Wednesday, 14 September 2011

If I could be anyone I'd be...


Belle loves books and lives in a little town where everyone sings in tune. She is independent and confident enough to rebuff the charms of the local lothario. She takes control of the situations she finds herself in and actively seeks a solution. Belle is kind and thinks always of others, with a smile for everyone. She sees beyond superficial appearances and is calm in the face of tragedy. She falls in love with a person's mind, and it just happens to be a bonus that he is really a handsome Prince with a castle and a fantastic library.

Belle is definitely the person I'd like to be!


Today's post is in honour of it being the actual launch day of the lovely Talli Roland's new book, Watching Willow Watts.

In the novel, Willow becomes Marilyn Monroe, and Talli invited everyone to share who they would be if they could be anyone! Hence Belle. :)

I have had the privilege of reading a preview copy of Watching Willow Watts and it is very funny, very readable, and a lovely story. As you can guess from the title, Talli has a great eye for playful language and rhythm, and there are some cracking names throughout the book. Willow is a very likeable character - you are rooting for her from the start - and I won't spoil what happens but really enjoyed the story.

Want to read it yourself? Excellent! You can go to Amazon UK and Amazon.com to get a copy for your kindle or e-reader. The paperback launch is coming up in November.

Fancy joining in the fun? Fab! Write a blog post titled 'If I could be anyone, I'd be...' and let Talli know so she can add you to this list. Then pop about and visit some new people - and hopefully they'll pay you a visit back again!

Talli's blog: talliroland.blogspot.com

24 comments:

Talli Roland said...

Fantastic choice! Yes, Belle is kind but also independent, which is a perfect combo.

Thanks so much for taking part, and for taking the time to read my novel! :) Lots of hugs and a giant drink for you when I next see you! xx

Rachel Lyndhurst said...

I think I'd better get myself a copy of this book, you know! XX

snafu said...

An important point that, the extensive library.

Rebecca Emin said...

What a brilliant choice! Brilliant!

Samantha Vérant said...

Books and a handsome prince? Who needs anything more? Great choice!

Dare to follow your heart

Old Kitty said...

Belle is beautiful and loves books and is smart and has a beautiful voice!! Yay for your alter ego!! Brilliant!!! Take care
x

Laura Marcella said...

AWESOME choice! I chose Mulan! Though Belle and Ariel almost made the post, too. :)

When I was little I always wished I lived in a small town where everyone would suddenly break out into synchronized song and dance, haha!

Creepy Query Girl said...

Awe, I wanted to sing like bell when I was little. Alas...Great post!

Cherie Reich said...

*smacks forehead* Belle! Why didn't I think of her! When the movie first came out, I walked around the halls of the elementary school with a book in my hand and my hair pulled back in a blue ribbon. *sighs* Belle's awesome!

Shirley Wells said...

Belle is the perfect choice! What could be better than a handsome prince who has a castle and library?

Talli's release party is great, isn't it. :)

Out on the prairie said...

I would like to have my neighbors all sing, it would make my day.A good choice, Belle doesn't have a mean bone in her body.We did a siimilar experiment in a meeting I was at and it was fun to see the characters offered.

jabblog said...

Belle is a lovely choice - who wouldn't warm to her?

Pamela Terry and Edward said...

The book looks wonderful. I'll check it out.
But I don't know who I'd be!
Maybe, Um....Elizabeth Bennet. She ended up rather well, didn't she?

Flowerpot said...

Belle sounds good to me, too! Good to meet you Jayne and will be back.

Talei said...

OH. I love Belle!! She's fab. And I've got my own copy of Beauty and the Beast...yes I do. ;-)

Kath said...

What an inspired choice! Belle is just great and one of the few women who tamed the beast and got a prince and, more importantly, a library for her trouble. And she did it without having to kiss any frogs, too. Brilliant, Jayne!

Aron White said...

Good choice. One of the best characters and movies in the Disney collection :)

The Golden Eagle said...

Belle is one of my favorite fairy tale characters! :)

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

She tames the beast - not an easy task!

Elizabeth Mueller said...

Ooh, sounds like an interesting read! I <3 Belle, too! :)


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Tracy Z. said...

Belle was one of my favorites, but even to this day, I wonder what it would be like to be a mermaid ... LOL

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D.J. Kirkby said...

Oooh, our choices sure were at opposite ends of the spectrum!

Happy Frog and I said...

I like your post and your choice of Belle. I also like the idea behind the post. Not sure if I'll get time to create one myself but if I can I will. x