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Book Nerdspiration: Belle of Beauty and the Beast

She’s got a killer ballroom gown and a room full of books that would make anyone swoon. It’s Beauty and the Beast’s Belle who’s up for the Book Nerdspiration feature this week!

Book Nerdspiration: Belle of Beauty and the Beast

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Book Nerdspiration is an original Read.Breathe.Relax. feature that honors the biggest book nerds of all time. They may be fictional or famous, but they all must be well-read. These are the people who inspire us to read more, read well, and let out our inner book nerd.


This Week’s Pick: Belle of Beauty and the Beast

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Caught Reading: Fairytales. “Far off places, daring swordfights, magic spells, a prince in disguise. It’s my favorite part because you’ll see, Here’s where she meets Prince Charming, But she won’t discover that it’s him ’til chapter three.” Always the romantic, that Belle.

Favorite Genre and/or Book: Some say the book she’s seen reading in the town square is actually the story of Sleeping Beauty.

Most Likely to Talk About: Defending her reading habits to Gaston and apologizing to the Beast about being where she shouldn’t be. Belle’s got it rough.

Her Book Crush : Prince Charming, it seems. Which is just hilarious.

Her Tweets Would Probably Look Like This: Books with words > books with pictures. #AMIRITE? #stupidGaston #bookwormproblems

Why She Inspires Us: Belle is an independent spirit and knows when she doesn’t fit in. She’s ok with being herself AND sticking up for what she believes it (he’s not a beast!!)

Are We Book Soulmates? Absolutely. I love a great fairytale (and fairytale retelling). Belle is whimsical and nerdy and gorgeous. A great role model, even though she’s technically not a Disney princess.

Who do you think should be featured next?

About Lisa Parkin

I'm a hardcore lover of young adult fiction and have been reviewing books since 2011. Other interests include Downton Abbey, heat lightning storms, Harry Potter land and (begrudingly) one orange tabby.
  • Donna Ritchie

    Which perfectly sums up why she is our favorite of the Disney princesses!

    • http://www.readbreatherelax.com Lisa@Read.Breathe.Relax.

      Exactly :) Smart and beautiful and sassy.

  • http://www.andreabuginsky.com/ Andrea Buginsky

    Great pick! I love Belle, and the library Beast gave her would be a dream come true!

    I think Kathleen Kelly from “You’ve Got Mail” should be featured next. She’s a wonderful Book Nerd who loves all things books, and has a beautiful children’s bookstore she inherited from her mother.

    • http://www.readbreatherelax.com Lisa@Read.Breathe.Relax.

      Andrea – I JUST watched this movie on Netflix!! Awesome suggestion!!

      • http://www.andreabuginsky.com/ Andrea Buginsky

        Thanks Lisa! Just read the post. Thank you so much for the mention :) I’m honored.