Am getting back to people already! Have written three letters! Have one more email account to check and then can read bits of Beauty and Quest for a Maid, both of which I've been wanting to read again for some reason. I love Robin McKinley's heroines. They are just awesome, normal people. They are of age to be doing what they do, have common sense, and like to read! I have two of those things, but very little common sense.
Can somebody explain why it is that I am attracted to stories of beauty and ugliness? The Phantom of the Opera, Beauty and the Beast, even The Frog Prince. I always cry reading the bit about the beggar girl-turned-loved in the Bible. I don't know. Maybe I have an overgrown, unselfconscious sense of irony. Too much Browning might do that to you.
In any case, I am going to get back to my reading and writing and cannot wait to get to sleep already. So sleepy . . .