Feb 27 01:58:41 EST 2005
> 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.
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