First Ever Giveaway: Beauty by Robin McKinley

I mentioned in my Bloggiesta to-do list that I’ll be doing my first every giveaway this weekend. I won my first ever ARC (Siren by Tricia Rayburn) from Musings of a Reader Happy so it’s my turn to give back this time. One of my favorite books is Beauty by Robin McKinley, which is a fairy tale retelling of Beauty and the Beast. One of the first reviews that I’ve written was about this book, read it over here. You can see that the format is different from how I write reviews now.

I have an extra hardcover of Beauty so I thought it would be a great idea to give it away. Just for fun, I’m going to throw in a paperback of The Frog Princess by E.D. Baker, the book where the Disney movie The Princess and the Frog was loosely based on. To join the giveaway, simply leave a comment and answer the question, what’s your favorite fairy tale? WordPress requires people to enter their email address when they leave a comment so I’ll use that to contact the winner. Or feel free to check back here when I announce the winner. No need to follow my blog or anything but I would appreciate it if you would. πŸ™‚ Sorry but this giveaway is for the Philippines only. Maybe next time I can afford an international giveaway. I’ll give you a week to leave comments so I’ll pick the winner on June 20. No multiple entries please. πŸ™‚

Here’s a picture of the books in red color accent:

23 thoughts on “First Ever Giveaway: Beauty by Robin McKinley

  1. My favorite fairytale is The Six Swans from the Brother’s Grim. The Litter Mermaid by Anderson and Beauty and the Beast. I suppose depending on the ‘collector’ of the fairytale i have a particular favorite.

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  2. As a child, my favorite fairy tale was Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs but this changed now that I am older and hopefully wiser — when I saw the movie version of Beauty and the Beast — nominated for the Academy Awards. It is the only animated movie that made me cry. The story states that as long as love is pure and honest it will transcend outer beauty.

  3. My appreciation of fairy tales has changed as I grew up. Before, it’s just me wanting to be the prince charming who would kill every antagonist who comes my way. But now, it is just the plain old me wanting to be needed by my princess. The Frog Prince would be the best representation for that. A frog can’t kill a knight in shining armor, nor a beautiful girl would want it at first glance. But then, LOVE really changes everything.

  4. Just for fun, since I already have my copy of Beauty and you know this already πŸ˜€

    Beauty and the Beast has been my favorite fairy tale ever since πŸ˜€

  5. Oh this is cool. πŸ™‚ I love fairy tale retellings, too. My favorite fairy tale is the less popular The Princess and the Pea. There’s a book I’m eying that is a retelling of that, too. πŸ˜€

    Count me in the giveaway! I’m curious. πŸ˜€ And it’s also fun to win free books. πŸ™‚

  6. I love fairytales! But I can say that Cinderella is my all time fave. I dunno, it’s just the ‘pauper into a princess thing’ and the message it entails that anything is possible πŸ™‚

  7. Ooohhh…you’re giving away an HB copy of Beauty…that’s nice. It’s one of my favorite books! πŸ˜€ anyway, my favorite fairy tale is beauty and the beast. what i like about it is that even though Belle was forced to live with Beast in his castle, she managed to look past his appearance and saw the real him. She gave him a chance to change and even fell in love with him. πŸ˜€

  8. Hey Chachic!
    It was so good meeting you at ArmchairBEA and I’m so happy for you! First ever giveaway? totally awesome! I live in the states so I’m no eligible for the contest but am so happy your doing it! yay πŸ˜€ Happy reading!

  9. I am torn between Disney’s version of The Little Mermaid and Beauty and the Beast. I love that both of the heroines were not at all helpless, and were able to prove their strengths (in a way). But I guess I’ll go for Beauty and the Beast because Belle rocks!!

  10. Hey Chachic ^_^

    Fairy Tale . . . hhhhmmmmnnn . . . Well for me it would always be Peter Pan although I’m not quite sure if it is a fairy tale.

  11. oh no… late na ba ko? =(

    my fave has got to be beauty and the beast… finding love past the physical features. (cheesy… i know.)

    btw, the cover of beauty looks nice. ^^

  12. Don’t enter me of course, but am so excited for your giveaway! I love this book to pieces (I’m forever lending my copy out) and I’m excited to see you spreading the love!

  13. fairy tales…i have always like hansel and gretel..i dunno if it is a fairy tale but their story is very touching.

    another one is sleeping beauty… a kiss from true love.

  14. As for me, it’s the Philippine folktale The Star Maiden. It’s about a man who falls in love with a star maiden – practically a fairy. He steals the maiden’s wings so she can’t fly back to her abode in the heavens and he can keep her for himself. Eventually, the fairy discovers her wings and flies back to her home, leaving the man and their son behind. The man pursues the maiden. Seeing the man’s persistence, the god of the skies makes the rainbow that would serve as the man and their son’s bridge to the star maiden. Yup, it’s also the legend of the origin of the rainbow. Unlike other fairy tales, it doesn’t end on a happy note, with the man and the woman living happily ever after. That they can only see each other when a rainbow appears is so poignant for me. I’ve actually tried retelling this from the point of view of the son.

    This tale actually has counterparts in other cultures, such as the Weaver Girl and the Goatherd Boy of China and Japan.

  15. I’ve read this! There used to be a pile of copies at the used books section of National Bookstore. I can’t find my copy though 😦 It wouldn’t hurt to win another, plus the Frog Princess is something I’d really like to have πŸ™‚

    My favorite fairy tale? Toss up between Beauty and the Beast, and Cinderella πŸ™‚

  16. Mine is “The Frog Prince”. Probably because of my perennial hope of meeting my real-life “prince” (sadly they all turned out to be frogs). But that didn’t stop me from reading fairy tales. πŸ™‚ I wonder how “The Frog Princess” ends… hmmm… hint hint… πŸ˜‰

  17. Beauty and the Beast, and Shrek, actually. Though I love the latter more. :)) I love how Shrek consistently reiterated how inner goodness weighs more than the outer appearances by retaining the physical ‘flaws’ of the characters til the end.

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